- Maesteg, South Wales
Man!.....not been here in a while but your efforts and talent haven't diminished any. Well done, I love seeing your work.
Thanks Exuptoy, starting to see the end of the welding now but was really p****d off that I didn't get more done over the Christmas break.
With everything stripped out was glad I removed the screen as the screen surround is pretty scabby in places.
First job was the rot at the bonnet hinges.
Again it's in holes but doesn't extend too far.
Started by cutting from the inside at the underside of the dash
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Then from the top side.
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Then the others and weld them in.
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Then tack in the underside.
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Before finishing it off and grinding the welds.
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And finishing off the repair into the inner guard area
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Finished repair from the dash side.
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Its a bit silly how long this sort of think takes and can you imaging what it would cost if you had to pay (or charge) someone for fixing it!
Fortunately I'm not counting the hours and really do enjoy the process of repairing something rather than just heading for the shops. (Even if there is a shop where I could get it)
The brazing worked great, much better than I expected.
If I had used Mig or Tig I think it would have been a mess and required a shed load of grinding.
I hope the flux got all removed when I blasted it but you never know.
"It's harder (but not impossible) to fall off a car."
You are correct as I proved once by "falling off" my mates Marina in a pub carpark, (where else)
They had locked me out so I put my elbow in the open passenger window crouched down and held on, he got it into second gear before I decided to bail out as my feet were getting hot from the friction on the tarmac.......