What Martin gets upto.......

  1. Maxakarudy

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    I thought I'd share projects that I'm doing, mainly restoration and panel making, I just play at it.
    First off is an MGB GT rear lower wing I made this week, I will do it in 3 pieces.
    I'll make a centre section of about 10", so I can planish the weld when it's welded in. Then I'll do the main sections front and back, last because I can get in the back with a dolly and stretch the weld, the plan is to Tig the joint and use no filler when finished.
     
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    This is the rear lower panel, I wheeled the double curvature shape, hammered in the bumper recess and then turned the flanged.
    It was quite a challenge to keep the correct shape when creating the bumper recess as the panel deforms quite a lot while doing this.
     
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    Front rear quater panel
     
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    There wasn't any wheeling required on this panel, it was just shaped over a bit of tube, the difficult bit was the double flange for door recess, trying to keep the linear shape required an accurate profile to keep in it check when shrinking and stretching the flange.
     
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    Trial fit on the car, not bad so far
     
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  6. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Ace job our Wallace would be impressed:thumbup: he did his time with a body firm that actually made body's from scratch to their or customer their own design, he could lay on a coach finish with a brush that was as good as spraying.
     
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  7. Maxakarudy

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    I started off as a coach painter, also became a signwriter, metalwork has always been my real passion
     
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  8. Cris B

    Cris B Every day welding is a school day

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    Lovin' the avatar :D

    Metal work looks fantastic. How advanced is your workshop setup? Do you have a big english wheel setup?
     
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  9. Maxakarudy

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    Avatar sums up my sense of humour:laughing:

    I've got my own sign business and I really indulge myself with all things sheetmetal, Edwards cast wheel, Pullmax, shrinkers/stretchers, all business related of course:D
     
  10. Maxakarudy

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    Thanks for all the positive comments chaps.:clapping:

    A little more progress..
    I had to repair the front wing, it came with the car, it was brand new so was worth repairing.
    The top & sdes were caved in quite a lot, the blue dye in marking out blue, I use it so the dents are easier to read, like a guide coat on primer
    No magic or camera tricks used, just hammers, dollies , long sanding board and 5 hours of my time
    This is the top of the wing
     
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    This is the top dollied to shape, 1.5hrs
     
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    Side of wing, a lot of work on this
     
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    Side of wing finished 3.5hrs
    Next is Epoxy time, get the roller out boy!
     
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    You've gotta check your own work:laughing:
     
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  15. Maxakarudy

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    BTW, I'm a cluttery person, get used to it!............if I had 10,000sq/ft I'd still not have enough room for my gear:thumbup:
     
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  16. Wallace

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    Lovely work. I see the avatar extends to the tools too! :D

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  17. Maxakarudy

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    I previously started restoring another MGB GT, these are a few memories of it...:(
     
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    Nah mate, you can't weld the roof up on car, you mad or somefink?
     
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    Yow talkin to moi?
     
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    Not bad for mig, some say it can't metal finished, wish I knew that before I started, ignorance is bliss sometimes
     
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