Restoration diary / 07-11-2004

07-11-2004 >> Strengthening the A-panels, mounting points for inner mudguards, bonnet hook and few new gadgets.

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07-11-2004 - Probably the nicest welding I have done so far with my MIG machine.
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07-11-2004 - Nice...
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07-11-2004 - Remove the lip on the back-end of the wings.
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07-11-2004 - Three things to see: 1) Horizontal brackets for fixating the A-panel and for mounting the inner mudguard. 2) Bump stop for positioning of the wing. 3) Piece of sheet metal at the front of the A-panel, mainly for cleaning up the looks (compare to this photo).
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07-11-2004 - Brackets for the inner mudguard and at the top the strengthening of the front, for mounting the rubber bonnet hook.
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07-11-2004 - Front inner mudguard in place. This is a part of a sliced up OMP rally mudguard. Yes! OMP parts on the Van... :-)
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07-11-2004 - This is the other piece of the mudguard. I'll have to shorten it a bit before it can be used.
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07-11-2004 - Close-up of the strengthening of the front for the half-eggs and the rubber bonnet hook.
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07-11-2004 - Added another piece to the brace-bar extension. This is where the rubber hook will grab the car.
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07-11-2004 - Backside of the same piece. Multiple holes so I can mount higher/lower.
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07-11-2004 - Hood closed, seen from the inside of the wing.
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07-11-2004 - My new sandblaster, it came with a "burka". With me, ready to attack! :)
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07-11-2004 - Shiny aluminum, the new gear knob. Very nice...