Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Beautiful ! :ok

Good effort Mike.

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Well,....
as we know the side has in the past had a thump so
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we have a bulge..............
anyway ive sat the new panal on to start trying to tie it in
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front end, it looks a bit rough at the moment but will tidy fine
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clamped it to the sill and the ends are fine but we ...I :roll: ....have this issue to try sort
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this is from the inside, im trying to keep the new stuff straight and pull this stretched curve back in,it has 2 chances if it goes wrong then scrap really as i cant shrinki filler :lol:
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so i do what i usually do and clamp a bed iron (good cos they are spring steel and dont bend and stay bent as angle tends to)
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so we have now got it sort of inline
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lunch calls so a coat of product first
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better
i have also stuck the porta power inside and pushed the skin from the inside so its held rigid to work with,ive done other stuff to help me stress the join to hold it and hopefully relieve the outward bulge, its ok writing it up now but at the time it really was an unknown.
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seam good enough
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always keep checking
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ive slacked in the past and had to start all over again
its "in" just a touch which is good
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so a few tacks and i work these in a certain order so the heat expands the low area and help with the proud bulgy bit, its a little hit and miss so try bias it a bit more hit..
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front closure getting made
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note the raised /swaged center section and at the front its then swaged the other way to clear the lug that it part of the outrigger, ive pointed to this
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so tomoz the simple bit of adding these then sealant and more product etc
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which leaves the rear disaster area, and looking to motc later in week :shock:
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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When we got The Bus there was a dint about a foot back from the front end of the front sill seam .... looks like someone got surprised by the turning circle at some point in its past.
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Am I right in thinking that the panel strengthener is bent, not attached to the panel?
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YOU are right :rofl want me to remove it and remake and fit :?:
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metalmick8y wrote:YOU are right :rofl want me to remove it and remake and fit :?:
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is that why it's bulging?
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Well,onwards
lower bit of the front arch to remake.well remade....
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good enough
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and bobbed on
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a bead of sealant in the bottom
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on to the closures
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welded in
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ive added two 3/4" holes to add more dynax or other, will fit some grommets in the holes
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it will need but a smear(2 tablespoons )of pod in the swaged join
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blasted some product into this area as well
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coated
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so that conclude :D
mms the body stuff,,
just got to sort the rear bit of floor rot

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No kev, the strengthener got bent and hence dislodged when it was bumped, the panel obviously stretched and got hammered about and filled with pod,no big issue here but when i come and cut the bottom of then i upset the balance of it and with nothing to hold the bottom in place it thinks yippee and pops out, think of it like a lady undoing a waspie :rofl
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Excellent pictures mm, I've just today cut out my drivers side sill which turns out was constructed from 3/4" of filler, going to order the B post and outer sill from Scofields tomorrow

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but could you let us know what you are painting between the seams with and what primer you are using on all the new panels, Zinc 182?##

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whats it like from the inside
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Pretty good, looks like it's hit something low in the past and just caved the outer in, so rather than weld a new one in somebody used a "pooh" load of filler

I'll grab pictures of the inside tomorrow

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Well boring time treating the undersides etc, removed the insulation from above g box, and cleaned up the area inside killed a spot bit but theyre off and away
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so will fold up a few sets or floor to bulkhead sections and were off
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well 12' folded up :D
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now for the nice part
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Are you gonna put the insulation back or use something else?
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Re: Sills both sides starts Monday 11th

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Well..im not :lol: its come out in virtually one piece though :wink:
test fit of this first
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so making the rear, im doing this in 3 parts as its easier to fabricate
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the holes are to spot through to the tabs on the chassis extensions, ive chosen to replicate this area from an aesthetic point of view , no its not exact but it is good enough i hope, an added complication is that a step back has to be formed as the chassis ends are set further back than the natural run of the panal itself.
this is the centre bit
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ive butt welded it all as i didnt want lips back here for obvious reasons
this is with new channel dropped in to confirm fit
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the pen lines here show the angles of these bits
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just got the new channel to drill out and weld in
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when thats done and treated i will tape all the internal seams and brush some seam sealer over it
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mm :D

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