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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 am 
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Yeah what's happening!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:51 pm 
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I found that it motavated me to do something when people asked "how is the project going" so if enough of us ask, we should have it on the road in no time :D

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:12 pm 
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Got the car sandblasted, revealing that quite a few rust repairs are needed. The rear quarters, sills, the drain holes under drivers and front pax floors, left side boot rail. Despite the rusty bits, the shell is pretty good. Bought myself a mig welder attempting to repair the simple bits myself, getting the tricky bits done by a panel beater (still getting quotes and figuring that out).

LOTS of work to do. It's a bit daunting actually, I've just dived into the deep end.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:27 pm 
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That's nothing mate. Even for yourself learning how to do it. Check out the rust repairs i did on my thread for some inspiration... I was 22 when I did them and i knew nothing about it. Learnt as i went. It was invaluable!
Get your welder. Check out YouTube and make yourself a small sheet metal folder (i made my first one out of scrap steel and some h/d bearing based door hinges) for some fold work. A dolly or two. Hammer. Welding clamps.
Ask plenty of questions!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:40 am 
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Thanks RJB, I have examined most of the build threads including yours, they've given me the inspiration to have a go myself. I reckon alot of the ebay panels weren't around when you had a go at all this? I see you replaced your whole front floor, mine is not too bad, there's small holes from the top, which I feel confident i can fix with a patch.

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The rail underneath has me stumped though. I'd like to cut out and replace the left side of the red line. I believe this is a common rust spot on 1600's. Have any of you guys managed to save the front part of the rail and just replace the rusted (rear) part? or does the whole rail need to be re-made? I haven't cut it yet. Also is the rail made of thicker sheet metal than the floor?

Also the bit that the purple arrow points to. What is that bit for? can it be deleted? Appreciate any pointers from you guys who have done this before!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Small bit of progress today, cut open right hand sill panel, removing rusty metal. I have a dogleg made by APC, and I'll fabricate the patch to fill the rest of the hole. I made a patch today, but I'm not happy with it and I'll have another go at the folds. Inside the sill is in pretty good condition.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:11 am 
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Photobucket strikes again...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:52 am 
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Yeah I cant see these pictures either. What image server are people using nowadays? Looks like photobucket is playing up


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:28 am 
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Yup. Me too.
Just resize your photos and upload them straight into the Ozdat server. That's what i do. A bit more time consuming but at least it makes it easy for everyone else.

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I'm working on a fix for the photobucket issue. almost ready to go. This thread has been fixed.

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Thanks Mr Camo, photobucket seems to be working again now. Things escalated quickly from a small sill patch to replace the whole thing. I splashed out and bought new sills from muscle car parts in Moorebank. I spent the weekend trimming out the old rhs sill. The bulk came off easy, but bottom of each pillar was very time comsuming. I ran out of time and patience today, I haven't got the new sill sitting in flush yet, it seems to be fouling on something in the A pillar. Has anyone else fitted these sills? I'd be interested to see how they turned out.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 am 
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Car is in the hands of professionals now to finish the bodywork.

Work in progress : new outer sills and dog legs, repaired left side inner sill, new rear beaver, number plate panel, boot drop offs, boot gutter. Lots of little patch repairs to the doors.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 am 
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Good stuff! Glad to see that its on its way!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:56 pm 
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Good work your bodywork list sounds nearly identical to mine sadly


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