- No access to MIG welder - since my garage neighbour has moved out I have been on the hunt for a suitable (and affordable) replacement machine. Unfortunately the old beast I was using has relocated with him!
- Too cold for paint - at the moment I cannot bare metal my components as the Mastic paint cannot properly cure in winter temperatures. Frustratingly I had a bunch of parts that I had already shot-blasted, but not put into paint and they have already started to rust again ....you live and learn!
- Life outside the garage - the past few months have been a blur of other conflicting activities demanding my attention.
This can then be withdrawn through the cavity between the door skins:
To detach the door hinges an impact driver is obviously pretty handy. However, there were some bolts that just would not budge (something that I have become accustomed throughout this project!). For the tough ones resorted to my old friend LEVERAGE! I fitted the impact driver attachment onto my breaker bar and slowly applied pressure. This got the stubborn buggers moving without any trouble:
With the six screw bolts out the door can be lifted off:
I then withdrew the door glass and disassembled the winder mechanism, handle unit and quarter light:
Both doors are now ready to be stripped of paint (and probably hidden filler!), repaired and panel beat back into shape.
More updates to come. Soon. Promise!