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Neilriser
December 5, 2017, 11:27am Report to Moderator

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Hi to all,i have now worked my way to the boot area of my rebuild,and approached the area i always new would be the most difficult? there are two small panels [1xlh,1xrh] they fix either side of the rear lights,they have always been a major rust spot they show in the parts book as no35-802815 and no36-802814 they are indicated as panel side trunk.,i know these small panels are no longer available but does any one have any suggestions,there are companies that say they can make any panel,has anyone had any made and if so where? many thanks
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RobPearce
December 5, 2017, 12:34pm Report to Moderator

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When I was doing Toby's bodywork, I fabricated the equivalent panels by hammer forming. Assuming you haven't yet chopped anything up...

Get a lump of hardwood as long, wide and deep as the panel. By carefully offering it up and prograssively carving bits away, turn it into a mould that fits snugly. Now get a piece of sheet steel and a big vice. Clamp the steel to the hardwood former and hammer it over and around, again using a slow but steady, progressive approach. Add clamps as needed and hammer into all the indents. Then slide your newly fabricated repair panel off the former and weld it in place. Simples.  


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I would give Chic Doig a call they do all sorts of repair panels. If you do not fancy having a go yourself as Rob suggests.



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thescrapman
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Or cut some good ones from an old rotten tub.

If you are anywhere near Essex, I have a tub going to meet it's maker soon. I am pretty sure they rear light area has survived.


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Neilriser
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Many thanks to all the answers are pretty well as i expected i was just grabing a straws hoping someone still made some,i have already built/replaced all other panels and will make these if others arnt available but running out of will power.Neil
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