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#31 minimikej

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Did some more bracing to connect the front and rear cradles. Then got the angle grinder out.

Are these sills fitted to the wrong sides?
42687362744_719cc98499_k.jpgDSC_0051 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

Old stick welding rod
42687361174_cc1c6bdf4d_b.jpgDSC_0052 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

42687359564_1c7c9847c8_b.jpgDSC_0053 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43355906102_91ca57a0c9_b.jpgDSC_0054 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43355905062_43c3944140_b.jpgDSC_0055 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43355891692_9c089c31f3_b.jpgDSC_0062 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

And off it comes.
41595738340_9989b0d1f3_b.jpgDSC_0064 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43355884392_89db0fe5d7_b.jpgDSC_0065 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

29533379228_54c3d52fef_b.jpgDSC_0066 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43403736251_c98bec5ce4_b.jpgDSC_0069 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

42499599485_74cc92cb6e_b.jpgDSC_0070 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

43355866812_596043d07b_b.jpgDSC_0073 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

29533359558_55939fc82f_b.jpgDSC_0075 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

Edited by minimikej, 14 July 2018 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:15 AM

I think the other switch is for the “parcel shelf” lights. It looked like you had the extra bulbs fitted, they light up the two yellow/clear circles on the bottom of the binnacle

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:32 AM

Nice work, you going for a M Machine complete floor to sort that out?



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:23 AM

Hi,

Yes those sills are on the wrong sides. The square hole should line up with the box section that goes across the floor by the door step.

Cheers  :proud:



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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:22 PM

I think vans pickups and estates had the jacking point further back to allow for the potential load in the back.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:21 PM

Nice work, you going for a M Machine complete floor to sort that out?

Yes, no question in my mind. I'm debating replacing the front toe-board also. On the one of the pictures you can see from the outside the weld line where the repair pans were dropped in. Not sure what I'll find when I peel them back...



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Posted 17 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

 

Nice work, you going for a M Machine complete floor to sort that out?

Yes, no question in my mind. I'm debating replacing the front toe-board also. On the one of the pictures you can see from the outside the weld line where the repair pans were dropped in. Not sure what I'll find when I peel them back..

Both those new panels would sort the underside out that's for sure...the toe boards aren't to hard to fit we did one on my brothers pup a few years back.



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:01 PM

End of term party for the children round ours. All the mums having a natter, so...

 

... removed the rear heel board.

28647346807_760db380b4_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-27-13 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

Old n/s wheel arch tub repairs

28647345577_4a4d208a2b_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-27-02 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

Sad to say this area is worse than I'd hoped. Still shiny paint on the other side.

42629938275_1d58b28320_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-26-49 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

28647340057_ce7d5be872_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-26-38 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

n/s rear subframe mount

42817429714_60b2500f60_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-26-07 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

Old Stick weld repairs:

43534825411_faccdb6a41_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-25-46 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

43534814781_ce9eda00e1_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-25-35 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

Stirrups.

28647312457_d8a6b1439d_b.jpg2018-07-20_09-25-23 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 07:02 AM

Hi,

It's certainly keeping you busy!

Soon they'll only be the roof left  >_<

I've been through it all years ago with mine, at least yours has been left alone. Mine had been badly bodged many times as well!

Cheers  :proud:



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:31 AM

Glad to see another Mk1 woodie being restored. I'm in the final stages of getting mine ready for the road.

 

Looking forward to seeing your project progress.



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

Does anybody know of a repair section for this please? It's the front edge of the boot floor where it meets the heel board.

42629938275_1d58b28320_z.jpg2018-07-20_09-26-49 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

Better still would be a full boot floor, but they've not been available for years.

 

Thanks



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 04:33 PM

Hi,

Could M machine knock you one up?

If they make heel boards they could use that as a template if you tell them the height and how far back you need it to go?

Cheers :proud:  



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

Think I'm going to have to repair the front edge of the boot floor first.

The area between the rear wheel arch and the heel-board  is just patches and filler, can anyone show me what this area is supposed to look like? Is it the same filler panel as for the saloon?

31284819378_2bee5dc87c_z.jpg2018-10-07_04-43-15 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

30220127337_15d3615c31_z.jpg2018-10-07_04-43-04 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

44436811614_5d9ed33652_z.jpg2018-10-07_04-42-47 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

I decided to fold up a repair / replacement for the boot floor leading edge. Had to do this in two parts as the folder isn't wide enough.

 

44246980675_a1570ed39f_z.jpg2018-10-07_04-42-34 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

44436796504_bec8d5f384_z.jpg2018-10-07_04-42-09 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

I'll fabricate the 'lay-by' profile in situ.

 

Major panels ordered, hoping to make some progress soon.

 

Cheers


Edited by minimikej, 07 October 2018 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:53 AM

Wow you didn't hang around with that grinder did you haha

 

Nice work Mike.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 05:03 PM

Welded the two half-repairs together:

 

45268505892_fcb36d8ccf_b.jpg2018-10-14_05-56-34 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

The decided to attack the toe-board:

 

44404878695_13914f9c92_b.jpg2018-10-14_05-55-09 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

 

Unfortunately the joining edge looks pretty ropey. Will have to let in some new metal along this length.

 

43502067140_deb3a2c2f0_b.jpg2018-10-14_05-56-16 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

 

43502038810_fcc6ba37aa_b.jpg2018-10-14_05-55-37 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr






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