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#121 projectjordan

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

...also started building another tool, can you guess what it is yet ??

 

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I'd have said a hub mounted roll over jig/frame, but it looks a little late in the build for that?


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:10 PM

 

...also started building another tool, can you guess what it is yet ??

 

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I'd have said a hub mounted roll over jig/frame, but it looks a little late in the build for that?

 

Nope although have thought about those in the past, would be handy for quick patch jobs



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Not updated for a while,

 

I've been cleaning up the front wing as it was full of dents from when I've stupidly knocked it walking past with tools

 

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Also made a start one the passenger side door which is definitely the better of the two, so I stripped it down to a bare carcass an turned it upside down to take a look at the rot

 

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Actually better than I'd thought. So off with the skin.

 

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First surprise, found two patches of bare metal on the front flange, no paint primer or anything but no rust on them at all. but the rest were as expected

 

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Unfortunately despite looking mostly solid from the outside the bottom flange is just too pitted and holed.

 

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That'll be another order to minispares then.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:51 AM

So, not much to report, I'm currently still redecorating the house from top to bottom so the mini is once again taking a back seat, which reminds me, I need a back seat if anyone has a spare one.

 

So I've made a start repairing the bottom of the door using the magnum repair panel. which I can only describe as "better than trying to make my own" there were a couple of tweaks needed before I was ready to start chopping out metal.

 

First, was this detail

 

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not sure of the purpose of this, maybe a strengthener  ?? this was simple to recreate by placing the panel between the open jaws of the vice and striking a piece of flat bar down between it. (sorry no pictures)

 

The next issue was the slight curve front to back, this I managed to achieve by shrinking the flange using heating and cooling (see previous posts) until I was happy (enough) with the fit.

 

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Last step was to try on the door skin, and, apart from a small section at the front of the repair panel, that doesn't seem to even remotely follow the contour of the door, all seems well.

 

Next step will be to put the skin on loosely and position for door gaps.............................................when I get the time. :)



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:57 PM

Nice work there on that door, I had to the same repair to one of my doors..



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

Strongly suspect the other door will need the same work done as I can pull the skin away at the bottom but I will have to get this one skinned before I can get to that.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:41 PM

Finished off the bottom of the door tonight, 

 

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Just need to get this rubbed down for paint and then skinned







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