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Austin Somerset - pickup conversion
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The truth my friend very good job.
Wonderful project. go to images and greetings
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now to add some sheet steel.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Now just the o/s & front to do.



Next job was the arches & tailgate.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the pick up back welding was done i went to look for more rust.



All the metal below the grills had to be replaced, managed to find a good used front valance & bonnet, that saved a bit of work.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eeeek lots of tinworm going on there!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent workmanship! This is going to be great when finished.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After more welding, filling & rubbing down managed to get some primer on.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next to try & save the front wings.






Made up a new section for the rear of the wing, by this time i'd had enough of rust & was lucky to find a pair of s/h fibreglass wings, i'll go back & finish the steel wings when time allows.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Is there enough of the rear wings and doors left to make up some gentle flared arches over those wheels?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wings now fitted, n/s door has had the bottom 5 inches of the skin & frame replaced.



After a bit of adjustment of the wings everything started to line up nicely, starting to look like i'm getting somewhere, added a nice brown guide coat, did think the colour suited it.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was nothing left that could be saved on the rear doors & wings, have had a look at making some spats for the rear arches, i might do that at a later date.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After many more hours of prep i decided to paint it in austin clipper blue.



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe it's the same old car Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few more pics.

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