Right then what have i done recently Lots, well enough, its all the pressure i get from Mr Spike Hughes, Every time we speak he asks done the bus yet he's killin me really killin me. Well i have been at it with the old air chisel and grinder, had a good Chopin session. lots of trimming and trial fitting till i was sufficiently happy with the fit then out with the welder and reality to the immortal words of hack hack cut weld. I wasn't happy with the metal i had to work with as the majority of people i associate with are aware it was hit in the same place two years ago, and as such the metal i would be welding to was a little thinner than i would want so i had to put a section in to give some integrity to the repair.
The pictures below are there to tell all.
|Stripped ready for the repair.|
|Tim doing what he does best applying humour to the proceedings.|
|The last repair.|
|The damage under the tin ware that was'nt really visable.|
|Thats what were talking about hack hack, see the previous join line, like i said was not happy with the fact that i would have to join here again so this was removed.|
|Old and new for comparison.|
|Eventually GSF managed to get the bloody battery tray, better late than never.|
|Old battery tray cut out.|
|The old air Chissel i love this tool !|
|This is the section i made up to make good the plate in order to have good plate to attach the new rear quarter to.|
|Close fit just needs to be tweeked a little when fitted.|
|The damaged area behind the crushed inner frame works.|
|The ols crap cut out and the replacment sections made up and ready to fit.|
|First section welded in place.|
|Outer pieces welded in place thats the inner frame repaired.|
|The first of many trial fittings.|
|Battery tray finally welded in place, along with the new section of plate requiered to undertake a proper repair.|
|First of Many trial fittings before welding, trial fit as much as needed till you are happy with the fit.|
|Yepp fits inside nicely as well.|
|Last of the trial fittings now then to weld in place.|
|Welding Done, Check for sqaure with a suitable flat surface.|
|So far so good.|
|Now agood clean up with a fine sanding disc.|
|Good penetration marks, a good sign means the welds are done well.|
|And plenty of welds to ensure the battery tray is sufficiently fixed in place.|
Now then all thats left to do is the final prepping a smidge of filler and a coat of paint HHMM well redoxide anyway.
Catch up with you all soon peeps.