Chassis Repair Ready for a coat for rust preventing paint and then patch the trunk.
Chassis Repair Still got to cut out the hole for the bumper bolt and repair the tail panel. A patch panel for the tail panel is on the way along with all the other sheet metal.
Chassis Repair Spring perch reinforcing plate in place. I need to dill holes to plug weld it in and weld the bushing holder to the plate. I think i will paint the whole thing (both sides first). Then clean the weld areas and paint the welds too.
Chassis Repair Another shot of the spring perch and reinforcing plate. A little more grinding and it will look like it was never rotten.
Chassis Repair A little more grinding on the inside of the frame too, between the frame and bumper bracket.
Chassis Repair I left a clearence slot at the tail panel so the dirt, water, and other stuff can find it's way out. There was no clearence before and I assume the years of trapped debris rotted the chassis away. Well with this new clearence slot should prevent future rot.
Chassis Repair Paint, patch the trunk panel, paint again, and BumbleBee will be ready for another 33 years of use.