After the floor was finished, it was just a matter of getting the seat riser welded in. This is usually a pretty straight forward job. Unfortunately for me, I had a small problem I didn't realize was there until I went to install it. Apparently I was not paying as much attention to the floor install as I should have been. It actually had a bit of a bow downward against the rocker right where the front of the riser is. I didn't take any pictures of it, so I won't get into great detail. I basically cut several of my welds (as in about 15) and proceeded to fix my error. It really wasn't that far off and I could have reshaped the riser to fit, but I do feel that this was the better solution. Now, let's get to the riser.
At this point it was a pretty simple process of matching the measurements of the drivers side, and some minor reshaping to fit the floor pan. I proceeded to drill all my spot weld holes, and painted the underside with zero rust. I then wire wheeled away the e-coat in the weld areas, and applied some weld thru primer. After everything was dry, it was fitted, and clamped. Once I was satisfied with the fit, I welded it into place. After a little grinding, cleaning, and finally some painting, it is now what I can call finished. Next up, I plan on replacing the transition pan.
|Prepped, underside painted, and clamped/clecoed in place.|
|Welded and ground down.|
|The paint is still wet when I took the picture, that is why it looks blotchy.|