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#161 opalbeetle

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:09 PM

Here are a couple of pictures.  First, the first repair I cut out and set on the fender.  I'm not really sure how I buggered it all up, but I'm doing my damnedest to get it lined up.  PAIN IN THE ASS!

 

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Here is the first cut of the new repair.  I still have to fold the fender lip along the green lines that you see on the side.

 

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I'll spend some more time fitting and sorting tomorrow!

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 05:48 PM

The fender lines up now with some modifications to the fender and the way it mounts.  When I fixed the rusty fender frame, I think I changed the shape and length of it.  The backside looks rather rough, but it's solid and it fits!  You can't see that part anyhow when it's all painted!  I'm working on the body work now and will post pics of that later.  

 

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Even though I feel like it was a step back, I'm finally moving forward again!


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:27 PM

Been awhile....but, I have been figuring and tinkering.  As usual, work, being a dad and life slow things down.  I'd like to have more time on weekends, but driving my son to Special Olympics and swimming lessons every Saturday pretty much wipes out a day to tinker.  Not complaining, just the way it is!

 

So, I have had some "false" (cosmetic is what my biddy calls them) rockers made to deal with the way the door hangs past the rockers without the rocker trim.  I posted this before.

 

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I had some "false" rockers bent up.

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Trimmed.  I folded the wheel well end to wrap into the wheel well to be welded there.

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Clamped them down to have a look at the alignment.  The door skins line up and there is no gap!  There is a little of fiddling to do with lining up the fenders and doors but after it's all primed and ready for paint, I will do that.

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Drivers side tacked in.  I'll cut and weld in a piece to fill the opening at the front.

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Passenger side tacked in.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:45 PM

Well look at you, getting things done... 10 more years and she'll be on the road.   :poke:

 

I know, pot and kettle and all that.

 

Seriously though the rockers look good. Where did you get them bent up?


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the back handed compliment! Ha!

I got them done at a sheet metal place in Beausejour. I can’t remeber the name. I gave them a profile, some sheet metal, 80$ and voila!

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:35 PM

Always good to make friends with sheet metal places. The more you do the cheaper it typically gets.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

Hello!

 

After the false rocker was welded in, there is still the gap between the original rocker and the new one.

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So, I cut a patch out of sheet metal and made a patch to weld it in.  This is it welded in.  

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It's always a bit of a challenge welding 22 gauge metal in. Once it's welded in, grinding and sanding through the metal is quite easy, leaving a hole that needs filling again!

 

On to the passenger side.

 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:48 AM

Finally got the front patch on the rocker done. Here is the gap that needed filling.

 

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Here is the patch ready to weld in.  I made tabs that slip under the rocker to make gaps to spot weld it in and hold it in place.

 

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Tacked in!

 

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You'll notice the extra material of the tab that needs removing.  I used a flapper wheel on my die grinder to smooth it done to match the rocker and many spot welds later....it's in!

 

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I will use seam sealer between the body and the patch instead of welding along the whole seam.

 

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There was also some rust inside the tailight housing.  I treated the rust and removed the bracket with a spot weld cutter.  I attached it to a homemade bracket for relocation.  I hope it ends up in the right spot!

 

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As always, thanks for looking in!


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:05 AM

Good morning!

 

Anyone know if a 510 front sway bar would fit the front of a 710.  I know that ADDCO has different part numbers but wondering if anyone has had experience using the 510 sway bar.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:43 AM

I am no help, but the body work in here is outstanding :)


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the feedback!


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:10 AM

The mounting tab is welded back in.  I used Picklex on the bare metal before adding weld-through primer before welding.  I will seal it up again and hope that the surface rust in there stays put.

 

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Have a great Tuesday!


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