So, I finally got the first wing welded on today.
I spent a bit of time yesterday drilling holes for the spot welds, all ready to go for today. I got out this afternoon, ready for the final fitting. Firstly, though, a bit of a signature for any future restorers:
Then a quick bit of painting on the areas that I wouldn’t be able to get to afterwards:
Then the wing was fitted and bolted into place (I needed to remove the door to get the rear bolts fitted):
Then the welding began at last. It was all fairly straightforward, although, like the windscreen, it involved a lot of spot (well, plug) welds – a fairly tedious job.
Fifty-odd welds later, it was done:
Then a thin skim of filler was applied, around the arch and also to cover up some dents that I made while clamping the wing in place:
I did a little bit of shaping on the front panel (see previous post, it wasn’t lining up properly), it’s almost there now although still needs a little work:
And that’s pretty much done. I still need to finish up shaping the filler around the arch, and of course sort out the front bit properly, but otherwise it’s time to move over to the other side!