First bus project 62 11 Window

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Little update of the progress so far, looking to complete the side panel strengtheners and B pillar repairs next.

Trial fitting of the long side panel so that the inner sill can be tacked in at the correct height. Due to previous repairs the floor structure is higher than expected.
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Both outriggers have been replaced as precautionary measure, once removed this proved to be a wise decision.
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Local repair need to the inner face of the front area of the rear tub, actually took longer to fabricate the 2 small repairs that it was to cut and tack the front repair section.
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Trial fitted the cargo floor to ensure that the front tub repair was in the correct location and aligned, looked a good fit. Panel from Schofields will save me hours of massaging of the panel if I'd purchased a cheaper panel.
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Tonights jobs;

Complete the welding in of the front tub repair
Side panel strengtheners
B pillar repair

Coming on nicely
Restoring a splittie is like have the worlds biggest meccano kit but someone has thrown away the instructions.

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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:39 pm

Another update and still working through jobs related to fitting the long side panel.

Side strengtheners completed
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Off side B pillar bulkhead closing panel fabricated and welded
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Closing edge of rear tub required rebuilding
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Clamped strip in place using a scriber and spray paint I managed to mark the cut line for the tub edge.
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Loads of clamps to hold in place and then welded
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Return edge created from short pieces to generate a faceted edge that will be cut/ground into form the inner curved edge
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Next job - inner B pillar. Just wondering if anyone supplies inner B pillar repairs that are longer than 200mm??
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Re: First bus project 62 11 Window

Post by PIPKIN » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:45 am

Wow, actually managing to put on new metal!
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Long side panel has now been fitted and this is a really involved job. It required me to repair virtually every panel it touches;

Horizontal strengthener section replaced
B pillar required rebuilding
Floor rail ends repaired
Outriggers replaced
Inner sill replaced
Rear arch - front/back sections replaced and edge rebuilt

All inner surfaces of the strengtheners, pillars and sill have been prepped, primed and hammerited.
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Surfaces of the door pillar, rear arch and strengtheners have been treated to 2 coats of Rust BUllet.
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Inner face of the long panel, where it has been bonded, has also been treated to 2 coats of Rust Bullet.
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I also made a clamping jig to aid the panel being straight and true when it was welded and bonded.
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Rear corner panel has been removed and prep is ongoing.

Not sure if anyone has encountered this problem, an age specific long side panel and a general rear corner don't seem to marry correctly.
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Restoring a splittie is like have the worlds biggest meccano kit but someone has thrown away the instructions.

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