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« Reply #440 on: October 03, 2021, 02:04:31 PM »
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Cup (the thing you drink out of) is une coupe, so the World Cup is one, for example.
To cut is couper, and its past participle is coupe (with an acute accent), hence two-door.

Where were we?  Cogitavi, secui, solidavi, molui, cogitavique -



That's pretty much the entire length of the RH inner sill repaired.  Time's approaching when I can replace the outer sill.

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« Reply #441 on: October 04, 2021, 01:03:46 PM »
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The LH dogleg, with the bottom part of the door seal retainer removed:



I traced out a paper pattern, made a cut to allow for stretching, and transferred it to sheet metal.  I used the bodywork as a form to beat the metal around -



Now it's time to see how diseased the dogleg is inside.

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« Reply #442 on: October 04, 2021, 06:18:22 PM »
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Inside the dogleg:



I've seen worse.  The driver's side, for example.  Still as many pieces to replace, though.

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« Reply #443 on: October 09, 2021, 05:37:40 PM »
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I filled in the hole in the sill, did a few postage-stamp repairs, and the inside of the dogleg looks a lot better -



Then I grafted a piece into the notch in the outside repair section, dressed the welds down, and painted it on the inside.  It's just about ready to be welded into place.



The V-notches at the bottom are the "poor person's" holes for plug-welding.

And then, with the curtains fading and the garden plants wilting, I made up one of the three pieces needed to repair the U-section at the front of the LHR wheel arch.



There are another two of those to make.  Then I can cut away most of the U-section and replace a short length of the lower inner sill.  And I'll have to chop out and replace about three inches of the outer sill too.  But by the standards of this vehicle, the outer sill is in pristine condition.

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« Reply #444 on: October 10, 2021, 04:29:53 PM »
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I spent the day cutting and forming sheet metal.

Here are the three repair pieces for the U-section just in front of the LHR wheel arch:



The patch for the inner sill is most easily done by asking the sheetie at work to cut and bend a piece of 1.6 for me.

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« Reply #445 on: October 17, 2021, 01:07:16 PM »
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Distractions (again) - Helper Spring.



Do not laugh.

I broke the left rear spring in my Humpy in June, and now that I can go more than 5 km, I can get the replacement springs rebuilt.  But how to put the car back on its feet and keep it mobile when one back spring's been removed?

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« Reply #446 on: October 17, 2021, 06:03:33 PM »
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I did do some work for "Found Object" this weekend - I made a profile of the U-section in front of the LHR wheel arch as an aid to reassembly after I cut the rotten bits out:



There are times when having a geologist as father helps.  The device at centre bottom is called a contact goniometer.  It measures the angle between crystal faces, but any solid object will do.  With the goniometer and a tape measure, I could transfer the profile of the U-section onto cardboard.  And when the major dimensions come out as multiples of 1/4", it's a fair bet that the chassis engineer designed the profile that way.

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« Reply #447 on: October 18, 2021, 07:19:30 AM »
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I learnt something today. I thought I had a fancy protractor for measuring brass fitting seat faces (SAE 45o versus 37o AN versus the funky 60o Lucas) on old carbs and fuel kit. Never knew it was a contact goniometer  Smiley

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« Reply #448 on: October 18, 2021, 08:04:34 PM »
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I learnt something today. I thought I had a fancy protractor for measuring brass fitting seat faces (SAE 45o versus 37o AN versus the funky 60o Lucas) on old carbs and fuel kit. Never knew it was a contact goniometer  Smiley

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Me too Harv, I have an Engineers Protractor in my kit of tools.
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