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Kevin Abbott

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  1. It looks ok, i'd say making it shine more would be too much of a pain to keep it that way
  2. Floors now in. Both fronts and one rear and 1/2 a rear on the other side. we had the rear floors in our parts stash and never seen them before. Never will now as they are welded in 🤣 A post on the drivers side fully welded in now. A post to inner wheel arches looked ok but I’ve ordered a pair of replacements made to order from Matt Belshaw. “ let’s have a look at the passenger A post and take off the outer “ said Andrew. oh boy. The inner on that side needs replacing too. scuttle panel needed a small repair so we chose to replace the entire thing and do a small repair on the replacement. Good job we cut the old one off as it was already two pieces and rusty. The passenger a post underneath the scuttle had been repaired by the previous owner with silicone and a pan scrubber 🤣 Some new items ordered too. A full set of poly bushes including the anti roll bar drop link and a coolex 70 mm core aluminium rad with fan and thermostatic switch. The frontera also arrived that’s donating its 40 thousand mile engine and the rest will be turned into bean cans 😃
  3. Floor panels and A post covers only available from Leidinger in Germany.
  4. Job of the day was to start and get some strength back into it so it can go onto the turner. A little poke with the screwdriver of death and all was not as good as it seemed. The drivers A post outer skin Was always going to be replaced as I’ve new ones coming in from Germany. Bit what we wasn’t ready for was the terrible state of the inner. It was barely there and what was left is very badly corroded. Replacing an inner A post isn’t a job we have done before, so what did we do? Yep. Jumped straight in 😃 The inner A post has the door hinges on it and that more of less hangs in space once the outer is removed and especially if the sills are gone too. some measuring and a few spacers required. Inner of the inner also needed some surgery as the rot had travelled. All parts not cut out were ground as much as possible to remove surface rust and a liberal coating of bilt applied. A piece of the screen a post was removed to gain access to the inner of the inner of the a post inner of the upper inner part 😃
  5. This is the build of your car
  6. Great find Andy. Looking forward to seeing it. Remember though, you can’t keep them all
  7. I think finding all the specific bits bolts washers spacers and then finding the plastic bits to cover up all the bits we spent hours fitting is the hardest bit. Welding is the easy part of restorations. I’m enjoying the build again though.
  8. Great post. Pictures like this are worth there weight in gold. Good luck with the project.
  9. Spot weld. In standard positions on the top edge. Interesting if they would accept spot/rose weld on the bottom edge to inner sill. Would look original though and they probably won’t even notice. IIRC I’ve done spot/ rose weld on lower edge. If it’s done properly they won’t fail it. If it looks shonky they will.
  10. Class. I’m building a manta in a manta T-shirt 😂
  11. Well done Andy. You will be as good as me one day 😃
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