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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:11 pm 
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That tilter looks a usfull thing, I use a similar home made job for healey repairs

You do have to watch for any sagging in the middle with mine.

Is it staying orange?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:40 am 
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Nick W wrote:
That tilter looks a usfull thing, I use a similar home made job for healey repairs

You do have to watch for any sagging in the middle with mine.

Is it staying orange?


the tilter came of ebay, it was probably cheaper than buying the steel and the wheels and getting it all cut and drilled, it came in such a way that it was able to be sent through by a carrier.

due to this the bar along the bottom is made from sections, which do have a sag, if I was using it on a larger car I would make this area stronger.


the tango terror is staying orange, and probably automatic

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:35 pm 
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nearly four months of work and the welding is 'nearly' finished

floor is fully done

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rear toe board ends, all done

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worse bit still to do underneath is the very back of the LH rear arch

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I also still have a tiny bit to do on the front wings, and a tiny bit to do on the rear bumper mounting lip


I'm ignoring the dent in the back quarter for now, that can wait until its back on its wheels and then I can tie it to a tree and get a sill clamp on it and give it a tug - at least now it wont tear into two! :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:18 pm 
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looks like you could be taking Alan down in the 2018 1100 concours :o


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:30 pm 
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I love seeing this going on with our cars - ADO16 love! :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am 
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front wings are now done, a few little patches here and there - but much less hassle than chopping them off and fitting new ones

handily I spotted a rusty old used wing that had been chopped off a car on ebay that I (mark) won for £8 8-)

I managed to chop it up into sufficient parts that it was able to make most of the repair sections that I needed, so it was well worth it! - tight yorkshireman!!!! :lol:

the worse bit of both front wings was the head lamp rings, they where both bursting apart with rust, so I ground the old retainer rings from them, repaired the outer wing with little patches and then bought a pair of heritage mini headlamp wings and welded them in. took a while, but looks ok

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bought the four new wing stiffeners from earlpart - expensive for what they were, but fitted great

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:44 am 
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ive also cracked on and got the engine bay baremetaled, it needs a tiny bit of filler and then painting orange

I need to get this done so I can get the pipes and frames back in

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the engine bay had been sprayed with Zeibart and looked a real mess,


if I'm going to beat alan supersonic in the concours ring I need to up my game (never going to happen!)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:51 am 
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and finally

the last 'worse' bit to do was to get all the Zeibart out the boot - why the hell they had sprayed it inside the boot is beyond me - though I suppose it let the punter who paid actually see the results!

there is also a small patch to weld in the boot - then that's it all done (apart for the rear bumper lip, but that can wait into ive tugged the dent out)

before

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the really lumpy stuff is factory applied seamsealer that is just some thick tar that is sprayed everywhere there is an edge

2 hours with a brush and a rag soaked in a mix of old thinners, engine dregreaser, whatever other chemicals had been poured in to the 'bonfire lighting fluid' container...... :lol:

I ended up with this

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I was high as a kite when I was done :lol:


small patch that needs repair (in amongst the black marks)

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and that's me up to date

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:50 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
on ebay that I (mark) won for £8 8-)

- tight yorkshireman!!!! :lol:



So tight you got Mark to buy it!?!

Makes a Scotsman look like Santa Claus!

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Cars looking good though.

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Pandora wrote:
rich@minispares.com wrote:
on ebay that I (mark) won for £8 8-)

- tight yorkshireman!!!! :lol:



So tight you got Mark to buy it!?!

Makes a Scotsman look like Santa Claus!

:lol:

Cars looking good though.

Al



to be fair, I spotted it and mark bought it when he still considered the cat to be worth doing.....


I'm quite please with the progress, it has been a lot more work than I though, I don't mind admitting that, but I'm over the hump now

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