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Old 29-11-2016, 11:59 PM
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Hmm! I hadn't thought of splitting it open like that. I was trying to figure out how to patch and weld in impossible locations! Thanks for the idea.

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Old 30-11-2016, 12:07 AM
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Heres what the underside of my panel looked like might help you make a decision on how to take it or not good luck

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Old 16-12-2016, 10:19 PM
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Thanks for that! Yeah i think I'm just going to just the two sections where mine have been jacked up on an weld some new bits in. Looks really good, best of luck with it! at the end of it all we should both have very solid cars haha.
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Old 31-01-2017, 11:30 PM
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Thought it was time for an update.
Mostly I've been waiting for a slot at the blast shop to get the car stripped properly, its due in next week. The car is now down to a bare shell with everything that can be removed removed!. The bulkhead is the worst area so far but I reckon repairable, I'll post pics of the repairs once I get going with these.
The rear wings are solid with filler, it will be interesting / frustrating to reveal this damage.
In the meantime I've cut away a few rust areas and done a few smaller repairs, no point doing anything major until all the corrosion is revealed.
I've attached a few pics below of the car as it sits now and and a couple of early repairs on the bulkhead and a headlight bowl.

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File Type: jpg Inner Wing.JPG (1.91 MB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg Bare Shell.JPG (2.24 MB, 84 views)
File Type: jpg Bulkhead plate - corroded.JPG (2.34 MB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg Bulkhead plate (2).JPG (1.10 MB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg Bulkhead Plate - repaired.JPG (1.87 MB, 94 views)
File Type: jpg Headlight Bucket.JPG (1.74 MB, 84 views)
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:08 AM
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Good luck with it looks like you've got some work to do there but so have i not done a lot lately but will start again soon keep the pics coming we all like pics

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Old 01-02-2017, 12:42 AM
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Looks like you guys have o lot of work in front of you, when I do projects like these after stripping them down I have the shell sand blasted, I know it can hurt the pocket but it does get rid of all the bad stuff and there`s always ten times more work than you thought, looking forward to watching your progress though, maybe able to help with some of the tricky panels ( under dash ) pm me when your at that point, keep them pictures comeing
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:22 AM
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Hi Andy,

good to see that you are now on your way to getting your Zed back on the road.

Your roof is in my shop safe and sound.

The shell that i listed on this forum has sold to Johnymd so you might check with him on getting your parts across the pond. We still have a few weeks before that happens as I am waiting for title.

As I said before, get a price on all the parts you need and lets look at the total price and availability. May be better off with a complete roller, not sure.

I will keep watching your thread.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:15 PM
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Look forward to following your thread, looks like a lot of work ahead. But its good work!. Interesting set up in your Landie doesn't look standard, what are you running?
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:05 PM
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Woody, thanks for the note. The strengthening panel that sits inside the scuttle is knackered. I've made a new one but it's a complex shape and difficult to fab so that it lies flush on the bulkhead. I was going to pull it tight with clecos then weld. The 2nd prob is getting this panel through the scuttle top as it's bigger than the gap a available! May have to work in 2 sections. I'll PM you...
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:12 PM
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Mike, Thanks for the roof update. I'll get in touch with Johnymd. I hope it doesn't come down to buying a rolling shell, I'm out of space.
Won't be long before I know the full horror story now tho! I'll be in touch via PM, I can already think of a few bits.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:19 PM
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Huw, It's a 1949 with a Perkins turbo diesel, (almost a Rover engine). I've wound the pump up so it flies along. Externally it's absolutely standard, but all tweaked underneath, brakes, diff ratios, gearbox. TBH I should have rebuilt and put the original 1600 back in, but the plan was to have a landy that would keep with the pace on modern roads.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:09 PM
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Just dropped the shell, panels and most of the big metal bits off at the blast shop tonight. Panels will be blasted with plastic bead which creates minimal heat, so should create no distortion. Rest of car will also be treated to plastic bead followed by a more aggressive media as required for rust.
I'm keen to see what I get back, but he told me to bring my bucket and shovel!

I made a replacement section of bulkhead last week to replace a section that had completely rotted through. I've attached a pic of progress on this, it suits not to weld this in until after blasting as it helps with access.
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File Type: jpg Remade Heater inlet (1).JPG (1.07 MB, 78 views)
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:45 PM
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Nice fabrication there well done will look forward to pic of when it comes back keep us posted and good luck I to took a bucket and shovel to pick mine up from blasters should have took a hover to pick all of the Z up

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Old 20-02-2017, 05:27 PM
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Looking good , keep up the good work
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Old 21-02-2017, 06:09 PM
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Mines pretty much the same will tackle it later

Mine went exactly here!

Be careful when you're repairing that the bracket supporting the steering column doesn't move
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