Following the restore of the FH seat base fixing screws which I wrote about just lately, I discovered a little bit of time to complete the restore of the rear finish.
You possibly can see how the seat is constructed right here. The massive formed urgent that you simply sit on (Ariel have been making extra use of metal pressings within the late ’50’s) is spot welded to 2 angled sheets which sit on the body rails and carry the mounting holes. These angles are closed with two quadrant formed items which rot away.
I lower them out:
Utilizing a little bit of cardboard, I made a template to get the form proper:
This pale blue metallic was an previous bread bin, which has given me the air field for the QR50 amongst different issues. It is about 0.9 mm thick and is well lower with the Wiss snips, adopted by clamping the 2 collectively and shaping with the linisher.
The paint burns off simply and it is stays are cleaned on the wire wheel. They only want tacking into place:
With each executed, you may see how the again of the seat is closed off. The quilt will really come down over these plates, however extra of that when it’s painted.
I mustn’t neglect to clean off these welds earlier than portray!