capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by mjcapri » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:37 am

That looks good.

A quick tip somebody showed me when making a strengthening bead by hand like you have is to grind away part of the end of a hollow punch so it’s half round and use that to finish the ends of the bead. It works quite well!

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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 am

mjcapri wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:37 am
That looks good.

A quick tip somebody showed me when making a strengthening bead by hand like you have is to grind away part of the end of a hollow punch so it’s half round and use that to finish the ends of the bead. It works quite well!
Yes that's a good call. I must admit after I looked at the photo I had to ho back to the panel and take another look because the forming looked quite messy and irregular but I think it was emphasized by the flash. I do use shaped bars for forming but this was a learning curve having so many different shapes in one piece and forming on two different levels. I will look into that though as I'm sure this wont be the last piece I have to do.
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm

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Not perfect but given I didnt have the original to work from for size I am relatively happy with how it's looking I just need to complete the folds for the head lamp bowl. I will probably revisit it but for now I'm happy to walk away and finish the rest of the wing.
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Re: capri 1.6GL bareshell rebuild

Post by ian_s » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:56 pm

Back in the game doing the headlamp units. They dont look too bad but the lamps themselves are pretty poor now with some corrosion damage inside and damage to the glass so they are on the purchase list. The galvanised plate is reasonably well maintained but I'm in two minds whether to paint it or not? It has some corrosion so it would help protect it but it wasnt originally painted so leaves me undecided.
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