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Yesterday 12:23 PM
Arns85GT There aren't many guys who would go at the kind of cancer you are repairing and do it right. You are to be commended.
04-25-2015 12:53 PM
37ford4dr now to move to the inside

and look what I found inside when I opened it up.

they mice must have been nesting in the head liner
04-24-2015 07:48 PM
37ford4dr tonights efforts

04-23-2015 08:35 PM
37ford4dr I believe I am down to the last several welding jobs

my how the small holes always seem to get bigger

I had to use a tab to hold the top piece, just a small welded tab

tomorrow nights work the lower holes

04-22-2015 06:43 PM
37ford4dr got some parts for the doors today. I can see rebuilding these will be a challenge. but that will be in a while...

lets take care of 4 holes....use the copper wrapped sheet steel as a backing so you don't get any burn through

04-18-2015 11:48 AM
37ford4dr almost back in business.....

we start by fixing a design flaw in my moveable saw horses and fix the rear part of the axle so it doesn't move down and make the wheels cant

lets fit the drivers side shut face panel

and I find out the bracket that the latch attaches too has been drilled out

weld up the holes

drill and tap


04-17-2015 05:27 PM
37ford4dr well I understand that my garage comes back to me tomorrow and the coupe comes off the high storage frame and back on to the moveable saw horses.

so lets wrap up the dash board, I sanded the back side and self etch primed it and then both sides got primed in black primer. after sanding the back side I don't think the black was anything other then a primer

04-11-2015 04:46 PM
37ford4dr worked on the dash some more to fix the damage from a radio install and to weld the top tab back on. the coupes dash get wrapped in vinyl covering ,so it can be less then a paint quality finish

voilla just add some welding magic

04-11-2015 02:02 PM
37ford4dr a really quick hit today hopefully I can wrap the dash up tonight, today was wire brushing sanding and painting

a stainless steel look

still need to weld up the tears.. afdter wire brushing I sanded it

04-05-2015 09:54 PM
37ford4dr well came back from Easter break and spent some time cleaning up the shop, and making some space for me. didn't leave too much time to play but I managed to smoosh some metal

what needs to be corrected

working it with a hammer on an anvil

and we are getting there

I have the same extension weld marks as every one else. on an MGA coupe then ends that return are hand welded on at the factory

03-17-2015 09:00 PM
Loose Ctrl Can't wait to see the finished product.
03-17-2015 08:09 PM
37ford4dr its becoming a disposable society I wish more things could be fixed also

well another trip to two more radio to a store that is staying open to purchase one of the DPDT (double pole double throw) relays. cost me a whopping $ .97 at this store for one. then to a store that as buy 3 relays......for $.17 each. I purchased all they had. I was thinking of you guys when I saw the price but they didn't have more to buy. I still want to test the original turn signal relays to see if they work before I cannibalize them.

heres Barneys write up that I will be following assuming at least one of these doesn't work.

Replacement turn signal relay, MGA 1500

and heres the definition of the relay for those wondering "◾A six-terminal switch arrangement which serves to connect one pair of contacts with either of two available pairs of contacts. Its abbreviation is DPDT switch. Also called double-pole switch (2)." if you look at Barneys site it has the schematic diagram explaining how the relays work inside of the turn signal relay.
03-15-2015 09:30 PM
Loose Ctrl
Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Yeah, we had 10 or more Radio Shacks and a bunch of other electronics parts stores... now all gone except maybe 1 or 2 Radio Shacks... sometimes I feel like the only person who ever fixes anything... others just toss it and buy new, I guess...
I share that feeling.To bad things are one use or disposable.I came into this world when everything was repaired and only replaced once it couldn't be repaired,or at least not repaired economically.Things now are made in ways that doesn't allow them to be serviced.
03-15-2015 09:02 PM
BuzzLOL . Yeah, we had 10 or more Radio Shacks and a bunch of other electronics parts stores... now all gone except maybe 1 or 2 Radio Shacks... sometimes I feel like the only person who ever fixes anything... others just toss it and buy new, I guess...
03-15-2015 07:32 PM
Loose Ctrl I'm not sure if there are any Radio Shacks left around here.To bad.We have a Harley Electronics here.The only reason they survive is due to repair work on ham radio equipment and other 2 way communications equipment.
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