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« Reply #180 on: September 13, 2009, 10:01:51 PM »

Well done Jamie, the bullet end should be part of every FE FC assembler's tool box. Some subframes go together easily Grin others don't Tongue

After repairs in the A pillar area or subframe legs, the heat from the welding can alter bolt alignment a little bit and make assembly difficult.

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« Reply #181 on: September 13, 2009, 10:36:47 PM »

Thanks Ken.As you have mentioned and something I forgot in the earlier post was to be wary when altering or repairing a subframe as I did.I am sure this is the reason why things did not fit quite as they should have straight up.I was very particular when repairing the A pillar bulkhead so that I didn't change any dimensions but obviously didn't pay as much attention to the subframe.All good now though.
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« Reply #182 on: September 18, 2009, 08:49:53 PM »

Looking really good Jamie,

Not that far to go now, Must be great to have it back on all wheels.

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« Reply #183 on: September 20, 2009, 09:51:50 PM »

Thanks Keith,it is great to have it back on it's wheels as it has finally turned full circle and now feels like it is going back together.Had a good day yesterday while looking after the little fella (who was extremely good for his Dad) I managed to get the bonnet and boot lid stripped,repaired and in Hi-Fill primer.The filler is very thin and only a skim coat.Most of the impressions or dents were over the bracing where I couldn't get to so had to fill.Front guards next and thats it for the body until I start rubbing it all back ready for top coat.

Board filed to find the impressions....

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Filed and filled.........

Hi filled....
More very soon.Cheers Jamie.
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« Reply #184 on: September 20, 2009, 10:03:11 PM »

You have been busy Jamie.  Cheesy

Was good to catch up with you last weekend and see your progress first hand. And I love that heater - I've never seen one that small before - it's just far too cute for words! Cheesy
 
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« Reply #185 on: September 20, 2009, 10:25:16 PM »

I've never seen one that small before

That's what his wife said  Tongue

Great work there Jamie, I'm feeling guilty for not attacking my project now Embarrassed
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« Reply #186 on: September 20, 2009, 10:25:36 PM »

Hey Kathi,I wish I had your phone number as there were two Shin-Toa heaters identical to mine at the Gawler swap meet today! Shocked
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« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2009, 10:27:57 PM »

He he he Glenn... Grin Grin Grin.What she really said was she had never seen such a small package....and then I unfolded it..... Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2009, 10:50:00 PM »

Hi Jamie - didn't get out to Gawler today - but thanks for the thought! 

26 years down the track and I'm still getting good use out of the rare factory solar heating option.  We've got a NOS "still in the box" Tao Denso ready and waiting and a pretty good one is going in the van.  The little Shin Tao are gorgeous though - I don't really need one - I would have only bought one just to be able to look at and say how cute it was all the time!  Cheesy Maybe I'll keep an eye out at the Strath swap meet though!  Cheesy
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« Reply #189 on: September 21, 2009, 08:55:06 AM »


I'm impressed Jamie. Working on the car and being able to look after the kid!

did you have the panels blasted or strip back with disc etc?

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« Reply #190 on: September 21, 2009, 05:50:54 PM »

Hey Ed,the bonnet was blasted.The boot was stripped with paint stripper then strip disc then deoxidined then primed several months ago.Then on Saturday I board filed it to find the highs and lows then filled then Hi-Fill.The Protec Hi-fill I am using can be applied directly over bare metal so saves a step.Front guards and Hi-fill the three doors then lots of rubbing back.Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #191 on: September 21, 2009, 07:19:15 PM »

Shit Jamie you make that look so easy Shocked, good job Cool Cool
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« Reply #192 on: September 21, 2009, 09:57:59 PM »

Jamie. 

What product are you using as your filler and primer. Huh

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« Reply #193 on: September 21, 2009, 10:20:41 PM »

The filler is made by Wurth and the primer,prep wash,Hi-Fill,GMH satin black,thinners,JET black acrylic gloss are all Protec brand.
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« Reply #194 on: October 06, 2009, 09:56:01 PM »

Hi all,I have been working on the drivers side rear door tonight and is the last door to be finished.It was only yesterday I commented to my wife how lucky I was to have such a straight rust free door (although it did require a skim coat mainly around the edges).While filing the filler back,the paper on the board file caught on the edge and the door shot off the panel stand and landed on the floor with a sickening thud bending the leading corner over almost at right angles Cry ....I live next door to the local pastor and needless to say,he learned a few new words today.... Angry
 
No,I didn't take a photo of the damage,I was too pissed off!More very soon,Jamie.
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« Reply #195 on: October 07, 2009, 01:50:16 PM »

Jamie,

Great work, sorry to hear of your mishap with the door, Nothing worse than going one step forward and steps backward

Keep at it, it will soon be in colour

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« Reply #196 on: October 07, 2009, 10:41:29 PM »

I'll trade you a straight door with rust if you like.  Wink
If that is indicative of the doors on your car, you are indeed a lucky boy!!  Cool
A small set back in the scheme of things.  Cheesy
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« Reply #197 on: October 08, 2009, 07:05:40 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys .It is amazing the condition of these doors as only one had any rust repairs and yet I have replaced just about the whole lower part of the car!All doors, boot and bonnet,bonnet lock panel and the panel under the grille now done.They will all have to come off again to be painted and to finish the jamb parts but I have put them on to get them out of the way and so that they don't get damaged lying around the shed.Front guards next.
 
More soon.Jamie.
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« Reply #198 on: October 08, 2009, 08:46:45 PM »

That door is/was amazingingly straight Jamie, I don't think I've ever seen one that good before, I see your cars got some tastefull company in the shed Cool.
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« Reply #199 on: October 08, 2009, 09:48:56 PM »

Yes Pedro,the one owner FJ standard will be getting a bit of attention as soon as the FC is finished (needs the engine bay cleaned up and the front end reconditioned,kingpins and bushes).Beautiful old car though and stock as a rock.
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