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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2020, 08:03:09 PM »
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and has led to this:



and this:



and this:




Thanks so much to the help and guideance in repairing this section. I would have struggled without pointers. I was pleasantly suprised when I tested the subframe that the outer leg lined up exactly with the marking on the the plate I made using the jig point. This was reassurring before removing, drilling hole and placing in position before welding.

Now to complete the outer A Frame repair. I feel quite confident in doing so in looking at everyones builds.

Once again thanks.

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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 12:09:41 PM »
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Some updates of A Pillar if anyone is interested.





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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 12:13:54 PM »
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And some more.











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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 12:20:41 PM »
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Last one - Top of A Pillar. Placed a patch but considering the good condition of the cut out steel, I probably would have got away with spotting these holes with the mig.

I hope over the coming weekend this A Pillar will be done. The other side doesn't look as bad - what are those famous last words. Who knows what I will find under the black tar that was put on by a previous panel beater to disguise his lack of work.

While this isn't a Resto (just a general tidy up of rust), Mod's feel free to move this thread to the appropriate section of the forum.





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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2020, 09:35:20 PM »
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Getting close to finishing passenger side lower A Pillar. I honestly thought I was going to struggle. The repair panel as you can see was made by a number of smaller parts stitched together.

Could any tell me if there is "drain hole" at the bottom of the A Pillar. My recollection when I did a very small repair on my ute in this section, there was a rectangular type impression at the bottom which looked like a drainage point.

I hope to have this side finished may be tomorrow if all goes well.

Thank you all for your build threads. It has given me the confidence in having a go.

Have a ripper.

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2020, 09:22:06 AM »
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Yes there was a slot at the bottom where water was supposed to drain from, I think it was pretty ineffective.
It was a small gap between the inner sill and the bottom of the A pillar About 20 mm long.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2020, 09:48:35 AM »
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I formed a passage in the bottom outer sheet using a screwdriver shaft as a boss as I hammer welded it to the inner either side of the outlet. Once the guard is bolted on there is unfortunately no way to unblock it.


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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2020, 11:39:13 AM »
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Thanks Ken and Clay,

So true Ken, if these were effective we all probably wouldn't have to repair these as extensively as we have to.

I suppose I am thinking of still putting one in as I know other areas of ingress, ie: guard bolts, will allow water to pool at the bottom. Something is better than nothing I am thinking.

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2020, 09:19:13 PM »
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I decided to put the drain hole in. Heated the metal and formed into shape.

I am waiting for the seam sealer on the edges of the base plate to cure before I close the A Pillar. I thinking of spraying another coat of fish oil down the sill passage before welding. Not sure if fish oil is flammable or not. I don't want this to end in misery.

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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2020, 09:49:23 PM »
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Donít put fish oil until youíve painted the body Rod. Yes it is flammable. I would use a zinc or copper rich primer, which will protect the welds. Then flood with fish oil or cavity wax lanolin etc after paint.
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2020, 11:58:29 PM »
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Thanks Clay,

Great to hear. I have already painted as much as I can with zinc primer. Thanks for preventing a begger headache thank the one I have got.

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« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2020, 07:27:41 PM »
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Well, one side closed now.










I have had a little look on the other side. The inner sill extension is brilliant or so it seems. I have removed some of the ouert A Pillar bitumen that has been plastered on in repairs of old to cover up poor workmanship. What I have found in no where near as extensive as the passenger side.At least I hope.

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