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  1. ime just looking back through pics now its in the boot and has been over a twelve month i think its black ?? the interior quarter panel trim/covers i beleive are  a dark tan..the other iner wings can be seen in the backrounds

  2. so i did advertise before but with work i wasnt around or at home for any period of time to get pics ..off work for two weeks so try again

    left and right inner wing cut from my gold coupe not bad and definitely useable  needs minor repair at front and  the usual at rear where it meets the bulkhead  it was removed as one unit with engine bay chassis rails and front x memeber/radiator support antiroll bar mounting brackets will seperate £125


    i have another left and right inner wing in good condition  with the front few inches missing where the nose cone was removed there is also a large section of bulkhead /splash panel [in good condition] left attached  £ £80  a side
    heater hose panel  
    1.8 berlinetta axle from low ileage car £75

    various interior bits dash top clocks rear quarter interior panels varios plastic pipes ect forthe blowers theyre taking up room i dont need them so if no interest will be getting shot so someone please make use of them 

  3. bit of a change in direction ive now decided to stick it on a floorpan i had thought of a subaru i got messed around on two then a subaru legacy twin scroll  that i got let down on while i was on my way to collect it   ime on a budget with this   build i have plenty of others to spend cash on so   with that in mind ive bought an e46 2.8i one owner bmw  for cheap cheap  ime going to sit it on  that   with a veiw that engines ime thinking should be interchangeable  and obviously so many suspension upgrades for these and the drift boys use them so  its a starting point 

     

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  4. so ive been scratching my head over this the arch  is 30 inches wide and 19 inches high ..thats .cut at the highest point and the original join between inner and outer arch/wheel tub   
    unless i run massive wheels i will need to add a fender flair  to make the opening smaller at the outside  going to try to d it out of steel and smooth it all off so it loos like its a one peice deal ime limited to normal hand tools ive not got a shrinker stretcher enlish wheel ect    i do have an old panel beating hammer and some bricking bolsters so  at worst  will have to start again 

  5. so today has been spent atempting to make a quarter panel and i have to say so far so good  love the uniformity i managed to get on the arch ...wich i was worried about creasing he panel.....  i stood back and admired a few times think Tom Hanks in castaway when he makes fire for first time  pmsl..... early days yet and lots of fettling and on and off before its ready for the blue sparky glue gun  but ime happy at the centre of the arch its 4 inches wider than stock ime not sure  how much wider a 400 ki is than stock?

    now ime wondering do i leave it widened at the front leading edge/door shut  and put a flat peice in to tie it to the  door frame aperature or do i taper it to meet the  original leading edge like the 400  .......the outer cill is being widened by 4 inches to match as when i measured my 400 cill skirt its was close to 4 inches wide 


    once done  i will slam it dowm low and fit a big ole set of boots  ime kind of hinking stars and stripes manta and losing the rear bumper

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  6. 57 minutes ago, ®evo03 said:

    Interesting method, are you using 400 fibreglass arch, or making in steel, 

    i have a fibreglass 400 kit here but  the person who had it before me and cut the quarter panel to do an arch repair when cutting went up far higher than needed and when i offered the 400 arch against the car today  the top mountng faceof the 400 arch  was 3 mm away from the end of the cut line in the centre

    it didnt leave me much choice really i could have    put a flat peice in to bridge the gap  between the arch filler and the quarter bu would mean welding high up on the quarter panel and again around the arch  i think distortion would have been a issue 
    and it would have bothered me tbh would never hae been happy with it  so ime making all steel arches not exact to 400  but similaire  i also dont like the flimsy trim peices that you get in the 400 kit for the cill so again i will make in steel

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  7.  i tried my 400 arch on this side today and the top of the arch [barely] is above  the cut old arch ...ah well no point messing about 
    chop chop make new   joggled an edge on the outside of the arch filler panel to make it easier to dress it downwards
    so ths is how we stand at end of play   today  so i am going to fab up some wider cill sections with a nice shape on them tie those into the box section  then the quarters will tie into those

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    so ime going to have some sheet with a  fold at the rear edge to go up behind the remains of the upper quarter panel  and have an arc cut into it leaving an extra ten/15 mm to joggle and edge and then dress that down with a hammer and dolly to give a flat lip for the new quarter to but up agains and add some rigidity into the panel..thats the plan never done this before so if anyone sees anything obvious then say now lol

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  8. made a start on the arches.......left plenty of material on the steel strip so i can play with different widths and trim back as needed  i need to use a nut and bolt with some large washers in a few places rather than the self tappers but is good enough for now ,,,i have a difference in the cut of the quarter panel by the previous bodger upper of up to 50 mm  the largest setion gap is 80mm and the narowest point is 30 mm

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    made this lil tool will tack on another leg  so it forms a u  as i realised  it can pivot on only the  one leg and i need it exact....... and i will tack a steel tube to the longest peice on top for the sharpy to slot into and a tech screw in the side of the sleeve to pich the sharpy tight   i can then slide this around the arch i have self tapered into position to give me an accurate line to cut too


    now i  didnt fetch the arch all the way down to the bottom of cill level at the front as where it is i can redo the cill/lower quarter repair and buld the arch into the quarter in this area i used 1.2mm steel for the arch will use that for the lower quarter too ime wondering tho if i should have used 1.5  seeing a few paople on rally cars tubbing arches with 1.5mm its a bit of a compromise between strength and weight

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  9. thinking i may be better with something like this all steel  with the 6mm rod on the edges where theres joins ect  as can get a good weld on the rod and just catch the sheet steel so as not to blow holes or distort

     

     

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  10. AAAAHHHHH Shite...cut the arch out as close to the weld as possible to leave as much as possible  this has to be the most ham fisted wheel arch repair ive ever seen there was no need watsoever to remove as much of the original quarter/wheel arch   the rot hasnt extended that far up ime now at a bit of a sticking point whle i plan my next move

    so ime thinking along the lines if i try to weld in metal to give more arch ime going to distort the hell out of it i do not want to change the quarters  altho i have a pair cut off another car that in itself would present problems 

    so i  am thinking of using some 6mm steel rod as a frame and making some arches  as there has been to much meatal removed for the 400 arch mods  that i thought would save me so i think i will do wide ascona type arches 

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  11. its not bad theres a little in the cill on the lower quarter i dont know if all the cill reopair panels are like this,, but seems very thin steel  so welding it was a bugger had my set turned all the way down and stll was a case of a dab for a split second let it cool etc more so than normal 

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  12. got a couple of hours today  welded the cill to the rear quarter  also welded it from the inside so that i could pretty much completely smooth the outer weld though i left a bit here as it will need some filler anyway due to a little distortion from previous repairs  will see what i can do with a hammer ad dolly though
    the  section at the rear edge of the door step had been welded before and was blobby didnt follow the profile of the cill here so i chopped that out and started making peices to fill the gaps 
    had to leave it there then as  training  shortly 

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