Few may know I stripped the Cube a tad in order to slightly restore her for the times to come...
Body cappings were showing little rust in a couple of points,the Series-style doors had the galvanized cappings while the tub was factory white,plus I always wanted the vintage,long lasting galvanized look.
So the Cube looks like this since a couple of weeks (attached pic)
Then I made my usual big mistake and had the cappings sandblasted and galvanized
(always thought it's a quick cheap job).
I don't know the actual € price for new,original,galvanized cappings but I'm now quite sure with the money I spent so far I could have allowed several sets
Other great new the cappings came back "slightly" bent
At the moment I'm stuck here
(second attachment as sample);
the center capping on the bulkhead is a PITA to refit and,once done,the holes don't match anymore with the smaller cappings hidden in corners (I hope it makes sense so far).
The center capping look a tad curved now,I can align all the holes one side but it shifts to the other and I can't place a single rivet anymore.
I tried to rivet it down from the center section in order to spread it levelled but no avail.
Does galvanizing stretch body cappings?
Or did the Cube shrinked while waiting in a cold box?
Do I miss something here?
Dumb question maybe but I don't really want to turn the exiting holes into craters
nor I can't hammer the poor creature to bits (although I went close yesterday)...