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#1 Nossedout


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

Hi All,


Currently I am in the process of doing a light restoration a 1972 mk3 mini and it has quite a few rust spots on the roof gutter (the edge itself). 


It was repaired a couple of years ago with fiberglass and body filler. after it was painted in oil based paint with a roller -.-' now I have to fix all the work the previous panel beater did. 



My question here: what is the best way to do a roof gutter edge? meaning the curved L piece? is it possible to purchase a length (like the drip rail)? or how do  you usually do it?


I have repaired half of a side with 15cm pieces but not satisfied with the work :( 





#2 Nossedout


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:59 AM

Forgot to mention, the way I repaired it was by first doing a 90degree bend, then hammering the edge on a long 10mm round bar on an anvil. 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

The round bar i used was a lot smaller, if memory serves me correctly i used 6 or 7mm. The biggest issue is the curved line of the roof. For that i would use a shrinker and gently form the curve after you have made the gutter piece. Make sure there is enough material to enable you to use the shrinker.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

I bent a piece of bar to shape of corner of roof, then I formed steel plate on this, turned out very good, I also made a forming tools for the holes in corners,
Just take your time
Mk4 onwards then you can replace entire panels to get the gutter but Mk1,2 & 3 the corners are not available as far as I am aware

Edited by Daz1968, 17 April 2018 - 12:13 PM.

#5 CBJ805T


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:50 PM

Ive got the top of a drivers side rear 1/4 heritage panel Im selling if thats any help?


Edited by CBJ805T, 16 April 2018 - 09:52 PM.

#6 Nossedout


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:13 AM



I ended up repairing mine as stated before... 

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