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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:42 pm 
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I have a reasonable scuttle panel already cut from a car


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 am 
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Looks great..not too bad at all. Another fab resto to keep the mojo going during the cold, cold winter. 8)

Fab work and photo's as always James. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Not a huge amount to update at the moment I am afraid, I have been somewhat hampered by the weather and getting the slant engine stand mounts done.

The first thing that needed doing was to get the structure sound so I can get the dolly mounted onto the jacking points then move on to the chassis legs.

First job then finish stripping the paint from the wings.

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Good, no filler!

I cut the bottoms of the wings to check the front of the sills, they have been repaired in the past, the repair is fine, but not up to the standard that I am looking for so I will cut it off and re do it in zintec sheet.

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The wing bottom itself is not so good, I'll have to think about a replacement one of these, probably on both sides.

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Although the sills looked ok from the outside, shining a torch down the inside of them revealed some past repairs so replacement here is the best option, along with the lower section as well.

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The reinforcer will need some repairs, nothing too drastic.

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With some repairs it all should go back together quite nicely.

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This is what I meant by previous repairs!

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I should be able to get the jacking points repaired and the sills on this Friday and move on to the other side.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:49 pm 
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Great stuff as as usual James! Always enjoy your restoration threads, keep up the good work! Excellent photos as usual.

Are the wings the original ones btw?


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Keith


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm 
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Are the wings the original ones btw?
Don't think so Keith, think it's had a whole new front end including bonnet at some point as there's no holes for the bumper side fixings nor holes in the front panel for the under rider stays.....I've a feeling there will be soon though! 😊

And yes, superb work James!! 👍

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 pm 
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For its age, the inner diaphragm sill looks pretty good when compared to later models....


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