Monday 7 October 2019

LHS B-Post repair

After the pain of getting the a-post repair completed I was in an upbeat mood about how quickly I was going to get this very simple repair done. On the drivers side I bought a nice new B-post panel that fitted really well, but for this side the guy I bought the car from had thrown in a few panels to help me on my way and that include the same b-post panel but for this side. Happy days!

Turned out it didn't fit anywhere nearly as well. It wasn't long enough so I had to flatten it all out and remake the curve using my hammer and dolly set, whilst lengthening the overall panel to fit.

It took hours!!!

I also had to use my dremel with the mini sanding disks to smooth out all the imperfections in the metal from hammering it so much. But it was worth it in the end.

I'm not 100% happy because the door gap is ever so slightly increasing as you come down the door to the base, but the b-post is straight which suggests that the A-post is slightly at an angle. But i think there is only about 1 to 1.5mm in it. I'm probably being too fussy but when you've taken this long you kind of want to get it as best as you can. Hopefully a little more fettling and the door gaps on my little MG Midget should be good as new!

Looks so nice...well in my head it does!

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