Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Apr 19, 2015.
Will be sorting this out soon
Flippin Heck Derrick. You have a big heart.
Or a little Brain
Its scary how rotten that thing is. Great job on saving it and getting rid of all that rust and previous dodgy repairs.
Thanks Ian for your reply
I think what’s more scary is the dodgy repairs and that whoever had done them obviously thought they were ok as for the amount of rot there has been a lot over the past years but most of which is in all the normal places for these cars it would seem eg sills,floors, air tubes,inner wings, chassis rails, rad support panel,rear arch’s and other areas don’t really think these cars were designed to keep for 40years plus it seems particularly bad because I’m doing everything all in one go which is an awful lot of work as you know Still beats having to watch Eastenders
Is that still on? I stopped watching when Dirty Den got shot by a bunch of flowers.
just needs a splash of waxoyl.
They were designed to have an expected lifespan of 7 years!
Although in the case of your project, it's a miracle its survived the best attempts of whoever repaired it previously to kill it off!
Just looking at the recent pictures again. Wow, some of that old stuff you've ripped out - and I thought my welding wasn't that great!
Which spot welder do you have Derrick?
Richie - I'm sure it is as you've stated it but is that really true? 7 years is nothing!
Cars of the 70s didn't last long before they rusted. I can remember it well, half the cars on the road had rust around wheel-arches and wings.
Had this panel made to replace part of firewall and footwell in 1 piece only one problem needed it another 25mm wider my mistake so I’ve welded another piece onto it to extend the width,so I can fold it at 90 degrees as it should be
Now I’ve welded piece on the side and added the 90 degree bend also shaped it for the footwell curve and removed the cable ties from existing panel and welded the on .
Looks a bit better than what I removed
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Now welded in ,welder was playing up for some reason wasn’t happy
Now grinding not going to bad considering
all ground down on 1 side pretty happy now
Got there in the end Derrick. I've seen it all now - you are even 'repairing' new panels.
Great stuff Derrick. I assume this is from Andy at Auto Panel Solutions? I really would have thought he'd have an option for panels with flanges as it must be fairly common that that area needs replacing as well (?) .Certainly was the case for me and you.
I think in all fairness to Andy these panels are made for left to Rhd conversions and people just cut down 15mm inside the firewall and weld it in I needed the flange due to previous crap repairs
Wouldn’t say I’m repairing new panels Rob just modify to suit my needs
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