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Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 05:33
by cambo
Nice work as always. Were the wagon frame rails TIG brazed on the bottom of the car?

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 08:45
by spriso
Were the wagon frame rails TIG brazed on the bottom of the car?
Yes-- the wagon frame rails were plug welded thru the floor on the top side, and stitch welded with silicone bronze on the bottom side. Eventually, the entire underside of the car will be stitch welded on the seams with the TIG as well.

Michael

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 17:37
by Button
Beautiful build - keep up the great work !!!

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 18:23
by RONSLYCHUK
You sir are a true artist on your metalwork!

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 08 Dec 2019 10:44
by spriso
More progress yesterday-- I got the driver's side dog leg welded in and decided it was time to do something a little more fun than rust repair.

The driver's door needs to have the window frame installed, which meant that it needed to be fitted to the body so I could determine the correct gaps so it fits in the frame properly, as well as having the weather strip fit correctly.

First the door shell was fitted with some new hinges, and then to make sure that I had the gaps correct, I pulled a NOS fender out of stock and fitted that as well:

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Of course, there was lots of adjusting to get the gaps right and having everything sit correctly. Then I decided I should also check the passenger side sheet metal to see how that fit (and to have a way to confirm the door fitment).

About 20-years ago, I was very fortunate to find a NOS Bluebird Coupe door which has been patiently waiting for this day. I pulled it out of inventory, finally having a reason to fit it to the car:

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I put some NOS door hinges on the door and did a first test fit:

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Needs a little more adjustment, but as a first fitment, it looks promising. I also added a NOS front fender for the passenger side which will need to have the marker hole welded up and the hole drilled for the fender mirror too:

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Nothing beats the crisp, sharp lines of new sheet metal...

More soon,

Michael

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 08 Dec 2019 20:43
by RMS
:shock:

Re: Spriso's SR20DET Bluebird Coupe Project

Posted: 23 Jan 2020 10:46
by miguel sss
Very good... ;-)