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Old 14-07-2016, 08:14 PM   #1
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Here's a summary of where I am so far


Test polished a wheel


Brought some panels


Made access on the car a little easier


One oversill


What remained underneath



Most of it cut out, rust treated and started cleaning it up


Took an angle grinder to my brand new rear valance


Filled in the screw holes for the arches


Also had a look behind the flitch repair


Welded in the fuel filler blanking plate


Cut some more holes


Also started on the boot floor


Got some colour on, subtle enough
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Old 15-07-2016, 02:26 AM   #2
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Looking good!
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Shell's the right way up (first time in a year or so)


Started on the rear panel repair and found a lot of filler



I was waiting to find a load of crumpled metal, but it was just to cover the previous substandard repair


The boot corners



How it's left for now
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:36 PM   #4
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Keep up the good work pal. Was in the same boat myself a few months back. Keeping motivated was the hardest thing I found especially when you keep finding rust!
I found YouTube helped a lot!! And of course this forum. Looking at others builds really helped me. 👍
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:02 PM   #5
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Keep up the good work pal. Was in the same boat myself a few months back. Keeping motivated was the hardest thing I found especially when you keep finding rust!
I found YouTube helped a lot!! And of course this forum. Looking at others builds really helped me. 👍
Cheers pal, yeah it's ok at the minute whilst I've got the love for it again
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Old 20-09-2016, 06:22 PM   #6
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Looks quite a lot like my rear panel!
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #7
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This is well overdue an update...keep getting distracted by other things O_O
Been collecting parts, even if they're not needed for a while

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Brought some trunnions and started to converted the rear subframe to a beam set up



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Seam welded the rear tubs and will strengthen the top mounts too

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Started on the rotten boot floor to rear panel

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Saw a few bits round the rear subframe mounts so it ended up like this

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Also welded some reinforcement into the heelboard for the rear beam to bolt to. Hopefully be a bit more consistent with progress from now on*

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Old 08-10-2017, 02:52 PM   #8
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Depending on what shocks you end up using, you might need to tub out the shock towers. I'm using these coilovers that have an offset on the upper and lower mounts to clear the arms, but they need some room to swing or they will bind up on the shock tower walls. I'm using this setup on the Half-Elf trailer I'm building.





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Old 08-10-2017, 09:02 PM   #9
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Good to know. Thanks
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