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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:53 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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Brian
I have some CSM and wove if you need it mate
Thanks pal, I've plenty to keep me busy with the sill and clearing muck!😁👍



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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:47 pm

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:18 pm

East Coast grp are very good at fixing mistakes, phoned them Wednesday and e-mailed pics 2pm, correct stuff arrived 08.45 next day!

The last layers applied to the rad ducting then I thought about the replacement sill strengthening. It seems to deal with compression, tension, bending down vertically and twisting!😳

I've gone "old skool" and intend using a classic "N" structure as used on squillions o' Railway bridges. This will re-inforce the car's natural ability to "corner on rails!" Made a start on riveting the girders.😁😎
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:12 pm

Spent a few days filing the remaining rust off the underside of the drivers side cill and glassing the rest of the "bridge girders". Prepared a slot for repair on the drivers side door shut and a few other minor places on the nose and body sides. Screwed a piece of timber under the body using the seat fixing holes and cut some struts to hold the first "girder" in place then glassed it and the other repairs.
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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:20 pm

Nice work; now I see how you can do it :)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:23 pm

Your work Brian, is very neat. Impressive stuff.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:05 pm

So EC grp came up trumps again, supplies arrived this morning. Back on with the cill re-inforcing I glassed the middle "girder" in place and did the initial repair to the right hand boot floor. The left over resin was used to continue filling the outside cill/door shut on the drivers side.

I filed the cured repairs to contour then carried on glassing the final "girder", filling pieces and another two layers on the boot repair. While they were curing I painted the rad ducting, so a busy productive day!
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:36 pm

Top work BC 8)


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Post by philhoward » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:47 pm

8) 8)

Great job, BC.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:15 pm

Drivers side boot repair started, more layers to go to get the floor level flat.

Final layers applied on the cill repair.

Drivers side door shut repair on-going, it's an awkward thing with four planes including a curved tumbhome to the lower body. I just keep building up in layers and filing to contours.

Finally I'm temporarily welding the front suspension towers back on so that the closed cell foam thickness can be accurately applied.
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:52 pm

Spent most of the day finishing laying up all the repairs inside the boot, found the cover for the fuel filler so cleaned, sanded and shaped a wooden prop to restore it's correct contour then did the initial glassing inside. Made two new captive nut struts for the heater. While checking those,I recovered said heater and tried the struts on it. Found that the knob fell off so remade the spring and peg that holds it on.

Thought I'd put the bonnet on and check the replacement 5a hinges but they' re hiding!
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:38 pm

Found the bleddy things, last box I looked in!😬 Freed them up and offered them up to the bonnet but I'll need adapter plates so I'll save making those until I'm fed up o' sanding!

So today has been spent gouging out the filler on the offside rear corner where the historic repair section was joined to the back and starting laying up to contour.

The other job completed was the prep, screwing together then glassing the internal panelling back into the drivers door which had previously been removed to gain access for correcting the exterior contour.
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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:41 pm

Bit of a gap since last posting, no I ain't bin in clink! Absolutely bloomin' busy doing loads o' grp repairs, mainly on the drivers side and boot with occasional diverts to the headlight surrounds so haven't had time t' sit down!

I needed t turn the body round so lowered it slowly on its chassis/dolly and was able to trim the new rad ducting to shape. Huge shunt in the sun got it done and re-jigged the pallets of treasure t' give me more room.

The trial fit of the Coupe bonnet to see where the 5a hinges would go was a disappointment, too many modifications to be carried out so I bought a decent 5a bonnet instead, much simpler.

Made a wooden pattern to correct the profiles of the headlight surrounds and glassed in the gap. I looked at the boot area and decided to add an internal strengthener across the rear.

Ordered treasure to crack on with the repaired chassis once the body is away for paint including horns, hose, clips, fasteners and interior lights. These were a problem as the roof has a sun hatch so finally got a modern LED one that fit in the B posts.

Back now to grp repairs on the passenger side.
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Post by Corky » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:17 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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Bit of a gap since last posting, no I ain't bin in clink!
The thought did cross my mind :lol:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Wow,busy times Brian :shock: :D


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