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Like a kid at Christmas Neil

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Looks a pretty cool bit of kit. Hot rodder!

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Couldn’t help myself :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Put it all together :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Drivers side inner rear, had to make a patch with rudimentary tools :roll:
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Started on the inner, got to say that with all respect the panels from Thomson’s they still need some manipulation the angles are a bit out I’m lucky, I think, that the rear bit was still in an ok condition, got it in position and will wait to tack it in when I get chance.
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Looks good Neil


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Ok so just back from a wedding in Sydney over the weekend and the next piece of the puzzle had been delivered to my workshop yesterday.
Hopefully they are not going to give me too many problems when I go to try to install.
These are from Resto Country but I sup[pose they are all coming from the one place now :econfused: :shock:
Has anybody used these??
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Yes used them.
Here is a reminder.....
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I would suggest getting a shrinking disk if you don't already have one. That long weld through the center of the panel will warp.
Disk helped. Hammer didn't.
Also I would use as little of the replacement as you can. I cut though a point that used a bit of the bumper hump so that the long weld had a bit of shape in it to give it some rigidity.
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Cheers Scott your comments are greatly appreciated mate.
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Hey Scott yeah I just went back to your topic and I knew there was somebody that had recently done them but couldn't remember it was you so again thanks.
I hope mine come out as good as yours did there.
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Drivers side in, weld in inner tomorrow.
Excuse the boga welds they’ll clean up :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Of course you were right Scott I got warpage :roll: will have to get a shrinking disc and give it a go watched a You Tube video about them and looks like the go, hammer and dolly did no good.
Fitted the inner yesterday, tacked for now, it got pretty humid in my shop and I'd spent most of the morning on the outer :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Don't know if you have seen this Neil, worth watching -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eirbgqKNXXE
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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Yeah good video mate, I was trying to do that but didn't have the air gun with me and probably too impatient to let it cool enough.
Just ordered a shrinking disc for my small grinder :roll: or maybe it will be a job for old mate Keith when he and I do the roof and he put some colour on it. :lol: :lol:
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100 % the air gun a burst of air very 2 to 3 spots can eliminate the warpage issue.
You should monitor it as you go and if it starts to move then cut it and start again, patience is a virtue here.

I love the comment, ive been welding for 20 years and then i learnt how to weld, its just practice and patience.

Great job anyway Neil ay least guys like us give it a go.

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Good on you Neil. I like the guys air nozzle in that you can hold it and steady the mig gun at the same time. But to be fair what he is welding is not a big run down the middle of a flat panel, like you are doing.


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