Dakar Body off Restoration -
Well after being in denial for several years, I finally bitten the bullet and decided to remove the body in order to gain access to the side panels which have been going rusty from the inside.
Whilst its in bits I will remake the rear inner wheel arches -
Experienced builders will notice that I fitted half of the front inner arch to the
rear .I blame Barry for this, because failed to tell me that he had only sent the
front arches to me and that the rear would follow later. I called him and said that
they didn’t fit very well and he said “you need to panel them in here and there”
I have a tight deadline on this -
I’ve been dreading this for years. My inner arches were attached to the body with
mild steel bolts, which were totally rusty. I have tried grinding the heads off before
Seemingly good condition inner arches were actually rusting away inside:
I used builders expanding foam to seal the front bulkhead -
Almost ready for the lift. You may of noticed that I have a fully bonded windscreen. I’m not able to remove it (well my glass fitter said its just as risky to remove it as it was to leave it alone).
With a little wiggle and the help of a couple of neighbours it came of without any problems.
And here’s the main thing I need to get sorted out -