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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:26 pm

More plastic glueing just for a change! Laid up more grp in the drivers side chin and started repairing the crack in the radiator inlet in front of the number plate. Made a patch for the passenger side chin where the bumper bracket attaches. I think I've got the measure of resin mix now for each job, hardly any waste left over which goes on "standby patches" elsewhere.
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:19 pm

Busy busy day in the man cave with four lay ups done, both chin repairs strengthened and the outside surfaces built up to near the correct contours, rad ducting panels strengthened and the drivers door repair begun with two layers done. Cream-crackered but most of the topside and front structural repairs coming on nicely.
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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:53 pm

How long have you got until it goes for painting?


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:57 pm

I'm blaming "lockdown"! Should have been at Speedys in May but I needed practical instruction on the grp repairs having never done it before so son couldn't get to me until way late. Then I've found loads more defects since getting into it, little things like tape joining rad ducting to the body glassed directly over dirt to a massive impact covered with half inch filler! I reckon there's another six weeks or so at least before it's ready for paint, it doesn't matter much, when it's done it's done, there's no deadline, it's just got to be right.



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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:30 pm

Fair enough. Keep plugging on then, you'll get it sorted.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:45 pm

More layers inside the drivers door then, after curing, sanded a shallow V on the other side and filled it with widening strips of grp to complete the structural repair.

More filling strips to the chin repairs to bring them up to contour and some on the cracks in the rad inlet behind the number plate.

I decided that the whole edge of the chin was still too flexible so made a stiff triangular cardboard former, wrapped in cling film, and laid up a single layer of grp with edges as a strengthener. I slotted the V to get the bends. Three inside, stretching across the back edge, should sort that out.
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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:52 pm

By 'eck, tha's getting' a bit teckernikle ...
nice work :D


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:19 pm

Beginning to enjoy this plastic welding! Final layers on the door repair, filled the patch over the hole, sanded level and secured the floating inner panel.

Time to attack the underside so juggled the lift, added packing and raised the body on the beams. Secured it with a ratchet strap and G clamps.

Finished building up the chin repairs, made the third strengthener and trial-fitted them across the inner nose chin.
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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:45 pm

Nice work - now you'll KNOW when you meet a kerb :wink:


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:22 pm

Good work Brian 8)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:54 pm

Took a day off glassing t' fetch some bling type treasure, lovely t' see close pals after so long, all be it socially distanced and mostly downwind. So the Coupe will be able to wear shiny Wolfies with colour co-ordinated spoke gaps!



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Post by Corky » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:20 pm

With all that hard work, I'm sure it's going to look fantastic BC.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:16 pm

Filled the hole on the extreme front, drivers side then more on the back of the headlight and number plate mounts.

Got the chin reinforcements glassed in with added layers.
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:49 pm

Great work BC


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Post by adamwilkes » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:59 pm

Excellent - those sleeping policemen stand no chance :wink:


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