Time For Some Serious Woodwork

Finishing, Windows, Hoods & Trav wood etc
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Been busy all week :)
New bump stop support fabbed up

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and welded in

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The hole for the damper drop link bolt was miles out in the new inner wing so I had to re-drill it and strengthen the area then plug weld it to death

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Then on to the rear floor, it didn't take much to get the old one out. With all the previous repairs and filler it weighed about twice as much as the new panel

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The inner wing to floor didn't fit very well and needed a bit of bashing about.

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I'd opted to repair the inner wing on the other side so a couple of repair sections had to be made up

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To get to here

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All welded up and a coat of zinc later

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I'm a bit stunned as I've realised that was the last of the major welding jobs done, all the panels I've bought over the last few years have been used up :shock:
There are still a few little bits to do - rear wing flange repair, front bumper support to put back on, passenger door frame top section and possibly some repairs to the passenger side door bottom but that seems like minor stuff compared to the rest :D
Then it's onto bodywork and preparing for paint, new wood to fit, probably need to sort the brakes out after standing for so long, oil leak to sort out and much, : much more :roll:


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Yes, no doubt there will be many many little jobs still but what good progress! You have rescued a car which many would not have done at all. Great credit to you. I did wonder if I would ever finish mine but it suddenly all came together.



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I must say hats off to you Panky,You have certainly had alot of work to do with many hidden problems thrown up when not expected.
I love all of the fabricating that you have done ,along with all of the welding. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, I cant wait to see the finished result. :bravo:


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Thanks chaps. I still can't weld in straight lines though :oops:


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I have known people recreate the not straight lines of spot welds on restorations so I wouldn't worry about that.

It must be great to see it coming back together. Its a very log time (1978) since I had a traveller but seeing the back coming together brings back memories.

I daren't take the towbar off mine when it went in case the two sides seperated.

You have great patience and perseverance to work all the way round the car like that.

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Thanks Sean,it was a case of chase the metal to weld to at first, once I actually started to plan a few steps ahead it actually came together quite quickly. I can push down on the rear floor now and things don't wobble around :D


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What is, hopefully, the last pile of scrap traveller for the tip. This is most of what I've cut out of the near side - and the box is deep :shock:

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And new stuff weighing a lot less welded in :D


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As a break from cutting and welding I thought I'd clean some suspension bits up. I tried Citric acid for the first time and it really :D works

Same stuff they use in bath bombs so is safe

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The rear shock absorber brackets were pretty grotty after a scrape and a wire brushing

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About half a cup of the powder in hot water and it's fizzin'

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After a day in the solution and another wire brushing

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Another 24 hours and more wire brush action

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Suspension arm came up well too

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and the rear bumper supports

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All primed and painted now and hanging up to dry :D

Happy with that and will be using it a lot over the coming months


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Wow. That is quite impressive! How much would I need for my whole car :raz:



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Probably a whole cup full, make that a mug, and get ready to collect the plastic and glass that is left ;)


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That is Really impressive stuff and working a treat👌


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It really does. I know it's a well known thing and lots of folk use it but I didn't expect it to work so well


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