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Old 19-07-2017, 10:36 PM
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Progress on the bulkhead / steering column support plate. Bulkhead was rotted out around the plate, all rust cut out and new steel added. Few pics attached...
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Old 20-07-2017, 10:38 PM
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Very impressed with the quality of the repairs your doing Andy, keep the pics coming
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Old 21-07-2017, 11:37 AM
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Getting there! Lots of hard work ahead but the metal work for me is the most enjoyable...although I cheated this time round and sorted myself a rust free shell as the cost vs time didn't add up and I missed not having one on the road!

Good luck!
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Old 21-07-2017, 09:07 PM
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Air Duct repairs

Just had an enjoyable afternoon sorting out the driver side air duct. It was rotted out on top but amazingly rust free once inside! I painted as much as I could inside with POR15, but reckon it'll need Schultz or similar for a proper job. All fresh metal is Zintec sheet, great stuff for replacement panels and shouldn't corrode in the future.
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Old 21-07-2017, 09:27 PM
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that looks like good work there.
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Old 21-07-2017, 09:33 PM
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Nice work there I'm just making a complete air tube for mine as there was lots of rusty metal inside mine as the previous repairs had just been welded onto rusting original airtube
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Old 21-07-2017, 09:56 PM
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That sounds like hard work, there's a load of subtle changes along the length. I also found some strengtheners in there that catch the wing support bits, have you found them too?
Respect for that, keep up the good work!!
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Old 21-07-2017, 11:13 PM
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Yes I'm putting in the strengtheners not the easiest part I've had to make must admit will put some pics up on my thread when done. keep up the good work looking good

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Old 23-07-2017, 06:29 AM
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Very nice work Andy.
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Old 23-07-2017, 12:42 PM
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Hi Andy how are you uploading your photos are you using are a host site ?
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Old 23-07-2017, 05:38 PM
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I'm just using the attachment option in 'Go Advanced' that lets u add upto 10pics. Works fine, but they initially show up as small thumbnails until u click them. Be nice if they showed up large.
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Old 24-07-2017, 01:32 PM
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I find doing bodywork very satisfying. I've not done a lot over the years - awful, awful, chicken wire and filler bodges on my Hillman Hunter that I'll own up to - finances and lack of knowledge dictated that - to the castle sections and sills of an MGB in 1983 - through to today - but I still marvel at how good people are in their own garages at home. Fastastic.
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:40 PM
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Itís been a while since I posted, Iím finding that the odd couple of hrs snatched when you can delivers slow progress!
For the last couple of weeks Iíve been working on the radiator support frame / crossmember which looked incredibly rough right from the offset. I completely dropped it out of the shell to do the work, thereís quite an amount of spot spot welds to remove, some of which are a ****** to get at.
I also bought a spot welder to keep things looking original, what a tool!
Iíve attached a few pics of progress, so far really pleased with the results, the rear panel of the support has a number of pressings, Iíve never made a press tool before and what you can do with a jigsaw to make a die and a vice to do the pressing is surprising.
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Old 23-09-2017, 09:57 PM
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Very impressive like your fabrication work can you put some pics up of how you done the pressed parts

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Old 23-09-2017, 10:22 PM
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I’ll take a couple of pics of the tool tomorrow, only took an hour to make, dead simple.
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