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Thread: Jango's 2nd attempt......

  1. #341
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Have you not got an inner valance from before?

    http://www.retrofication.co.uk/innervalance.html
    No, I bought the outer one, although I'll be needing another as the other side is buggered as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    if u had a bead roller you could make it look original, but if you got something round and hit it with a hammer a bunch that might work too
    I fear I'd make a perfectly flat panel look like someone tried to eat it. I'll make one up without the X. I'll leave the skilled stuff to you guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I fear I'd make a perfectly flat panel look like someone tried to eat it. I'll make one up without the X. I'll leave the skilled stuff to you guys!!
    have a go, what's the worst that can happen, you waste £2 worth of metal? go on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    have a go, what's the worst that can happen, you waste £2 worth of metal? go on!
    I'll have a go and post it on here for you to chuckle at. I envisage a picture of a warped piece of steel. Besides, if it was that easy, the ones online would have it on them.

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    Not a huge amount of progress this week. However I bought a snazzy welder and with some very patient advice from a friend I think it's now set up right. Its much nicer to use. Then I ran out of gas
    Before I put the final bed corner in, the inner valance and surrounding panels need replacing. Talk about repairs over repairs. So I've made these and will fit them and the bed corner once my gas arrives. My 9L bottle isn't lasting very long.
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    New welder eh? Let us all see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    New welder eh? Let us all see it
    You know which one it is you penis. You're the one who told me how to get the thing working. Besides, I'm now going down to the garage so that you can have some more welder porn.
    But it is much nicer to use than my old beast.

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    Some progress, a bit of time to get used to my new welder.
    I was correctly advised to spend more time practicing my welding.
    I did a bit but my inexperience has the better of me. I could have spent the morning practicing, but I just had to get onto the caddy.

    I've had to re-weld all of this work as i was using too much wire and too little power.
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    Now I'm in chassis territory and I'm scared.
    I'll spend a lot of time drinking coffee and scratching my chin.

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    good job jango! those welds look much better. take your time on the chassis, no need to rush!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    good job jango! those welds look much better. take your time on the chassis, no need to rush!
    Absolutely, definitely going to take my time. Thanks.

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    I have been learning to TIG. Fuck it's boring, keep just going for the trusty MIG

    Must take your inspiration and persevere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Absolutely, definitely going to take my time. Thanks.
    Just tack weld in the chassis rails and the crossmembers etc until you are happy with the positioning

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13 View Post
    I have been learning to TIG. Fuck it's boring, keep just going for the trusty MIG

    Must take your inspiration and persevere
    A TIG doesnt really have a place when it comes to body/chassis restoration. Its ok for small bits that may need dollying etc. as the welds are not as brittle as the MIG.

    As a rule, if it cant be welded on a bench whilst you sitting comfortably then MIG it

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    Tig for the win,anybody can mig....


    Errrrr.... almost everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    Tig for the win,anybody can mig....


    Errrrr.... almost everybody
    Thanks Leroy, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. Deep down, I know you love me. Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Just tack weld in the chassis rails and the crossmembers etc until you are happy with the positioning
    Yes, thanks. For me it will be a case of slowly slowly.

    But I am really enjoying this project. Without the help and advice from the good folk here my project would be abandoned for sure. Cheers chaps.

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    I've roughly fitted the rails mounts and rear panel. It looks ok, it's parallel and square. The rear panel is floating as I need to buy more clamps to hold everything together. The 4 bed corners fit terribly. I did my best but they will look shocking once the bed gets offered up.

    Here's the rough fit so far.

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    looks pretty damn good jango! good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-Nack View Post
    looks pretty damn good jango! good job!
    Thanks, I had a visit from uncle Al today to help me decide on the next steps. It's getting exciting. A bit more alignment and adjustment before it all gets tacked in place.
    I'll need to wait until next week to do more work as I have my nipper visiting all this week.

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    Nice jango, looking proper.

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