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Old 25-03-2013, 22:56
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Was thinking the samee G and given the shell is so nice for its age being early i would say it warants a full back panel rather than a part section.
the pattern full panels ar a good price and fit. And you would'nt regret it as even fully welded the repair will still rear its head in time!!

Nice early you have there!!!!!

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Yes, I take your's and Grum's point and I will be addressing these concerns. At this point, I'm still struggling with the decision whether or not to make it an X-pack. I would really like it to be but the thought of cutting into those arches.................
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Enthusiasm and free time are at the fore again so it's time to crack on.
The usual rot area at the base of the heater bubble has been niggling me. I tried to patch it up but its never going to be to my satisfaction - so its time to get it off.







Glad I did as I can now clean up the area underneath and also the area around the base of the screen was getting pretty manky. I was going to try to fabricate a section to let in but I see Magnum already do one so have ordered one up. I will square off the area to cut out when I have to new panel as template.
Cleaned up the area and whacked on a bit of Halford's finest for the time being.

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Old 15-06-2013, 19:48
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Bit more done today. Went LARGE on cutting the rot out......



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Welded and cleaned up. Not too bad.



Bit more titivating to do but that's a job for tomorrow......

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Nice work
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Good work, keep the pics coming
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youve done work on that well done for keeping at after all this time
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I'm back! I'm staggered to see that it's been six years since I was last on. Since then I have retired, built an annexe to the house - and I have a new garage!
The poor old RS has unfortunately been stored outside during the building work and is a little the worse for wear (boot full of water) but hopefully I can find some time now to get on with the resto.
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Sorry - out of practice with Photobucket.....
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After 6 years outside, I forgot how far I was with this project so took a closer look at what I'm working with.
IMG_7153 by Chris Rigler, on Flickr
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First thing to address is the rear arches. They have had repair sections but they have been overlapped, not butt welded. So I cut through the arch with the intention of making a nice, strong seamless joint.
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With the arch removed, I found the inner tub had the same problem. So set about doing the same thing here.
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Old 25-04-2019, 20:40
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Not too bad for an amateur - but still not happy. So invested in a new inner tub courtesy of Mr Magnum Panels.
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This wing had been damaged at some time in its life and, when stripped, a frightening amount of filler was found. After getting it back to bare metal and a little panel bashing, it wasn't too bad but would still need filling and I didn't want that. So a sharp intake of breath and a dig into the bank account resulted in the delivery of a new full rear quarter panel.
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Prep for the new rear quarter started today.

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Rear quarter stripped

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Ahhh - that's better!

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Looks like some good work here, looks like your doing the right think by replacing the whole rear 1/4 panel, thought you was going to cut and piece it in.

I take it thats a magnum panel
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Yes - I did cut it in but didnít look great. Plus that quarter had some historical damage and would have never had looked mint. Hence the decision to fit one of Magnumís finest. Glad I robbed that bank.......
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Walking trip was aborted due to the horrendous weather forecast so retreated to the garage to have a go at the driver's door.

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The bottom had a repair on top of a repair

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So off with the skin

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Yuk! Pretty manky so ordered a bottom repair section from Expressed panels
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Old 11-06-2019, 20:06
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While waiting for the bottom repair section I had a look at a nasty crack in a weird place - where the inner and outer skin join under the quarterlight frame.

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No idea why it goes here? Anyone?

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No Choice but to cut it out.

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Made up a new section and fixed it in.

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Looks a bit better now.

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I had one in the 80ís that someone had put a big nut Ďn bolt through the door as the bracket had failed completely and there was a fatigue crack going down the skin.
Too much flex between the frame and skin. Donít think it helps much when the top of the doors start flapping at speed.
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