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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  09:39:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well its started the mamouth weldathon. Every project I ever do has to start from a total rotter!

Pulled her in my workshop yesterday afternoon and got to work stripping all the comopnents from the front panel,well whats left of it!




Ive picked up a few panels for the re build so far including a new genuine front panel which cost me a fortune!lol



Ive just tracked down a good secondhand passenger door to as the one on the car has gone all across the bottom.

The drivers one is mega bad its even rotten where the bottom hinge fits on so the door drops about 3inches!



Hope to get the front panel off today and the new one jiged up




Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,

Edited by - Jon on 22 Oct 2011 09:58:08

Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  15:34:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little update







Some serious rot to contend with! Come across pleanty of filler and fibre glass along the way


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  16:16:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck with the resto Jon, looks like you've got a few hours of work ahead.

I would kill for that front panel, where is it you live again............

Oh and I have a good drivers door if you need one?

Cheers.

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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  19:44:44  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oooh that looks scary, but amazing that you found a whole new front panel.
Apologies for the filler and the fibreglass - it was my only car at the time and I had to get to work on Monday!


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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  20:41:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

Good luck with the resto Jon, looks like you've got a few hours of work ahead.

I would kill for that front panel, where is it you live again............

Oh and I have a good drivers door if you need one?

Cheers.

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Thanks, I do know to another front panel but it wont be cheap. PM if your intrested and what your willing to pay for it
Thanks for the door offer let me know what you want for it


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2011 :  21:17:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 1922

Oooh that looks scary, but amazing that you found a whole new front panel.
Apologies for the filler and the fibreglass - it was my only car at the time and I had to get to work on Monday!






LOL you bodger


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  11:38:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had to cut a lot of old repairs off and more rot out but its getting there



Placed the front panel in place to how it fitted.





Should look like new once ive done a few little repairs where the front panel fits to


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,

Edited by - Jon on 23 Oct 2011 11:38:28
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 23 Oct 2011 :  21:05:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow..cool stuff you are so busy with...when she wakes up and growls it's going to all be worth it...
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 26 Oct 2011 :  21:07:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Done a little more today but most the day got took up taking my mx5 for the mot but at least it pased after i turned this:


To this:


And with a bit more work to this:



Now ive got it up for sale

Anyway enough of that back to the fastback. Cut the rot out the strut top and made a new section for the inner section as belive it or not it was rotten to!






Now need to do a bit more chopping and fit my new strut top


Thought I would weld up all the inner flitches and strut tops while ive got the front end off as there is alot more room to get in there.
Think I might take the lump out to so I can bare metal all the inner flitches so there mint as I dont want to be doing this again and want this one to last



Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,

Edited by - Jon on 26 Oct 2011 21:08:22
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Hanley

United Kingdom
126 Posts

Posted - 27 Oct 2011 :  20:02:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic thread Jon, Really looking forward to reading the updates.

XJ8, Beach Buggy, ZX9r, ZX6r, BSA Bantam D7 x2 , Gorilla Monkey Bike, Skyteam Monkey Bike , Honda 400/4.....and now I want a H120!
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  06:17:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did a little bit yesterday but only had a few hours on her.Chopped some more rust out! Trimed the new strut top panel to go in,but while i was there the bulkhead section looked a bit rough and tender so plasma cut that out to To be honest there went much holding it together as it was rusting from both ends.Ive coated it in zinc weld through primer to try keep the rust down between the to skins.







Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,

Edited by - Jon on 28 Oct 2011 06:24:16
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  06:25:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hanley

Fantastic thread Jon, Really looking forward to reading the updates.

XJ8, Beach Buggy, ZX9r, ZX6r, BSA Bantam D7 x2 , Gorilla Monkey Bike, Skyteam Monkey Bike , Honda 400/4.....and now I want a H120!



Cheers Hanley i didnt think anyone was reading it as its very quite on here again


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1

Edited by - Jon on 28 Oct 2011 06:36:00
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  09:04:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't worry Jon, we are watching your progress keenly and in my case envious of your skill with the welding torch. From this and your previous resto projects I imagine you must keep the torch in a holster around your waist a la clint eastwood!

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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  12:09:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

Don't worry Jon, we are watching your progress keenly and in my case envious of your skill with the welding torch. From this and your previous resto projects I imagine you must keep the torch in a holster around your waist a la clint eastwood!

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LOL ha ha yeh I think I should get one! Ive just upgraded my welder for a porta mig with a euro torch its bloody fantastic bit of kit




Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  23:04:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pictures. It is a pleasure to see your work.
Jan, Norway

Edited by - jabe1807 on 28 Oct 2011 23:05:36
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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 29 Oct 2011 :  10:34:45  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work Jon.
I'm watching too :-)

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