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Tom_HRO260
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Possible Inspection Cover

Post by Tom_HRO260 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:21 am

Hi Brad
Mine's not 100% resto correct, but I made a small access panel at the lower reach of the rear of the inner front wheel arch (try saying that after a pint or 3) to allow cleaning/flushing/oiling of the inner sills. I see you have a similar area currently exposed - might be an option to consider?
Per Martin's offer, I can also send you some shots of the wing area if you require as my HRO is still in turkey mode...
Cheers
Tom

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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:11 pm

Yes please Tom.
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Rough Shots

Post by Tom_HRO260 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:59 am

Hi Brad
Difficult to get same angle with bloody valance in the way, so I've snapped a few in and around. There's also my little support brackets (non OE) that are in the way slightly, but a worthwhile add in.

Hope these help. Tom

Looking in through front rail/bumper irons support. Still on turkey roller so that's in the way as well I'm afraid

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From the other side of the RHS rail, again through lower valance

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Same side RHS, from inner arch

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And a couple looking in through rad support panel at inside of LHS rail/valance top join

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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:54 am

Thanks again Tom, a picture is better than a 1000 words.
I have some of the valance support brackets ready made to go on the same as yours.
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Post by Brad1380 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:13 pm

Bit of work to do to the rear section of the n/s front wing, the top part with the splash shield has completely rotted out the splash shield was like lace, the previously fitted rear wing repair section doesn't fit & theres more holes by the sills, repaired a rather large hole in the inner wing already.

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martin172
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Post by martin172 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:04 pm

What's happened with the rear wing repair section?
I thought that was in.

By your tone I suspect it might be time to close the door for a few days.

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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:05 pm

Martin i'm too tenacious for that to happen.

Paper template
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Repair section ready for welding once i've captivated the nuts on the other side.
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:37 pm

Another piece of the puzzle.
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Post by martin172 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:43 pm

Brad1380 wrote:Martin i'm too tenacious for that to happen.
I suppose that engine hanging around creates quite some impetus.

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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:46 pm

Sure does:-)

Hopefully get the majority of the welding sorted this weekend.
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Post by Brad1380 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:17 pm

Run out of gas over the weekend but done some good progress.

Had a look at the front wing sections, the bashed about original was unusable, so after multiple attempts which took 9 hrs i mananged to get a section i was happy with, just need to trim it to suit now.

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Post by martin172 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:35 am

Any updates Brad?

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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:20 am

Here you are Martin,

quite pleased with the wheel arch repair & also a couple of new headlight rings fabricated & fitted, i was in 2 minds to make them or not, pleased i did after see the state of the old ones.

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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:37 am

Cut the false floor as per Toms drawing, but can't see where it bolts too, nothing in the foot well seems to have holes that line up with the slots in the plate.

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Post by martin172 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 am

Hi Brad,
It is held to the floor by 2 brackets that it screws to and simply leans against the bulkhead.

The brackets are held to the floor by 2 pop rivets each.

You should find 2 sets of 2 holes about ( working from memory here) about 2 inches apart, about 4 to 6 inches towards you from the bulkhead which is where they are riveted down.

I'm at the outlaws at the moment but if no-one jumps in first I'll gets some pics for you later if you like.

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