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Slowly, too cold for my rust proofing to cure properly :mellow: did manage to get an inner wing proofed with the help of the 8 year old whilst the temperature was ok.

Going to coat the inner wings and pretty much everything underneath in 2pk black next.

Going to get some dough together hopefully to get someone to do those rear quarters for me as it's holding everything up.

Maybe if I start drilling the spot welds out I'll get going and cut the rear quarters  off, I know what I'm like once I finally get started on stuff :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, TheRealExile said:

Slowly, too cold for my rust proofing to cure properly :mellow: did manage to get an inner wing proofed with the help of the 8 year old whilst the temperature was ok.

Going to coat the inner wings and pretty much everything underneath in 2pk black next.

Going to get some dough together hopefully to get someone to do those rear quarters for me as it's holding everything up.

Maybe if I start drilling the spot welds out I'll get going and cut the rear quarters  off, I know what I'm like once I finally get started on stuff :rolleyes:

You’ll get there🙂 I’ve found a power file and some sharp panel splitters very good for removing spot welds without damaging or holing the panel below which you want to weld to allowing you to neatly plug weld the new panel on if no access to a spot welder 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Cheers I'll give that a go, still got a little bit of unspent money stashed from my Birthday back in April :thumbup

Also noticed a load of bog inside both doors that seems to have seeped through holes made for that mantzel kit, also lots on the outside where they blended it in, gonna knock it off the outside of the doors and see what I'm left with :rolleyes:

 

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Speaking about your doors, is it just me but look carefully at your first picture of your manta on the trailer, have you seen the “face” or “person” on your passenger door? :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, Mike. said:

Speaking about your doors, is it just me but look carefully at your first picture of your manta on the trailer, have you seen the “face” or “person” on your passenger door? :ph34r:

It looks like the Skull Crusher sweets i used to get in my 10p mixture at school! :lol:

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4 hours ago, Mike. said:

Speaking about your doors, is it just me but look carefully at your first picture of your manta on the trailer, have you seen the “face” or “person” on your passenger door? :ph34r:

Not til Now! :o

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No excuses for me now....My lads have bought me a mig for Christmas! And the Mrs has bought me a shiny new tool box :D

Bought myself the powerfile and panel splitter too.

Moving house (again) on the 4th and will finally have a decent size garage where I can actually get around the sides and have space to work.

Can anyone advise as where is best for welding supplies these days? I need some gloves and a helmet for starters and some sheet steel to have a go at the section near the rear of the sill. If it looks crap after finishing I'll buy a full panel but Ian's recent efforts have inspired me that it can be done.

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Nice one Terry, fantastic pressies.

By the way it was of course Santa that got you the MIG welder and the toolbox!

Good luck with the move!

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A Mig! Thats a Christmas gift!

I had a small bottle of rustconvertor. But I'm also happy with that. 

I can advice to buy a mask with automatic darkening glass, use it also.

 

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What thickness steel should I be using?

The 2 areas for patching are a small hole inner wheel arch and rear o/s sill. 

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48 minutes ago, TheRealExile said:

What thickness steel should I be using?

The 2 areas for patching are a small hole inner wheel arch and rear o/s will. 

Minimum of 1.2 mm thick, but 1.5 mm if it’s readily available to you.

Enjoy!

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