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Split bus engine hatch repair

During the school holidays I wanted to get something achieved on the bus, so I decided to tackle the broken engine lid hinge mounts. Took a little longer than I had expected but it came up not too bad. 

A few pics showing the damage and areas in need of repair...

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Started by cutting out the damaged metal and repairing the outer sections...

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Then I started to fabricate the sections for the inside. From factory the tapping plates are spot welded to the hatch. For adjustment purposes I decided to create a cavity for a tapping plate. The OG tapping plates were buggered so I made a couple of new ones... 

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These sections proved to be very fiddly but I got there eventually. All welded in and ground back...

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