During the past 3 weeks work on Philadelphia 80 hundred car 8042 has progressed primarily with the finalizing of the dash apron pieces installation and the removal of all the structure from the rear of the car below the bonnet and above the bumper. Keith made a short trip home to his shop to make new crown beam and floor frame for the rear of the car.On his return on July 31 he proceeded to remove the side panel at the rear of the car so that he could tackle the structural needs on the blind side of the car at the rear bolster. Below is the before and above is the after. The photos that follow show a variety of decay found inside the car's 97 year old frame.
|This is a closeup of the sill where the heater ground comes through the floor inside a conduit to connect to the frame of the car|