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1972 Austin 1100 - 22/07


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#331 OFFLINE   AngusToledo


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:28 PM

Great to see it shaping up. Just a thought - you've done all that work to the nearside wing... won't the trumpet and inner wing area be in a similar state to the offside? Just thinking about how mud tends to hit the nearside more heavily?
Keep up the good work :)
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#332 OFFLINE   vulgalour


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:33 PM

I have no doubt it'll be a similar story.  I'll fix it when/if I buy new wings in the future since it's a wing-off job to sort it out properly.  It's also quite expensive to buy all the panels required (for my budget, anyway) so I want to stockpile the needed panels before doing it and that's going to take time.  For now, if I don't poke it then it's not a problem.

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#333 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

An old boy with a 60's Cadillac gave me those together with the spare sill and bumpers,  I'd noticed they were different to the taped up original so put them in the boot and forgot about them.  At least the sill has proved useful.

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#334 OFFLINE   purplebargeken


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:57 PM

Outstanding progress! Can't wait to see this finished.

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#335 OFFLINE   Ben_O


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 11:30 PM

Great progress!

If you wanted to fill in the holes on the repair panel where the spot welds have been drilled on the trumpet, there would be no need to cut lots of small metal circles.

Find a piece of scrap copper and clamp it behind the holes and then fill them in with weld. The copper will act as a backing to weld on to and can still be removed after.

Then you can fit the panels separately.


That's what I would do anyway.


Keep up the great work



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#336 OFFLINE   Felly Magic

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Posted Yesterday, 01:12 AM

Blimey, you have made lots of progress, no wonder you are knackered. Pat on the back for you, we all have our ghats well and truly flabbered here, well done

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#337 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel


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Posted Yesterday, 07:29 AM

ADO16 wing removal in 1982:



1982 Scrapyard - Practical Classics 9/82 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas

#338 OFFLINE   tooSavvy


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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 AM

^^^^ Oi! Is that green car (bottom right) roof edge a Renner.

Not Vulgs recent ex??


Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)


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Posted Yesterday, 12:10 PM

I believe you're right, Savvy, but it's not a 6.  That's the bigger 16.

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#340 OFFLINE   Honey Badger

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Posted Yesterday, 12:49 PM

Depending on the number of holes needed could you just stick a rubber grommet in them and use the opening to apply lashings of protective wax/old oil/runny cheese into the trumpet area?


The above statement sounds like something that Mr T Claim may have several intresting images of.



Cracking work on the car vulgalour,  I really like the way these cars look now after years of indifference on my part.

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