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Old 04-11-2015, 10:46 PM
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worked on the dash some more to fix the damage from a radio install and to weld the top tab back on. the coupes dash get wrapped in vinyl covering ,so it can be less then a paint quality finish





voilla just add some welding magic







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Old 04-17-2015, 11:27 PM
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well I understand that my garage comes back to me tomorrow and the coupe comes off the high storage frame and back on to the moveable saw horses.

so lets wrap up the dash board, I sanded the back side and self etch primed it and then both sides got primed in black primer. after sanding the back side I don't think the black was anything other then a primer







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Old 04-18-2015, 05:48 PM
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almost back in business.....

we start by fixing a design flaw in my moveable saw horses and fix the rear part of the axle so it doesn't move down and make the wheels cant





lets fit the drivers side shut face panel





and I find out the bracket that the latch attaches too has been drilled out


weld up the holes



drill and tap



finally




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Old 04-19-2015, 02:09 PM
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simply because you're working on an English car, doesn't mean you have to change the proper terms of "door post" ....

did you fire the engineer?

since you're all about english authenticity (shut panel ), did you add rust to that hinge plate?
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:42 AM
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i think the rust will come naturally.....the British do have their own names for things thats for sure and compared to Austin Healeys the MGs were well engineered...... i like the British terms for tools...spanners and ring spanners, ( open end wrench and box end wrench). we wont even talk about whitworth vs AF......and I think shut face panel isn't such a bad term since it hides the door pillar post and covers the rear fender (wing) where it attaches to the door post and the rocker sill.

got some parts for the doors today. I can see rebuilding these will be a challenge. but that will be in a while...








lets take care of 4 holes....use the copper wrapped sheet steel as a backing so you don't get any burn through










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Old 04-24-2015, 02:35 AM
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I believe I am down to the last several welding jobs



my how the small holes always seem to get bigger



I had to use a tab to hold the top piece, just a small welded tab






tomorrow nights work the lower holes

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Old 04-24-2015, 06:58 AM
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I'm fairly sure at this point you've built a new car out of welding wire.
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I'm fairly sure at this point you've built a new car out of welding wire.
So that would make it a Chinese MG?
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:14 PM
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check out this guys work....

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