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Re: A-post renovation<

To: "Dr T. Dafforn" <>
Subject: Re: A-post renovation<>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:35:20 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net, RICHARD.JACKSON@NENE.AC.UK
>I'm in the middle of big renovations to my very rusty (and trusty)
>Spitfire 1500 (sophie). Just about replaced the floor on one side and am
>now investigating the A post...
>Horror of horrors RUST..
>the lower hinge support inside the A-post is pretty rusted out, explains
>the line of rust bubbles on the front of the A-post..
>My question is, has anyone tried to repair this sort of thing with out
>total removal of the A-post?
>I think I should be able to do this with some clever use of an angle
>grinder and some repair sections plug welded into place, its just I worry
>about what might be lurking underneath.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated...
>Can't reply too quickly as I am and only a Digest person...

If you have to replace the sills as well it may be easier, and a better looking
repair to replace the A-post, I think you can get these from John Hills in
Redditch,  I think Jonathon Miles replaces his, is  my memory working right

Besides, the A-post is only spot welded on, should be too difficult.


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