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#61 g111mds

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

and so the panel buying begins...

 

just ordered a complete Heritage passenger side inner wing. I think the plan will be to fit that, a complete door pillar and apex panel in one, door step, together with a bottom edge repair going all the way down the side over the rear wheel arch to keep everything spaced correctly. Then, move up to the section between the door and the roof line, which I believe I can use a modified door step to complete, and then work down the rear door section with new inner and outer B posts.

 

the two rear sides, except the lower few inches, seem to be pretty solid actually so I'm going to see if they're fixable. They do have a number of holes from the fixings for the fortech arches which will need to be plugged in some way.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:55 PM

Home to what will be the first of many parcels from m-machine - a heritage passenger side inner wing. Oh, and nosey golden too!

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:40 PM

Good bit of progress today. Engine and front subframe removed. Quite a bit of faffing about, especially to move the engine to where I wanted it in the garage.

Everything disconnected and body lifted slightly to make sure all was clear:

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Then with the aid of two handy helpers, we moved the shell over to the side:

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And engine and subframe moved over against the wall:

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Only the rear subframe and fuel tank left to remove.

Still thinking the best place to start is the front passenger corner, but then there is also benefit in doing the floor and load at first. Most likely front corners, the onto the rollover jig.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 10:50 PM

Looking good mate!!! Glad you are finally getting on it.



#65 g111mds

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:13 AM

Thanks! Starting to make a little progress, although taking it apart is the easy bit (well, relatively so). :)

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

Been holding off purchasing a MIG Welder and visor on the hope that machine mart would have a vat free deal. Home from holiday today to find a leaflet in the door, so a Clarke 135te plus decent visor ordered today. Need to sort a regulator and gas out, and then should be ready for some shell bracing following removal of the fuel tank and rear subframe.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:01 PM

Welder and mask arrived today, so I did the decent thing and splashed out on the regulator, adaptor, wire, a trolley, and a couple of other things too. Hobbyweld set up, and bought some box section and right angle for the bracing. Now the fun really starts...

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

After some wrestling with two rounded bolts, for what felt like ages, the rear subframe has finally been removed. Other than still needing to remove the steering rack, it's now a bare shell. The shell is now sitting on a pallet on two dollies.

Next up is to brace the shell ready to start the repairs. Not quite sure where to weld the brace bars as the complete door frame will be replaced. I'm thinking bulkhead to bulkhead, and then across the cab brace to brace. Sound about right?

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