MB379881 story

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Re: MB379881 story

Post by htc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:35 am

Hello

Once the driver side and floor reinforcing (see previous post) were done I put the tub on the frame in order to have it straight when putting in the toolbox panels.
I did not take any pictures of the process.
However you can see the toolbox panels installed in the next picture (not on frame :-)):

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Now everything was ready for the rear panel.

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This is what it looks like before welding:

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You can barely see it on the picture but there was a gap of about 3 mm between the rear panel and the passenger side (the panel was 3 mm short or my tub with all the repairs was 3mm too wide?). Luckily it was not to wide :P
In order to fill the gap (and not have to 'force' the rear into a close fit), I did put a steel batten or ruler (do not know the english word) of 3 mm thick and with a width and lenght equal to the side of the rear panel in between.
After welding and painting it will be impossible to see this (if I do it right :-)).

Some pictures from the inside (before welding):

Driver side:

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Passengers side (with the steel insert):

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and finally one picture of the rear welded in and a detail picture of one side (where one barely sees the steel insert):

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That is it for now. Next report will probably be about the windshield repair. We will see .....

Greetings
Hans
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Re: MB379881 story

Post by Boyso » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:10 pm

Looks good, but I believe the rear panel isnt welded all over, it's more like strips of 1 inches long welds.

Like this :

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Zeph's restoration. Great work nonetheless!
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Re: MB379881 story

Post by htc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:10 pm

Hello Boyso,
Thank you for the good comment.
I knew that it is not welded all over and I did not weld it all over but I did more than 1 inch :oops: . Maybe 3 top and bottom. There must have been a reason that I did so much but I do not remember.
If 1 inch it is, 1 inch it will be ... (next time :-)).
Thanks
Hans
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Re: MB379881 story

Post by htc » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:20 pm

Hello Luc,
Ja, inderdaad, ik ben in mijn pen gekropen nu ik technisch werkloos ben :-)
Toffe foto's. Waar jij aan begonnen bent is nog iets helemaal anders!
Eigenlijk goed gezien. Eerst helemaal uiteen halen. Stuk voor stuk herstellen, zandstralen en behandelen en dan terug ineen steken. Gemakkelijk ... :-)
De foto echter die het meeste indruk op mij maakte is die waar diene nozem met zijnen blauwen overal en zijn lang haar en snor tussen al die witte gezandstraalde parts zit te glunderen :-)
En ja, waarom niet deze zomer? Ten minste toch als die boite in orde geraakt :D
Groeten
Hans

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Re: MB379881 story

Post by thidisbogus » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:23 pm

Hans your welding work is awesome.


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Re: MB379881 story

Post by htc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:55 am

thidisbogus wrote:Hans your welding work is awesome.
Thank you Rodney.
Greetings
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Re: MB379881 story

Post by indyB » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:06 pm

Hello Hans, realy impressive what you are doing, i hope to meet you one of the days, i have also finaly took the big decision. Believe me after 3 years searching and seeing many Willys it was stil hard but I feel happy and released now.
It's a MB begin '43.
Such projects like yours and Luc's will encourage me. Compared to your tub, mine is new but still needs welding :D
I will also start a topic with my story when I have mine at home.
Regards
Bart

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Re: MB379881 story

Post by htc » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:18 am

Hello Bart
Thank you for the comments.
Did you buy the MB that was discussed in your post a couple of years ago?
Or did you find another one?
I am looking forward to your restoration story and pictures :D
Where in Belgium are you?
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Re: MB379881 story

Post by indyB » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:35 am

htc wrote:Hello Bart
Thank you for the comments.
Did you buy the MB that was discussed in your post a couple of years ago?
Or did you find another one?
I am looking forward to your restoration story and pictures :D
Where in Belgium are you?
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Hans
No that was 2 years ago, I recently bought a MB in Belgium.
I have sent you a mail on your gmail account.

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Re: MB379881 story

Post by Old Pal » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 am

Any update?
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