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#1 ed4ran

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:24 PM

I thought it was about time i should start a topic for the rebuild of Olive
So here it is

I got Olive (named by previous owner and i cant change it, can i?) at the start of this year for the grand total of £100, and since then i have gone through a few idea changes. Currently the idea is for a total strip, and rebuild (shell up) and now theres no going back as the shell has just come back from being sand blasted and now its officially a sive :(
I will be doing everything my self because im a poor student, and i will be getting a summer job to pay for it.

I would have started sooner, (10th may was when i started me summer hols) but as my brother crashed his mini we have been replacing the front of his as he needs it for work.

The plan is to have it road worthy by Aug for MITP :angry: which may be possible as i dont do anything apart from play in the garage :grin:

So now im waiting for a large roll of welding wire so i can finish my brothers mini, and start replacing panels and filling holes.

When i got her
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Going to sand blasters
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Nuddy :gasp: (shes blushing)
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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:31 PM

Sounds all good, and doing it yourself is the best way!!

Unfortunately the pics don't work for me!

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:37 PM

Should work now :(

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:41 PM

Yip, flipfronting it are we?! And interesting choice of colour there! Personality statement is it?! :tongue:

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:41 PM

Yeah they work now, it looks good. Keep it up. Are you doing a flip front?

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:45 PM

Yep sure am,
It was one of my ideas b4, i was just going to add a flip front, to replace the rust at the front, then as i found more rust (as you do) i decide a complete strip was in order.

The pink (red oxide primer) aint staying, its just to stop it rusting anymore. :tongue:

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:49 PM

Ok, and it makes it easier to paint pink over a primer colour like that! :tongue:

Great minds thing alike; I'm flipfronting my Clubby because of all the rust!

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:08 PM

who painted the red oxide stuff on, did the sandblasters do it as soon as they done it?

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:11 PM

Yes they did

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 04:22 PM

cool, just out of interest, how much did it cost?

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:04 PM

£200 total as they collected it and brought it back

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 05:11 PM

Rear seat has a few holes in it :saywhat:

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Already have new panels to put on

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 02:51 PM

Update:

On its side
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Drivers Floor out
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Sill off + hole under cross member
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Under rear seat
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 03:12 PM

Its piccies like that that make me soooooo glad I bought fibreglass!!! :nugget:

Good luck with the work, certainly looks like it'll keep you busy for a while :grin:

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 03:18 PM

Smug basturd!! Don't worry ed4ran, will look amazing soon enough!




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