Had a nice couple of days in the garage this weekend. Finally finished with the quarter panels! You can hardly belief!
Started out by paint-stripping the joints and enclosed bits, and treating with POR15. The makers of POR15 should be giving me a discount by now for all the free press I am giving them.
Next job was to get the companion bin closing panel in place, and the other little bracket thingy that fits into the heelboard.
Then on went the extra (home-made) sill stiffener, and a coat of etch prime. The gap to the wheel arch will be welded closed when I have the car upside down.
With all of that in place, the quarter panel could be clamped up ready for welding. Plug weld holes were punched with a joggler at 35mm intervals around all edges to be welded. Here is a photo of some idiot trying his best to look like he knows what he is doing.
After much sweaty welding...
And some time later, after driving the neighbours insane with much noisy angle grinding...
Then I had a bit of time left at the end of the day, so I started building up the rollover jig from mk2mania. Looking good so far, and it went together really easily. Its a shame to cut a hole in the rear bulkhead, but needs must, and I'll make it as neat as possible so it will be easy to close up again.
Must work harder now. My mother in law says she can't see much progress happening. Hmph!!
Next time I'll hopefully be able to post an Aaron Beck style rotiserie animation :)