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    Joey spud reacted to Talbot in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Remspoor in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    I have had a look at the boot floor and rotted rear quarters too I have a panel that will take care of the worst of it.
    The tank came out easily enough and and I used a wire wheel and a scraper to clean it up before rust treating and double coating with black zinc rich paint.
    I have also bunged a rad on him and run the engine up from a fuel can for a good 30 mins just to get the oil around everywhere and see how the different carb and exhaust perform.









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    Joey spud got a reaction from mk2_craig in Boris the '59 Minor.   
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    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud reacted to busmansholiday in Eye-catching black and whites   
    Not B&W but...

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    Joey spud reacted to richardmorris in The new news 24 thread   
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    Joey spud reacted to Jenson Velcro in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    Gold’ weld’ is probably where the panel was brazed on.
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    Joey spud reacted to SiC in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    Finished welding this side panel on the inside and out. Inside side was a pain with trying to push the warped edge right in and then having the wax in the cavity keep smoking off/catching fire.
    The right hand side of this panel going near the A-pillar only has a few tack in for now. I'll weld down there once the new A-pillar piece is on. Not only will it make it easier to weld with a piece on the back, it should also make a strong box section.

    Some impressive paint runs too. Won't see this with the wing on though.



    Put a jack under the pillar just in case. Tbh I don't think this will be an issue here, more that the dash could sag down


    There is a fair amount of metal holding that to the rest of the car though.


    Chopped the outer A-pillar piece off in two pieces. One mid and then the top. This allowed me to slide the panel sideways as the right hand edge is only bent over, not welded.


    Then chopped into the welds at the top and prised it off. Noticed the welds here were gold - I've not seen this before. Googling suggests that's because of the temperature of the welds or possibly not enough shielding gas?


    With the other piece off, I cleaned up the area with a wire wheel.


    Interesting to note that the old A-pillar is from the same company/one-man-band as the new one going on. Probably a good 26+ years difference.


    The new piece lines up really well. No major fettling needed.


    Only slight cut to take into account this excess weld blob being in the way.


    At the top it pretty much lines up perfectly. I need to grind down some of the welds on that side panel at the top, as it's stopping this going all the way in.


    The bottom sticks out a tad but I suspect that's more because the panel needs a bit more natural bend in it. This should come from when I bend that side edge back over.

    I need to fashion a repair on the bottom of that hinge panel. Thinking I'll do a patch on the bottom to fix up those holes in the sill as a t-piece that meets the bottom of that hinge mount. I'll be welding it over the sill rather than cutting the sill, as I don't want to be cutting too many holes into the sill and weakening at this point.
    Might drill a hole where there is already a hole anyway to make a cavity wax injection point.


    I reckon fabricating that t-piece is probably going to take longer than getting that A-pillar panel in.


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    Joey spud reacted to SiC in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    I love preformed panels! They're even better when they're cheap. This panel I think was £12.50 or something like that. I spent just as long cutting out the old and cleaning up than fitting the replacement in.




    I didn't want to cut too much off here and loose strength. The bit with the hole in the bottom I will cut separately once I get the big side panel in.
    I'm fearful that if I cut the whole inside off, the pillar won't have anything there to hold the gap and this side will drop.


    Old panel lined up onto the new. The holes and edges matched up perfectly. A quick scribe and then chopped down with a jigsaw - my favourite tools for cutting metal sheets.


    Clamped up


    This poor hammer has gone through so much abuse over the years. In this use, the handle has a habit of catching fire.


    Then weld


    A few bits left that I'll do tomorrow. I need to bash it closer but it's late now (11pm) and I don't want to annoy the neighbours.


    Penetration decent. Warped the fuck out the panel at the bottom. Not too bothered as I'll bash it back into place and weld the bottom. This is all covered by trim.


    The welds at the top were crap because the underseal and paint on this panel kept catching fire, which messed up the argon shielding gas mix.


    I cleaned all the filler and paint off this A-pillar.

    Plan was to cut off the crusty bit at the bottom


    And cut+weld this panel into place.


    However I've got this panel now that is both a full length and does the side section. There was a piece on the left but it was cut short and didn't have the bits with the holes left on it. The other side is just folded over. Currently not welded. I might run a few short beads down to hold it in place strongly.


    The top welds look a bit parp, which made my decision clear that I will just replace the whole panel. Tbh I think it'll be quicker than trying to cut the other panel and line up the bottom bit.


    I need to effect a repair on this bottom piece. You can get replacement hinge mounts pretty cheap but that will mean lining up the door. Given this is in very good condition apart from the very bottom, a small piece welded here I think will be perfectly fine.





