Alter LWB Restoration

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  • #1526
    mrmosky
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    Although I had repaired the front driver’s door, I wasn’t really happy with it. The welding had caused some buckling of the surface, and I was sure that this would show after painting.

    When I met up with Russ and Ian Hannington the gave me a door that was damaged, in case it would be useful for parts. The door was bent diagonally across, but the bottom section was not in bad condition. So I decided to cut off the bottom of this door and graft it onto my door.

    Here is the top half of the donor door, showing the bend.  And below is the bottom half after welding to my door.

    I cut the doors across just under the reinforcing beam that is inside.  I also put a square tube in the vertical beam on the left hand side, to align the door parts and give more strength. To avoid any distortion, I started from the vertical beam and placed small weld tacks all the way along. I figured that working from one end would allow the door to expand with the heat without causing buckling. This worked out well.

    So I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I still need to add a bit of reinforcement to the rear edge of the door, but once prepared for painting, this will be a good door!

     

     

     

     

    #1531
    mrmosky
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    The drivers side body welding is now pretty much complete, and will be prepared for painting later on. Now I can start on the passenger side, which should be less work.

    #1536
    mrmosky
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    Now it’s time to start on the passenger side repairs.  The new wheel arch has been cut to size and welded in.

    The front part of the wing will be fabricated to mate up with this; as on the other side.

    #1537
    mrmosky
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    Ok, it looks a bit like Frankenstein’s monster at the moment, but the front wing is almost complete. One the welds have been ground flat, this will look better.

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