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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:31 pm

Cut out all the rot
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:35 pm

Cleaned and wire brushed,rust treatment and welded in new flanges
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:37 pm

Welded inner
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:43 pm

Made up section on top of wing ,also made up a contour plate before cutting
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:57 pm

With the bottom resting in place made up scuttle just got end to cap off at door side plus will put door on for final adjustment
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:45 pm

Spot on, looks good!
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ImpManiac » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Lovely work, Gary. :D You're fortunate that the rusted area in the scuttle was quite localised. Your repair work looks excellent, I must say. :wink:

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:00 pm

Thank you for the kind comments I'd rather put a bit more work in now than be repainting in a few years time when I should be enjoying using the car also getting Frost lead loading kit for Christmas so I can finish joints correctly
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:57 pm

Some great work being done on this
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:34 pm

Not been doing much other jobs get in the way but been down couple of days this week welded top part of scuttle and made up bottom inner wing
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:38 pm

Put the door back on to check alignment,I hate putting doors on just to take them off again :-(
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:09 pm

Thought I'd messed the scuttle up if you look near where it meets the door you can see the top angles up slightly seemed much worse before I put the door on I will hopefully correct it when I lead the joint the bottom part is still to weld
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:26 pm

The top of door to scuttle area is really difficult to get right on an Imp. You look to have done a great job there, Gary. :D

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:50 am

That area was originally lead loaded too at the factory to get the final profile right as I suppose it was quicker that way than spend lots of time getting it right without, so if you manage to do it without the need for it youve done a brilliant job.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by John Simister » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:34 pm

Gary... you, sir, are a metalworking genius. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished car. You'd probably be looking at £40k-plus for a good restoration company to do what you will have done by the time you're finished. And another Stiletto survives.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by pbergs » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:01 am

I echo what John has said. Another Stiletto running and probably one of the best. We look forward to the great reveal. Well done.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by Lars Hagermark » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:50 pm

One more echo. :D
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:17 pm

Had a go at lead loading to day tried on bit of scrap first it OK .I really like it tinned the scuttle joints before I welded them in then loaded up the joint until it sank right to the back can be bit messy at first got a bit on the floor but pretty pleased with the sealing process
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ImpManiac » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:59 pm

That looks great, Gary. :)

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ChrisBenoy » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:51 am

I think it's safe to say that once finished this is going to be done to a far higher standard than when it left the factory :D

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:30 pm

Welded wing back on today, before I cut it off to gain access to the inner wing I marked it lightly with the splitting wheel to make sure it went back in the same place welded it in short sections and cooled it off with the air line as I went
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:24 pm

Cleaned wing up and put the door on to check alignment before I put the lower wing section on
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:49 pm

Feel like I am getting there slowly but surely
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:27 pm

Yes youre getting there, what number are you going to have on the door? Club membership? :D
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Post by tiker » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:47 pm

I've been hoping someone may recognise the doors but one day they will be gone for good
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ImpManiac » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:44 pm

Proper job, Gary! :D

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:48 pm

Remember this
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:53 pm

Managed to get good mk1 door as a replacement its in really good condition just need to mod top to fit coupé
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:56 pm

I assume all the door internals are the same just the top frame that needs altering?
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:33 pm

Felt glass runners will need altering to suit in length too if youre using the old saloon ones.
Everything else should be the same below the waistline as far as im aware.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:38 pm

Almost forgot the glass was reg marked if any one knows the car HCL 71HD
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:29 pm

Hi back to it, bottom of the wing was a bit crusty and a bit damaged from spot weld removal so decided to make new
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:41 pm

Looks about right, and with the paint drain hole too, thats handy when you come to rust proof it, just make sure is plugged with a bung/grommet afterwards though.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:43 pm

Welded it up off the car then tinned the bottom 2inch inside and out,weld through primer on weld area and welded in then lead loaded joint with my new found toy.
Its not the finished profile as will go back when all welding finished but its all sealed and water tight you get the idea
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:50 pm

Looking great and youve still got the garage to work in.
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:11 pm

For now and that's all that matter's its up for sale again but why worry about what I can't control just change what you can and find a way round the rest , A good moto for life I've found
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:48 pm

^^ Wise words. :)

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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:53 pm

Put new door on today and welded old frame on off the old one.the fit is very good but the door is very different. I didn't know the coupé frame was slightly curved is the glass curved as I've never looked? Cut the old frame of at base if you look back the frame on this side at the top was short an 8mm gap checked body same on both sides so at a loss as to why.Fit new door cut frame off at base offered old frame up and it needed more of to get a gap ,so happy with fit but ??? Noticed this door is also more curved than the old one the 1st photo is the original door
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by tiker » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:57 pm

Door is now tacked on will trial fit quarterlite before finally welding solid
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Re: 68 stiletto Restoration (SRC 527F )

Post by The Nun » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:58 pm

Yes Coupe side glass is very slightly curved, it was a selling point actually gives more shoulder room with the lowered roof, about 3mm worth.
Quarterlight, door and rear side glass is all handed on a coupe as its curved, on the saloon its flat so both sides are the same glass.
Worth a mention as youre trying to get yours spot on, but when youre trial fitting the doors its, well Ive found anyway, best if the body is, unless braced or jigged, supported at its suspension spring mounting points rather than just under the floor as the gaps can alter once the cars back on its suspension otherwise, the IMP body is quite flexible if a cage isnt fitted.
The IMP door gaps can be quite close depending on the door in question, some fit well others not so, and they can end up fouling.
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