Spent a fair while removing all the interior and glass to save it from damage whilst welding etc., then started to unpick the spot welds in the RHS window scuttle seam before chopping out the rust in that corner, but not before I made a cardboard template to make the new piece. Got it welded in place before linishing it all back with the B&D finger belt sander. Gave it a quick coat of Fertan rust converter to see how it pans out.
Very pleased with the outcome.
Very impressed with the Fertan rust converter which seems far better that the old Kurust. It allows the steel to remain uncoated for up to 6 months before painting!
Got the old scuttle unpicked and treated, got the rotten section of flitch panel cut out which was like a sieve and with a bit of CAD (cardboard aided design ) made a new piece and welded it in place but only after repairing the piece behind which would eventually be plug welded to.
Then I cut out the rot from the passenger side window surround and replaced with a new piece of steel. New scuttle just sat on top in the last pic to see how it looks. It’s coming along.
No, do the pillar before refitting the wings and a panel. The door doesn't do much, but yes, a brace would help - but from the sill to where? You haven't got a widscreen corner...
Make an "A" with the apex of the A at the bottom rear of the door, legs to the front bottom/middle of the door and the inside of the pillar near the top door hinge?
Today’s work was to reshape the closing panel to accommodate the scuttle, plug weld it in place and give it all a coat of Fertan rust converter then offered up the scuttle to check the fit is right. Next was to fit some brace pieces across the door once the door was removed to allow me to cut out the door frame and get rid of the rot. This driver side corner is the worse panel on the car! Made a start removing the door step, not much left of the lower ‘A’ pillar!
Not sure if that substantial piece at the bottom of the ‘A’ pillar is suppose to be welded to the inner door frame or just spot welded through the outside door frame.