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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:24 pm 
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Now getting underway on the back end of the 72 and wow
It’s 7 plates thick in the rear offside corner and non existent on the near side.
The nearside arch looks look like it could be 4 arches thick ?
Bearing in mind this car had 6 months MOT on it when I acquired it I can only assume the tester was stevie wonder :lol:
Good job the workshop fridge is full of beer and the wood burner is on :D
Certainly felt it was a chuckle worth sharing


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:51 pm 
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You are a better man than I.

That looks like a tremendous amount of work. You should post before/after pictures when you are done.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Looks familiar! When I went into the subframe mounts / heel board on red shed I found areas an inch think In over plating...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:07 pm 
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That’s the one positive with HOY, it might have been as rotten as a pear but there had been no bodgery like that to contend with.

Get the angle grinder and cut it all out Jeremy ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Been grinding most of the afternoon Andrew but have possibly had more success with a power hacksaw blade sharpened like a chisel .
One thing I do know , wheel arches are a right twat to get out :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:05 pm 
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I took my wheel tubs out with the rear quarters, saved a load of cutting and was replacing all anyway, just cut along above boot floor, replaced boot floor then cut rest out.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Beatie wrote:
Been grinding most of the afternoon Andrew but have possibly had more success with a power hacksaw blade sharpened like a chisel .
One thing I do know , wheel arches are a right twat to get out :lol: :lol:


Not if it was as rotten as HOY Jeremy :o :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:12 pm 
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Might need a local hardened veteran to hoof them out for me Andrew ?
Is your dad busy next week :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 pm 
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My old Heinz Hornet had some fine examples of the bodger's art....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 pm 
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And a further example from my 61 which I think I should donate to an art gallery "mixed media C1986 - steel, acylic filler, ferrous oxide and pigeon poo welding"...


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