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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 06 Feb 2013 :  20:09:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heater & wiper motor back in, slowly starting to take shape!






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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 07 Feb 2013 :  20:13:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was late back from work tonight so didn't get much done other than making the last brake pipe to go to the rear of the car. Did put the rocker cover on to see it in all of it's polished glory.......









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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2013 :  09:52:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little more progress to report. All the rear suspension is new (shocks & springs) so a dirty old axle was not going to look right! It has taken some cleaning but well worth it!







I have some satin black to finish it off to match the other components.

I am having my first go at mig welding, there are a couple of small patches required on the underside, not visible so it doesn�t have to be pretty!!

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Axle is now finished, so onto the next job!






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Edited by - JPSH120 on 12 Mar 2014 13:18:31
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HunterGLS

Ireland
95 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2013 :  16:36:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job.

Are you keeping the standard shocks or using the Spax ones?
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2013 :  18:32:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HunterGLS

Nice job.

Are you keeping the standard shocks or using the Spax ones?



Sticking with standard for now, I've got a new pair of boge shocks to go on.

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HunterGLS

Ireland
95 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2013 :  22:04:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I will be doing the same.

I didn't know you could get Boge shocks, I've only seen Spax and Armstrong.
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2013 :  22:32:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HunterGLS

I think I will be doing the same.

I didn't know you could get Boge shocks, I've only seen Spax and Armstrong.



I bought them a while ago but presumably they are still available. They must still make some shocks with the correct dimensions etc.

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 01 May 2013 :  09:05:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've made a start on what I hope will be the last bit of bodywork repairs needed. This is the junction of N/S/F footwell/sill and it has evidently been repaired previously but over 20 years ago;









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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 02 May 2013 :  19:33:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How a rusty hole always turns out to become a massive gap...
Sadly I know all about it..
Keep up the good work!

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 03 May 2013 :  19:57:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good session on the car this afternoon fabricating some repair pieces and also got most of them clipped in place. A bit more fiddling required before the welding can begin;







Weather permitting I will be back on it again on Monday.

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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 03 May 2013 :  23:03:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good but I would have used a bigger piece for the floor section as there doesnt look much over hang for you to weld the section in. If you want to get really tech you could joggle the edge to so it fits really nice Nice clamps by the way

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2013 :  09:14:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Jon, it's been quite tricky trying to work out how the bottom of the door post is meant to look as it was non existent! And I think you are probably right about the floor piece, I wasn't overly confident about butt welding it in to be honest, if I add some extra it will give some margin for error!

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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2013 :  09:49:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your not far away with the original shape but to add some strength it could do with a flange on the floor pan part facing down and running along the sill section. You could then plug weld it to the inner sill to make it look more oe. Then just run some seam sealer along the joins.If you jogle the edge seam weld and linish it back will almost be invisible repair

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bigt80

United Kingdom
937 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2013 :  19:48:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HunterGLS

I think I will be doing the same.

I didn't know you could get Boge shocks, I've only seen Spax and Armstrong.



Yes, I have to say that in my heyday it was only Spax available as uprated for the rear & Koni's for the front. Mine have now been sitting for 13years, but hope all will be well when it finally gets on the road: still kack-hander to go first. Small update on that on the thread!
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bigt80

United Kingdom
937 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2013 :  19:49:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HunterGLS

I think I will be doing the same.

I didn't know you could get Boge shocks, I've only seen Spax and Armstrong.



Yes, I have to say that in my heyday it was only Spax available as uprated for the rear & Koni's for the front. Mine have now been sitting for 13years, but hope all will be well when it finally gets on the road: still kack-hander to go first. Small update on that on the thread!
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