1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby old english white » Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 am

Excellent progress. Well done. Sometimes these projects seem never ending don't they!
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks for the encouragement guys.
The welding went fine.

No pics but I left the quarter panel off for now until I line up the rear inner wing and flange panel.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri May 25, 2018 6:21 pm

I was given two rear glass fibre wings with car but they are a bit twisted to say the least, so I decided to have a look at the metal wings that came off it.
They aren't as bad as I first thought, just the front and rear edges have rotted, so I've decided to repair and refit them.


As I'm working on the drivers side Im going to try to fit it to the new flange panel before attaching either piece to the car. Hopefully it will pay off later.
The front edge wasn't too bad
But the rear was worse



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I got away with with putting a strengthener behind the front flange and redrilling through the existing holes.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri May 25, 2018 7:24 pm

I had some rot to cut out at the rear and because of the double curve of the wing, I made the repair piece and flange in two sections.

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I joddled the edges of the insert to give me some room for adjustment.
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And ined it up with the new wing flange panel as I went along.
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I've left the edges long ready for the bottom edge to fit to.
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From the inside.
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Then a last check, happy with the shape.
I've already decided I will fix the flange to to the body in three or four pieces for maximum fettling power.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Sat May 26, 2018 7:08 pm

The rear edge of the wing had been repaired before but time has taken its toll.

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So I measured the bottom edge and allowed for the lip. I made the piece a little longer than needed to allow for adjustment.

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Then knocked it into shape a little at a time, checking the curve as I went.
I left the old repair on as long as possible to keep as much strength in as possible.

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Eventually ending up with this.

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A final check for the fit.

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Then mark for cutting and check at least three times.

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I left enough metal for joddling the edge.
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After cutting and cleaning it off, I joddled the edge. Not for adjustment this time but to make it more flush after welding.
Hopefully saving some filler later.

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Note to self. Don't put clamp too near to welding area, because you will weld it to your workpiece.

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After fully welding in place, a bit more dressing and a coat of primer.
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And inside.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Mon May 28, 2018 7:32 pm

Had a look at the rear wing inner panels today and got a surprise how well they went together.
After reading about other people's problems with fitting I thought I would be in for a problem.

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The next job was to check how the flange panel looked against the wing.
Three of the captive nuts were nowhere near the existing holes.
They're not quite as far away as they appear in the picture but they still needed adjusting by about 30mm.

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So I welded a piece behind the existing holes to keep the strength in the flang lip.

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Then redrilled the holes.


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And the fit wasn't bad at all.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby TeHoro » Tue May 29, 2018 8:21 am

It's looking like it is coming together well.

It's always nice to find panel pieces fit better than expected :D
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby woodywoodchipper » Tue May 29, 2018 6:13 pm

nice work,
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby ruairidh » Wed May 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Good job there. :D
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Thu May 31, 2018 6:38 pm

After all the fettling yesterday, I was hoping the wing and flange would slot straight onto the body. (How naive I hear you say.) well it was worth a go.

The front fit fine but somewhere between taking the flange off the wing and fitting to the body I ended up with this.

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So I went back to the original plan and cut the back section into 4 pieces and fit them one at a time.

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Then the fit was much neater, so it's all off again now to be prepped for Welding everything in place.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby The vast minority » Thu May 31, 2018 9:58 pm

Just like to say, wonderful progress here buddy, you are doing great, always great to see your updates. Its very interesting and inspirational.

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Thu May 31, 2018 10:50 pm

Thanks for the kind comments Al.

I've set myself a target of, on the road next year. ( I have set targets before though and my real target for this year,is to have the welding finished.)

Here's hoping.

Might even make Pateley Bridge. I've been before but not yet in George of course.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby woodywoodchipper » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi, when i do the flange,i put it inside the wing and weld through to it, it helps when filling and blending in,

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:57 pm

I did consider that but decided to go on the outside because parts of the body are quite thin under the flange and I envisaged a problem seam welding so close to the edge.This will give me the opportunity to weld to slightly thicker metal higher up the body (hopefully). I will also be joddling the edge to give a flatter finish as with the wing repair.

Thanks for your input, it's much appreciated.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:33 pm

Only had an hour to spare today, so I made the rear corner piece ready for sorting the floor out before I fasten the wing flange on.

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