Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Zebedee, Aug 10, 2011.
repair , why change the habit of a lifetime...
Decided that for the £16 i might as well replace it as there was nothing really solid left enough to weld too.
Chopped it out with the grinder with the safety guard removed.
Just needs the edges grinding back. Quite suprised how solid the chassis is behind it. Shame about the bit under the reinforcement bit that welds to the underside of the chassis rail as i butchered it with a chisel getting the remains off.
Arse up, nose down.
New outrigger arrived in the post today. Too wet and windy to go and lie under the bus to see how well it does or doesn't fit though.
Took me ages to work out why the flange that meets up with the main chassis rail was not in the same place on both sides. Forgot the chassis rails taper out slighly after the rear jacking point.
Made a replacement section of outer sill from an offcut of beetle door skin.
Made a bit of inner sill.
Its a bit oversize as i couldn't be doing with going under the bus in the rain to measure its height.
Bit of tophat folded up to replace the bit i've had to cut out to get to a rust hole behind it in the inner sill.
Got the inner sill welded up and looking sort of OK.
Middle had a wee strip welded along the bottom.
Before i welded the outer sill section i made into place.
Lost part of the seam between the sill and side panel as it has come apart so i had to weld it back together again.
Not got any paint left for it so it's gonna have to stay in Bonda primer for the time being.
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