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« Reply #260 on: August 27, 2009, 06:07:56 PM »





thought I'd better get this job done while the old girl was still on the rotisserie





Next problem




No wonder these rust, all this came from one dogleg



Fortunately the commodore chassis rail is in just the right spot.
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« Reply #261 on: August 27, 2009, 06:13:07 PM »

Don't know what happened to the last lot of pics, started glitching while i was loading them and then put up two the same Huh, should have been these two.




 
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« Reply #262 on: August 27, 2009, 08:17:16 PM »

Seems like you were standing still waiting for me to visit before you started. Now you have started you'll definitely be done before I get back!
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« Reply #263 on: August 27, 2009, 09:49:48 PM »

Don't know what happened to the last lot of pics, started glitching while i was loading them

It must have been the work of the devil calling you to the darker side!  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #264 on: August 27, 2009, 09:55:17 PM »

Nice work Pedro.Really enjoy watching you tackle each new step of this rebuild.Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #265 on: August 28, 2009, 06:28:21 PM »

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Seems like you were standing still waiting for me to visit before you started. Now you have started you'll definitely be done before I get back!

Maybe you left a little bit of that Irish luck behind when you dropped in Wink

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It must have been the work of the devil calling you to the darker side!

weird how it happened once i reached post 666 and not on any others, must have been hanging with too many evil people, speaking of i haven't seen that 4wd with nosferatu on the windscreen again yet.

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Thanks Jamie, how's the painting going.
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« Reply #266 on: August 29, 2009, 04:09:53 PM »



Problem solved





Just need to hit it with the sanding disc and some primer, then finish the bits they connect to and this job is done.
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« Reply #267 on: August 29, 2009, 05:29:28 PM »

Awesome work Pedro!!!

So just having a go is worth it isn't it mate.

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« Reply #268 on: August 29, 2009, 05:49:17 PM »

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So just having a go is worth it isn't it mate.

To be honest Jason i have actually worked as a welder(would you believe for the f*** motor co) and as a maintenance man/mechanic over the years, it was good to get back to welding some decent thickness metal on that last job, I still wouldn't have attempted this if i hadn't seen you do it first though.
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« Reply #269 on: August 29, 2009, 08:48:41 PM »

I think that another Jason is also about to enter the have a go mould... LOL

Cant wait to see some of his photos too.

Keep up the great work mate, mine has stopped for now so i will be watching yours go ahead.

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« Reply #270 on: August 30, 2009, 04:54:13 PM »









Another job bites the dust, sills next.
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« Reply #271 on: August 30, 2009, 09:26:41 PM »

And he's like a man possessed!  Grin

You must be absolutely rapt at finally being able to get stuck into it now Pedro!  Keep this pace up and you'll have worn out one set of tyres before Orange!  Cheesy
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« Reply #272 on: September 01, 2009, 08:11:07 AM »

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Yeah I'm worried something is going to go wrong and I'll have to stop again so I'm trying to get as much done as i can while i have the time, oh well better go and face these sills.
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« Reply #273 on: September 01, 2009, 03:32:42 PM »



Plenty of crap in here too



One tacked into place, the sill around the bottom of the pillars was good so i took a bit of a shortcut and went around them, only had to patch a bit around the inner ends and coat everything with rust converter(with a built in primer).
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« Reply #274 on: September 01, 2009, 04:55:58 PM »

Pedro have you trial fitted the doors  Huh Huh Huh Huh good idea if you have not before you fully weld .......FC427......
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« Reply #275 on: September 01, 2009, 06:16:14 PM »

Yeah had a quick trial fit when i got the first couple of tacks in place, It's a lot harder to stuff up this way as i just lined it up with the old sill which was in the right spot, I'm still going to give it one more trial fitting before i fully weld it though just to be sure.
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« Reply #276 on: September 01, 2009, 07:33:12 PM »

 Paint stripper is slightly cheaper but a "Rip and Strip" disc is the way to go. Much less mess and safer than handling toxic chemicals, doesn't take any metal off. A 180mm disc for a 9" grinder is only about $20 each. 6 to 10 should do the whole car. A 100mm disc for a 4" grinder is about $14 but you would use 10 to 15 and a lot more time. Any Auto Paint supply shop would stock
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« Reply #277 on: September 01, 2009, 08:23:40 PM »

G'day Taxi, welcome to the forum, I used paint stripper to take off all the thick paint then finished the job with a 180mm stripper disc on the buff/grinder, the roof on a wagon is such a big panel that it would be easy to get too much heat and distort it(thats why i didn't get it sandblasted with the rest), so i was taking my time and being very carefull not to try and tackle paint too thick with the disc.
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« Reply #278 on: September 01, 2009, 09:55:13 PM »

Was just about to point out what you just said Pedro,be very carefull with the strip discs.They work extremely well but never concentrate on one area as the heat build up is immense and will easily distort a panel.I used these also but only after using paint stripper to get the majority of the paint off first.Your latest work is looking fantastic mate.  Shocked Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #279 on: September 03, 2009, 02:40:24 PM »



Lucky i checked for fit this old repair is miles out, must have had it built up with bog



Sills finished, WOOHOO for some reason i hated that job, would rather have welded in another floor, anyway thats all the big jobs finished, just need to make the radiator fit and do all the rust repairs now, then it's time for some paint Smiley Smiley, can't wait to see that first bit of colour go on even if it's only in the engine bay.
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