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post #69 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
Paul L
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Bulkhead Repairs - "A" Pillar - Driver's Side - Part 2:
I needed to fabricate the repair panels and this was a serious 3D puzzle solving exercise for me.
I'm sure this is very straight forward if you know what you were doing, but unfortunately I don't.
Still, this whole project had turned into a big test and as they say... "Necessity is the mother of invention".

So I started playing around with cardboard, well old cereal boxes, until I had my first template to transfer to metal.



Obviously, I hadn't spotted the section of Spitfire I was recycling was caked in filler.



Eventually it was cleaned and ready to go.



I clamped it to some wood before hitting it with a hammer to create the first bend.





Eventually I had most of the bends I needed in the panel.



The final bends on this panel will be made after I have started welding it into position.

So, one panel down and one to go, following the same basic steps.







Seeing the panels out of context doesn't help much, so here they are just resting in position.



With the three main parts I needed to repair this mess ready, it was time to get to work.
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