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Re: Pan Bent?

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Half days work and the drivers side is coming along...

The camera is not kind to my welding...

The tunnel is not dead straight has bevils here and there, ground a few of them out and then decided to I am dong it in smaller pieces....

Lots more work to go... ImageImageImageImageImage

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Hi All. Some more progress made on the new frame...

Hoping to be done with the welding on the pan and floor pans and seat supports next weekend, then strip and paint...

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looking good there Keith
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Coming along nicely

Well done.

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Small job tonight.

I was not happy with how the lip to support the treadplate looked and is at the rear of the pan. Could only get spotty welding between the flat bar and what remained of the old pan without melting the old pan... You can see it in the first picture. ..

So in trying to come up with a way to get thicker plate into the joint I made up a plate from 2mm flat bar and have "spot" welded it over the old pan and will now weld the lip to support the tread plate to that...

Some pics attached, will weld the lip tomorrow night..

If it works out I will be redoing the drivers side...

Also a small Pic of a friend and I "forge heating" the flat bar for the lip after the Saturday night braai... Worked like a charm... ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Hi All. So got some more welding done this weekend.

Pans are now 99% done. Just grinding and a few little holes to fill.

Need advice. Found a Crack in the frame head when removing the front beam.... Wondering about the seriousness of the crack and open to repair suggestions...
On the bottom of the drivers side.

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Re: Pan Bent?

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How is your front beam, is it bent or twisted ?

Could be from a pavement strick

You should be OK to hammer it back and weld it up from both sides.

Then grind clean for beam to sit flush.

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Re: Pan Bent?

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Thanks for the Advice Herman.

The front beam seems 100% Straight.

I think the front beam was put on at some point to sell a rolling chassis... Have to rebuild that and the rear drive train completely anyway in the next few weeks.

Going to heat and clamp to try and close the crack and then weld it and grind it back.

Should be stronger on the weld than anywhere else...

Will continue to update as we go...



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