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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

The work continues on the sills. By now it it time to close up the area but there has to be a precaution for rust. Hence epoxy is sprayed over the whole inside area and weld though primer along the joins. The weld though primer is that orange coloured stuff. There's been plenty of that being used.

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Masked off for the spray
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Purple tape over the weld through primer before the epoxy get sprayed
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Epoxy drying out
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The view from below.

Now we deal with the doors and door sills
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The door is fitted up and will get its lower skin later.
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Same deal has been going on over on the other side
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Then there's lots of work down to the front sections.
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Then there's rust remediation inside where a part was fabricated....
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... to replace the rusted bit
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Conversion to RHD for the battery box and surrounding area
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Then inserting all that in the nose..
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And not to forget the lid ...which looked pretty bad...
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until a bit of reshaping...
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...cutting...
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..welding...
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... and filing..
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... took care of it

That's all for now..

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

Awesome work!! Shocked Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

very awesome!
this thing has me all confused, looks like its a "pan off resto" Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

Steve F wrote:
Awesome work!! Shocked Wink


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

63Ragtop NZ wrote:
very awesome!
this thing has me all confused, looks like its a "pan off resto" Laughing
It's monocoque construction. Look it up. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:59 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

Nicholas,

So well done, great to see your progress, the last bit and the hood repair made me grin, how to save money if you know what you are doing!!!

Look forward to seeing the lower door skin repair. Mine looked just the same before I started welding it, had me almost in tears over 40 years ago!! I only had gas then nothing modern like Mig. I am good at making excuses!!

Great job Nicholas. great photo's too!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

Thanks for the favourable comments guys. I'm pleased you are enjoying yourselves.

Did someone mention door skins?

The inners are painted with epoxy primer and so to the inner side of the new skin
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The skin is shaped and folds added.
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TIG welding begins
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More TIG welding and filing
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More filing
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Drivers door fitted up to the car.
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Next!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:23 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

So this time we assemble the sections in front of the door hinge pillar behind the front guard.
Here, the enclosed area has etch primer sprayed over it and brown coloured weld through primer masked up on the interface to the next panel
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The backside of the cover panel shown here is similarly treated.
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Then the inner guard panels are faux spot welded with the TIG
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Then the grinder smooths the welds over
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The same gets done on the other side.....just like every else Laughing
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In case it isn't obvious (as it should be) , the floor of the car has been lifted out to provide access to the outer section. It kinda looks "off-the-pan" like a Ghia, but this is a monocoque body so sorry, the concept doesn't apply. The floor will go back on later.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Picking up the Pieces. Reply with quote

Nicholas,

You make it look so easy!! Please tell me its not !!

Very nice detail work.
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