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#1 alex-95

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

This is my 1982 HLE Which I have owned since February 2010. So far me and my dad have rebuilt the driver side front, we have replaced the A panel, doorstep, jacking point, scuttle and flitch and have repaired the wing, bonnet, cross member, floor and lots of others. The other week we removed the rear subframe to reveal more rust which is what we are repairing at the moment. I will post updates as we make progress

First picture is how I got it .
2nd front wing removed.
3rd rust!
4th door step removed.
5th flitch welded in.
6th replacment door put on.
7th testing wing Apanel and door.
8th and 9th bonnet repairs.
10th old doors.
11th A panel and wing welded in :-) .

12th heel board rust.
13th rear bin.
14th more rust :( .

Thanks Alex

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#2 alex-95

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

A few more pictures
Paint removed from the bootlid
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To reveal holes
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Rust cut out of the heelboard
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Bonnet
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 08:10 PM

Good photos, Alex. You've made an excellent start. Will be very interested to see how this project progresses.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

This weekends work Made a few repair panels and welded one in.
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Last weekend we Removed the rust from the bottom of the boot and made a repair panel.
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And kurusted.
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

it's lookin good mate, keep up the good work

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

An update
Welded in the repair panel for the rear bin.

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Made a repair panel for the heelboard ready for welding in tomorrow.

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I also got a pretty much rust free bootlid, A mk1 with a double skin, badges, number plate flap and light for just £30.00 :)

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Biggest piece of rust
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Paint stripped.

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Thanks for looking Alex

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:29 PM

Nice work!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:37 PM

Thanks
Today we Welded in the repair panel for the Heelboard, made a repair panel to fit in the hole in the seat and also made some panel grips.
Heelboard repair panel
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After: All welded in.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

MK1 bootlid for 30 quid? Bargain!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:55 PM

good luck on project :D, will be keeping an eye :D

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:32 AM

Haha "unstable workbench" I like it haha.

Looks good :) Keep the pictures coming :)

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:16 PM

Thanks

Haha "unstable workbench" I like it haha.

Looks good :) Keep the pictures coming :)

It is supposed to say ajustable angle workbench :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

Today we welded in the repair panel for the seat.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:18 PM

We ground down the weld on the seat repair, We also welded in another repair. work has stopped for the weekend as the welder broke :( :cry:.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

Today We started making a repair panel for the wheel arch and also removed the rear valance.
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