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#1 Dan246wnb

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 10:21 AM

G'day,

 

Doing the engine bay panel work on my LJ and just wanting a little help.

 

I'm doing the inner skirt panels and I have some gaps. I've attached a few photos and you can see where the front end suspension bolts on there's a few mm gap, and it seems to be a couple mm to far forward as its poking the chassis rail fold at the end but it seems to be as far back as I can get it.

 

Can I pull these in with tec screws and the spot weld? or should I try persuading the panels to get closer with a hammer?

 

These panels were brand new but were put on by 1 panel beater and cut off (roughly) by another.

 

Also are there measurements I can go off to make sure I have these panels sitting at the right level on the chassis rail? Or is it something I check with more panels on?

 

Thanks!

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 10:17 PM

Hi Dan,

I've never done the inner panels but I'd take them off and straighten all the bits of metal that should be straight. Clean them and chassis rails with hammer and dolly and get everything straight. Best to find someone close with a car to reference off. 

Other than that tek screw it up tight and leave no gaps.

 

Marty



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 10:34 PM

Tap tap knocky knocky tap tap



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Posted 24 December 2020 - 01:03 AM

Tap tap knocky knocky tap tap


Yep dress rails and skirts tap tap knocks knocky then pre drill skirts with a 1/4 drill bit for spot welds spaced out as per original spacing then pull in with self tapers every 20 or so mm until flush fitting.




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