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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2019, 03:34:38 PM »
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have you rubbed it down with zinc phosphate ?
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »
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Nice work Waynos. Did you stretch the cutout to put more curve in so that the ends lined up?

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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2019, 05:40:13 PM »
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have you rubbed it down with zinc phosphate ?
just wiped down with ranex .which answers your question yes
it keeps the surface rust off till im ready to paint then i will sand it off

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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2019, 05:47:02 PM »
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Nice work Waynos. Did you stretch the cutout to put more curve in so that the ends lined up?

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John
good question.
yes i did stretch the cutout and actually rolled it back a bit to centre the wheel in the arch better.
as you can see at the back ,there is only about 9/16 patch in there instead of an inch or so.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2019, 06:15:49 PM »
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.... and actually rolled it back a bit to centre the wheel in the arch better.
as you can see at the back ,there is only about 9/16 patch in there instead of an inch or so.

Thanks.  Yep, that makes sense - I can see the datum marks don't line up after welding.
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2019, 08:04:58 PM »
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Here it is welded before publishing and grinding. I like to show the whole process. Especially the welding. I notice heaps of threads on projects I see on the net is tacked then next pic it's in primer or whatever.

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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 08:12:36 PM »
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I've finally worked out how to put old pics from my old phone up.
Here's some roof chop pics showing how short the roof is when it comes down 2 inches and A pillars lined up

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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2019, 08:14:33 PM »
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Relief  cuts are made to line up A pillar

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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 08:24:14 PM »
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Roof length is established after trial fit then a second roof found at bendigo swapmeet(such a lucky score for 50bucks)
Was used. Slowly cut a little at a time till it matched b pillar nicely

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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 08:28:23 PM »
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You can see in this pic how b pillar doesn't line up, so rear of roof will need to be widened. The beers in the background helped a lot with that frustration. Haha

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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2019, 09:59:54 PM »
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Very impressive work indeed Wayno. Your butt welds look outstanding. Ranex is good stuff for surface rust, and that amber liquid good for inspiration too. Keep at it and keep the pics coming.
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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2019, 07:04:18 AM »
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Awesome work ,,you certainly have skills ,,must see the car one day , thanks for tip on your tool table ,mines built on an old office chair and I wheel it along with me , but I like the amber fluid on the nearest working point and furtherest working point ..i'll adopt that  ..Vern
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2019, 10:25:02 AM »
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Rear of roof is widened one inch

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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2019, 10:30:33 AM »
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Roof I got from swapmeet was quite beat up so good piece from original roof was used. Also inner brace was cut out so I could planish the weld afterwards and original brace is used cut one inch wider. That way my joins weren't all in the same place. Win win

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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2019, 10:40:59 AM »
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Patch was welded in, then planished and sanded smooth. Internal brace was then fitted and plug welded in old soirees holes that were drilled out

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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
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Soiree holes. Was meant to be spotweld holes. Silly spell check got me. I should read the post before posting  it.......

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« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2019, 10:53:56 AM »
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With the door frame tacked where I wanted it, a pie cut was made which fixed 2 things again. It allowed me to improve the  flow of the rear windscreen and made the radius(or crown) of the roof where the join was line up almost perfectly. Got lucky there! 😁

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« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2019, 10:59:28 AM »
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You can see in the above pic how things didn't line up. The rear was then rolled forward maybe 1/2 inch

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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2019, 02:00:39 PM »
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Sorry to jump around a bit.
 But back to the guards Smiley
The bottom of guard had a ordinary repair back in the day so that join had to go.
 I planned to add a filler strip to get rid of it plus fill the void of the wheel arch.
The 3rd pic shows the penetration on the backside. Minimal planishing will be needed.
I usually planish before sanding the weld but it hardly needed it so I got carried away.
I probably won't do it this way again, but you have to experiment  to learn.
Last photo is not planished yet.
 

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2019, 02:10:49 PM »
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the guard is by no means nearly finished by the way.......more to come
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