Panel gaps and leveling

The panel gaps on the Midget were pretty bad. The right hand A post had a gap that got bigger towards the bottom. instead of relying on filler I welded a short length of 3mm steel rod to it to build up the edge.

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This was then ground back…wp-1485092979947.jpg

…and filled. The whole area then had a light skim of filler to get the all the panels the correct level and straight.

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When the rubber bumpers are removed there is a large hole were the indicator needs to be. This is not on the earlier midgets so needs to be filled in.

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A piece of steel is shaped to fit…

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…welded in and ground back. This is welded slightly back from the front surface so filler can be used for final profiling.

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The same was done on the other side.

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Filler was used to smooth out the contours and a location hole measured out for the front indicators.

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More sanding and profiling of filler was used to cover the repair work on the other side of the car…

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…and attention given to the door gaps and levelness of the panels.

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I find this work tedious but satisfying at the same time. Hopefully the first few coats of epoxy primer will be going on in a couple of weeks.

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