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Nice work :thumb:

Especially the pancakes :biggrin: 

But the welds too - well(ds) done! 

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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19 hours ago, droptop73 said:

Where's the syrup?? 

Came later BUT, I actually prefer mine with caster sugar. And while on the subject of pancakes, in my opinion, pancakes are at their best the next morning, at room temp :-)

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This is a great write up, I have leak in the same spot and was wondering how to get to it.  When you removed the frame  section does the front end stay together solid?  And how many hours did that repair take? I have to pay someone!

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4 hours ago, RIBS said:

This is a great write up, I have leak in the same spot and was wondering how to get to it.  When you removed the frame  section does the front end stay together solid?  And how many hours did that repair take? I have to pay someone!

After removing that frame section that sits on top everything stayed together perfectly. Mind you, I have my car standing on the ground, not on a lift, might make a difference, dunno...

The hours, you cannot compare the time I needed as I am not experienced. Everything I do with the car takes a LOT longer compared to a professional :-)

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Today work started on the RH cowl. Starting by removing the thing on top that probably has a name but I have no clue what it is:

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It looked kinda OK underneath:

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I decided to try a new type of spotweld drill today. It makes bigger holes but less mess:

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It worked very well:

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The part under the windshield has some kind of sealant underneath that's rather sticky. I used these to loosen things up. Especially the pointy one was very helpful as it's easy to get in:

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And then, surprise, surprise, a load of rust:

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You can't see it very well in the picture but there are a few holes, especially undrneath the window it's bad. As I'm replacing the original heater with a modern one that doesn't use outside air, I'm going to put in a patch without the hole.

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To be continued...

 

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A few things had to be re-attached to the bottom cowl before continuing.

First this, can't even remember what it's for. I only cut out 1 of the 2 spotwelds so it's still exactly in it's original spot:

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Attached to the bottom was some kind of... whatever. I re-created it and welded it back making sure the hole to hang the heater from is exactly in the same spot:

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I really did not want to weld upside down so I kept it in place from below with a magnet:

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And I drilled 3 little holes to weld it from the top, I realise this could compromise the cowl but it will have to do:

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The result so I can attach my heater in about 7 years:

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Next up is fixing the upper cowl bit that I cut out, it needs quite a bit of patch work:

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One of the patches has got to be one of the funkiest looking ones I made sofar:

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 You are one of the artists present on this site, good work!

Mustang, Mach 1 and 351

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1 hour ago, Manu Mach1 said:

 You are one of the artists present on this site, good work!

Hahaha, thanks but personally I wouldn’t go that far ;-)

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