I got the drivers side rolling this mourning, for those of you who are interested in using those EZ tub inserts I purchased mine from fabquest.com I have seen them on detroitspeed.com also. Here are some shots of the drivers side.
I made a mistake here, I cut the tub to close to the factory sheet metal step in the tub and did not leave enough metal to use the pre drilled plug weld holes just in the back of the wheel house.
Here you can see the exposed holes in the wheel well.
In this pic I want to show you what else not to do! Make sure your cut is perfectly straight! As you can see mine was not and It makes it a little difficult to align. I read in hot rod mag they have half inch wide magnets that are like 3 feet long that you can lay in the tub. They will curve with the wheel well, but not bend side to side giving you a perfectly straight line to use as a guide when cutting.
Here I tacked the inside and used sheet metal screws on the outside to hold the tub in place, then traced a line in the floor, removed the outside tub and had a good line to notch the frame.
Pic of the frame after notching and welding in new plate.
Its hard to admit when youve screwed up, but heres another shot of what happens when your cut is not quite straight.
I hope to wrap up welding and fiberglass tomorrow. Ill post some more then.