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Old 16-10-2019, 05:01 PM   #41
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All 3 B post panels welded in place:




Sill lines up nice, and nice enough gaps:



And welded in place:



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The rear cab inner posts were rotten at the bottom. We drilled the spotwelds and removed the panel to get access to the post and made a repair section:





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Looking good guys
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Right... Haven't updated this in a while and I cant really remember exactly the order the pictures should be in, but here goes.

Got the RHS inner B post repaired, and the bulkhead welded to both B posts and front top hat:



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Door gaps checked/set and dog legs and tubs pinned in place:




Got the side panel welded down the B post and sill so the dog legs and tubs can be fitted:


Getting ready to weld:


Seat runner panel plug welded to tool chest:


Tubs welded:



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Front arches welded:



Front kick panel repaired:



Trimmed down the window frame repair panel and scribed the position to cut:


Spot welded the heater Y piece back into the dash ready for the front panel to be fitted:


Front panel pinned in place:

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Removed the front panel and windscreen repair panel and spot welded them together:




Spot welded the new headlight bowls to the front panel:



With the welding to the front panel complete, we painted the inside of the front panel, outer valance and inner framework body colour:


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Spot welded down the A posts, valance and window frame, and cut the indicator holes and washer holes as close to factory as possible:





The cab floor was welded in before the front panel as fitted:


Thats it for a while...
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Looking great.

I'd have given my right arm for a spot welded when i was doing my bug.
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Very insightful pictures and looks like great craftmanship
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