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by Cliff4WD
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Thanks Alan, useful info. Most of what I've read from others after having galvanised their bulkheads described re-tapping threads and drilling out holes. This may actually be preferable to trying to remove bolts now trapped in place, I don't fancy struggling to remove bolts that won't turn and possi...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

I just hammered away against an section of rsj I have, not quite an anvil as such but kind of. That's why it's a bit rough and ready. As for galvanizing, well, first of all I have to find somewhere to get it done, then I guess I will have to do something about threaded holes etc. I'm open to suggest...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

This is like a never ending nightmare, the more you do; the more you reveal, and the more to put right. I'm having a rest this weekend as I've been lost in the land of bulkhead for too long without coming up for air. I'll just write up this weeks work before I put my feet up. Having test fitted the ...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Well, thank you :) Thought before I weldup the driver side footwell, best check it still fits. So tacked the footwell in place and carried the whole assembly to the vehicle. https://i.postimg.cc/NfJh2dBt/20190412-120944.jpg Well that's a relief, still fits. https://i.postimg.cc/GmVZq94S/20190412-121...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Next up the small patch. https://i.postimg.cc/nLPxNvbk/20190406-185924.jpg Working on the basis that each old repair I've looked at so far has had rot underneath it, I can't really afford to leave it untouched, besides, aesthetically, I find it unbearable to look at even if it will be hidden behind ...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

With the paint out of the way and getting a better view of what was hiding underneath, I decided to sort things out. I started with the horrible looking bodgeup in the centre, which had dodgy welding and filler on top of rot. https://i.postimg.cc/Y2g7yGX6/20190406-190120.jpg I peeled back the overrl...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Finished off the footwell stiffener and plug welded it in place https://i.postimg.cc/25f3Nj7J/20190405-172335.jpg The poor repairs visible through the rubbish paint job have been niggeling at me, so I decided to strip the paint off and get a proper look at what's hiding. So, out with the paint strip...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Work continues. Although superficially, it looked in great shape needing minimal repairs, it has thrown up a few issues. The bulkhead is not the original and whoever replaced it, either repaired the replacement or bought an already repaired replacement. Either way, I've inherited some pretty poor pa...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Before I started welding, I was reminded to make sure it was going to fit back onto the chassis bulkhead outriggers. After a lot of measuring and re-measuring, I drilled a piece of box section I had to hand so that I could bolt the feet to it and keep everything where it needs to be. The complicatio...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Carried on with passenger footwell. Made a piece to replace rot where heater bolts on, and dry fit the YRM footwell. Cut the rotten bit of the panel away... https://i.postimg.cc/GhNZXcSv/20190316-154339.jpg ...made the replacement section... https://i.postimg.cc/rsZvXcyX/20190316-164748.jpg ...then ...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Took delivery of a panel beating hammer and dolly set today, so got straight to work and made my first hand crafted replacement piece. I need a new one of these... https://i.postimg.cc/fL7DCxB3/20190315-173922.jpg ...so cut out a piece of steel... https://i.postimg.cc/cCXZydq0/20190315-173938.jpg .....
by Cliff4WD
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: NEW Stage 1 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: NEW Stage 1 Project

Hello Raymond. I'm doing the same. Some very helpful people here. The forum is not that busy as there are obviously not so many Stage 1's around nowadays, but the people who are here are pretty knowledgable and generous. Get the photos up and share with us. Good luck with the project.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

All the usual places really. I shall be doing my repairs utilising copious amounts of weld through seam sealant. It should last at least as long as I will that way :shock:
by Cliff4WD
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

Got the driver's side footwell out today. https://i.postimg.cc/qB63YpHv/20190309-155834.jpg The deeper I get into this, the more I find. Seems there is a lot more rot hidden away than I first thought. https://i.postimg.cc/nrm9QGGD/20190309-155842.jpg I'll just work my way through slowly, find the ro...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 59
Views: 1419

Re: Restoration

I'm trying to be methodical and thorough. Could have just patched it but I'd rather get it as sound as I can and then It won't have to to be done again.