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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Looking good!

I'm at the boring endless sanding stage on the orange one.....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:11 pm 
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urgh, sanding. Nobody likes sanding. If they say they do then they're lying.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:06 am 
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Vulgalour wrote:
urgh, sanding. Nobody likes sanding. If they say they do then they're lying.


my flat mate can do a full 14 hours a day sanding, he just puts his earphones in, turns on the classical music and gets lost in the zone.

I offered him a fine bottle of red wine, and he still wont come and do the orange 1100 though... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:41 pm 
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He must be the exception that proves the rule. Have you tried offering him TWO bottles of fine wine? That might do the trick.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Vulgalour wrote:
He must be the exception that proves the rule. Have you tried offering him TWO bottles of fine wine? That might do the trick.


he told me to piss right off, I don't blame him, if some one asked me to come round and do a stock take in my own time id be the same! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Fair :lol:

Hey, good news! The inner wing is finished *trumpets sound*. Got the last bits of rust chopped out, namely the remains of the subframe mount.
Image20170803-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

The bit near the flexi hose was also replaced. Everything was then sealed and painted and whatnot and that's the worst, most complicated bit of the car sorted. Happy days.
Image20170803-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

On the other side of the wing, the ID tag was reinstated and a new hard brake line installed. There's a few holes to drill for the electric fixings and the battery tray, other than that this is all finished now.
Image20170803-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

All set to get the replacement wing trimmed and fitted right up until the cutting disc in the grinder snagged, jumped and tried to take off my thumb. I'm so glad I'd got into the habit of grinding with welding gauntlets on, something I was doing because the sparks were sometimes giving me really itchy hands. Meant I only had to put a plaster on my thumb and not stitches.
Image20170803-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

I'm not far off on the fitment of the wing now. It's lots of offering up, marking where to trim, removing, trimming, offering up... and so on. I reckon one more session and it'll be welded on and then the lights and everything can go back in and the front of the car will be finished. Grille obviously had to come back off to do this work too since the join runs behind it.
Image20170803-05 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:16 am 
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To Do list is considerably shorter than it was. Here's an update on that.

Bodywork
- bulkhead mounting point for heater to repair
- rear boot floor seam to clean and repair as necessary
Driver's side
- fit front outer wing
- repair/replace front floor pan
- front subframe mount on heelboard to investigate and repair if required.
- small inner sill repairs to complete
- sill closing panel to buy and attach
- rear lower outer wing/arch area to replace
- boot floor to inner wing section to repair
Passenger side
- repair outer sill under door
- sill closing panel to buy and attach

Mechanical and Electrical
- identify cause of inoperable horn and driver's side indicators. Potentially earth problem and/or dirty connections
- obtain and fit correct battery, current one much too large
- acquire and fit battery clamp (may have a Princess one in stock that suits)
- acquire and fit new tyres
- flush and replace coolant
- bleed brakes

Cosmetic
- repair and retrim door cards
- repair and retrim parcel shelf
- acquire and fit new carpetting
- apply paint where required


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:32 pm 
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that inner wing repair has come out really well

its the same as anything though, just nibble away at it and you get there in the end




Vulgalour wrote:
- apply paint where required


what?

all over?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Nice job, well done.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:17 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
its the same as anything though, just nibble away at it and you get there in the end



Interesting idea. How long should you leave between these nibbles? :?

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