Major the Westies rebuild project

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by MorkC68, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. These may help
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    You can see the jiggled edge where the panels join
     
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  2. i probably have this bit to do on my van, at least on sliding door side according to mr mot man.....
    thanks for pics
     
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  3. Cheers thats great help

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  4. How about non sliding door side with seam

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  5. I’ll have a look later, we did do that long repair panel, I have fond memories of 3 panels on top of one another :eek:
     
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  6. I cut an old repair which had been done in this way off mine, I was planning on replacing it flush though. Is there a particular benefit to doing this overlap? I con only think about the amount of filler it would require to level out afterwards, as was demonstrated when stripping mine :eek:
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  7. By joggling the edge on one panel you should get a better join, spot welding them together will get you the alignment initially, you can then, if you wish, run a few seam welds along the join after its all on nicely.
    Unless your a whizz at welding, this should minimise panel distortion as butt welding could distort each panel, it did on Gusbus, it was a pig of a job to make it look neat!
     
  8. Ah ok, so for an amateur like me this is probably the best way to go, despite the amount of filler needed. - Thanks! :cheers:
     
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  9. @the 3 crispies

    Here is the long repair panel, I don't have as many images as what I first thought:
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    As with the other side, joggle the edges and spot all the way along for a better join. Paint, fill and flat back!
     
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