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Old 11-18-2016, 04:11 AM
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It's bloody Summer...

Stubbie time, not Hot Tea or Milo.......
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:47 AM
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It's bloody Summer...

Stubbie time, not Hot Tea or Milo.......
See that is why I would make a terrible host, never touch the stuff! More into cider.
Let alone the problem of the tiny 2 bedroom unit we live in on only 485 sqm! Don't have the room of Kiwi John's 19000 sqm. His place is like an outback station compared to my dot in suburbia.
Be a dream if I could roll the cab in from another shed just for the photos.
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Old 11-20-2016, 05:19 AM
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following this off nepean highway through highett earlier today and for some reason i thought of you lol

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Old 11-21-2016, 03:23 AM
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Many thanks for that Neil.
Looking at that roof profile it looks the same as mine will be now that I have pancaked it.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:36 AM
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Time to finish off the top half of the extra B pillar.


I could just fit it over the top much like the factory did it, but it would be an overlap.


Decided to sit it in under the existing pillar. Hides the factory join on the bottom which was rather ugly. Will clean up the look of those deep spot welds though and the brazing you can still see in the original join.


You will only see the last part of the curve at the top. Filled the old spot welds and join with weld after grinding out the overflowed brazing.


The rest of the outer panel was fully welded in first before the pillar was welded in behind it. That was so I could fully planish the weld and panel as no access after the pillar gets welded in.


Pillar blends into the top of the upper frame well enough.


This side all done.


I was levering off the original pillar behind the weld so I could stretch the metal back flat again by hammer on dolly from the outside. A quick mark can make it easy to know that you are in exactly the right spot on the inside.


Other dollies or spoons were at the wrong angle to get in between the pillar and body work on the inside, so quickly made up this to get into the exact position that I needed. Was made the right thickness at the end to fit between the pillar and outer panel so I could hammer against it to planish the weld seam


Other side done.


The two B pillars have been fully spot welded to each other to form one strong pillar. Will reduce flexing and give a solid mount for the seat belts too. Both will still need to have a panel made to cover them and have the adjustable upper seat belt mount integrated. Bottom seat belt mount has already been made for the inertia reel to be mounted flush into it, same as the donor.
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:35 AM
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As always Marcus..................stunning work.
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As always Marcus..................stunning work.
Thanks mate. Getting there slowly and learning a lot as I go along.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:30 PM
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Hi Marcus, keep up the great work .If I'm sat twiddling my thumbs at Christmas I might update my posts Mark
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:04 AM
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Hi Marcus, keep up the great work .If I'm sat twiddling my thumbs at Christmas I might update my posts Mark
Be great to see some updates.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:07 AM
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Time to fit the upper seat belt mounts. I had already cut the bottom mount out from the donor B pillar when I built the Willys one. Can see how the inertia reel sits recessed into the pillar. This also tells me the height the top mount needs to be from the floor as I am using the donor floor, seat mounts and seat in the same position.


Cut the mounts from the donor and will weld them to some thicker plate. Regulations here require a minimum of 75x50x3mm, (3"x2"x1/8"), backer behind the panel for the seat belt mounts. I have made mine a bit bigger to suit where I am welding it in.


Bevelled the front face to get full weld penetration into the B pillar.


Will sit exactly inline with the bottom mount.


Fully welded in and filled the bevel with weld and still left the front face flush.


Other side done. Good to have a record of anything important like this, that will be covered later, so the engineer can see how it was done.


Can see how it will sit once completed. This B pillar passes right through the floor and is part of the body mount that will attach to the chassis. I need to be able to get to the top of the body mount for fitting and removing the body later on, so a recess was always needed anyway.


Mocking up the final part of the B pillar. Will use the original Willys one for the door side on the pillar.


Still use my little vice folder as is handy for little spots like this where my big one wont fit.


Widened it to cover the new double width it now is. Got to use my spot welder again to make this a quicker job. You can see also the channel that the tack strip sits in for the windlace in the original part and why I wanted to keep it.


This is how it will sit. All the holes are where I will plug weld it to the flange on the B pillar. The door side I will be filling the holes where I had drilled out the original factory spot welds.


Plugs welds done. Might also notice extra ones around the upper seat belt mount. This is where I added extra thickness on the back so it won't crush due to the thickness of the lap joint each side of it.


Sits nicely out of the way.
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