I'll be fitting this rear inner wing and bumper support next, blasted bh weekend getting in the way of ordering parts.
you've managed to clear some space around it at last, looking at your rust holes I see you have some fun and games ahead, get the first one welded up and the satisfaction will see you through the others.
Got a few othersyou've managed to clear some space around it at last, looking at your rust holes I see you have some fun and games ahead, get the first one welded up and the satisfaction will see you through the others.
I've ordered the whole rear section just like the one above, works out a lot cheaper than buying the five components that make it up, made and assembled in Brazil by all accounts, will need extra spot welds and some adjustment here and there, but I'm used to that, should arrive in two to three days.
well spotted, that would easily transport the Sherman.and the Mighty Antar behind the car.....
Not a sherman....have another go....tell us about the Sherman tank in the backgroung, covered by a tarp, yours?
When you get the tail bit watch out. On the one I put in the nearside was much shorter than the offside. Also it looks like the join will be vertical. But it isn't.well spotted, that would easily transport the Sherman.
A few days to wait for the rear clip to arrive, I can't make a start marking that out until I have it here to take measurements from. So the rear scuttle panel repairs can be done in the meantime.
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there is rusted out areas both sides that need new metal letting in.
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the left side in close up, now I've sanded the paint and rust back to see the extent of it, I now need to mark that out to make a card template.
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the right side needs sanding back too, but that is less extensive.
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The downside of dintrol waxoil etc is that if you ever have to have at it with a welder it can get a bit sporty.sunAs an aside, I have been watching a YouTube channel called "Mustie1", a chap in the states who works on beetles and other stuff.
Enjoyable to watch during the lockdown but the point is that he uses chainsaw oil to rustproof his vehicles. It doesn't completely dry and it works its way into the crevices.
Could be handy.