Hi guys, sorry for the delay in updates recently , it's been really busy at work trying to play catch up after all the snow the other week. Had a really good day in the workshop today, because of delays and waiting for parts for the front end I decided that I would remove the rear boot floor and rear seat panel and replace. I got down the workshop early this morning and spent most of the day removing the old metalwork. I removed one of the wheel arches also but left the other in to aid with lining up of the panel. Once the old metalwork was removed I dry fitted the new boot floor panel.
I used the three bolt holes on the rear panel to fix the floor panel onto location at the rear end and once the panel was in the correct location with the old heel board and rear seat backrest I locked the floor panel in place using Cleco panel fixings
Once everything was lined up correctly I then fitted the wheel arch and clamped it into place.
Once all the panels were dry fitted and fettled I then removed them all to clean the areas where the welding needs to take place, I also fitted the battery box as this is much easier to fit whilst the floor is still out of the car, I also removed the transit paint from the wheel arch and applied a good coat of zinc primer, I then refitted all the panels ready for welding into place tomorrow
Once all these panels are welded into place I will remove the other wheel arch and repeat the replacement process.
Oh and I also managed to remove the two side opening windows, the screws in the piano hinge had rusted really badly so I had to drill the heads of the screws to remove the windows, but they are out now with no damage to the frame fixing points
Edited by Mini Basher, 12 March 2018 - 11:38 PM.