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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:43 pm 
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I'd done a few little bits today and tacked on new bits to replace the rotten bits in the outer tub, it had occurred to me with the way the lip goes together in the door shut that if I finished the tub I'd never get in to clamp the outer arch to door shut. make sense? it sort of did to me!

This is where we started

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

so using an outer tub and rear quarter I have in the shed from another car as a template I started reinstating the lip using the stretcher,
ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

i made and welded this in, then started trying the outer arch on for size

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

I spent a good while trimming it and trying it back in til it was tight enough to butt weld. Its probably worth adding at this point that I couldn't get it anywhere near flush with the door, a few measurements from the other side confirmed that the arch repair panel was bang on. It finally dawned on me that the door had been adjusted to compensate for the 5mm of filler from the previous repair that had then festered away over the years!

So happy with the position I welded it on and ground it all down

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr



tomorrow I'll finish it where it meets the lower rear wing and spot weld all the arch, before finishing the repairs to the tubs.
getting there!!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:56 pm 
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This could realistically be on the road this month. I've made the last bit ready to weld it in... It's getting there!!!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:33 am 
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Slow down mate, we don’t want this thread to end! :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:07 am 
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Slow down mate, we don’t want this thread to end! :D


Pmsl.... :lol:

You bash on Ian, you'll be at Glamis in July now..

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:58 pm 
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What an excellent project and an impressive turn around time wise! You have done amazing work so far and i am sure this will be a brilliant car when completed. I have a funny feeling that you will end up painting it though! Keep up the excellent work!


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:46 am 
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Thanks for the encouragement, it has helped but I’ve really enjoyed this so far, I’ve learned a lot on this forum over the years and even more so from watching Dad do his 900, and all the other things he’s sorted over the years, it’s fine seeing if any of it sunk in!

Mike, are you going to Glamis? I’m really hoping I make it in the 99, I’ve got it booked in to do the NC500 in June too..

Angus, thanks! I’m always checking in on your 900, you’re so close to the end now!
Realistically I might paint it in the future but to get the use of it this summer at least it will just get the repairs fluffed in, the problem being 3 of the 4 doors and the front 4” of the bonnet really need surgery too, and being bought as something to use this summer I just don’t have the time!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:09 pm 
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ianlaw wrote:
I'd done a few little bits today and tacked on new bits to replace the rotten bits in the outer tub, it had occurred to me with the way the lip goes together in the door shut that if I finished the tub I'd never get in to clamp the outer arch to door shut. make sense? it sort of did to me!

This is where we started

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

so using an outer tub and rear quarter I have in the shed from another car as a template I started reinstating the lip using the stretcher,
Image
Untitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

i made and welded this in, then started trying the outer arch on for size

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

I spent a good while trimming it and trying it back in til it was tight enough to butt weld. Its probably worth adding at this point that I couldn't get it anywhere near flush with the door, a few measurements from the other side confirmed that the arch repair panel was bang on. It finally dawned on me that the door had been adjusted to compensate for the 5mm of filler from the previous repair that had then festered away over the years!

So happy with the position I welded it on and ground it all down

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr



tomorrow I'll finish it where it meets the lower rear wing and spot weld all the arch, before finishing the repairs to the tubs.
getting there!!

Class piece of work there Ian,arches are very tricky and so visible. :D


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:16 pm 
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Seriously impressed, here! Well done, keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:01 am 
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ianlaw wrote:
Mike, are you going to Glamis? I’m really hoping I make it in the 99, I’ve got it booked in to do the NC500 in June too..


Gonna try get up to Glamis Ian.. Last year was really good..
We done Applecross couple years ago but not done the NC500 yet.. it's on the to do list..

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Some impressive fabricating going on there Ian.
Keep at it. Soon be there


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Mike come and say hello at Glamis, I’ll maybe even make you a coffee!
Thanks Greg, I’ve enjoyed repairing and saving the panels, I might be a while before I sort one this rough again!

So, after 8 weeks since picking up the welder, and tidying the mud flap area tonight, THE WELDING IS FINISHED!!!
It’s been a great experience.
Will take some photos tomorrow whilst doing the last of the grinding.
It still has a March deadline, might make it, hopefully it runs.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:42 am 
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This rear corner turned out to be a lot of work and it still requires a bit of hammer and dolly/grinding work but the bones of it are solid again, and its a repair, not a resto!
I started with this

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

And here it's all welded up, bit of trimming/shaping to go

url=https://flic.kr/p/24zKVHc]Image[/url]Untitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

And this photo makes me happy because the welder is tidied away and I now have a solid 99.
Albeit one that needs a bit of grinding and painting

ImageUntitled by ianlaw99, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:46 am 
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That's really nice work Ian, looking forward to seeing what you do with it next.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:08 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
That's really nice work Ian, looking forward to seeing what you do with it next.


Thanks Mal, if only it had been a turbo then my work might have had a financial value :D

As for direction, I'm going to say, I don't like football much................... but I do like soccer :D
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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8)

It cannot be anything else on a car of that era :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:44 am 
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Cracking job Ian. Soccer balls will look good. Bit of red oxide primer and back on the road!


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 am 
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Kraken wrote:
Cracking job Ian. Soccer balls will look good. Bit of red oxide primer and back on the road!


2k epoxy primer for this one, try and keep the moisture out!
There’s another set of soccers at Jim Nicols in Insch, he’s still got an amazing amount of stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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Espin99 wrote:
8)

It cannot be anything else on a car of that era :D


My feelings exactly! Any idea when Saab Minilites came out? I'm sure I've a set of those too, along with a few sets of Ronals :park:

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
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The earliest accessory catalogues I have seen the genuine minilites in are dated 77/78.

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:20 pm 
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The earliest accessory catalogues I have seen the genuine minilites in are dated 77/78.


Thanks Mal, I don't suppose you know if you could buy 99 soccerballs as an accessory or did you have to get them free with an EMS or GLE?

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