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1Back to top Go down   My side panel repair Empty My side panel repair Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:14 pm

Brickee

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I thought I would post my side panel repair from seeing 88K's repair in another post.
First, I took what was left of the hook and glued it back using super glue.
My side panel repair Side_p19
Next I found an old plastic license plate frame (it's about 1/8" thick) and cut out a piece to size.
My side panel repair Sd_3_110
I then scribed the outline of the hook onto the plastic and then cut it out with a coping saw giving me this.
My side panel repair Side_p20 My side panel repair Sd_312
Then I clamped it in place and glued it. I originally used super glue, but it didn't hold up, so I reglued it using JB Weld.
My side panel repair Sd_611
I then filed it down to match the contour of the hook, and so far, so good
I hope this is of help to someone, and I realize there's a lot of room for improvement.
Just thought I'd try to give back a little for all the help you lot have given me. My side panel repair 112350


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2Back to top Go down   My side panel repair Empty Re: My side panel repair Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:34 am

K75cster

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That's good sound lateral thinking, well done, will keep it in mind for mine


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3Back to top Go down   My side panel repair Empty Re: My side panel repair Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:14 pm

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Nice repair Brickee. Lucky you had the broken off bit for a template. Mine was long gone unfortunately. Very resourceful My side panel repair 112350
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4Back to top Go down   My side panel repair Empty Re: My side panel repair Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:47 pm

Brickee

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Why not use the other side panel as a template, it's just the opposite hand. Failing that, I'm sure one of the lads near you could let you use on of theirs for a template. You just might need to use heavier stock to make up for the missing hook.


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The good news is, I no longer have senior moments. The bad news is, now it's a constant state of mind.
    

5Back to top Go down   My side panel repair Empty Side panel repair update Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:37 pm

Brickee

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If at first you don't succeed----
That repair lasted 1 season. I had replaced the tank grommets with new ones the winter before and they made the side panel really tight. I was afraid the top button would break off before it came out, but it just broke the repair. I had a feeling it wasn't beefy enough, but thought I was on the right track. So back to the drawing board.
This time I used 1" x 1/8" aluminum stock and cut it to size and used a coping saw to get the proper shape.
My side panel repair Sc_upd10
and bolted it for good measure
My side panel repair Sc_upd11
A shot of it in place on the bottom arm.
My side panel repair Sc_upd12
Not especially pretty, but I'm hoping a lot more functional and longer lasting!
Cheers


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