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#31 Steve Rowe

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:47 AM

and my
main car head has gone up the swanny.


whats wrong with it ? my mates one goosed i had a stressful time finding out what was wrong, found a crack in the head ,new head 500quid, you also have to watch that the pistons dont go porous with the water geting in threw the crack


anyways boot hinge.. how bad what it to fit ? take it you clamped it on then fited the boot to see the hinge holes were right place ? im replacing the rear valance the now and the boot hinge panel has a few holes starting to come threw in two minds to replace it or fab a few patchs to replace the small holes

#32 camp freddy

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:31 PM

Hi steve,

my head new £650 complete !!

trimmed off the bottom off hinge panel just under the boot return ( to ensure
correct boot aperture), then trimmed down the repair panel and welded it to the corner
edge of the boot return (bit hard to explain) can draw a diagram if you want. :rolleyes: l

#33 Steve Rowe

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:12 PM

yes please freddy in no rush so take your time

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:57 PM

i'll do one in a bit Steve :rolleyes: :-

#35 Steve Rowe

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:12 PM

nice one mate

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 09:57 PM

Sorry for the delay Steve, hope you can understand my schetch.

1, cut off old hinge panel beneath the boot seal recess, I left the boot
seal recess complete to keep the shape of the boot opening.

2, cut off the boot recess from the new repair panel,

3, bolted the boot to the the new repair panel and then
located the boot onto the back of the car in correct
position,

4, clamped repair panel in position ensuring both edges
meet a good as possible,

5, tack well in position then remove the boot

6, fully weld using welds of around 30mm long every other
30mm (to reduce distortion)

Edited by camp freddy, 15 May 2007 - 09:00 PM.


#37 Steve Rowe

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:38 PM

cheers freddy have a good idea about going about it now i get my new panels tomore ill let u know how i get on mate

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:45 PM

Good luck mate, let us know if you how you get on. :P

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:54 PM

nice drawing by the way :P

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:22 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

not taking the p..s are you :P :-

#41 Steve Rowe

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:48 PM

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

not taking the p..s are you :P ;)


no just think its very kinda you let the 10 year old down the road draw it for you :- only joking mate got my panels today but got a digger test tomoro so cant fit them tonite :w00t:

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:00 PM

Actually he was only 7 yrs old. :P


And that was the WORST picture LOL

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 10:18 PM

Hi there,

Not been out in the garage lately as I have had some family buisiness ( Grandad been in hospital),
Also ran out of gas, Well i'm all sorted now, I've got some gas so i've been out tonight :w00t: ,
Done a bit more welding on the o/s rear seat pan, i've now painted all the Red oxide
primer in chassis black paint (looks better i think). Hope to crack on with it now, next job is to
replace the inner & outer sills, i may have to use 1/2 floor panels as they have been
really botched up in the past >;) , as I don't want a carpet in it, the floor has got to be pretty
good.

Want to get in on the road but don't want to rush it ;)

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:42 AM

Wahey! Update.

Glad to hear your still cracking on with it!

Im really impressed with the standard of your repairs, you been in the trade or something?

Keep updating mate.

Take a look at mine too, it's really coming on now!

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:53 AM

Cool project.

When i saw the first page i thought to myself ,why would you try restoring that lol it had soo much work to be done.

But i can see why now as you have done a fantastic job so far. Keep up the good work mate ;)

Look forward to next update :w00t:




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