This morning I installed the vent panel with screws and nails ( both stainless steel) and polyurethane sealant. I think the polyurethane sealant will work better than the cloth tape the factory used to keep down squeaks. I welded the seam just below the door striker and another down by the sill cover. Everything looks good except the bottom of the front door sticks out too much. The door may be twisted or the center post may be out to far. still it feels good to have this side done.
I made a small part to cap the bottom of the rear door shut and finished off that area. I spent the rest of the day reorganizing and building a dolly for the tig welder. This required welding 1/4 inch thick steel, very different than welding the thin stuff.
I finished welding the dolly and put a coat of paint on it. Then it was time to move to the left side of the car. I removed the front fender and the vent panel. The vent panel came off much easier than on the right side. Experience helped along with less wood to hold everything together. No wood is left of the curved door shut parts and the windshield post had has rot. I don't look forward to replacing the whole windshield post. I may try to patch it.
No riley work