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Great work Bigmart.

This is from a 66 which should be the same and trust that someone with the same model as yours can confirm!
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Great work Bigmart.

This is from a 66’ which should be the same and trust that someone with the same model as yours can confirm!
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I thought there might be a horizontal seam, and it looks like there is indeed!

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Had a spare hour this evening and was itching to get back into the workshop after a nice relaxing holiday, so started to make a part for the upper a-pillar.

I am folding and curving the inner strip and rain channel section. I’m doing this prior to cutting the old one out - so I can use it as a reference.

I folded the sheet steel up with a hobby vice mounted folder, which is ok but doesn’t give a sharp fold (more of a radius than a sharp 90degrees) so had to hammer it sharper against a square bar to get something more like the original part.

Then fired up the shrinker/stretcher to form the curve. We are about 90percent there - needs some tweaking still to get radius of curve perfect.


Here is progress so far
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Today’s job was to delve into the upper a-pillar - I include photos of the internal pieces to show how it’s put together. It’s not done very often so thought a good idea to show its construction.
Actually once stripped things weren’t terrible-but I decided to re-make the inner gusset rather than de-rust it, as not a complex piece. See below stages of stripping out, cleaning.
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Remade inner gusset piece, and fettled rain channel section. Also epoxy primed the inner piece - ready for welding up tomorrow.
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Ready to weld up
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And welded in.

Next up is the tricky bit....making the outer part. 🤔
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Points to note:

1. Epoxy priming before welding up is a waste of time in such small areas. I ground off the primer at the location of the plug welds (say about 1" square and coated with weld thru primer) but the heat from welding just burnt off all primer in th local area (or it caught light) so left with almost zero primer intact!. So won’t do that again!

2. I learned that my spot welder works great, but you really need to have clean metal surfaces to weld together/through. I linished the metal on each side of metal pieces being welded together, as im using zinc coated sheet steel (zintec). Doing this meant the welder worker a charm. Image above shows the inner gusset spot welded to the rain channel section. Using spot welder before I found it a bit temperamental. Lesson learned

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Way cool! That one curve of the sheetmetal in front of the A pillar is where it would be better than great if there was replacement metal available. It really is a long and winding restoration road.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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Yes indeed.
I will take some pictures of my attempts to remake it! 😀 Might be helpful to others.

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Fabricated up the outer panel.
Slit the lower end and used Shrinker to get a curve. Also put a slit in the wing to allow to curve that up a bit as it was a bit flatter than it needed to be. Needed a bit of hammer dolly work to form 100%
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