"You'll never get it properly back together again" to "sounds like a good idea".
Cutting it in half is the easy bit. My home spun plan to re-assemble it is the interesting part :
- Fit the front part on the chassis, minus sills, in exactly the same place with the same shims / spacers.
- Fit the doors and align the front edges to the A posts.
- Slot in the new sill with attached B post shut panel / front cover and align to the back of the door.
- Fasten the sill to the chassis outriggers.
- Fit the back section and align to the rear part of the B post.
- Tack the sill / B post in place checking all the time for any movement and correct as required.
I can almost hear the laughter emanating those Midlands and Southern experts, from up here in the North East.
|The dash side box sections and hinge plates are clearly shown here before|
the front wings are fitted. I need to be able to get to all of this to resolve any
rust problems, repair the worn hinge plates, rust proof and paint. Question is - how.
Bruce and Ian, thank you so much for your time and willingness to share your incredible depth of knowledge and experience. When (and if) I ever get to retire, a couple of weeks on one of your metal bashing courses would easily take precedence over a Med Cruise. I'm sure wife Angie would be up for it also. My web-wise colleagues tell me the abbreviation LOL is appropriate at this point, to add humour to the context.