Kev's workshop projects

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Has anyone ever taken on a restoration that required less work than was anticipated?
Your a real inspiration Kev. Reading your posts, and others, motivates me to get back into the garage.
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Glad it's appreciated mate, I do still wonder if it's madness or bloody mindedness or just plain stupidity but I do like the underdog...
So much so I've just done a deal to get my old Y10 GTie back off Richard, it'll be getting the same treatment in the future..
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Passenger side all welded up now, happy with the outcome.
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Fitment around the light is decent.
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Onto the other side now, pretty much identical amount of work needed so as I've done one side now then it's easier second time as you know what needs chopping out and where..
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Hey presto! :lol:
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Bumper bracket reinforcer had more rot at the top end than I'd like, especially as this side bracket is also the towing eye, so a new top half will be made.
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Underside has some surface rust which the electrolysis method will sort out.
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Should be able to get 3 full days on the car next week so I need my arse kicking if this side isn't done and I'm chopping the windscreen surround out..
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Good news on the windscreen is Autoglass have got me one on order and can do it through my insurance once I'm ready for it.
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KevJTD wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Good news on the windscreen is Autoglass have got me one on order and can do it through my insurance once I'm ready for it.
That is good news. Nice to have someone take an awkward job off you, I would think. Hope it turns out well.

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Made a start on the drivers rear quarter today, had to dig through the same amount of layers as the other side before finding solid steel again. But I got there.
Repaired the reinforcer bracket as before, then made and fitted a new inner lower repair section.
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The bumper bracket wasn't so good as I mentioned before, only the bottom half was salvageable but at least that was the important bit.
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Made up some strong sections and spot welded before seam welding them together, this side is also for the towing eye so needs to be strong..
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Had time then to make up the outer skin, curved at the bottom as before using the same cardboard template.
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Alignment gained using the rear light unit which after all is what needs to be right.
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Got tomorrow on the car so I'll make up the inner sections before the outer gets welded into place.
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Inner section repaired, which again was a bit awkward as you need to make a section blind, behind the outer section so it kept having to be taken off and gradually make the inner bits.

Eventually though it all lined up so once that was welded into place the outer skin could go on.
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Trial fitting of the bumper and lights came as a relief that it all lined up just nice! All the measuring and template making paid off.
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Next visit I get to start the windscreen surround repairs... Should be nice!
Actually it shouldn't be too bad a problem, apart from the section with the vents in, hoping that doesn't stretch down the "fingers"..
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Lowered the car down a bit now so I can get at the windscreen surround.
Trying to figure out how to make a repair section where the vents are, tried a few ideas but none successful enough, have come up with a new plan to make another jig.. Another time.
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With that in hand I started on the easier section, relatively speaking. The 'screen flange section curves in a couple of directions so not a simple folded repair as it all needed to be shaped so more sections to allow for manipulation.
Looked a bit grotty even before the' screen came out. I'd put some silicon in there in an attempt to keep rainwater at bay..
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Section of rusty bit cut away, new repair piece awaiting welding.
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Then infill the triangular hole and a bit around the bottom corner, that's one section done!
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loverly jubbly. Nice work Kev, can see this wanting on my Sud as maybe mentioned b4.

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If there's any sign of rust, or even bubbling paint mate it'll be as bad I'm afraid.
All sortable though 8-)
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Nice work Kev. I really need to get my screen out and just get on with it. It's the last bit of welding I need to do before it gets a respray

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Just get rid of the LH vent altogether (some paint runs there?)

The RH one looks ok.

Passenger can open the LH window for ventilation!

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That did occur to me Dave :lol:

Yes, it's had paint before, it best get used to having the runs :lol:
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In fact, get rid of both vents to even it up!

Air will get to the heater somehow.

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alfadave wrote:
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In fact, get rid of both vents to even it up!

Air will get to the heater somehow.
Nice idea in a way, would stop rainwater getting in, but also it would most likely force air for the heater to be drawn in from the engine bay which is far from ideal.. Sleepy time :lol:
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Started on my trip around the windscreen surround today, drivers side pillar first job.

Most of it cleaned up pretty well, knotted wheel and grit blaster did most of the work. Small bits to weld so a decent result really.
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All welded up, loving my spot welder 8-)
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Top section was god all the way across after all the cleaning, bingo :D
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Passenger pillar wasn't too bad, just a couple of bits needed welding.


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Just the passneger bottom corner then the bit around the vent...
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Coming together mate.
Could you cut the vents out of another car or bonnet that look similar?

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I did consider going around the local scrapyard with a saw.. :lol:
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Run some fresh air to the heater with ducts from the inner wing area?

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I'd tried making a jig to make a section with the slots, almost works and on reflection I know how I could make it work by trapping the steel between two jigs rather than trying to form it using just an underneath jig..

All academic now, had to grow a pair and just get on with it
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Cleaned the panel back as far as I dared whilst keeping the shape of the vents, thankfully the rust stopped short of going in the curves but didn't leave a lot of material to weld to.
Plate made up with the necessary curves to follow the curved screen flange in both directions, not easy in a patch that is folded twice as the central piece needed to curve, but it got manipulated enough in the end.
Then the shape cut to match the remaining piece of bulkhead..
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Welding was very gently done in small dabs, overlaid to allow it to melt down into the joint.
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Equally careful grinding back as all too easy to take away the surrounding material, thin areas got re-welded.
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With the hard bit done the rest was straightforward enough, curved corner needed care to keep the shape so the new screen will fit..
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Friday I'll make a start on the drivers door, the last bit of welding... 8-)
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