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Re: MGB patch panel

To: "Paul Hunt" <>
Subject: Re: MGB patch panel
From: Allen Hess <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 09:37:05 -0400

Thanks for all of your insight. A friend of mine "glued" the rear  
fenders onto his Spitfire. As far as I know, I think it went well.  
I'll have to get back to him on the details. I do like the idea of it  
so that you can do rust preventative measures before the panel is put  

Allen Hess
On Aug 17, 2006, at 5:08 AM, Paul Hunt wrote:

> An idea.  Unlike the sill itself they are not structural, even at  
> the rear.
> (I know modern cars do have bonded structural panels but they were  
> designed
> for them.)  I don't think warping is a problem as long as you use  
> widely
> spaced tack welds first then gradually fill in, instead of starting  
> at one
> corner and working round with seam weld or the finished spacing for  
> 'blob'
> welds. What *is* a problem is the greater spread of heat from  
> repair welds
> as opposed to the original spot-welds burning off the primer on the  
> inside,
> which unless you carefully treat the inside afterwards is what  
> causes repair
> panels to rust through again much quicker than the originals.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> I have also been thinking of using the panel epoxy so as not to undo
>> any rust preventative with the heat from welding and warping along
>> the horizontal seam.

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