This post looks at repairing the tail end of the spare wheel housing panel flange to take our newly restored tail panel in Post Nine. Patterns and measurements are taken before the original metal is removed to aid profiling new material.
Photos of American Austin rear structural auto restoration
A new flange will be made and grafted in to replace the weakened original showed here.
New flange created and offered up the the rear body of the Austin.
Profile set and clecos used to hold in position.
Restored tail panel set in position to aid setting of new sheet metal.
TIG welding takes place after being tacked into position.
Auto Restoration : Completed flange restoration – ready for next stage
Tail panel is now ready to be spot welded to the new flange.