AuthorTopic: Lower Door/Bulkhead Pillar Feet/Bractet advice needed  (Read 1612 times)

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Offline Artwigwa

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Hi all,

Please i'm looking for tips and or advice on how to weld on a new lower bulkhead bracket to the o/s.

Does the new part 'sleeve' into the bottom of the A-post? If so how do i remove whats left of the orig bracket?

At least the out rigger is in good nick   :smiley:

Thanks, Steve

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Re: Lower Door/Bulkhead Pillar Feet/Bractet advice needed
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 20:56:17 »
Hiya
 Its surprising that the bracket rotted but the rigger and the A post didn't.

The replacement bracket does indeed slid inside the a post, I replaced both bracket and A post on mine but somone had done something like you need on the other side. It looks like they chopped out the bottom end of the A post, slid in the new one and welded at both the visible join at the bottom and a through weld part way above the bottom door hinge. Definitely a farm repair as no angle grinding in sight.

Make sure you brace everything before you cut, and measure it  twice from top corner of the bulkhead to the opposite rigger otherwise you'll have fun making it all line up.

hope that helps

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Re: Lower Door/Bulkhead Pillar Feet/Bractet advice needed
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 18:09:55 »
Thanks for thoughts on this  :cheesy:

I drilled out all the spot welds and the bracket fell out!, only to find just two spot welds were holding it to the a-post   :shocked:   the rest of the bractet was not to be seen, rusted away completely lol

MOT time now,   :rolleyes: