Adventures in Welding

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Re: Adventures in Welding

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by bazzateer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:23 am

impstress2003 wrote:All butt welded.
It's good that Nikki's helping! :lol:
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Re: Adventures in Welding

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:lol: snigger.....

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by impstress2003 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:01 pm

Done! Near side rear inner tub finished!
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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by impstress2003 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:08 pm

Next, the rear shelf needs to be completely replaced. It is peppered with holes all over.

I may not start this for a few weeks!

I dropped screwdrivers through some of the holes to illustrate the problem, but it is completely peppered with pin holes.

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Re: Adventures in Welding

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by impstress2003 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Yes, I have a shelf which I cut from a scrap imp 13 years ago, it's not mint but it is significantly better and there are no holes in it! Unfortunately I only had a short time to cut it out in an unpowered yard so I bolster chiselled it out by hand. So I need to make good the edges of the panel before fitting.

Coincidentally it looks almost the same colour as the car! :)
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Re: Adventures in Welding

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by tiker » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:41 am

You will have to watch out for movement of the rear windscreen as the bit your replacing fits as a 3part spot weld of the engine lid channel and it's very weak and floppy once you cut part of it out , Iam surprised this part is not rotted out too still it's a very big job good luck
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Re: Adventures in Welding

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by yoeddynz » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:43 am

Wow- I have just read this all the way through. What a mission and good on you for putting in so many hours. Also- what a great thread to read!!! I love seeing a car get rescued and I love learning from other peoples techniques (everyday is a school day..)

One of the last bits you posted about, the bottom of the a rear guard below the lights, is a part I have just finished. Very intersting to read that many cars differ slightly here and that its a tricky one to get right.

One thing I have to remind myself when undertaking tricky sections on any of my own cars is that really.. probably no one will ever notice if the repair is not quite spot on or perhaps not as it was originally. I can honestly say I have never ever looked over someones car and scrutinised the curves (although I'll admit to having spent far too long looking over the curves on a Ferrari Dino 246..). I think the overall package, the colour, wheels, stance etc etc is far more important than a swage line that is mm perfect :-) I need to keep reminding myself this and just crack on.. because life is short!
But damn it's interesting seeing how people go about their repairs. Thanks for sharing such a great thread!

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Re: Adventures in Welding

Post by ImpManiac » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:43 pm

yoeddynz wrote:I think the overall package, the colour, wheels, stance etc etc is far more important than a swage line that is mm perfect :-) I need to keep reminding myself this and just crack on.. because life is short!
But damn it's interesting seeing how people go about their repairs. Thanks for sharing such a great thread!
I totally agree. 8)

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