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Old 04-27-2021, 04:24 PM
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Took a pattern from the leading edge of the door to give me a template for the outer A pillar skin. From the template, I added 4mm clearance for the door gap, the swaged along that line until I had the required depth. I've got a curved 32mm T dolly that I used to turn the inner edge over with. A bit of shrinking up that edge also bought the edge around more to fit the body. Once welded up, I left it loose at the roof so I could remove/replace easily. This was to enable me to get the inner A pillar and cant rail tidied up. Also had to finalize the bonnet hinges

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Old 04-27-2021, 09:18 PM
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Had to rebuild the inner A pillar and the cant rail. Provision for sun visors was included.

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Hinges were mocked up a separate board to check the swing. Once happy with that, it was incorporated into the cowl
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Welded up the holes in the fire wall for a cleaner look
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Old 04-28-2021, 06:04 AM
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Very impressive skill set, thanx for posting.
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Old 04-28-2021, 02:42 PM
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Very impressive skill set, thanx for posting.
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:51 PM
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With the windscreen opening finished, I turned my attention to the rusty rear window opening.

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Old 04-28-2021, 04:03 PM
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Made a female die from 22mm round bar heated around a bolt pattern. I fixed the die into a cage. I folded 90 degree returns into my panel steel. This was so I could fix the panel steel to the cage to direct the stretching into the rebate. I then cut a 24mm MDF male die and used the press. Where the panel steel wasn't held, I ended up with a lot of distortion

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Old 04-28-2021, 04:12 PM
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The finished article after a bit of hammer work. In hindsight, the male die should have been steel, as the MDF was too soft
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Sorry this is in episodes. The program kept chucking me out . Too long, to much previewing.......
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Old 04-29-2021, 07:23 AM
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Nice job Chris, that rear window panel came out well. Bravo.
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:24 PM
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Nice job Chris, that rear window panel came out well. Bravo.
Thanks David...... There's always a lot of head scratching involved to get a panel made. DVD's are one thing, but doing it and making the mistakes are the way to go
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Old 04-29-2021, 02:44 PM
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The next move is to assemble the cab, deck and front end on a half ton chassis I acquired from a friend. The purpose of this is to ascertain the wheelbase length so I can set up the XJ6 jaguar front and rear suspension and the new restyled front sheet metal. After the cab was mounted, I assembled my brothers old deck and threw it on, as well as these mudguards I had lying around. I settled on the deck top being in line with the beltline. The running board will have a small return below the door. This will, in effect, give me my bottom door gap.

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