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#61 big-jay

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:58 PM

lovely work !


Thanks a lot, Rocket !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:41 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

Thanks a lot, Rocket !

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Seems you are also missing a closing panel that follows the curve of the outer panel and meets the wheel arch to seat pan panel...

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:41 PM

Seems you are also missing a closing panel that follows the curve of the outer panel and meets the wheel arch to seat pan panel...


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Went in today :-)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

Update,

Well we got the companion in today, and finished a few other bits and pieces.

Holes drilled for plugs for the companion bin -

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Then I tiger sealed all the seams that will be hard to get to once the companion bin goes in, no pictures of this but I thought this was quite funny when I pulled the funnel cap off -

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Companion bin went in next, looks scruffy here but will be tidied up soon -

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Then we welded in the rear quarter repair -

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Not too bad when it's got primer on -

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Then we went about fitting the closing panel -

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Had to make this little bit to fill the gaps you can see in the above picture, pattern panels for you I guess -

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All welded in and primed -

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Still got to make a panel for the seat base to weld the top of the heel board to, hence the reason for the gap by the closing panel, and a few other pieces to make too.

Also painted the inside of my outer sill -

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Bought some of this stuff to fill in the rear quarter repair and other bits of filling Ill need to do -

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Highly recommended on this forum so i think I'll have a play with it tomorrow. That's it for today :-)

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:44 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

Update,

Got some Painting/Sealing/Filling done today. Also got her started up for the first time in ages today, sounded like a tank without a back box though :D

Here's some pics of today's progress.

Primed up the rear floor and applied Tiger Seal -

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Same with the underneath -

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Next was the heel board area, etch and zinc primer applied -

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Then I use regular primer over the top of that -

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Then I apply Tiger Seal -

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Primed up the companion bin -

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Then I had a little play with some filler -

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Sanded down a bit -

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Still needs more work but it's pretty good to be fair, I'll apply one or two more light coats and that should be finished then.

She also put up a fight today, MINIS HAVE TOO MANY SHARP EDGES, my hands have been battered :D -

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That's all for today, time to get ready for work !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 07:04 PM

very tidy work !



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Rocket - Thanks a lot pal !

Update,

Prepped the inner sill and the underside of the car, then top coated them in some black top coat ready for some Waxoyl and maybe Shultz or something along those lines.

Primed and Zinc primer applied -

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Then I give the whole lot a good few coats of gloss black paint, and also painted the inner wing up as had some surface rust coming through -

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Then we got the two floor pans welded together as one, in hindsight I wish I would of brought a full floor pan but I wasn't expecting it to be this bad, you live and you learn I guess -

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Applied some tiger seal, will be re-painting the underside black tomorrow -

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Made a couple of pieces for the crossmember -

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Then got them welded in, not too pretty but will apply a bit of filler to the cross member, also it's going to be carpeted -

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I really wanted to get that side finished off today but a combination of the weather and running out of gas means it will have to wait until next weekend unfortunately. So today we done a bit of re trimming of the dash rails, black suede, looks fantastic :-) -

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So that's it for today, I WILL FINISH THAT SIDE OFF NEXT WEEKDEND :D

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:46 PM

Wow! Theres a lot of grinding & welding going on here! Good luck with the project bud, keep up the good work

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

Wow! Theres a lot of grinding & welding going on here! Good luck with the project bud, keep up the good work


There sure is a lot haha, cheers for the comment !

Edited by big-jay, 27 June 2014 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

Parts update,

Bought these of a guy on here from the for sale section. Come with pretty much everything I need for the conversion, minus the ERA Turbo bolts I need to purchase from Minispares !

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I want to fit better breaks as I'm going to be converting to a 1275, when I find the right engine, and these are perfect for this ! I'm going to fully strip them down and rebuild / paint them, already started to today by removing the bleed valves and what not, but now it's started p***ing down so will carry on tomorrow when I get home from work.

Edit - Forgot to mention I also took delivery of some of this today -

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Heard nothing but good things about this stuff on here, so I'll be using this in all the cavities on the car, only bought the one can for now to see how it goes.

I'll also be purchasing a couple of cans of Dynax UB at some point in the future !

Edited by big-jay, 03 March 2014 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

very good mate. Just read the whole thing.

 

great work happening here just like your dad's one.

 

Good luck with the rest of the resto

 

Ben



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:06 AM

very good mate. Just read the whole thing.
 
great work happening here just like your dad's one.
 
Good luck with the rest of the resto
 
Ben


Thanks a lot Ben !

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:24 PM

Update,

I've pretty much finished of the drivers side now, just a bit of filling and sealing to do and the odd pin hole to weld up. Anyway here's some pictures of progress that I've made.

Refurbished the disks -

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Ground the lugs off the drive flanges -

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Now to the welding, the hole in question -

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Made these pieces to fit -

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Welded them in -

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Then tidied up the underneath -

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Then it was onto fitting the outer sill, welded up the jacking point as I won't be using it, that's what subframes are for ! -

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Then give the inside of the sill a good few coats of paint -

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Then we welded it on -

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Then all of the cavities got a good coating of Dynax wax to protect them, it's all a lot tidier now as well as I've been out there filling, sealing and painting everything.

So seen as I've pretty much finished this side I started work on the rear.

Removed the valence -

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The damage -

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Just makes me laugh at the fact the previous owner (Bodger), fitted a new valence and didn't bother to repair this, what's the point ! The rest of the boot seems to be in good condition but a going over with the wire cup on the drill should reveal any nasties I've got to deal with. To be fair, the metal on the drivers side corner is solid as it passed the screw driver test, but the same can't be said about the passenger side, went straight through. Where the boot floor meets the boot lid flange looks solid too.

That's all the progress, so until next time :-)

Edited by big-jay, 11 March 2014 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Just read it all. Very impressive and coming Along very fast.
Do you have any problems when welding the painted items (like sills). I can't weld but few welders I have spoken too say not too since it may catch fire or not penetrate. As I say, I can't weld just there comments. If it's ok, then I will get all mine painted. Normal paint?
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