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Today 10:48 AM
37ford4dr lets get all the door handle and locking mechanism components out

use a tooth brush to clean the threads off no need to make the situation any harder then hit with PB blaster

and of course the lock retaining nut is 9/16W which is just a tad bigger then 1" the key code is stamped on the cylinder, the key cylinder retaining nut will slip off the back after the small bolt is removed and the cylinder will come out

and lastly letting the door handle machine screws soak for a little while

these door mechanisms are a PITA most due to the cramped space
Yesterday 03:09 PM
37ford4dr removed the door glass and frame from the drivers matter how much I read the instructions in the shop manual I could make no sense out I just did it my way....

some screws holding things down

the rivets hold the door skin to the metal frame, I drilled them out because I wasn't sure

the usual grinding was required to remove several bolts

I found what a barrel nut was the hard way, there was a screw holding the front of the trim down and I couldn't figure out how to get at so after a couple hours of frustration I cut it

a barrel nut

this is where the barrel nut attaches inside the door frame.....I have no idea how you are suppose to get to it though. I will see if I can figure a different way on the pass side now that I know how it all fits together

12-21-2014 02:08 PM
37ford4dr mission today is the drivers side shut face panel and the rear light plinth

sanded and primed

the problem

new piece test fit

12-20-2014 02:21 PM
37ford4dr todays chore is to mount the drivers side fender and inner fender and use all bolts and fully "model" the fit

chase all the holes and bolts

it may be a combination of adjusting all the holes not just the bottom ones....I will look at that again tomorrow

12-19-2014 07:51 PM
37ford4dr well somehow 2 weeks ago I hurt my back doing pretty much nothing????? so its been slow for me since then but today I went back at it , kind of light but any way...the task is to fully model the pass side front fender and inner splash guard
give a quick sand to the body filler and prime it

who would have thought that the inner fender splash guard holes would not be universal to all MGA's? since my inner fenders are off of a newer model the caged nuts are in slightly different locations......this is why you test fit everything before final painting

12-07-2014 03:36 PM
37ford4dr thks....lets add another fender bolt that is missing and build up a low spot

hold in place to plug weld

see the low spot in the curve

so lets add some 16 ga to build it up

all contact points have to be metal to metal, no filler in compression areas, but filler can be next to them

12-07-2014 12:17 AM
496CHEVY3100 that will be a nice ride when you get finished ,,
12-06-2014 03:40 PM
37ford4dr back from lunch....

add a little body filler to where the repair was made from the radio antenna lead

primed since there was some shiny metal showing

primed in black meaning nothing left to do

wiped down fender with a wax and degreaser and move to the black primer stage

12-06-2014 02:19 PM
37ford4dr the front mirrors are over the front wheels , but I have one too many holes and will have to weld one of them up and weld up a radio antenna hole

the copper backing plate

the radio antenna hole

front mirror hole and the one I filled in

all pin holes welded up and inner fender sanded

time to take a break for lunch and let the primer dry
12-03-2014 02:45 PM
37ford4dr thks guys just nibbling along as time permits

and we move to the last fender....i am running out of warm weather to do this outside, i still have to prime the inside of the fender and then can move the fender to the "black primer" phase.

11-30-2014 09:20 PM
NEW INTERIORS Keep up the great work...
11-30-2014 08:25 PM
496CHEVY3100 Coming together .Looks great
11-30-2014 04:36 PM
37ford4dr thks

nice day outside so lets use the temps to our advantage

one green primed fender to Black primed

and I eye balled some more rust spots I didn't like

so I cut the out side piece all the way off and wire brushed the inner panel and use self etching weld through primer

make a piece to fill the void

tack in place

grind away

no more rust holes and ready to move to the next phase

no more things to do on inner fender so move to black primer, well after the primer dries for a day or two I will put seam sealer on all the weld seams. I also will make the inner sill cap ends and pop rivet them in place so they can be removed if necessary for inspection at a later date

11-17-2014 06:19 PM
MARTINSR Yep, I check it out now and again too, damn cool stuff!

11-17-2014 02:45 PM
37ford4dr two more weld repairs, a tear in the fender lip and a rust spot on the inner splash guard mounting tab

this has to go the spot that is bubbling if you ignore bubbling spots you are just fooling your self

added some body filler to low spots and prime it

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