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Any one replaced front wings on a Herald 13/60? They were spot welded at the factory to the bonnet top, but I only have Mig/Tig machine.

Could fuse the edges easily enough but does it give enough strength?

Rear wheel arches also need replacing, any advice on the choice between full panels vs repair panels?

 

 

 

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As Nick says.

I hole punched and plug welded the wings to the top panel of my Vitesse. Big mistake I made was fitting the wings to the bonnet whilst off the car. Lock up with no power meant removing the bonnet and welding the wings on at home. Didn't realise the wings taper out towards the door, and I just followed the edge of the top panel. Nasty surprise when fitted to the car and I could see the door hinges. Worst still I had to cut through each plug weld with a cut down hacksaw blade(blood sweat and tears). It's easier to cut a drill bit in half than cutting through a Mig plug weld. Take all the time needed to get the wings aligned before getting a welder near them!

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10 hours ago, Mark said:

As Nick says.

I hole punched and plug welded the wings to the top panel of my Vitesse. Big mistake I made was fitting the wings to the bonnet whilst off the car. Lock up with no power meant removing the bonnet and welding the wings on at home. Didn't realise the wings taper out towards the door, and I just followed the edge of the top panel. Nasty surprise when fitted to the car and I could see the door hinges. Worst still I had to cut through each plug weld with a cut down hacksaw blade(blood sweat and tears). It's easier to cut a drill bit in half than cutting through a Mig plug weld. Take all the time needed to get the wings aligned before getting a welder near them!

How many countless people have done something similar - not me tho':blink:

 

Roger

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1 hour ago, RogerH said:

How many countless people have done something similar

Me….. but only on one side. I noticed and did the other side properly. I’d welded the first one on really well and opted to not risk further calamity trying to correct it, so it’s been evidence of my ineptitude for 34 years so far….:whistling:

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12 hours ago, Mark said:

Worst still I had to cut through each plug weld with a cut down hacksaw blade(blood sweat and tears). It's easier to cut a drill bit in half than cutting through a Mig plug weld.

Can't second this enough. Removing MIG plug welds is absolutely awful. After taking lots out of my car, I won't use them anywhere unless I really can't practically get the spot welder in there.

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