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Old 06-23-2018, 07:45 PM
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Guy dropped off his '78 XJ6. Someone backed up with the door open.
Well, I hadda remove the door. I got it open, (finally). And found that, apparently, at the factory, they hung the door, then built the car around it.
If I didn't have door wrenches, I'd have been screwed. Another thing, the bolts holding the door to the hinges, and the hinges to the pillar, are 3 inches long. With only an inch or less between the fender and the hinge. So, I hadda remove the fender to un bolt the hinge from the pillar. But the hood bolts directly to the front of the fender, so I hadda remove the hood, and the wrap-around bumper also bolts to the fender...., So, once I got the car removed from the door, I could fix the hinge that was bent, then put it all back together, and get the door lined up. The bent hinge, I managed to get in pretty good shape. But I need to fabricate a shim of about .032" to get the door just perfect. I found that there are shims on the doors from the factory. So I'm not averse to adding another.
I expected to find wentworth, (being a "transition year") but instead, found SAE.
So tomorrow, I'll do final fit, and prime. That's all he wants.

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Job is done, and now, dude wants to carry it up to the point of being ready to paint, but leave in primer.
If I'm going that far, I'm gonna paint it. He'll have to up the ante quite a bit.

Contract was to line it up, make it work, rough it in, and prime it.

Here it is, roughed in, and primed.
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Guy dropped off his '78 XJ6. Someone backed up with the door open.
Well, I hadda remove the door. I got it open, (finally). And found that, apparently, at the factory, they hung the door, then built the car around it.
If I didn't have door wrenches, I'd have been screwed. Another thing, the bolts holding the door to the hinges, and the hinges to the pillar, are 3 inches long. With only an inch or less between the fender and the hinge. So, I hadda remove the fender to un bolt the hinge from the pillar. But the hood bolts directly to the front of the fender, so I hadda remove the hood, and the wrap-around bumper also bolts to the fender...., So, once I got the car removed from the door, I could fix the hinge that was bent, then put it all back together, and get the door lined up. The bent hinge, I managed to get in pretty good shape. But I need to fabricate a shim of about .032" to get the door just perfect. I found that there are shims on the doors from the factory. So I'm not averse to adding another.
I expected to find wentworth, (being a "transition year") but instead, found SAE.
So tomorrow, I'll do final fit, and prime. That's all he wants.
Yeah but you didn't have to remove the radio and spare tire!

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I've got a case of self inflicted British engineering right now. Changing alternator due to fried diodes. air pump has to come off, then alternator mounting has been dinked with in the past. Alternator adjusts forward and back and upside down compared to most cars, due to British Leyland and Lucas using the exact same alternator for different configurations and deciding things need to be upside down. Once you figure upside down is right side up it's fine. Then after fixing things back to the way they appear to be correct, the belt is too long
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Yeah but you didn't have to remove the radio and spare tire!

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Someone had already removed the spare tire.
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