barrie's project

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:06 pm

hi all, i know its been a long time but im hoping to start on the shell this week , iv managed to remove some rust !. iv cut out the rest of the floor pan on the drivers side , mainly at the back , and reveled a nasty mess where someone had welded in a leaf spring panel ,also cleaned up the tunnel ready for the fitting of the floor and removed a messy front section of the floor , here are some pics.[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:09 pm

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:12 pm

this is the front of the floor,il make that bit after the sills and floor is fitted[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:14 pm

all cut out .[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:20 pm

i removed the quarter panel lower front section to investigate the rusty panels beneath[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:21 pm

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:27 pm

this last one is of the front panel ,which i repaired many years ago !! bolted in place, mainly to see if it fits,[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby cplnobbie » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:23 pm

westy24 wrote:ok ,ive been busy doing abit more then what i expected on the morris ,these last few weeks , the prop ,seat base ,and steering column(you may be interest in what iv done with that one !!) first up is the finished prop.[frame]Image[/frame]
What colour did you paint the prop shaft please and how did you do it .

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:14 pm

I sanded it down on a DA sander using 80 grit then 240 grit. Then wire wheeled any rust off ,then etch primed ,primed it then used black aerosol on it , hen asked a mate to lacquer it for me. Hope this helps

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Re: barrie's project

Postby cplnobbie » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:52 am

westy24 wrote:I sanded it down on a DA sander using 80 grit then 240 grit. Then wire wheeled any rust off ,then etch primed ,primed it then used black aerosol on it , hen asked a mate to lacquer it for me. Hope this helps

Yes it does thanks for that fella

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:10 pm

I found out that just putting 3 steels in to support the body was enough.here you can see them also the rest of the sill panels cut away, I measured the door gap before and after I cut the sill out[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:22 pm

I had to cut away a part of the inner A pillar at the bottom so I had something solid to weld the sill to . I'm slowly getting used to this welder .[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:29 pm

Outer sill fitted and welded in , I used weld through primer between each panel to protect it from rusting[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:30 pm

Pic of the full outer sill[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:42 pm

I trial fitted the floor panel to see how it fits , it didn't fit well at all , the holes for the gearbox cover( in the chassis ) doesn't line up with the floor holes , although they are not that far out .the rear part of the floor was twisted so I had to remove the rear part of the floor up right so it sat better .[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:47 pm

Now , does anyone know how the jacking point fits on the cross beam ?[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: barrie's project

Postby Neil MG » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:58 pm

It fits pretty much exactly as you are holding it!
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Re: barrie's project

Postby westy24 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:05 pm

I thought it might be something like that, I have read on here that many people don't fit them , and I'm not sure why,

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Re: barrie's project

Postby greendefender123 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:16 pm

They can be rust traps and arnt ideal for jacking up on. Iv got new ones but haven't fitted them. Make sure they get a good waxoyling after you've fitted them and don't jack of them. Should be ok then.
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Re: barrie's project

Postby Neil MG » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:15 am

Perfectly fine for jacking and of course you can use the original jack! Almost as if they were designed for the job! :wink:
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