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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  Toga on Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:35 pm

Coco_ChanElf wrote:I have just read back through from the very first photo and although it's a long job, I just wanted to say I think it will be very worthwhile in the end.

Couldn't agree less, there's some very poor quality welding all over this shell and why go to all the expense of a full restoration and use cheap pattern panels like those over-sills that will fill with water and rot out again ? confused
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Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:38 am

Coco_ChanElf wrote:Is the green roof the replacement roof, and what's the bit of roof with the partial union jack going to be used for?

This is all fascinating! I wouldn't know where to start with something as hardcore as changing the roof, so I will watching this with great interest!

I know posting the photos is a pain for you, but please keep taking them, because I am dying to see how this is done!
Hey Coco, Toga I had bought this corner roof piece so that I can pursue a patch up job but was advised otherwise, and after a few months of long pondering I decided to cut up the shell instead of restoring it, so the green roof was donated from there. I've gone throught the process in my head and have also had some usefull injection of ideas from other forum members who have attempted this work in the past. I cant weld but I'm quite brave when it comes to cutting and fitting which is where most of the hard graft is, so a friend has offered to come along to help weld it all up after I've fitted it.


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Post  robinkritz1 on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:49 am

I've uncurled the roof gutters for the original roof in preparation for the fitting of the donor roof, It gives me a good 1" lip and a good enough base on which the roof can be mated to.[img][/img][img]
After uncurling the gutters the roof sits very nice and snug so the next step will be shaping the roof to fit completely accurately so that there are no gaps.
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Post  robinkritz1 on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:59 am

The inner roof section is in bad shape, this is the bit in the corner that has a hole in it which holds down the lining bar. [img][/img]
I will cut off this bit from the corner roof piece and replace the rusted one
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Awesome.

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:52 am

You have been working hard! Great photos, thanks for sharing the process so clearly, it's fascinating. Smile
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Post  robinkritz1 on Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:54 am

Coco_ChanElf wrote:You have been working hard! Great photos, thanks for sharing the process so clearly, it's fascinating. Smile
Thanks Coco you truelly are following this one up closely it's good to know I have support. Today I cut off the old roof and clean things up ready for my friend to come help me weld. I think this and the drivers side sill are the biggest jobs remaining on the bodywork the rest is small patches here and there.
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Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:28 pm

Today I cut the corner sections off both roofs and trial fitted the good one to see if I will require to shape it further to fit snug. I intend on brazing this bit rather that welding only because I can no other reason.
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Test fitting
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Post  robinkritz1 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:12 pm

Today I brazed the corner piece on. It went quite well. I started off by cleaning the area
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Test fitting the piece and some bashing around for snug fitting
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  TONYELF on Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Nice neat job Smile

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Amazing.

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:00 pm

So much hard work, well done.
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:34 pm

TONYELF wrote:Nice neat job Smile
Thanks Tony but I'm sorry the pictures don't give you the full detail of the job but it's a very strong bond.
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:38 pm

Coco_ChanElf wrote:So much hard work, well done.
Hey Coco, thanks for your comments, I'm trying to fix the little jobs that I can tackle myself before my friend comes to help me weld up the roof. I'm quite enjoying it, I think I'll attempt the scuttle panel repair, it looks dire to say the least.
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Winnie's progress

Post  robinkritz1 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 pm

Hey guys today I thought I will be repairing the scuttle corner piece but on closer inspection I have to do a small repair on the splash pannel. Here are some pictures.
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I have made a template from paper which I will transfer to sheet metal
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I'm going to use the old Union Jack roof piece to make up the repair panel.
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:)

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:39 pm

You're very clever. She's like a jigsaw, or Cher! Smile Hopefully by the time she's finished you won't be able to tell what's original and what's been patched in, just that she looks beautiful. Smile
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:54 pm

Coco_ChanElf wrote:You're very clever. She's like a jigsaw, or Cher! Smile Hopefully by the time she's finished you won't be able to tell what's original and what's been patched in, just that she looks beautiful. Smile
YES Coco i'll try my best to blend in the repair work as much as possible so it all looks original. The repair in that area is quite hidden anyway.
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  Nick on Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:51 pm

Looking very good chap! Very Happy

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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:13 am

Nick wrote:Looking very good chap! Very Happy
Thanks mate baby steps till the end.


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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:17 am

Nick wrote:Looking very good chap! Very Happy
His called RJ Robert Junior, actuallly we will be having a paternity test as she became preggars when I was away Laughing haha Laughing I changed the message as I was not sure it's the correct Nick I'm telling anyway doesnt matter who gets the news


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Congratulations!

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:20 am

What are you naming him? Wink. You must be over the moon. Is it your first? Wink
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:29 am

Coco_ChanElf wrote:What are you naming him? Wink. You must be over the moon. Is it your first? Wink
His name is RJ mate my head is everywhere right now I'm over the moon, we lost our first last year due to complications during birth but it's all ok now.
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Post  Coco_ChanElf on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:40 am

Smile he will be extra beloved then. Enjoy every second - even the tough bits - it all goes by in a flash! Very Happy
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  Nick on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:54 am

Congratulations mate! Im elated for you both!. Smile

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Post  robinkritz1 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:48 am

Coco_ChanElf wrote:Smile he will be extra beloved then. Enjoy every second - even the tough bits - it all goes by in a flash! Very Happy
Thanks buddy looking forward to the fatherhood experience
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Re: Winnie Hornet Restoration

Post  robinkritz1 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:50 am

Nick wrote:Congratulations mate! Im elated for you both!. Smile
Thanks Buddy for your well wishes
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Winnie's progress

Post  robinkritz1 on Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:55 pm

I cleaned the back of the corner piece and closed the gaps then lead filled and smoothed off to keep looking neat.[img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]
I then attempted to fix the vent panel and it looks ok
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