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pjsmetana
02-16-2010, 06:12 PM
I started taking the surface rust off for repair... and look what I found under some filler and what looks like some JB Weld... YUCK!

Why would anyone have a need for some odd mutant-shaped holes??

https://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/pjsmetana/SU1BRzAwMjIuanBn.jpg

UmmYeahOk
02-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Why would anyone have a need for some odd mutant-shaped holes??

https://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j293/pjsmetana/SU1BRzAwMjIuanBn.jpg

No idea

https://ww2.nikiatkins.com:8080/GT6/P9200312.JPG

pjsmetana
02-16-2010, 07:12 PM
How do you repair these holes properly? I don't have a welder. I 'spose I could borrow one if I gotta... but if there is another option besides what was in there.

mallard
02-16-2010, 08:16 PM
If that's all you find you are great shape. Welding the holes would be the correct and easy fix if you had a welder. I've seen were someone would put a bolt thru the hole just so it looks like it should be, most people would not know the difference.

DNK
02-16-2010, 08:19 PM
Duct Tape :laugh:

Better yet, racers tape. Makes you feel special

foxtrapper
02-17-2010, 10:54 AM
Why would anyone have a need for some odd mutant-shaped holes??


Because that's where Triumph mounted the ignition model, straight from the factory. Those are OEM holes.

angelfj1
02-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Pete: You dont need to weld this repair. The patch that you will use is for asthetic purposes and does not require high mechanical strength.
This is a perfect application for the new industrial adhesives being used by body shops.
3M Body Panel Adhesive (https://www.detailandstripes.com/panel-adhesive.html)
But, I am assuming you can access the underside. If you can, clean and area around the hole, underneath. make sure its squeeky clean. Cut out a patch in some 20ga. mild steel and glue to the bottom to cover the hole and overlap. Clamp in place or rig some temporary braces and let dry according to mfg. instructions. When dry, clean off excess from the underside patch, prime and paint with your favorite rattle can colour. Now for the top, clean up any adhesive that oozed out the top, grind clean, fill with your typical catalized plastic filler, sand, prime and paint.

pjsmetana
02-17-2010, 06:42 PM
Why would anyone have a need for some odd mutant-shaped holes??


Because that's where Triumph mounted the ignition model, straight from the factory. Those are OEM holes.

Thats a joke right? I can see that 2 of them look stock... but the big torn mis-shapen jagged hole in the middle, and (in this picture) the one with filler still in it, are stock?? I guess Triumph was <span style="font-style: italic">REALLY</span> starting to cut corners in 1980! Or rather, punch holes in 'em!

Bolts it is then...

71MKIV
02-17-2010, 07:58 PM
POR 15 patch and some fiberglass.