Rustoration

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Re: Rustoration

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Non surface rust
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Screwdriver pointing to more gobs of filler, by the forward edge of the battery tray
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After cutting away the edge of the battery tray. Top of the chassis rail looks pretty good.
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937carrera wrote:Nice to see you are back in the room Roger. :ok

Nice to be back

937carrera wrote: I'll see if I have any photos on the wavy bit for you later

It’s not how it looks, it’s why? Why is it wavey?? What function does that have? And are the two wavey edges fixed to each other, or just hanging around next to each other?

I can’t even look at my other side as it’s far worse...
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I looked at my build thread and there's nothing to help beyond where you are. I can't get to mine at the moment, but I might have access today / tomorrow and i'll see if I can figure anything out. I think they butt together
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RogerT wrote:And another, since that revealed grot.
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I clicked the report error button, and got an email back this morning saying they had identified the issue and fixed it! :ok
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937carrera wrote:I looked at my build thread and there's nothing to help beyond where you are. I can't get to mine at the moment, but I might have access today / tomorrow and i'll see if I can figure anything out. I think they butt together

Thanks, that’s very kind of you. I looked back at your thread last night. From all the other threads I’ve read, my memory says that they butt together but aren’t fixed together, which is what I find weird.

Incidentally the suicide door idea came from a metalmickey thread, now long since lost its photos.
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Which sadly just goes to show that you have been doing yours even longer than I have :roll:

If they do but together, then that would be because a physical seal / barrier is needed, but no strength, and more likely the two anchoring points may move relative to each other in use, so there needs to be some "give" ?? Unless it's just cheaper manufacturing
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Maybe, I wondered if it was a kind of crumple zone?
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Been rereading adie’s thread. Here’s his elegant solution.
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Problem solved!


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RogerT wrote:Jinx
Is it worth shelling for Tapatalk pro? One off £9.99? Or is the image posting functionality hinted at arriving soon?

Anyway, without photos, the outside edge of my battery tray is toast, as are the inside and outside edges of the “X” panel, but the top of the chassis rail looks mostly ok!!
Looks like I’ll need to rebuild the edge of the rear valance, rear corner behind the first suicide door, front edges of the suicide doors in the seams, lower rear quarter needs replaced.

And a question, what is the function of the wavey edge inside this quarter, between the “X” panel and the wing?
On here?

https://alanhschofield.com/ourparts/pro ... 13262.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Probably will buy these:-

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https://alanhschofield.com/ourparts/pro ... 13368.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I made that flat panel with a shrinker stretcher and binned off the wavy edge for a butt joint to eliminate another water trap seam. It’s worth remembering most panels were designed for speed of assembly with a spot welder not longevity.
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Is there still something you would like me to look at or are you sorted now Roger ?
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I’m sorted, thanks mate. How you getting on with yours, or have other things taken your interest/time?
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No progress on mine unfortunately, I have been busy on other things. On the bright side, she's dry stored so not really getting any worse
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:ok
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Finally some welding
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Oh, that was more cutting...


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That was welding


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