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#151 minimikej

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 10:35 AM

I've been busy with the doors and tail gates, will post some pictures soon.

In the meantime, splatted some white Gravitex on the underside.

52453406573_10a457e1aa_k.jpg2022-10-25_11-32-47 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 10:27 PM

Been working on the bonnet this evening. That X shaped strengthener on the underside is only attached at the corners. One of which was quite rotten, another just about okay with some treatment I think. There was no factory paint under there, so it's quite amazing it's lasted so well really. Just checked out prices for a new bonnet - £200+ ! And probably won't fit either. I'll have to repair this one.

52453806822_827ba04647_c.jpg2022-10-25_11-20-53 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52453807322_80b39bf90b_c.jpg2022-10-25_11-21-14 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52454785240_ddc7e918b7_c.jpg2022-10-25_11-21-32 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

#153 minimikej

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Posted 03 November 2022 - 07:00 PM

As promised, some pics of the rear door repair. I'm really happy with how it's turned out. There was quite a lot of hammer work after the welding!

52475404945_f7ec92e80c_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-51-41 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52475485788_7d1d031436_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-51-57 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52475221989_4631e4a5bd_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-52-27 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

And been working on the rotten bonnet too:

Made up my own corner repair from two pieces welded together -

52475482903_26e6c464ab_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-50-33 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52474440297_22fb9cfa38_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-51-03 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

52475484728_3a2395737a_c.jpg2022-11-03_06-51-25 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr

Happy with that too :)

#154 minimikej

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Posted 17 May 2023 - 08:08 AM

Not given up, there's been lots of little jobs, some still to do. Very glad to have her off the rotisserie now.

52904351669_ea3caeae7f_b.jpg2023-05-17_09-05-15 by Mike Jackson, on Flickr



#155 stuart bowes

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Posted 17 May 2023 - 09:00 AM

good work on that bonnet, I gave up on mine and bought a better 2nd hand one in the end, it was all crusty but at the front end instead

 

that corner piece looks spot on though fair play


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Posted 29 October 2023 - 07:37 PM

Great thread, looks really good what you have done.  






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