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by Redmoggy
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: First timer's restoration.
Replies: 17
Views: 3477

Re: First timer's restoration.

Take small bites and it will work out just fine. If you can not yet wield a MIG torch, book yourself a course at the local tech. Chances are you will need it.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1962 4 door full restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: 1962 4 door full restoration

I probably sound like a stuck record, but have you ensured that all the doors actually fit before bracing the shell? There is very little holding the bottom of your A and B pillars and it's quite likely they will have moved.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 11659

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

No real downside to the Duplex setup. Just a case of want to or not. Once you have the block stripped, take it to a machine shop and have the bore's and cam bearings measured. If the bores are in spec you may get away with a hone and new rings. Likewise with the crank, if it's not worn out of spec a...
by Redmoggy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Suggested starting point
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

Re: Suggested starting point

Remove the kick plates to properly check the inner sill structure. It's also always a good idea to ensure the doors open and close properly with good gaps and hinges. If the shell requires any adjustment now will be the time to do it and add some bracing to keep it in check. Once you are happy that ...
by Redmoggy
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Steves Morris Traveller 1970
Replies: 249
Views: 41851

Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Bugger. Before you go any further get the door re hung and linen up, then add some bracing to the aperture to hold it square. With that amount of structure missing things are going to move.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Question about traveller under door bottom repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: Question about traveller under door bottom repair

Probably the best way to confirm if it was welded or not would be to examine the the old panel for signs of a factory type spot weld. These usually look like little dimples.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy
Replies: 25
Views: 4426

Re: Spring hanger front collapsed - repair strategy

Not much to add to what Mark has posted. He is on the money. When I did a similar repair my seat base had been cut for speakers so I removed it. http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv120/redmoggy/Picture%20033_zpsprm8ng4q.jpg You can see the curved chassis section Mark mentions that needs to be reins...
by Redmoggy
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's see your cars then :)
Replies: 41
Views: 7826

Re: Let's see your cars then :)

Stanley, that is a lovely tidy looking RST. Well done Sir.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door sag / hinge adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Door sag / hinge adjustment

That way my thought at the time. I think the hinges are exchange though.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door sag / hinge adjustment
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Door sag / hinge adjustment

The ESM hinges are a good alternative to reconditioning yourself. I've used them and have no complaints.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Body work
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Body work

Ensure you only sand the guide coat with a block.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door hinges and sills.
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Door hinges and sills.

If you have play in the hinge pins then now is the time to fix them. You can then re hang and align them before bracing the shell. By doing it this way you can, if need be adjust the position of the A post to get it perfect. Last thing you want is to have to cut and shut newly welded panels.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Quick coat of etch primer would go someway to protect the surface and should not cause issues for the paint shop.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this should provide a bit of pep .........
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: this should provide a bit of pep .........

I'm sure they have a better cold start device, I still had this vision of a chap in Tweed jacket popping the bonnet of a Midget every morning to 'Tickle' all four Amal carbs!

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: underbody protection?
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: underbody protection?

What that man said, bloody good advise!

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitment of aftermarket panels,really frustrating!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3726

Re: Fitment of aftermarket panels,really frustrating!!

It is very frustrating, but unfortunately you have fallen into the same trap as the rest of us. The assumption that you can buy a replacement part that fits your vehicle is a fair one. The reality is that a lot of it is rubbish, take a look at some of the panels made abroad by a well known restorati...
by Redmoggy
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Swage under rear window - how to repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: Swage under rear window - how to repair

Depends partly on your skill set. You have several natural seams to work with that could make life easier. Below the swage line is a spot welded seam that attaches the roof and either side of the scuttle are spot welded seams attaching the scuttle to the rear quarter panels. These seams can be seen ...
by Redmoggy
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitment of aftermarket panels,really frustrating!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3726

Re: Fitment of aftermarket panels,really frustrating!!

It does not look like an overly complicated panel, have you considered making one yourself? 20 or even 18 gauge steel can quite easily be shaped with the aid of a vice and a couple lengths of angle iron.

Just a thought
Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quietest paint removal tool
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: Quietest paint removal tool

Try using a hot air gun and scraper. It will get you down to the first primer layers and do so in almost complete silence.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: spray finish
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: spray finish

Rather than traditional masking, try using a smear of Vaseline. Then just wipe clean when your done.

Regards
Rod