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by GavinL
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So change of plan - I've decided to deal with the off side sills next rather than the the rear wheel arches. My thought are that by dealing with both sets of sills first, I can then replace the cross member and then the front end will be sorted and solid, so less likely to twist when I move onto the...
by GavinL
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So i'm now moving onto the near side rear wheel arch and rear spring hanger. The inner wheel arch panel doesn't look too bad on first inspection, however 90% of the flange between inner arch and body work is missing, the leading corner above the front hanger is missing, there are various small perfo...
by GavinL
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Rear suspension front hanger fitted - the angle iron is my jig fitted to the rear suspension mount and welded to the bump stop. The mounting is within 1mm of the original fixing, and checked against the dimensions in the manual ( see separate thread). 2AE9DCD6-EA1A-49DD-B2CF-83176CD035F9.jpeg Now on...
by GavinL
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

I can't believe it's been over 6 months since I last posted. In the interim I've rechecked the dimensions and realised that the rear hanger panel is the correct dimension, and it was my setting out which was out. The lesson I'm learning is to temporarily fit ALL the panels before welding. Although I...
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1136

Re: footman james

For those who don't know, if you are insuring a young person as the main driver it is worth adding a couple of adults as named drivers, for some reason it reduces the premiums as well as being handy (but if they keep their car in the state my daughter does you will never want to drive it!).
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 98
Views: 5257

Re: Currently drinking.....

One of our local breweries, Chedder Ales https://www.cheddarales.co.uk/ brew an excellent range of gluten free beers.
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Re: fuel pump

My first step would be to clean the points - these can get become corroded over time increasing the resistance, or arcing can cause them to 'stick'. A quick clean between the points with a bit of very fine folded abrasive ( 600-800) might make all the difference.
by GavinL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 98
Views: 5257

Re: Currently drinking.....

A drop of mulled cider after a trip to Lilleys shop. Just the job for warming up after an afternoon in the garage.
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by GavinL
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2109
Views: 316126

Re: Spotted today.

Bath today in the sunshine.
by GavinL
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: What's on your floor

My garage had plain concrete which dusted badly. I used Leyland floor paint from Screwfix which I applied with a roller after cleaning and hovering to remove any loose dust and has done the job - no more concrete dust, and easy to clear up the inevitable oil drips. I didn't seal the concrete first, ...
by GavinL
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Treating rust
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Treating rust

i had the same issues with paint stripper available in the shops, and bought 5L of "industrial" paint stripper in eBay, comes with the usual ' only to be used by professionals' warning. Found this was much more effective, and just like Nitromors used to be. for larger items i prefer the electrolysis...
by GavinL
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Looks good. i'm curious about plug welding this panel in place - my understanding was that perceived practice is that plug welding is ok where spot welds existed before, but butt or seam welding is preferred when repairing partial panels. Whilst this sounds logical in principle, i would have thought...
by GavinL
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Looks good. i'm curious about plug welding this panel in place - my understanding was that perceived practice is that plug welding is ok where spot welds existed before, but butt or seam welding is preferred when repairing partial panels. Whilst this sounds logical in principle, i would have thought...
by GavinL
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Headlight Buzzer
Replies: 20
Views: 3132

Re: Headlight Buzzer

I know this is an old thread, but answers a question I had - taking bmcecosse’s point. if drain via the lights is an issue would putting a diode between buzzer and the feed from the lighting switch address this? Do the commercial 2 wire buzzers sold for this purpose have a diode in circuit?
by GavinL
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpet Fasterners
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Carpet Fasterners

if you look very carefully at the carpet layout on some of the suppliers websites you can see where they go ( this is from Newton commercials)
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there are probably better images on other suppliers websites
by GavinL
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Camertoin Gathering
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Camertoin Gathering

For those in the north Somerset area, this Sunday is the Camerton Gathering - https://www.facebook.com/events/642637896227908/?ti=icl informal free gathering, turn up when you want, leave when you want, often unusual cars who don't attend the more formal shows can be seen.
by GavinL
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Front wing fixings

Below are the fixings on my current project - i made a jig to hold the new panel in place for welding, so i'm reasonably confident they are in the right place :-?
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by GavinL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1896

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Welcome, I also bought a car that needed welding, so bought a MIG welder and after a bit of practice making a welding trolley made my own roll over jig, based on plans and posts on sites like the MIG welding forum. To see mine have a look at my restoration thread Vanessa. As I work my way round it I...
by GavinL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Having moved onto the front rear spring hanger and offered up the repair panel, it appears that the panel edge that is welded to the boxing panel extension needs significant modification and needs reprofiling to the white line. Has anyone else had this problem? 24448FB6-9E97-46B1-92D9-0CABE0C99FBE.j...
by GavinL
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 44
Views: 6304

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Having double checked all the dimensions of the original spring hanger and having overlaid the repair panels, I've taken the plunge and cut out the and spring hanger, leaving a joddle margin. image.jpeg I've also noted the dimensions of the rivet holes used originally to locate the spring hanger. im...