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More progress! Cut out the OS quarter panel and cut out and plated the rotten bits. All fresh metal in there now! Tomorrow's job is to plate that sill end plate and treat the metal so it'll last for years.


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Got some bits done today! Grinded back the surface rust on the sill end plate and grinded down the welds on the part we plated. Followed by the first layer of rust protection!



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Protected

Welded

Grinded

Sealed


Also bought and put daisy wheels on and sold the other ones, just need some open head nuts so I can put the centre caps on!



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Got this side protected from the weather until the professional paint job! Just the other side to fix up and then its mot time!


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Been a while but we're back at it! Grinded the quarter panel off and chucked it away (last picture shows a bodge that someone has done) grinded all the rust off the inside of the panel and treated it. Waiting a day for it to dry and bond. Tomorrow we're on to building up the rear sill and welding in the new quarter panel!





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Protected the inner wings and the wings themselves, also sprayed cavity wax into the sills to protect the insides


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Also got the next restoration project, it's a V Spec! Gonna enjoy getting this one back on the road, it's been sat for a couple of years!


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Black 5 is in for paint! Started cracking on with the V Spec today, there was no sign of rust on the outside, as you can see that wasn't the case when we cut the panel off! Tomorrow we protect the metal and finish off the fabricating and welding for this side!




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Welded the the rust protection on the inside of the quarter panel and wing! Also protected the sill end plate. Tomorrows job is the second coat on the inside of the quarter panel and then we're ready to weld the outer skin on!





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It's interesting to see someone's already been well into the green one with the plug welds on the inner panel. I presume it must have been an insurance repair early in its life. Did they spot weld the outer panel back together?

How are you rebuilding the inner arch returns before the outer panel goes on? Bespoke sheet steel? It looked like the black one needed a fair bit of restorative work.
 

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It's interesting to see someone's already been well into the green one with the plug welds on the inner panel. I presume it must have been an insurance repair early in its life. Did they spot weld the outer panel back together?

How are you rebuilding the inner arch returns before the outer panel goes on? Bespoke sheet steel? It looked like the black one needed a fair bit of restorative work.
Yeah spot welded!
Exactly that, all built up with sheet metal and protected many times over!

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Rear sill built up and protected, cut out that rusty part of the quarter and erlded fresh metal in and protected it all!


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