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Discussion Starter · #521 ·
Reconstruction under way.
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Ran out of time to finish.
Strap mount all prepped and ready to go on also (not in pic).
 
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Finishing off the wheel well.

just the recess to make for the t-bar mounting bolt access - then we move onto the other side 😀
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Discussion Starter · #523 ·
Main repairs all done
Didn’t spend to much time dressing welds inside, as will never be seen - Just made them look ok from 3 feet!
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Nice work! I hope you find this (as I did) to be the most enjoyable part of the car to restore. Not sure why that was, maybe because it is a small project in itself without too many other things depending on it to complicate things.
 

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Thanks. Yes it’s a nice mix of fabrication and fitting.
I still have some repairs to make to lower rear arch wells - but minor patches.
I will probably cut the rear wing off soon as I have the classic Alfa wheel well/each piece to fit.
That may uncover some hidden horrors 😀
 

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Discussion Starter · #526 ·
Moved to the rear part of the well.
Was going to patch it ....but it was so pitted I thought it might be quicker to cut the whole piece out make a new one. My most ambitious panel yet I think.
Actually not so hard - just a lot of hammer time!

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had to make a new piece where boot floor meets the well.
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Discussion Starter · #527 ·
Replacement rear wing arrived so decided to stick on the same side and finish this side completely, before moving onto the other side.

welded in the rear jacking point (not pictured) - note for next time: weld it on before putting sills/rockers in next time 😀

when I cut off the rear wing I got access to the c-pillar area that is rusted out - so started cutting that out and started making patch panels.
no before pic taken - but same condition as drivers side.
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Rebuilt the c-pillar area. Tried to replicate as close to original as possible.
Left a load of metal on the seal flanges - so I can shape more accurately once the rear wing is fitted.
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Discussion Starter · #529 ·
B and C pillar repairs completed.
Trial footed replacement wing and all looking good 😀

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next job fitting replacement outer wheel well And rear win
 

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Trial fitted Rear wing
It was on and off at least 20 times!
Fitted window and trims to check that was all ok.
Then fitted the replacement inner well part and finessed it’s got to the tub and wing.
Didn’t spark up the welder all day! 😀

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Discussion Starter · #531 ·
Inner wells welded up and seam sealed - ready for final fitting of rear wing. Chuffed 😀
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Hi Mart I remember when you started on your car, and I admire how much you have done. Doing the back much be so much easier than the front, with all the fresh air you had at the front.
It was fascinating watching you over come the challenges you had there. Still watching and appreciating the work your putting in. Regards John.
 

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Discussion Starter · #533 ·
Thanks John

yes there is a lot less going on at the rear too!

I feel like the end of the body work phase is in sight.

Still got the same amount of work to do on the other side rear quarteR, but I am actually daring to think about paint now 😀

thanks for the support and comments
 

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Discussion Starter · #534 ·
Before rear wing gets welded on thought I would patch the boot floor on that side (around petrol tank aperture) as I have good access. One down - two to go.
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Discussion Starter · #536 ·
Boot floor petrol tank edges patched.
We migT NOW get that rear wing on!
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Discussion Starter · #537 ·
On at last!
The area where it meets the boot and rear panel needs some work - but pretty pleased with how today’s work went.
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Starting to look like a car again :)(y)
 
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Thanks, yes getting there!
A bit of door gap fettling then over to rebuild the other sides inner wells, suspension, c-pillar etc 😂
A couple of months worth right there!
 

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Discussion Starter · #540 · (Edited)
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Side all in one colour. Ready to move on. Fine tuning of gaps and doors can wait to the end and will do all in one go all around the car at the end I think
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