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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Giving the techarc welder a work out!


Happy with it?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:48 pm 
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Very happy with it but still finding my feet. Both outer sills had been crudely patched more than 30 years ago but fortunately the membranes are fine. Closing panel on one side needs a repair and a couple of very small holes in the drivers footwell. Not too bad for a 67 but it was only on the road for 20 years so that's saved it. Beneath the underseal is like new apart from the sills. Could have been a lot worse.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 am 
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Shame to see it go on hold, but i can fully see where you are coming from.

Keep me in mind if you do want to sell.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Cheers for that Robin. Since mine's not supposed to have them I'll just leave them off, don't need to give myself more work or the car more rust traps.

Pugz: I will. Hopefully I'll pick this up again later in the year when I've more free time and cash, if circumstances change I'll be sure to update here.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Vulgalour wrote:
Cheers for that Robin. Since mine's not supposed to have them I'll just leave them off, don't need to give myself more work or the car more rust traps.

Pugz: I will. Hopefully I'll pick this up again later in the year when I've more free time and cash, if circumstances change I'll be sure to update here.

No problem. BMC probably deleted them as they knew that after a couple of years the sills would be unable to take the jacking loads. Mine are surprisingly solid but then it was only on the road from 67-87.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:45 pm 
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111Robin wrote:
Vulgalour wrote:
Mine are surprisingly solid but then it was only on the road from 67-87.


That was ten years more than they needed to rot!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:24 pm 
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Costafortune wrote:
111Robin wrote:
Vulgalour wrote:
Mine are surprisingly solid but then it was only on the road from 67-87.


That was ten years more than they needed to rot!

Probably more like 15 :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Today the closing panels arrived. I'm glad I ordered these rather than trying to make them myself, they're quite a complicated shape with a slight taper to the ends I would have struggled to replicate. They'll also be massively easier to fit than anything I could make myself.

Image20170926-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

Next on my shopping list for the 1100 are a pair of intermediate sills (about £50, plus postage) and a pair of outer sills (about £200, plus postage) so I can put all the grot right. In the meantime I need to finish repairing the floor and inner sills and get the clutch master cylinder rebuilt so the car is easier to move around for the big welding that it'll require.

Probably won't get on with this properly until next year, my calendar of obligations is pretty full and things are unlikely to quieten down until February 2018.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:15 pm 
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They are a great panel arnt they?

I did look at making some for my orange car, but soon realised that they were actually much more complicated than they first looked

mine came from earl parts, but they all come from the same place

they fit lovely, I think one of mine needed a tiny snip at one end, bar that they gripped them selves into place

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:42 pm 
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I'm wondering if when I put the sills back together it makes sense to do the intermediate and closing panel first and then the outer sill last. I'm not entirely sure how they stack in practice.


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