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started work on a First world war Battle of Jutland survivor Steam Cutter 26, saved the ships company by towing their lifeboats ashore when HMS Falmouth was sunk.
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her bow upper planks on the Port side had to be replaced as the originals had rotted out, months of work getting her to her present condition, when she's done she will take paying fares and chug the public around the famouse port.
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I still had time at the end of my day to weld in Mickey's new quarter panel in.
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I cut off three milimeters from the panel to line it up with the door bottom edge, time to dress those welds and plug weld the bottom edge against the heater channel.
 

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I still had time at the end of my day to weld in Mickey's new quarter panel in.
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I cut off three milimeters from the panel to line it up with the door bottom edge, time to dress those welds and plug weld the bottom edge against the heater channel.
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I still had time at the end of my day to weld in Mickey's new quarter panel in.
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I cut off three milimeters from the panel to line it up with the door bottom edge, time to dress those welds and plug weld the bottom edge against the heater channel.
Wow, interesting about Steam Cutter 66, may try to pull up her history. Great you are part of preserving such an important part of history.
Your project with Mickey seems to be going very well
 

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Driving along in my Morris Pickup when she back fired and spluttered to a halt at the side of the road, one new Condenser (back in the distributer later) and she's back to her old self. So what is inside the Condenser, lets take a cutting disc to the old failed one and see if we can spot what went faulty with it.
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cut in half and this is what we can see.
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it's just a solid metal.
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so it either works or it doesn't.

anyway, back to Mickey the rusty Beetle. using a flap disc to merg the two metal panels together.
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tiny holes will need to be filled in with weld before I can move on
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treated myself to an Impact wrench from Halfords for £15, quite an awesome bit of kit as it turns out, well worth the price tag.
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took care of some rusted in door hinge screws I thought would never come out, look at the state of this one, I had to cut a slot in it with a dremol.
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some of the door hinge screws came out easier than others.
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door off and incredible access to the A and B piller bottom edges.
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the door hinge at the bottom was well gone, had to cut some metal away just to get this mess out.
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the repair panel for this area includes a new hinge housing.
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with the door out of the way I get great access to finish this area off nice and tidy, once I've welded that panel in.
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so with the heating channels welded in the support bracing is now superfluous. So out they came.
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the welds were ground back to flat metal.
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