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Old 13-06-2019, 01:17 PM   #21
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I just happen to have a length of angle iron just the right size
I beat the panel straight, then cut a length of wood to go inside the door frame repair panel
Then clamped the wood, panel and angle iron together and rebeat the repair panel back round the angle iron in the correct place
The angle iron is just the right thickness for the gap
Here's a picture of the passenger door bottom that had the angle iron treatment in primer
Excellent, thanks for that, that's very helpful. Hopefully the red panels will be better formed, but I'm not holding my breath!
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Great work on your doors.

If you don't mind me asking how many hours would you say it's taken you per door? It will really help to have an idea of how much it will cost me to get mine done.

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Old 14-06-2019, 09:08 AM   #23
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Great work on your doors.

If you don't mind me asking how many hours would you say it's taken you per door? It will really help to have an idea of how much it will cost me to get mine done.

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Well I probably spent 8 hours or so on the metal work
But I did fanny around trying to get better door gaps
Then there's the prep
I'll probably spend as much time getting the primer on
If I was paying I guy to do it I would recommend a full skin
It would be a faster way to a better job done
And the cost may weigh out the same in the end
Were my time is my own so it is cheaper for me to sand the filler to get a good door
Careful it's easy for the cost to run away with you in a workshop and you still may not get that good a job done
And insist on lots of weld thru primer in all the seams and areas that you cannot get to when it's all welded up
Good luck I hope it turns out well
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Well I probably spent 8 hours or so on the metal work
But I did fanny around trying to get better door gaps
Then there's the prep
I'll probably spend as much time getting the primer on
If I was paying I guy to do it I would recommend a full skin
It would be a faster way to a better job done
And the cost may weigh out the same in the end
Were my time is my own so it is cheaper for me to sand the filler to get a good door
Careful it's easy for the cost to run away with you in a workshop and you still may not get that good a job done
And insist on lots of weld thru primer in all the seams and areas that you cannot get to when it's all welded up
Good luck I hope it turns out well
Thanks Parkin, so much useful info. Much appreciated.
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Found the time to finish the sanding off and set up the panel stand
When I say panel stand I mean the makeshift solution that I came up with
Which is a old workmate and the handle from a lawnmower that died on me the other week
The handles fitted in the holes on the workmate perfect so that it will hold the door well for when I paint it
Notice the beetle front spindle and brake drum being used as a counter balance on the workmate to stop the weight of the door pulling the workmate over
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I sprayed some etch primer in the channel were the door seal goes trying to cover 100% of the metal neatly
Any bare metal behind the seal would bring on rust so fast it would be like dropping a alka seltzer in water!
And I've put some seam sealer in the joints around the door skin and frame
I just need to find the time to full prime it now
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Splash of primer now
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Made some good progress recently
Did some work on the bonnet
It was as rusty and needed the same repairs on the other side and I made good the lip of the bonnet under the handle were they always split
It's now waiting for me to find some time to prep it for primer
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Nice work. Looks like I may well have to replace the corner strengthener on one of my doors. A previous 'expert' has drilled through the rivets that hold the lower flap with a large drill bit, not leaving much material to bolt the replacement flap onto. mmmm. We shall see.
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Nice work. Looks like I may well have to replace the corner strengthener on one of my doors. A previous 'expert' has drilled through the rivets that hold the lower flap with a large drill bit, not leaving much material to bolt the replacement flap onto. mmmm. We shall see.
Post a photo up let's see
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