Haven't had as much time of late and a lot of little stuff that needs to be done is not worth showing like repairing the hinge pockets and welding in little patches here and there etc. Just thought I would put up a bit to show some thing is happening anyway.
This ugly repair needs to be cut out as the heat warped the whole panel and cracking around it from fatigue has occurred.
I reduced the amount of louvers by one and now laying it out and the Willys pressing to be square with the door edge.
This is what the back of the nasty repair looked like.
I want to do a better job of this junction too.
I welded the whole cowl seam just with the mig and then cut the flange off the back so I could planish it flat. Also made a patch for the repair spot after shaping the piece with a mallet on the beater bag.
Fully welded and the louver is just sitting there as will leave that until last so it does not get damaged when the rest of the repairs get done.
I started with the worse side of the cowl first so I had something to reference back too. The other side showed this to be flat but this was already bowed before starting any repairs, most likely from the arc welded patch at the top.
Using mainly the shrinking disc on the 9" grinder, and then cooling straight away with compressed air, I was able to get it quite flat again. As more repairs get done it will have to be repeated again a number of times no doubt.