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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown 100e View Post
    Nice project Gary, should keep you busy for the next couple of weeks.

    Steve
    Gaffa tape over the holes (with cardboard backing for the structural bits), half an inch of underseal and its about there. It'd be there even quicker if it weren't so bloody cold..........

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    Sills......... The sill structure is straight forward, inner/outer with no centre strengthener. The sills didn't appear too bad, just the bit in the middle where it tucks under the rear quarter, but as I had two new (repro) sills I thought I might as well make life difficult, so:

    The nasty bit in the middle.


    Drill out a load of spot welds and:

    The two rotten bits in the middle of the inner sill are where the floor braces are welded to the inner sill underneath. Although the body has been dipped the inside of the sill was full of heavy rust scale.

    One of the braces was fine, the other was rotten but confined to the end


    Ends of brace replaced, inner sill repair pieces butt-welded in & all was then de-rusted & primed


    New outer sill was a repro & the profile isn't quite right. I had to fabricate the part that tucks under the quarter panel.


    All welded up. The repair panel for the lower quarter where it meets the sill was made from a good piece of the old sill.


    All welds linished flat, skim of filler, prime & guide coated ready for flatting back tomorrow & checking to see if it follows the right shape!


    Next job is to repeat all of this on the other side, replace the rear wheel arches then take the body off & roll it over to replace the floor pans & a few other bits & pieces.

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    Good job Gazza, it'll be done for Drayton...!!!

    Fueled by Jim and Luckies.
    Still doing all the shit I used to ;-)

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    And so it goes on. Both sill assemblies finished. Unwanted (and two wanted!) holes in the bulkhead welded up so on to the roof(!!!). The offside roof outer skin had rotted at the front & back.

    Back


    Front


    Inner structure was perfect, note gutter is also perforated & needs replacing


    Inner structure cleaned & painted. The "****" reference is where I managed to dent the roof while removing the rotten bit


    Repair section fabricated & fitted along with replacement gutter

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    I knew that there was some rust in the rear load area, so today I decided to make a start.

    The upper panel was repairable, so I drilled out a load of spot welds, cut through some brazing and lifted off the upper panel to get to the rust in the underside panel.



    I lifted the panel off and was greeted with this lot.......







    Fortunately the rust only affects this panel & the body brace so repairs SHOULD be straight forward. Unfortunately I just found out I've run out of sheet steel, so I've got to wait until tomorrow now to pick up some steel & start fabricating & cutting.

    To be continued.....

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    A-post repairs. Metal was a bit thin here.



    Cut it out, shot blast & prime. Inner panel was sound.



    New panel made.



    Ground down & primed.



    Other side was the same.

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    When Wolfsburg met Detroit

    Floor pans under the seat had rotted through, replacement pans are available in the US but shipping is eye-watering.



    I new I'd seen a similar shaped floor pan before and after a quick search on EBay, VW Beetle pans looked similar so I ordered two new ones for about £30 each.



    I'd like to say they were a straight fit, but they weren't. I had to trim them considerably and bend the front part up, but they were damned close and I've now got floorpans the correct shape with strengthening ribs etc, so it looks "factory".



    The new pans & patch repairs were butt-welded in after the original bits were cut out, the "snotty" looking welding is because they were welded in by joining up short runs, each no more than about 1/4" long to prevent burning through. When butt welding it helps to have a flat piece of copper pressed right under the join to prevent the weld burning through, but this isn't possible unless the panel is completely flat. All welds have now been ground flush & primed. Just got to repeat on the other side.........

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    Get on with it then...!!!

    Fueled by Jim and Luckies.
    Still doing all the shit I used to ;-)

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    5 hours in there yesterday, more cut & weld!

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    looking good so far,
    Last edited by pb55chevy; 22-06-2011 at 12:25.
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