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    Nice fab work, love that vice tool as well.

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    That's my type of fabrication work Simon, well done mate and with basic tool to boot. Nice one.
    That Vice Folder it a nice bit of kit.

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    It looks like everyone has gone into hibernation in the UK so I thought I would share some of my progress to inspire someone to get out in the shed.

    I started one of those jobs that halfway through you think "what am I doing" but in the end it turned out ok. It was stripping the paint of the wheels I built and just painting them with some rattle can clear.








    I have managed to get a couple of hours in the shed today so did a bit more work on my quarter panel and got them tacked into place







    The bottom of the quarter is from the old door and is only tucked in to visualise the shape but I think it will work well. Considering I made it by hand I think the swage line came out ok, but will need some finessing too. I also need to add a little more shape to the top of the window frame, and add some bulk to the rear, but I think the bottom looks ok.
    Next job is the bottom half of the B-Pillar and if we get the predicted 300-400mm of rain like we got today then I have a great excuse to get in the shed and stay out of the yard

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    that's some great progress. just my 2 pence worth but rather i'd thin/raise the top of the new rear window surround to match the 'front' door top rather than add thickness to the back of the opening. the second to last pic is what i'm looking at. if anything needs 'thickening' it'd be the b post window surround bit to match the door adjacent to it. not criticizing, just my opinion which you can feel free to ignore . as i've said before you're doing a great job.
    regards, neil.

  5. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    that's some great progress. just my 2 pence worth but rather i'd thin/raise the top of the new rear window surround to match the 'front' door top rather than add thickness to the back of the opening. the second to last pic is what i'm looking at. if anything needs 'thickening' it'd be the b post window surround bit to match the door adjacent to it. not criticizing, just my opinion which you can feel free to ignore . as i've said before you're doing a great job.
    regards, neil.
    I am always happy for peoples opinions even if we use cents not pence , which is why I take the time to post, and I do agree that thinning out the top might give it a better look.

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    That wheel looks good - was going to say I'm not sure how well clear would hold up although in a dry climate like Australia it should be OK. Then I saw "predicted 300-400mm of rain" !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    That wheel looks good - was going to say I'm not sure how well clear would hold up although in a dry climate like Australia it should be OK. Then I saw "predicted 300-400mm of rain" !
    I am in the tropical north of Australia so a few hundred mm of rain in a day is normal and there is a town within a few hours drive that get 4 to 5 metres of rain a year. Anything left in bare metal will rust within hours up here so clear seems to be protecting them so far and is a good solution until i finally decide what to do colour wise.

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    Holy cow! Apparently Oxford's average annual rainfall is around 700mm - and we have the reputation for being wet
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