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by OGY985K
Sat Feb 24, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Hi All, I’ve cut out all the rot on the front wing and welded in new metal. Quite a tricky task, as I’m sure many of you know. But I’ve now run into a problem. The Dove Grey paint I’ve bought from ESM is lighter than the car. You can see the difference in the pic where I’ve lined up new paint on an ...
by OGY985K
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Thanks Phil.
I will clean up the plate. I’m trying to repair stuff rather than replace on this car (he says having ripped out the full sill etc). Got carried away on my Spit with full new panels (easy to work with though).
by OGY985K
Sat Feb 03, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Hi All, Please can someone remind me which way this adjuster plate goes. Lip up or down? Almost ready to weld in the cross member end. It’s taken a bit of fiddling with the inner sill to get it to fit. The new panel doesn’t allow the cross member end to sit flat. Anyway, a bit of adjustment and it’s...
by OGY985K
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

What is has made me realise is how weak the car was. All the flex that was in the front end is gone.
by OGY985K
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Day off today. Lots of work on the A post, sill step, reinstating the captive nuts for the front wing (it was welded on where it had rusted away.
Obviously not finished or tidied up. It’s a lot of work fixing the front corner properly!
by OGY985K
Sat Jan 27, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Decent progress this afternoon. Old step section and boxing out, new boxing in place, floor repair section made and in, outer sill welded into place. New step needs a bit of work before welding. New seats are from a mini coupe. Perfect condition and £50 since the car owner has swapped in mini ‘loung...
by OGY985K
Sun Jan 21, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Thanks Bob. Yes, you’re right. No more gas until the shop opens. I use the HobbyGas cylinders. Big enough for a decent amount of welding, easy enough to move about. Funnily enough, the thing that most frustrates me is getting rusted bolts to turn. The rear wing is thoroughly stuck as someone has use...
by OGY985K
Sat Jan 20, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

I’m now ready to weld in the outer sill and make repairs to the door pillar. The wing is temporarily replaced to ensure alignment is correct. But now I’ve run out of welding gas… Once the outer and inner sills are secure, pillar fixed, I’ll weld in a bar before replacing the sill boxing. I’ll then r...
by OGY985K
Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

I’ll try to get it back together @mulli.

More cutting. Does make me wonder what constitutes a safe repair. Layer upon layer of patches, many peeling away.

Hopefully get enough tidied to start replacing metal next week.
by OGY985K
Sun Jan 14, 2024 3:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Thanks Bob. Useful. I’ve decided to go for full sill replacement on the driver’s side. There’s nothing safe to weld! The patches aren’t even attached properly. The step and boxing is on order…and a load more cutting discs! Want it to be a solid car. I’ve often heard the ‘buy for structure, not shine...
by OGY985K
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Hi All, I’m back at it after a spell out with a rib problem. As you can see, I’ve taken the rear quarter floor out as it was three layers of repairs thick, the sill is seriously lacking strength as it’s a mix of patches. My plan is to replace the cross member end while the floor is out / I’ve got ac...
by OGY985K
Sat Dec 02, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

New welding helmet in the end as replacing the batteries hasn’t fixed my old one. Have bought the basic Parweld kit as my last one was great. The new version has replaceable batteries https://www.weldingsuppliesdirect.co.uk/parweld-wh-1-auto-darkening-welding-helmet.html Panels on order (RH) are rea...
by OGY985K
Wed Nov 22, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Thanks @manyminors that’s very useful. It’s the floor edge panel that’s foxed me.
I can’t believe how much cheaper Morris panels are vs. Spitfire £228 / half floor for a Spit!
by OGY985K
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Hi All, I'd appreciate your steer. I COULD patch up the floors & cross members on the driver's side of the car...but they are a mess really. The floor tops have no resemblance to the patched undersides...I suspect many layers. What I can't get my head around are the replacement panels. Q 1. If I...
by OGY985K
Sun Nov 19, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Thanks John.
Mine is the same. Box says ‘rechargeable’ batteries but reality is normal lithium cells. I’ve ordered 2 for £6 vs new mask for £100!
Alan
by OGY985K
Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

No more today…haven’t been welding since finishing my Spit in 2021 and the batteries need replacing in my welding mask.
by OGY985K
Sat Nov 18, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Corner No. 1- much rot concealed behind MOT patches. The good news is that the door post isn’t too far gone, the inner and bottom sills are solid. So, fix boxing and inner wing, cover plate.
by OGY985K
Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Don’t worry, I’ve fixed far worse. As you say, parts are cheap. It’s the first time I’ve seen paper used in structural parts of a car though!
by OGY985K
Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - bodge dating

The newspaper stuffed inside the rusted out sills is dated one month prior to the car’s last MOT…fooled the tester and fooled me! This car is going to need serious work before it can hit the road again.
by OGY985K
Sun Nov 12, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto
Replies: 39
Views: 25984

Re: 1965 Four Door - sympathetic resto

Oil as used