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#46 elliot341

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

Next I've moved onto repairing the rest of the inner sill, this has involved cutting off the cover inner sill (over the cross member type), the remains of the old inner sill, an extra sheet of steel added for the sheer hell of it by the previous "restorer" and any remains of oversills. 

 

Here's the first bit I cut off 

 

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After another night cutting away this is the mess that I was half way through removing.....

 

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Big hole! New Inner sill to fill this gap soon!

 

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After removing what I could ahead of the door bins I started to cut out the inner sill further back. Exposing more "repairs". The plan is to weld a new inner sill in where possible and remove any previous patches and any remaining areas of rust.

 

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Close where you can see remainders of oversill, extra steel, old inner sill and bits of patches. 

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

Completed the 2nd third of the drivers inner sill. I have bought a new earth clamp which has really helped with the penetration of the welds and the plug welds have also been much better. Altho its not the tidiest it is strong and much better than some of my previous welding.

 

Inner sill and cross member.

 

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Inner sill from underneath the car showing good penetration of the weld.

 

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Welds tidied up 

 

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Primer applied to inner sill, cross member and underneath as well

 

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Onto sorting the rear bins now.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:30 PM

Been a while since Ive updated my resto thread and I’ve got a fair bit done over the last yr or so. Approx Oct 2018 I cut out the remainder of the oversills and patches which made up the area under the rear bins.

 

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Edited by elliot341, 08 November 2019 - 01:33 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:36 PM

As some of the inner sill was solid I only cut out the areas that I needed to and subsequently butt welded in the remaining inner sill.

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:40 PM

As you can see there was an ugly patch on the closing panel so this needed to be removed and I would be installing a replacement closing panel which would also support the rear quarter panel.

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:49 PM

keep at it mate , what pressure/ bar you set your gas bottle at on the gauges



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:59 AM

keep at it mate , what pressure/ bar you set your gas bottle at on the gauges

 

Cheers for the comment : ) In regards to the gas bottle I think I have it set at about 12 lpm flow. 






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