Bodywork

Getting Ready for Winter

As you might have noticed, I haven’t updated here for a little while. As tends to happen, other plans and projects mean that I just haven’t been able to get down to the car recently. As it’s now starting to get colder and the days are getting shorter, I’ve decided it’s time to pack up …

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Battery Tray & Wing

Not a lot of blogging recently, the weather has been hampering any serious attempts to work! I have managed to get a bit done though. The windscreen frame is slowly taking final shape. I’ve got it nearly there, just a few last small ripples to get out. Work moved on to the battery tray, it …

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Windscreen Frame part 8

After waiting for a day with some decent weather, I got the welding finished off this weekend. Firstly I welded the bulkhead panel in place, then ground down all the excess weld from the top and sides: Then went back over the whole thing and redid a few parts that weren’t up to scratch. Once …

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Windscreen Frame part 7

Both panels are now in! I tacked the top panel in place and did a bit of measuring to make sure nothing had slipped. It all checked out fine, so time to get going on with the welding. End result: It looks a mess, but a good session with the grinder should sort that out. …

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Windscreen Frame part 6

The fitting continues – with everything more or less the way I wanted it, it was time for a final test fit of the screen – this time with the finishers: It fits well enough, so time to carry on with fitting. I got all the holes drilled for the welds: And then tack welded …

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Windscreen Frame part 5

After a bit more tweaking, I’ve finally got the base panel ready to fit. I had to go over the A post bits again as they weren’t quite precise, it’s a nice snug fit now. I also ground back the rest of the welding on the sides and welded some new metal in: It’s not …

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