1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:36 pm

Still on with it. Not done much for the last few months though.
Had lots going on.
Hopefully having a real concerted effort in the new year.

Thanks for your interest.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby The vast minority » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:17 pm

Great :D
Looking forward to the next instalment.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:36 pm

I had a look at th front driver side floor today and after a few minutes uncovered this.
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And this
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So out with the cutting disc.
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Then made up a new box section
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Next job is to tack it in and make a floor section wheel arch and scuttle piece to put the strength back in ready for replacing the lower 'A' post.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby The vast minority » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:01 am

OMFG

Wasn't there the remains of a boxing plate In there somewhere?
You are also missing the undersill and floor edge. Hopefully they were there in a fashion and you cut em out to take the pics but it doesn't look like you had to drill or grind anything away.

Here's what it's supposed to look like. Pic is from and credited to ESM and freely available on their website.

Link to the image here

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby The vast minority » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:10 am

Come to think of it, you did mention a boxing plate earlier up the thread. Is that the other side then?

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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:41 am

No same side.
I took the remainder of the box plate off and filler etc came off along with it.
Underneath there were 3 layers of patches, some just came away in my hand.
I have all the sill sections, boxing panel,rear quarter panel and lower 'A' post ready to go in.
I'm making up sections for the floor as it only seems to be the outer edges that have rotted away.
I need to put some strength back into the corner so nothing moves later when I'm lining up the door etc.

PS. The patches that you can see are from the previous bodges they will be coming off and new sections made.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:12 pm

Tacked in the box section so I have something in place to measure to.
Then cut out the rotten floor and bodge on the wheel arch.
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Made up and tacked in the floor section.
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Tidied up the front edge of the box section and trimmed up the wheel arch.
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Then made a template for the wheel arch section. It's much easier trimming cardboard than steel.
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And the section made ready to weld in.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:00 pm

A bit of knocking to get it to a shape that fits the wheel arch and under the floor.
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Seam welded the floor section. ( God I hate welding upside down.)
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Then attached the wheel arch section with self tappers and tacked it in place.
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Everything looks ok so finished welding it in place as well as from the inside.
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A view from inside.
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Just a tidy up and a coat of primer now, then I'll move onto the a post and inner scuttle panel.
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Postby bigboy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:41 pm

I made up a template for the kidney panel bottom section. I don't often bother with a template unless it has a curve and a lip on it.
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Panel made up ready to go in.
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When I was welding the bottom edge, the wire feed motor started playing up making the welds worse than I usually do them.
So a few strategically placed drops of oil later and it started running again. I'll clean the 'chicken do' welds up later.
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While the welder was running ok I caught up with a couple a pieces I made a while ago.
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And the bump stop.
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