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    Joey spud got a reaction from RayMK in Eye-catching black and whites   
    I found this image on a local transport group and it caught my eye as it just down the road from me in Church Street Hoo.
    It's 1963 and a motorbike and sidecar has just crashed through the front window of the shop on the left and  the shop owner is seen standing talking to the bus driver.
    Fast forward nearly fifty years and the two shops on the left have recently been converted to houses and opposite out of shot is a brilliant coffee shop/bar that I often frequent.
    And i used to ride on that same bus when Maidstone and District Bus Company had the contract to run us Oiks from the nearby villages to the Comprehensive School at Hoo in the early eighties although by then it had been painted a pale green and cream colour.

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from puddlethumper in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from Asimo in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from Saabnut in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    I have had a look at the boot floor and rotted rear quarters too I have a panel that will take care of the worst of it.
    The tank came out easily enough and and I used a wire wheel and a scraper to clean it up before rust treating and double coating with black zinc rich paint.
    I have also bunged a rad on him and run the engine up from a fuel can for a good 30 mins just to get the oil around everywhere and see how the different carb and exhaust perform.









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    Joey spud got a reaction from JeeExEll in Eye-catching black and whites   
    I found this image on a local transport group and it caught my eye as it just down the road from me in Church Street Hoo.
    It's 1963 and a motorbike and sidecar has just crashed through the front window of the shop on the left and  the shop owner is seen standing talking to the bus driver.
    Fast forward nearly fifty years and the two shops on the left have recently been converted to houses and opposite out of shot is a brilliant coffee shop/bar that I often frequent.
    And i used to ride on that same bus when Maidstone and District Bus Company had the contract to run us Oiks from the nearby villages to the Comprehensive School at Hoo in the early eighties although by then it had been painted a pale green and cream colour.

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Eye-catching black and whites   
    I found this image on a local transport group and it caught my eye as it just down the road from me in Church Street Hoo.
    It's 1963 and a motorbike and sidecar has just crashed through the front window of the shop on the left and  the shop owner is seen standing talking to the bus driver.
    Fast forward nearly fifty years and the two shops on the left have recently been converted to houses and opposite out of shot is a brilliant coffee shop/bar that I often frequent.
    And i used to ride on that same bus when Maidstone and District Bus Company had the contract to run us Oiks from the nearby villages to the Comprehensive School at Hoo in the early eighties although by then it had been painted a pale green and cream colour.

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    I have had a look at the boot floor and rotted rear quarters too I have a panel that will take care of the worst of it.
    The tank came out easily enough and and I used a wire wheel and a scraper to clean it up before rust treating and double coating with black zinc rich paint.
    I have also bunged a rad on him and run the engine up from a fuel can for a good 30 mins just to get the oil around everywhere and see how the different carb and exhaust perform.









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    Joey spud got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud reacted to Metal Guru in Eye-catching black and whites   
    I also caught the 19A home from school but not going as far as Hoo. As far as I remember , there were no school contracted buses in Medway, you got a free season ticket for the normal service bus.
    I think route 19A started at Gillingham depot and went through all the Medway towns en route. There was also a 19 that only went as far as Hoo village and a 19B that went to Lodge Hill barracks. 
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    Joey spud got a reaction from bunglebus in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from bunglebus in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    The centre cross member where the torsion bars mount is scrap but the centre of the cross member is fine so it only needs the outter repair panels adding.
    After measuring twice and cutting multiple times i have tacked the o/s one on.
    There is a jacking point (long tubey thing ) that goes on the end of the cross member that just seems to collect mud and rot out for fun so I am going to forget about it for now.
    The o/s of Boris is finally coming together now he still needs some seams fully welding up and it's looks a bit patchwork quilty but it's solid and rot free now.



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    Joey spud got a reaction from lesapandre in Eye-catching black and whites   
    I found this image on a local transport group and it caught my eye as it just down the road from me in Church Street Hoo.
    It's 1963 and a motorbike and sidecar has just crashed through the front window of the shop on the left and  the shop owner is seen standing talking to the bus driver.
    Fast forward nearly fifty years and the two shops on the left have recently been converted to houses and opposite out of shot is a brilliant coffee shop/bar that I often frequent.
    And i used to ride on that same bus when Maidstone and District Bus Company had the contract to run us Oiks from the nearby villages to the Comprehensive School at Hoo in the early eighties although by then it had been painted a pale green and cream colour.

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    I have had a look at the boot floor and rotted rear quarters too I have a panel that will take care of the worst of it.
    The tank came out easily enough and and I used a wire wheel and a scraper to clean it up before rust treating and double coating with black zinc rich paint.
    I have also bunged a rad on him and run the engine up from a fuel can for a good 30 mins just to get the oil around everywhere and see how the different carb and exhaust perform.









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    Joey spud got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from SiC in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from Isopon in Boris the '59 Minor.   
    Randomness post 
    My plan is to have this car safe and rust free with updated mechanical bits but keeping its appearance sort of scruffy and lived in.
    But my rear plate was just a bit too tired so I gave it a quick make over.






    I have rubbed back the paint so that the primer coat is blotching through in places so the plate still looks its age but is tidier than before and while the sun was out I clayed and cut back the paint on the boot and it has come up really well.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from mitsisigma01 in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
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