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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:38 pm 
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I've got the car booked in for cill replacement next month, so have decided to leave the rear of the cills and inner arch closing sections until this is done - so this weekend I made a start on the nearside.

Having cleared all the clutter in the garage to the opposite side, I moved the car so it was right up against the offside so I could get to the nearside with relative ease - wouldn't a double garage be nice!

Generally the nearside seems in better order - marginally..
I set about removing the paint and rust from the most affected areas of the arch and lower wing and also the boot floor.

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Like the offside, I cut the lower wing just above the bumper mounting and also the repair panel to fit - I will joddle the car panel to fit the repair in place. More of the outer panel is salvageable and also more of the inner wing is sound than the offside.

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I cut out all the grot from the inner arch and also the boot floor. I will use the club repair section here, although much of the floor is still sound. There is a small patch that was welded in at the back of the floor nearer the bumper, but I have cut this out too so as I can make a repair piece with a flange that can be welded to the lower wing.

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Next steps will be to make up a few inner arch repairs, weld up the new lower wing panel and also the boot floor.

Up until now, I've been using a disposable gas canister - I have been surprised how long this lasted. As I have a fair way to go, I have purchased some gas from Hobbyweld in a bigger cylinder. I have noticed a distinct change in the quality of the weld with this gas- less spatter. On grounds of elf and safety, I have purchased a trolley for the welder and the cylinder - that is how I sold it to my wife anyway!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:52 pm 
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welding trolley make life easier when moving around the garage,how come your not fitting the full yourself,nice work so far

Dave


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:18 pm 
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Did you go for Hobbyweld 5, or 15?

I have been using their oxygen cylinders, with MAPP gas, on a lead welding set for quite a few years and they are very good value.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:50 pm 
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Did you go for Hobbyweld 5, or 15?

I have been using their oxygen cylinders, with MAPP gas, on a lead welding set for quite a few years and they are very good value.
Yes Hobbyweld 5. Good value as you say and seems good quality.

Good point on the cills Dave. I just feel happier knowing that they will be done properly. I am no expert at this game!

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