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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 08:06:46 AM »

Finished floor pan


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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 11:47:43 AM »

These are the passenger side rear seat area. As well as sorting the panels, a new rear seatbelt fixing plate was fabricated and included for both sides. The old ones were well corroded. Again the finished job had the matting applied as a last job.


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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 11:48:18 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 11:49:02 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2012, 11:49:41 AM »

And finally we get here


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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »

I'm impressed with the rear turret/arch repair and also the floorpan.  It would have been easy to just weld a flat steel plate in the floor but they have replicated the original floor shape, its details like that that make all the difference IMHO.

I'm keen to see how the repairs on the doors go, the usual place for the start of the decay... it looks a challenge but am sure it can be repaired.

You are right not to weld repair sectioning into the bonnet - this is very tricky as the panels distort due to the heat. I had this issue when I had the holes for the two badges on the boot welded up, so the panel beater had to spend time putting that right after the welding was completed.   I now prefer to cut the pins off the back of the badges and stick them on with body adhesive (Masterbond)  The holes for those pins are the weak spot and the starting point for the rot.
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2012, 12:09:09 PM »

Hi Matt

Yes Tom was a bit of  wizz on the english wheel, I was told. All of the panels apart from the wings were fabricated by them.

So on with the rest of the work.

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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2012, 12:23:12 PM »

Now the drivers side rear seat..


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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 12:23:53 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2012, 12:24:34 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2012, 12:25:09 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2012, 12:32:04 PM »

The final photos are of the repair work around the rear turrets, but in the boot. Note they had to cut out a section of the rear passenger bulkhead to gain access to the corroded area around some of the nearside rear turrent.

Near side rear turret photos first


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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2012, 12:32:37 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2012, 12:33:12 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2012, 12:36:58 PM »

Drivers side rear turret in the boot


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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2012, 12:37:34 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2012, 07:36:43 AM »

Moving on to the front wings. The inner wing on the near side was not particularly bad (unlike the drivers side), here are the photos of the repair


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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2012, 07:37:17 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2012, 07:37:55 AM »

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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2012, 08:39:10 AM »

The driver's inner wing proved to be a whole load more work than the passenger side. Apart from a distinct lack of metal, there was a patch to around the turret which was not even welded fully and was downright dangerous.... Not an MOT  pass I feel.


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