Nov 20, 2006 update to the Sunbeam Tiger project car

Body Fixes

After the damaged metal was removed, this is what we had left.
Patch panels make fixing compound curves much easier.
The finished repair. Tiger seams were originally leaded.

With the frame repaired and braced it was on to the bodywork. In addition to the myriad of nicks, cuts and dents underneath there were a couple of serious problems. First, the front edge of the rear wheel wells on our car had been butchered badly to allow for the use of wider rims and tires. Second, the lower edges of the rear quarters housed the only real rust on our car. A used lower rear quarter from the Rootes Group Depot made this job pretty straight forward, as did a couple of patch panels from Victoria British (www.victoriabritish.com).

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