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#31 pete l

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 09:10 AM

Wow



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Posted 04 October 2021 - 04:43 PM

Thats looking fantastic and the jig is a great idea as you have another one the same to do.

 

I remember looking at a jig for a frogeye sprite bodyshell and it had all kinds of removable bits for setting everything up which worked really well.



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Posted 11 October 2021 - 05:31 PM

Update:
 
Had a few days off the week just gone so put my time into prepping as much as i could ready to go back on the car.
 
Painted the inner and outer A panel with Mipa epoxy primer and got them spot welded:
 
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Had some of the origional brackets / mounts to repair / bare metal:
 
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Started spotwelding the floor to toeboard, toeboard to bulkhead and bulkhead to crossmember:
 
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Primed the inaccessible void, inside all the sill sections and the underside of the load floor:
 
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Fitted the spare wheel stabiliser:
 
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Beach buggy anyone?
 
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I next went onto sorting the brackets that hold the bonnet hinge onto the bulkhead, obviously this needs to be in the right place so:
 
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Used the brackets from my woody to mock everything up and has worked well. I am going to be needing these again for the pickup.
 
More prep:
 
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Bit the bullet and started on the sides, going really well upto now:
 
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Pretty happy with the fit up of everything:
 
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Got loads of welding to do now but going to be doing a few hours a night after work to get though it  :D


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 05:39 PM

Lovely work,thanks for sharing,Steve..

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 03:29 PM

Wow! You're keen but then I suppose these cars are easy if you can weld and paint. Great work so far

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 10:43 PM

The car is looking great :-)

 

What do you use to paint the steering wheel?  I have one to do on a MK2 jag thats in a similar condition.


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Posted 31 October 2021 - 11:48 AM

The car is looking great :-)

 

What do you use to paint the steering wheel?  I have one to do on a MK2 jag thats in a similar condition.

 

 

Just 2k direct gloss



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 11:49 AM

Update:
 
Been doing all of the difficult, boring jobs at the moment, the tricky top of the a pillar repair on both sides:
 
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Another job, bottoms of both door frame repairs:
 
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Done a load of welding on the front bulkhead area for wiring tabs, accelerator cable ferrules, threaded shock absorber mounts, threaded pedal box mounts, a panel stiffner, some threaded inserts etc.
 
But FINALLY after a huge amount of work (while working full time and only having a few days off) after 1 month after receiving the panels it is nearly ready for expoxy, i have to 180 grit sand everything (half way there) and do some more small detail welding bits:
 
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Posted 01 November 2021 - 06:09 PM

I can't believe this is the same van!

Truly inspiring



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Posted 07 November 2021 - 03:01 PM

Update, body now has epoxy primer on. More finishing touches to do on the booth, painting etc but extraction and air worked really well. 
 
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Posted 07 November 2021 - 03:29 PM

Fantastic.



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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:10 PM

Great work and in such a short timescale. I wish I had a welder, the skill, a large garage, the skill, the time, the skill, the money and the skill to do a rebuild like this.



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Posted 08 November 2021 - 10:28 AM

Can you tell us more about your paint booth please, i'll be setting one up soon but can't really decide how to do it !

 

Thanks.



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Posted 14 November 2021 - 04:11 PM

Can you tell us more about your paint booth please, i'll be setting one up soon but can't really decide how to do it !

 

Thanks.

 

Sorry for the late reply, what do you want to know? 



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Posted 14 November 2021 - 09:32 PM

Incredible work






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