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I am going to be sensible and finish the wot first 🤔🤥

I couldn’t really turn the matador down, it’s early production and very original, it will be sheeted up and I will start a new blog next year. 

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Great looking project.

Spot in to go for it, I would have done the same. Often a very nice or important vehicle comes up when your not actually looking and you cant say no.

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9 minutes ago, 67burwood said:

Ok……..I have a problem and I am seeking help….😁

May I recommend counselling.  A visit to the AEC Society rally, at Newark next May bank holiday may help.  You can talk through your problems with like minded people over a few beers.

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2 minutes ago, Zero-Five-Two said:

May I recommend counselling.  A visit to the AEC Society rally, at Newark next May bank holiday may help.  You can talk through your problems with like minded people over a few beers.

Counselling and beer sounds perfect 👍

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Regarding the contract number for the Matador, if you know the chassis number (should be on the passenger side of the chassis, behind the rear hanger of the front spring, or on an overhaul plate in a similar location) , it should be easy to work out what the contract number is.

Nick

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After a short break work has now resumed….

Attention has turned to the doors, I decided to start on the passenger door as that had suffered the most like everything else on the passenger side, it  soon became clear that it had had major previous repairs 😩6B064C3C-FE0F-467A-AD46-C3A7E7DD4065.thumb.jpeg.2c718572d7e12b3480567dda25898592.jpeg

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I started by cutting away the worst of the rust, you know it’s bad when the previous repairs have also rusted away. 
 

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The first sign of original paint on the truck!!

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At this point the door was getting smaller and lighter

 

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The main part of the door skin didn’t look too bad until the preparation wheel stripped the paint and revealed it was actually a tea bag!!

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Now…… the main question is…….when is a door just to far gone??

And I know the answer to this question but I am going to ask anyway………

“ Does anyone happen to have spare doors in better condition?? “

A pair of NOS doors that could be delivered by a flying unicorn 🤨

 

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3 hours ago, earlymb said:

Murphy's Law dictates that a pair of NOS doors won't show up until the day after you finished the repairs anyway.

And they will probably be fitted to a NOS cab as well 😂

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While I procrastinate over the state of the doors ( waiting for sheet steel to arrive 🤥 ) my attention has turned to the windscreens, drivers one is in fair condition apart from the glass but passenger side has suffered 

 

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Drivers side good👍


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passenger side bad👎
 

Stripping down was easy enough as the screws were brass and only finger tight. 
 

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Took a bit more persuasion to remove the glass but the drivers side come out clean and is suitable for a template. 
 

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Can anyone advise me on where I can order some steel channel to repair the passenger frame, I've found one supplier online but the sizes available aren’t close enough to use.

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Lastly does anyone know what these clips are called and where I can buy them, I believe they are available in brass. 
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The clips are known as bifurcated or split rivets. Can't help with the channel as always difficult to match imperial sizes. Have you tried F.H. Brundle? They have a very good website or might be able to suggest a supplier.

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7 hours ago, MIKES said:

The clips are known as bifurcated or split rivets. Can't help with the channel as always difficult to match imperial sizes. Have you tried F.H. Brundle? They have a very good website or might be able to suggest a supplier.

 

6 hours ago, Scrunt & Farthing said:

I got some Copper bifurcated rivets for another project from the chap at Vintage Car Parts, he is a good reliable source of all sorts of bits and pieces.  Worth a look over his website.   link here: https://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/products/654-bifurcated-copper-split-rivet

Dave


Thanks gents, I’ve used these split rivets many times over the years but for the life of me I couldn’t remember what they were called 👍


I haven’t tried F.H.Brundle but it’s a good call, I remember buying some metal anti slip tread plate from them last year. 
 

 

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Hi, could you build up the section from channel and angle (folded from sheet metal).

still a bit of a fiddle but easier than as a single strip folded back on itself…

soldered rather than welded. Steel or brass.

Happy hammering.

Peter

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Have you a picture showing the channel from the end ? To see how it's been formed. If you have a local sheet metal shop they may be able to form it in a long length for you to cut to size. If you were a bit closer I would give it a go on the brake press assuming I had the tooling. 

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2 hours ago, 7VHU said:

Hi, could you build up the section from channel and angle (folded from sheet metal).

still a bit of a fiddle but easier than as a single strip folded back on itself…

soldered rather than welded. Steel or brass.

Happy hammering.

Peter

Thanks for the input Peter, there are a few options available however I’ve never soldered anything other than general plumbing, I’ll put it on my list of things to try. 👍

 

25 minutes ago, Motleyholt said:

Have you a picture showing the channel from the end ? To see how it's been formed. If you have a local sheet metal shop they may be able to form it in a long length for you to cut to size. If you were a bit closer I would give it a go on the brake press assuming I had the tooling. 

Hi Martin, many thanks for the offer. I’ve emailed F.H.brundle to see what they have available, the channel wouldn’t really be to difficult to make, it would just be a nice time saver if I could buy one off the shelf, there’s a couple of pictures below showing how the frame has been formed in two parts, apologises for the poor picture. 
 

Regards Seamus 


 

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