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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Wow..that colour is gorgeous! :eyes4u:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Love the colour too, just want to get it on the body too but the more I strip the more work I'm finding,!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:05 pm 
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Been busy the last few weeks, every time I find a rust spot it turns out to be full of filler some times 10mm thick, grrrr !!

Cut all the headlight pods and inner sections out and made some of the bits of from scratch as cheaper, holes where cut out from within the wheel arches and required new panels to be fabricated.

Had a few rainy days, surprise !!! So built the 45's up on the manifold and pieced together the linkage which you need three hands for, minimum! Also made a start on the bonnet which like the rest of the car had holes hidden with filler so cut it out and patch panels made and welded in. (Thanks Mart for the tip on covering the paint stripper with bin bags, works well). I think by the amount of dents in it and the roof someone stored stuff on it for years.

Wing mounted holes for the bumper were cut out and welded. Finally etch primer aplied to the front of the dolly, once the bonnets done I will refit the subframe and engine, only six months later than I planned.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Just a few new photos of some of the stuff completed


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Sorry about the order of the photos.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Please be aware of spiders in your welding gloves they bite !! or you might end up like me with septicaemia and lines drawn over you hand to mark the level of infection. Left a nice hole in my hand which luckly has finally healed up but took about a month. :cry: :cry: :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:03 am 
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Yikes! I wouldn't be surprised by that from one of our uɐǝpodıʇuɐ members but Bristol? That's far too close for my liking.

It looks like you're almost ready to fit the headlight panels so I'll suggest something I wish I'd thought of before I had a load of work done on our TC. The fixings for the headlight bowls, consider welding nuts to the rear of the retaining panels before they go in. I'm kicking myself for not getting that done on mine. I have no excuse, I hate using rivets and I had holes drilled & nuts welded for a 2nd fuse box on the inner wing. I should have made the connection. I'll have to use spire nuts and no matter how careful you are there's always a bit of paintwork damage with those.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:07 pm 
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Thanks for the tip, there's a few places I wish I had done that.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Yikes! I wouldn't be surprised by that from one of our uɐǝpodıʇuɐ members but Bristol? That's far too close for my liking.

It looks like you're almost ready to fit the headlight panels so I'll suggest something I wish I'd thought of before I had a load of work done on our TC. The fixings for the headlight bowls, consider welding nuts to the rear of the retaining panels before they go in. I'm kicking myself for not getting that done on mine. I have no excuse, I hate using rivets and I had holes drilled & nuts welded for a 2nd fuse box on the inner wing. I should have made the connection. I'll have to use spire nuts and no matter how careful you are there's always a bit of paintwork damage with those.
why not use rivet nuts


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Rivet nuts I never thought of, thanks could be very useful now all welded in!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 pm 
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I did mine with rivet nuts - but the down side is that I had to make some brackets to go behind the headlight panels, there to held in place with rivet nuts - panels + brackets are powder coated.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:04 am 
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I used rivnuts when I changed the bowls for better ones, bit fiddly but worth it :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Made the most of the good weather and got the car finally back on its wheels. Sub frame, suspension and shocks all in.


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OOOOOOH! Pretty!

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