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#31 alex-95

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

Look's like a great build, To separate the panel's, wire brush the seam and should find spot weld's, when you find these you can drill them out with a spot weld drill.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

Gents.
Little work has been completed because of the amazing summer we are having and vacation. The next pics are a series of mysteries to me. Ive cut panels away but I cant understand how to get ride of the panel where it joins the other. Any ideas?

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I 'think' I know what you're on about.. the front panel and wings should be spot welded together. if you grind down the lip where they are joined you should be able to see the welds. you can then use a spot weld cutting drill bit to separate the two pieces of metal. I hope this helps. I am reading this on my phone so maybe I haven't understood the pictures correctly.
great progress anyway mate.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

Joe and alex,

Thanks for the info. Ill get to work and start using muscle on this. In the mean time I have this panel to repair in the near future. Its behind the A-panel. What is it called

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

That part would be the flitch.http://www.minispare...|Back to search

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

Alex,

Your right about the flitch panel. What is behind it. Is that the door frame.

Thanks for the link. Its awesome. Ive never seen that before. huge help

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

I have a Feeling it's the A post stiffner.http://www.minisport...fo_ALA6472.html

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

awesome alex. Thanks.

Your project is inspiring as well.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:32 PM

Well today was my first attempt at paint stripping. I bought a couple pads at HOME DEPOT and on the scuttle alone went through one pad! What are guys using out there for cost effective paint removing?

On the other hand the scuttle didnt seem to be completely replacable. I mean the corners may have to go. Looking for an opinion here and the centre for sure has to go. Saw bondo there and I will remove that for sure and there is a lot of rust there.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

Hi matey. I use flap discs that you use with an angle grinder. They remove paint really well. They're also great at rust removal. Very dusty work though.. So I'd advise wearing a mask.. Project looks like its coming on well anyway. Keep up the good work! Joe.

Here are some flapdiscs on enay.. eBay item number 110926202772

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

Joe,

THanks for that ebay number. Ill some up tomorrow and try it out. THe ones I used today worked really well for tough corners so Ill use them for that purpose. Otherwise they burn out way too fast to my liking.

Cheers.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:16 AM

Joe,

THanks for that ebay number. Ill some up tomorrow and try it out. THe ones I used today worked really well for tough corners so Ill use them for that purpose. Otherwise they burn out way too fast to my liking.

Cheers.

no probs. I'm not sure which brand I've got at the moment. I'm not at home, I'm on holiday again! haha. ill have a look later when I get back. I've been quite impressed with them. I find if you hold them as flat as you can they last much better.
cheers. joe

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:28 AM

Joe,

No worries. I picked up a couple of disks today and Ill post my progress. Enjoy your vacation as Im sure you deserve it.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:35 PM

Doors met torch last night.

Doors have fallen.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:26 AM

Pic of doors gone and the door posts.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:32 AM

Wow. Youre really going to town with this. It's always nerve wracking cutting bits off but it soon looks better when you start to weld stuff back on. Keep up the good work. Joe




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