cleaning out the engine bay
I found a little rot which then became bigger

The bottoms of the tubes were rotten and the chassis rail had suffered too so I cut it out and made some plates to refit. the "Tubes I got from an Exhaust specialist who let me into their scrap Bends of exhausts until I found the correct contour these were then spli down the centre and made to fit.
These are taped then tacked into position


the rear of the cars chassis was damaged from using it as a jacking point without thought of the consequences, so I cut out the old bent metal and fitted the new plates in the pics


Rockky has made his inside curved plates like the originals, I didn't have the skills to do that and I hope mine without the holes are good enough to do the job just as well. its good to see Rockys pics, we can then learn from each other.


I must add that I had help from Mike drew with always sound advice on what holes to drill and what holes to fill! a local sheet metal shop "Bent" the plates and tubes for me, and a pal who is a coded welder did the final proper welding, cost about $265 so far.
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Peter -

You're doing great with the repairs! Actually, I was really impressed when I saw what you had on ProvaMo.

Super work!

And thanks for the endorsement!

Rocky

A funny story about those plates... The guy who fabricated mine (Wade Musil, MarkIV/4280) made the "forms" out of concrete - they were cast from the pieces he cut out of his car. Now when he needs one of those pieces, he forms the metal over them.

He claims that the cement forms can then be integrated into his headstone when he passes. Only the "Pantera Insiders" will recognize what they are!
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the "Tubes I got from an Exhaust specialist who let me into their scrap Bends of exhausts until I found the correct contour these were then spli down the centre and made to fit.
These are taped then tacked into position

Brilliant solution! Your work looks great Peter! Thanks for sharing!
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Originally posted by Rocky:
Peter -

You're doing great with the repairs! Actually, I was really impressed when I saw what you had on ProvaMo.

Super work!

And thanks for the endorsement!

Rocky

A funny story about those plates... The guy who fabricated mine (Wade Musil, MarkIV/4280) made the "forms" out of concrete - they were cast from the pieces he cut out of his car. Now when he needs one of those pieces, he forms the metal over them.

He claims that the cement forms can then be integrated into his headstone when he passes. Only the "Pantera Insiders" will recognize what they are!


I like the headstone clip, one of our UK comedians has the headstone with the script saying "I told them I was ill"

Keep going with your head down its a cracking job.
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Originally posted by Peter Fenlon:

This heater valve had been leaking for years, I found a firm near me who made me a new set of seals for about $8 they also made me brake master cyl seals and bias valve seals, this has saved quite a lot of money and the seals are sound.
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Originally posted by Rob Borruso:
Peter,
Fantastic job. Looks great. Do you have any pics of the process? I'd love to see how you went about it. thx Rob

Rob I covered the easy centre flat section, the grey area was done by a trimmer, when I get to it I will take a pic or 3 of the areas where it has been stuck together, it would have been nice to have a sewn and seamed one but the cost was just too much.
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Originally posted by Peter Fenlon:
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Originally posted by Rob Borruso:
Peter,
Fantastic job. Looks great. Do you have any pics of the process? I'd love to see how you went about it. thx Rob

Rob I covered the easy centre flat section, the grey area was done by a trimmer, when I get to it I will take a pic or 3 of the areas where it has been stuck together, it would have been nice to have a sewn and seamed one but the cost was just too much.


Hello Rob, have just taken some pics of the places on the dashboard where the Alcantara wouldn't stretch to make a perfect finish. its all 4 corners of the inner section top and bottom, and behind the steering wheel. I know its not perfect but you wouldn't see it from a galloping Horse, and I won't be ever showing the car.Pics fingers crossed
Peter -

This is a great thread... You are really attacking your car on all fronts.

Either you are a very fast worker, or you have been saving up pictures.... I note in the first picture you posted, your dash is already reinstalled!

Keep up the good work.

Rocky

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