Author Topic: front end panel issues  (Read 2278 times)

Offline Dave Gilbert

front end panel issues
« on: August 31, 2016, 02:18:02 PM »
i am rather deep into my 1976 leyland mini  restoration  but having issues,  i have replaced the scuttle and door hinge mounts and all the bits what the door hangs off.

now i am using cheap pattern panels ( i know i shouldnt but budgets have made me) 

also replaced the front half of both inner wings.   

i have the subframe fitted and front panel bolted up aswell ( not pictured)

now my issues.      i can line the passenger door and A panel well and i can line the front panel,wings and bonnet up quite well but i cant line them all up together, im about 10mm out between the wing and A panels.   i can pull the wing down to the A panel but then i end up with a massive gap between the wings and bonnet.  so far i cant win.

any help?     or info?    i could really do with a helpful hand to come and point me in the right direction ( i would pay)  i have loads of pics but not sure how to upload more than 1 pic

Offline Dave Gilbert

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 02:19:18 PM »
pic of how it lines up when pulled down to the inner wing

Offline 94touring

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 04:20:09 PM »
A trick i use is drill a small hole from the wing lip that goes into thr inner wing lip, then take a long metal screw and sinch up the wing to the inner panel/bonnet.  Do this in a few areas along the gap all at once and then fit adjacent panels, screwing it all together till you're happy enough to spot weld.

Offline 94touring

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 04:22:30 PM »
Also occasionally you will need to shave wing lip if it butts up against the inner wing lip. 

Offline Dave Gilbert

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 04:43:25 PM »
anypics of that?    just so im 100% sure what u mean.  i think i get u but id like to be sure before drilling more holes lol

Offline 94touring

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 06:44:33 PM »
Here's the best I can do for now lol

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Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 06:49:07 PM »
If it was a bar napkin I would have been impressed. Chipotle? Not so much.


But good effort sir.   ;D
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Offline Dave Gilbert

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 02:50:17 AM »
thats what i thought u ment.    a couple down the edge to spread the load?      i will give it a bash and let u know     

thanks

Offline 94touring

Re: front end panel issues
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 07:34:05 AM »
I usually do one at the top near the scuttle and then one by the brace coming off the bulkhead to the inner wing.