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retroracer1380

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Very tidy work! How much was the complete floor setup, looks very smart!


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Is that trans tunnel joggled in?

I seriously doubt it!


matty

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Retro - It was about ú550 in the end

Paul - Yeah it has been joggled, I thought it would be one complete piece tbh. *oh well*

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Ive made some progress with the floor. The bulkhead is repaired, all welds ground back, offered it up and all was good until i looked at the last side! :?















Here's the problem!!!!!!!!!!

The step looks original, but at some point the A panel has been repaired (using 12mm worth of filler). Where's the best place to cut to bring the step back in line? The inner and outer A's will be replaced just not to sure where/how they join the step panel?

Ive measure my other shells and they measure 1270mm from lip to lip width ways and this shell measures 1280mm (so 10mm out).

EDIT: it is only 10mm out at the front and taper back in about 12" to the right width.



This looks like a previous repair?

Edited by matty on 21st Sep, 2010.

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Thats one hell of a restoration job you've taken on.

Are you coming to Castle Combe this weekend? if so I can bring that rear subframe for you to have a look at.

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I am indeed! Yeah if you could bring it with you, that would be good.

I'll pm you my number.

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retroracer1380

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Did it not have replacement step already fitted, using the repair panel that goes right back to the bottom of the quarter panel aswell? Or am i dreaming, this could be why its out of alignment maybe?


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Ah bugger, yeah it has! I was looking for the join at the step. *blush*

It is aligned correctly at the back its just the front 12" that tapers away to a 10mm gap at the front. The only way I can see of sorting it is to cut a 10-15mm slot vertically up the inner A panel to allow it be brought in?

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that makes sense matt..

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Your having the same kind of problems I had on the van...repair panels being different to what you have on the car.

I had to replace the whole of the door step on both sides and we did this at the same time as replacing the floor-I think this was wrong we should have done it like you one step at a time.

If you want me to take any photos of mine or measurements let me know.
my e-mail is mark.castleman(at)ge.com

Just thought I'd see what I had loaded on the net... we made the vertical panel)don;t know it's name join the inner vertical of the floor then built up everything after that. if you can keep the panel that the door interior light switch is mount on then that will help (mine was shot away)

Edited by Monster22 on 21st Sep, 2010.


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Any chance you could measure between the inner A panel lips at the top and bottom? (where it joins the panel that the interior door switch is on)

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I'll check on mine too Matt,

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Cheers Joe!

Im hoping its just the inner A panel damage causing the step to be out. *oh well*

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retroracer1380

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Id put a new step in, surely you will have to put full rear quarters in anyway because of the tubbing, then you can just fit it to where the floor is


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I had a play around today and tried the door fitment, It was spot on panel gap wise but the bottom front corner stuck out 10mm on the passenger side. Tried the drviers side and it was perfect gap and flush with A panel.

Ive spotted the floor to the step panels now, not too many as I may fit new steps when I do the front end. At least the shell is more rigid now, and I can get the back end sorted out.

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You must have an inner wing issue Matty. The A panel cant be 10mm out without the inner wing being wrong, Id look into that first

Paul

I seriously doubt it!


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Your right Paul, I looked at it again today and you can see that the lower part of the inner wing has been pushed outwards. Should be an easy fix with a new inner wing and A panel. :)

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not sure where you mean sorry....

I know the I had an inner wing problem that we had to fix when fitting the wings. Sounds like have it sorted though..

just recovering from Seam sealer fumes.... never thought it would be that strong.


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If it has been pushed out, can you not pull it back in?

Maybe a bodge idea but... could you weld up everywhere that is right then use a racthet strap round the floor to pull that corner in to the floor pan then weld it up?


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Top work there matt, definately dove in with both feet!

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Graemec - It probably would work, but as a new inner wing is going in I'll just wait until I finish the back end.

Here's you can see where it has been pulled out.

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A slight update. Ive started work on the rear panel, so I can then get the boot floor and arches back in. After speaking to a helpful chap at M Machine it sounds like its best to do the boot floor, arches, closing panels, then quarter panels







Edited by matty on 28th Jan, 2017.

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That little bit of metal is so expensive! I'll be chucking one on the scrap pile before too long :$

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good going! lots of work, but will end up looking very good, I am sure!


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On 30th Sep, 2010 apbellamy said:
That little bit of metal is so expensive! I'll be chucking one on the scrap pile before too long :$


I know!

Apparently heritage press out a whole lower rear section then chop off the bottom bit. *oh well*

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