Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:34 pm

Doors off, hinge is still stuck to car. Top hinge with three bolts that I can't get off for the life of me. I've tried everything![frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby panky » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Doors are off though :D
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:48 pm

Yep! Well just drivers side. Now to learn how to repair the bottoms of them! Thanks for your help!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby kevin s » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:30 pm

I had the same problem on our hinges, some sheared and I had to drill the bolts out on others, fortunately I have had to remove the a pillar so it will just be a matter of replacing the nut plates.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:33 pm

Yeh my a pillar is ok, just a small patch needed at the bottom!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby Neil MG » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:27 pm

Use Panky's method for the hinge bolts. I always use that for stuck bolts and studs. The MIG puts so much heat in them that they never fail to come out. I find building up the weld inside an old oversize nut makes it even simpler to remove them.
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby kevin s » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:01 pm

Mine were really heavily rusted when I took the nut plates out to the point the threads were barely discernable, I doubt anything would have moved them, hopefully yours will be easier, if it comes to it and you have the wing off it is not too difficult to cut a small piece out of the front of the pillar replace the nut plate then weld the hole up.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:12 am

Long time since I've replied, I got all the hinges off with a combination of blobs of weld and some of them I hammered on a smaller socket and used that to get them undone. Restoring them now and drivers door has had bottom repaired just waiting for funds so I can buy outer skin repair for it!
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby John159 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:30 am

Followed your story with great interest. I bought a morris 1000 ten years ago that was on its way to the scrap yard. The scrapper had already hoisted it up by putting a rope around the roof - with the two doors open- and buckled the roof edge at both doors. I hope that it is panel beatable. Other than the roof problem I 'fear' that I will be very substantially doing what you did but with less pressure.

One question. Based on your experience with your mig welder. , what size / capacity and brand/maker of mig would you now recommend .

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:32 am

It's a sealey supermig 150, I think it's perfect really for starting. I did a ten week course which was the best thing really!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby irmscher » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:46 pm

Great starter welders :D

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:35 am

I agree! After the course I can now get some really good welds from it, I'm doing the door bottoms currently and they're coming up neater than I ever thought I could weld!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:58 pm

Sorry for no posts. Useless I know. Drivers door bottom done, just received the outer skin ready to start this week/next.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:46 am

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Lines the outer panel up and cut out the rot....slight problem with new panel not matching the curve of the door, think it was squashed in transit, bit of bending then I'll start sticking him on!

Cheers!
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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:51 pm

Great project. Glad you made the wedding deadline. Atleast you can relax on the rebuild in your own time.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:18 pm

Door fitted!

Repair done!
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:20 am

Trial fitted door, now off the car being filled and sanded as best I can. Turns out using filler well is tricky...[frame]Image[/frame]
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:49 pm

Filled door, a few bits to tidy up on it and I need some new hinges then it's back on the car for good.[frame]Image[/frame]
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

Edd, 26, Devon.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:52 pm

Restoring my carb over winter, I've asked for a rebuild kit from Santa! Any tips for polishing it shiny?[frame]Image[/frame]
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And treat those two impostors just the same'

Edd, 26, Devon.

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Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Postby laneychief » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:32 am

Pepsi and petrol.[frame]Image[/frame]

Good for cleaning. Just had my delivery of an SU rebuild kit, new float and float hinge pin and needle. Santa won't let me have it until December 25 though. Spoil sport.
'If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same'

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