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Possible Inspection Cover

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:21 am
by Tom_HRO260
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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:11 pm
by Brad1380
Yes please Tom.

Rough Shots

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:59 am
by Tom_HRO260
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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Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:54 am
by Brad1380
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.

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:13 pm
by Brad1380
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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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:04 pm
by martin172
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.

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:05 pm
by Brad1380
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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Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:37 pm
by Brad1380
Another piece of the puzzle.
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Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:43 pm
by martin172
Brad1380 wrote:Martin i'm too tenacious for that to happen.
I suppose that engine hanging around creates quite some impetus.

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:46 pm
by Brad1380
Sure does:-)

Hopefully get the majority of the welding sorted this weekend.

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:17 pm
by Brad1380
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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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:35 am
by martin172
Any updates Brad?

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:20 am
by Brad1380
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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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:37 am
by Brad1380
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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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 am
by martin172
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.