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  1. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    got into some more rust on the passenger side front...got the front edge done and the area around the bonnet hinge mount. (the drivers side was mint so i made a template of that)
  2. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    luckily i left enough room for the oil cooler 90. finished up the last of the radiator supports ..(still just silps up under the lip and had 2 brackets on the bottom.) then made the new slam panel...(i had to bolt the bonnet on and drill the pilot hols for the bonnet pins just to see where they would land...before i start)
  3. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    made the bottom radiator brackets.(was going to flod up some alloy tabs and weld them to the rad but i want to be able to get replacement parts off the shelf and bolt them in with out modifying them ) still need to do some trimming on them but they work..i also used adhesive rubber on all the rad sides.
  4. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    well thats the fan,oil cooler and front suppprt panel done. Had to cut more oit of the front.(fuck all between the lights now) Added some strengthening to the panel Even just tacked in the front feels stronger and still more to go. Its a bit tight behind it but i can still get the gan and oil cooler in and out fine. Can still get ghe grill on and a 70mm rad in and still have all the engine bay left.
  5. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    here you go @Valiant added 2 bolts in the middle ...helps a wee bit
  6. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    didnt even try it Pete. just fucked with it as soon as i seen it out of the box.
  7. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    yup....its shit ...had to hold steel....top plate and fucking do up clamps ....didn't have enough hands
  8. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    your not wrong mate its around 700mm long and the 1st decent bit i wanted to fold was 810 so had to do it at work any way. i would love a sold one around 1.5m but this will do for what i need.
  9. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    for the cross member mate....pretty much the plan. as for the tools....eastwood 8" bead roller .. the folder was the cheapest i could find on trademe (and it was shit..had to modify it to make it bend a decent edge.) think i have some pics and the dimple die was made by one of our members as a side line
  10. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    i bought a few things after xmas mate as up until then i was still bending steel over the edge of my bench and i wanted to see what i can do with half way decent tools...so bought a cheap bead roller ,folder and a 1"dimple die (didnt think i would use much else and not cheap).and a 12ton press.
  11. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    made some ends to cap off the bottom plate....just all tacked in for now.. the i had a look at the fan and oilcooler support panel...just had to make sure i could get the grill on...and be able to remove and replace fan and oil cooler if needed....before i weld the panel fully in..
  12. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    to be honest its the bog and sanding i hate the most...dont mind the rust..love the fab....hate the the fuller sanding shit...love the final paint prep and love the painting.....hate the buffing lol
  13. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 discussion

    thankd man... I wanted to do all the rust work before i start on fab work... but it has to be done and its a welcome brake from rust
  14. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    some more trimming and i think i have the base plate done.
  15. d.p.n.s

    d.p.n.s mk3 cortina

    got some gas so finished the passenger side sill then moved on the the rust in the passenger side wheel well then the passenger outer guard and the passenger rear 1/4 the there is the front....i wanted to do the front lower panel rust..but i realized i needed to make the radiator support parts first and to do that i needed to cut everything thing out i didn't want.