1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:25 pm

I reattached the flange and wing today so I could line up the rear corner and finish welding the pieces in.

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Then everything off again to joddle ready to weld the flange in place. While I was happily joddling, I found a weak spot that will be too thin for welding.

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So I chopped it out and made a section to fit.

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Ran out of welding wire, so that's it for today.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm

My 'cut proof' gloves were looking a bit worse for wear, so I ordered some new ones.

Now everything should be a piece of cake to put together. HaHa :|

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I cleaned up the back quarter ready for fitting the flang.

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Then tacked it in place to offer up the inner wing.

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I wasn't happy with it, so I undid the tacks and fitted in piece by piece while adjusting the edges of the wing panel, finally holding it all together with self tappers.

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It's part again now to be prepped for plug welding etc.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:42 pm

I offered the inner wing up today just to check the markings before I started drilling.
It was a good job I did for two reasons.
1. I found some rot that I had forgotten about

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So I cut it out and made a new lip piece.

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2. I found that I had put the drill line on the wrong side of the marker line.
So I remarked it and drilled to the new line.

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Phew That was close :blackeye:
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:24 pm

I got the inner wing welded in today and I'm happy with the fit. The three days of readjusting and the half a dozen times taking the panels off and on again, including the wing, were worth it.

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Happy with the inside too.

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I had to unattach the trim support at the front because it wasn't quite right. It's an easy fix though.

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A bit more adjustment and tacked the flange panel in place.

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I've ended up with a fair few holes to weld up but I'd rather do that and have a reasonable fit with the wing.
The comment refers to the fit before the final adjustment.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:03 pm

I got the flange welded in today. I welded very small sections at a time and cooled it with air as I went along to keep distortion to a minimum.

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I cleaned it up by knocking the tops of the weld off with a stone, then an 80 grit flap wheel, then a 120 grit wheel.
Finally I went over it with an 80 grit DA Sander to make sure there were no deep gouges in it.

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A final check for high spots, hopefully once again to save filler later.

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And a coat of primer.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:00 pm

I haven’t done anything over the summer apart from go away in the caravan and drink Guinness. But now it’s back to George.

Today I trimmed off what was left of the ‘B’ post and cut the new piece to match, I had to do a lot of reshaping to get the new piece to be a reasonable fit. I had previously cut the quarter panel so it was just a question of lining them up.

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I fixed it all in place with self tappers, then did a last measure and checked with a straight edge.

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I tacked everything, then another check of the door gap.

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Then finally welded right round.

Once again I welded in very small sections and cooled with air to hopefully avoid too much distortion.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby ruairidh » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:14 pm

Good looking progress there. :)
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