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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:15 PM

so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/

 
Who's been saying that? To me it all looks like good work. :thumbsup:
family, mates, people at work :/
but cheers mate :D

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:44 PM

Nice project

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:09 AM

Nice project


thanks buddy

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

 

family, mates, people at work :/
but cheers mate :D

 

 

I can't see anything wrong. I'd personally do it in a different order, and do welding before paint prep, but it aint exactly a biggie is it lol Restored parts look nice too



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:26 PM

family, mates, people at work :/
but cheers mate :D

 
I can't see anything wrong. I'd personally do it in a different order, and do welding before paint prep, but it aint exactly a biggie is it lol Restored parts look nice too

I would do it that way too, but because the car is in a garage I'm not legally aloud to use the grinder or welder until I'm 16.. and I can't wait until February to start the car so part work it is :D

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

 

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/

 

Haha, I think you have to just get used to that. I get told that as well...

 

I'm just doing my own thing, who cares what other people think? It's not their car!   :D

 

It doesn't matter really if you sand before welding, at least then you can see exactly what metal is still solid before cutting it up :-)


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/
Haha, I think you have to just get used to that. I get told that as well...
 
I'm just doing my own thing, who cares what other people think? It's not their car!   :D
 
It doesn't matter really if you sand before welding, at least then you can see exactly what metal is still solid before cutting it up :-)

exactly.. if I ******* up I deal with it :)
and yeah, that's why I did the scuttle.. I gotta buy the repair panned a for it instead of the whole thing :D RESULT

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

family, mates, people at work :/
but cheers mate :D

 
I can't see anything wrong. I'd personally do it in a different order, and do welding before paint prep, but it aint exactly a biggie is it lol Restored parts look nice too

I would do it that way too, but because the car is in a garage I'm not legally aloud to use the grinder or welder until I'm 16.. and I can't wait until February to start the car so part work it is :D

Mm the legal part isn't to much of a biggie I was 13 when I first started using a grinder and them started welding a few months later hahahah i think it only matters if you have an accident but people still play GTA under age right ?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:47 PM

Oh forgot to say I was going to do the car in the same order as you are as I was going to get it welded once I had done but then I got distracted with the welder and roll cage and mk1 conversions haha

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:51 PM

Iirc his car is in his parents garage (e.g a car garage people put their cars in) so presumeably health and safety will restrict what he can do.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

Iirc his car is in his parents garage (e.g a car garage people put their cars in) so presumeably health and safety will restrict what he can do.


yeah, i was caught serving petrol by the employment inspector guy and the garage got a hefty fine.. don't really want that again

family, mates, people at work :/
but cheers mate :D

 
I can't see anything wrong. I'd personally do it in a different order, and do welding before paint prep, but it aint exactly a biggie is it lol Restored parts look nice too

I would do it that way too, but because the car is in a garage I'm not legally aloud to use the grinder or welder until I'm 16.. and I can't wait until February to start the car so part work it is :D

Mm the legal part isn't to much of a biggie I was 13 when I first started using a grinder and them started welding a few months later hahahah i think it only matters if you have an accident but people still play GTA under age right ?

I took my brothers car across the road and welded in an empty car park.. just kinda desperate to get cracking :/

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:28 PM

 

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/

 

looks like your doing pretty decent work to me, I always have 2-3 rebuilds going at once doing all the work myself, and im a mechanic on top of that. I cant see anything that would be called wrong.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/
looks like your doing pretty decent work to me, I always have 2-3 rebuilds going at once doing all the work myself, and im a mechanic on top of that. I cant see anything that would be called wrong.

thanks mate., that's the dream ;) I love cars so a couple projects and mechanic all day is pretty much heaven :D

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

 

 

 

Looking good.
That rough finish left by the sanding will be an excellent key for the primer, so it should adhere really well :-)


cheers mate.. I really appreciate it..
so far I've been told I'm doing everything wrong :/
looks like your doing pretty decent work to me, I always have 2-3 rebuilds going at once doing all the work myself, and im a mechanic on top of that. I cant see anything that would be called wrong.

thanks mate., that's the dream ;) I love cars so a couple projects and mechanic all day is pretty much heaven :D

 

no problem... some times I get in over my head this summer I built a 500hp engine for my Camaro, did a substantial amount of work on a friends corvette engine, started to restore a small chevy pickup while doing a v8 swap in it plus scouting for a classic mini to restore. all while working 50-60 hours a week!!! I hardly know what sleep is now LOL and all I found was a rally convert 70 mini that is complete garbage non salvageable and the guy wants $5000 for !!! I think I can import one from England for that kind of money!!!



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Small update for you all :)

Been a while since I have updated, so a brief summary of work so far.

The shell is now stripped of both subframes. The rear was a bastard to get off, but with some persuasion, he let go and dropped onto my lap (ouch) :blink:

The front came off easily. Sort of. I forgot to undo the steering rack and wondered why it didn’t drop :whistling:   eventually I realized and he came off easily.

 

My engine had a half rebuild (dropped off gearbox from block, cleaned and rebuilt) and has been painted. IMG_9265_zps70012077.jpg

 

So ralph is now just a shell with no front end and lots of rust..

I promise the next update will be sooner ;)

Heres some pictures from the last couple months  :)

 

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Thanks for reading :)







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