Rear wheel arches

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Rear wheel arches

Post by pauliil1948 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:18 pm

Hi guys Going to be doing them during the holidays, need some advice on how , do I overlap or butt the joints ,some pictures or something to give me a idea on the best way ,thanks guys ,merry Christmas.
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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by mjcapri » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:52 am

Not Capri specific but: https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/wheelarch.htm

You’ll find loads of info over there it’s a good forum (not as good as this one though obviously).

I prefer to butt weld, you could joggle the edges but I’m always wary of it being a water trap. If you can, clamp or somehow fix the new arch in place and cut through it and the old panel together, that way you know the new section will fit. Don’t try and run any beads when your welding it up as the panel will distort, and also be careful of heat build up when your grinding the welds back.

They’re my top tips but I’m sure others will have their own!

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pauliil1948 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Thanks mate the more top tips the better will have a go over the next few days ,much appreciated ,merry Christmas

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pbar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:01 pm

How did you progress with this? Butt welding is preferable, as mentioned, series of spots first to prevent distortion due to too much heat.

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Post by pauliil1948 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:24 am

Thanks mate,that’s exactly how I done it butt weld and all finished
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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pbar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:53 am

Great job, you must be pleased with that :)

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by Paul G » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:31 pm

pbar wrote:How did you progress with this? Butt welding is preferable, as mentioned, series of spots first to prevent distortion due to too much heat.

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Trying to work out what car this is - is it a MK1 Granada Ghia Coupe?

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pbar » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:21 pm

You're good Paul, it's a 1975 Granada Coupe.

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pauliil1948 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:31 am

Granada coupe nice ,

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by pauliil1948 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:34 am

pbar wrote:Great job, you must be pleased with that :)
Managed it no problem got a new welder ,so was dying to try it out was perfect on body work, thanks guys

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Re: Rear wheel arches

Post by mjcapri » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Pleased it went well, looks a good job well done!

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