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#1 sonscar

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

To replace the sills I removed the door.The door post has a "fat" spot on it's side face approx50mm deep.This is obviously caused by rusting between double skins.Not being intimately familiar with minis how is this constructed so I can make an informed opinion on how to proceed.I do not want to embark on a restoration,but a sound repair.Thanks Steve..



#2 sonikk4

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 07:20 PM

Steve have a look at Project Paddy in my signature, about halfway through or a bit further you will see the build up.



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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for the pointers,I have kept this car going with Mot welding repairs for years as my son was always in a hurry and am trying now to undo some of them.You excellent sill guide was invaluable.Thanks Steve..

#4 Verderad

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:05 PM

Hope these helps. Pics of APost, post with APanel removed. And a pick of the panel that sits between A post and inner wing.
https://imgur.com/gallery/tKZEdes

#5 sonscar

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:43 PM

Thanks for the reply,I have now cut out the offending area and will repair it tomorrow.Steve..

#6 MikeRotherham

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:13 PM

I couldn't get my head round how the A post was constructed and found this video on Youtube very helpful.

 

 

I hope Sean C won't mind me linking this. His content is very good and delivered in his own inimitable style.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the info.I couldnot resist a poke at it.Someone had been here before with a repair.I cut out thr hole and will repair later.Attached File  005.JPG   71.72K   2 downloads



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:48 AM

patch welded in ready for finishing

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:10 PM

Nice welding

Edited by DAD10, 31 October 2019 - 09:15 PM.





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