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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2017, 08:31:33 am »

more
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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2017, 08:32:20 am »

and closed up
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2017, 22:44:39 pm »

Nice progress, you are going fast! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2017, 02:10:37 am »

WILDMAN!  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2017, 08:58:04 am »

thanx guys for checking in!
some more work done to the front wheelwell/a-pilar
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2017, 09:00:09 am »

as well as some of the fender attachment points front and back that were beyond further repairs
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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2017, 08:00:46 am »

left side endpiece was toast and had an universal bumpermount-repairpiece crudely welded over the rust, so
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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2017, 08:04:55 am »

inner support was removed too and the new piece clamped on and adjusted, then tacked in place. after a final check it was welded permanently
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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2017, 08:23:03 am »

checking the fit
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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2017, 08:35:02 am »

right side: same story
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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2017, 09:02:11 am »

using a fender i made sure the gaps are ok and finishwelded
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« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2017, 09:10:41 am »

endpiece finished, the apron will stay removable
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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2017, 10:36:59 am »

front wheel arch/a-pillar
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« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2017, 10:38:01 am »

welded
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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2017, 18:31:01 pm »

Good work!
Please keep the updates coming  Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2017, 18:35:22 pm »

It's going well! Aren't those lower front quarter repair panels horrible pressings though! I wish you could buy a decent one with the correct shape at the bottom of the wing line, it would save loads of time having to make little closing plates!
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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2017, 21:30:44 pm »

awesome project!
will be an really nice racer with that chassis and engine Grin

endpiece finished, the apron will stay removable

will you weld those triangles in the engine bay in again?

maybe try to increase the current of your welding machine and decrease the adding material. (mehr strom, weinger vorschub)
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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2017, 08:09:04 am »

thanx for all of the positive criticism.
i would like to have a better pressing for the quaterpanels too, but i used these so often that i dont even bother anymore Tongue
my welder is one of the absolute cheapo units, its hard to get a good setting (at least for me, maybe thats the problem). the current i use is ok, its doesnt blow holes and has a nice penetration, the speed of the wire is the problem. taking this into account you may have looked at the first pics in this thread, the welds were frankenstein, you are right. i played with the settings forever and couldn get it to perform as in the past. then i fortunately ran out of gas. the old gas i had was from a bottle that mexx used for his wig, pure argon, the new gas i got was a blend of argon/CO and it felt like i had bought a new welder (which i was thinking about).
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« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2017, 07:44:24 am »

have been busy and finshed the engine bay and started on the lower front firewall. after a close look at the front apront i wont be able to save it, its just too crusty, so i ordered a replacement from csp
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« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2017, 08:11:31 am »

while i wait on the apron i finished all of the rust holes. the ragtop is next.
this is a coplete clip with some rust damadge, but nothing too serious. the mechnical parts are from another assembly and are in very good condition. i have grafted in two ragtops before, but this time i wanted to use all of the inside stock bracing to be able to use a non-modified stock headliner.  first i determined where to cut and then removed all the inner sheet metal
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« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2017, 08:12:29 am »

leftovers
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« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2017, 08:13:33 am »

the car is ideal for a ragtop conversion since it has roof damage
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« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2017, 08:15:40 am »

using a cutoff wheel and sheetmetal shears i removed the necessairy metal after drilling out the spotwelds around the windshield
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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2017, 08:16:44 am »

careful fitting is in order Shocked
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« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2017, 09:29:07 am »

Nice work Smiley
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« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2017, 08:15:13 am »

thanx lee!
i couldnt work on the car on the weekend, but yesterday night i managed to weld in the side stiffeners of the ragtop
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« Reply #56 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:58 am »

opening is now flanged
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« Reply #57 on: December 01, 2017, 11:40:55 am »

i took extreme care to get a good fit around the windshield/front roof
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« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2017, 11:41:55 am »

tacked in place at the front
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« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2017, 11:43:14 am »

i then pulled it back via clamps to get at good fit to the flange on the sides and back of the roof frame
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