2 months since last up date, I think I've managed 3 days in the garage?
Lots has happened, hopefully I have the pictures to remind me.
Inner wings on in the last post, finally felt like progress....
Front panel on
Welded to inner wing from inside the wheel arch, no pics
Put Scuttle, bonnet on, wings on, all screwed into place. The Scuttle to bonnet profile awful. Needed to move the scuttle up about 2 mm, so unclamped, removed screws, pushed scuttle from underneath with a long pole. re-clamped the fit is much better for hardly any movement.
No going back, bought a spot welder but already prepped for plumbing welds.
Wings on, simple job, will go back into the same place as before If I use the same screw holes??
The clamp was used with a ratchet strap over to the other wing to pull then in tight for a good fit at the bonnet
You need to get the edge of the wing (triangle shape) really close to the end of the water gutter on the scuttle to get that good panel gap on the bonnet.
Need to work out how to close the gaps between wing and scuttle closer, will go that when I have it upside down.
Wing on, then onto A-Panel (possibly should have waited to put A-panel on Better access to scuttle closer area)
Wings on, working down Near Side
Finish A Post to what ever the panel behind is (hinge panel?)
Then tidy up the Step, strip off the paint
Then tidy up the Rear Quarter to Step.
Wish I had sorted this while the quarter was off oh well..
Tidy up and then run grinder down it to put the panel joint
Then onto the rear panel, I only put a few plugs in as I intended to but a spot welder, I bought one but cant get it to work so prep for plug
Nice welding new to new metal, welder in high, great joint and a quick weld not much cleaning
A little while later, must remember spray on some zinc primer
Then onto the window to parcel shelf
Welder playing really nicely, wire feed consistent nice little plugs not much tidying to do after
Wheel arches to finish off, not plug welding those, time to work out what's wrong with Spot welder
Check power to the board, nothing.
Open plug, all the screws were loose
Still no power to Board
Change the fuse, oh yes, love it when its a simple fix
More welds into the rear panel / rear quarter
Rear Quarter to waist rail
Why didn't I buy a spot welder at the start of the restoration.
Then onto the passenger A-Post. wish I had left the A-Panel off!!!
Prep hole, clean off paint, remove weld through primer from hole, weld, clean back
Edited by Verderad, 14 June 2021 - 10:33 AM.