The Current State - A Lotta Hope

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The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:32 am

Well I have finally reached the point that no more dismantling from the bulkhead back is required. With the possible exception of the rear lights which I can’t decide whether to risk trying to remove as they have been glued in.

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Having got to this point most of the rust found is light but best found now so it doesn’t get worse.

A few examples.

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With a few exceptions.

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Re: The Current State

Post by dcwalker » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 am

I don't know about no more dismantling "required" - it doesn't look as if there is anything left to dismantle! :D

Look it the good condition of the rear light in your photo, I wouldn't risk damaging them trying to get them out. Just make sure they're well masked and protected and work around them.

Most rust doesn't look too bad at all, as you say; clearly you have the traditional solid rear bumper bar ;)

When will it all be done and back together, do you think?

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Re: The Current State

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:17 am

mmm, I can quite see why you might not be in a 480 on the 7th October.....
Never mind, far better to get it all sorted properly and let us see the result next year. As long as you get to the meeting yourself everything's fine.
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:42 pm

dcwalker wrote:I don't know about no more dismantling "required" - it doesn't look as if there is anything left to dismantle! :D
The door handles and fuel cap will have to come off when she goes to the paintshop (but doesn’t affect what I’m doing at the moment) the rest can be masked off or is internal and is mostly wiring looms.
dcwalker wrote:I wouldn't risk damaging them trying to get them out. Just make sure they're well masked and protected and work around them.
My thought exactly if it wasn’t for the damage just below the light, will probably still leave it in and get it repaired around it.
dcwalker wrote:... clearly you have the traditional solid rear bumper bar ;)
What it looked like after wire brushing.

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Not as bad as I was expecting, its reconstruction is well under way.
dcwalker wrote:When will it all be done and back together, do you think?
To be honest I don’t know, I hope early next year. Plan at the moment is to put running gear back on once undersealing is completed now rust has been sorted and then refit interior.

Should really then do front end before paintshop but may put back on road temporarily, the plan keeps changing.
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Re: The Current State

Post by arthuy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:52 pm

are you putting underseal back on?

Lots of classic guys are removing it and using epoxy mastic. I have done some of the 480 sills but plan to remove the underseal on my other classic and paint in Epoxy Mastic.

I really is getting rave reviews.

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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:15 pm

What I wrote doesn’t make it exactly clear but it’s the underside of the car (floorpan, wheel arches exterior of the box sections etc) that I’m using underseal on, the running gear will be put on after that is completed. The running gear itself (along with the box section and sill interiors) will/has been treated differently on a part by part basis.

I did look up Epoxy Mastic when you mentioned it in other treads but didn’t get very far so thanks for the link I’ll have a read.
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:40 pm

Not had as much time as I would have liked recently and had hoped to get to the point of being able to but the fuel tank back in but ran out of underseal. More ordered so maybe next weekend.

Did manage to get one repaired side done thought.

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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:24 pm

Well the underseal turned up

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Hope to get it finished and the fuel tank back in this weekend.
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Re: The Current State

Post by frenchfries » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:09 pm

All this is so beyond my capabilities. My hat to you :)
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 pm

Finished the undersealing (up to the engine) and got the tank back in with a few new pipes, bolts and clips.

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Nothing ever goes quite to plan and I did have an issue with the new fuel filter being bigger than the original so had to modify the holder a little.
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Re: The Current State

Post by dcwalker » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:41 pm

That is coming on soooo nicely. :D

You'll have a lovely car once it's all finished - I look forward to seeing it in due course!

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Re: The Current State

Post by arthuy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:25 pm

Be a skoosh doing the brake pipes and probably faster than i was replacing them.

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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:28 pm

The brake pipes would certainly have been a lot easier to replace with everything removed however mine were in a good condition so they got a clean, rust treated and painted as I was doing the underside and have now also been coated in underseal as well.

Over the weekend got the new hand brake cables fitted and the bracket that the panhard rod attaches to back on.

Now to put the axle back in.

As it came off the car.

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Blue – New parts
Red – Parts I have refurbished.
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Re: The Current State

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:23 am

This is a truly impressive rebuild - wanna do 4 more ?
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Re: The Current State

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:16 pm

I know one of those brackets very well! :lol:

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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:26 pm

You do. Thanks very much. :D

Axle wouldn’t be going back in without it.
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:40 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:This is a truly impressive rebuild.....
Thanks, not quite the quick "tidy up" it started out as.
dragonflyjewels wrote:.....wanna do 4 more ?
Not sure the better half would appreciate more time in the garage right now. :angry: :lol:

Have been thinking about getting a second to use till this one is finished but not seen the right one at the right price that’s not too far away to go and see.
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:01 am

The axle went back on without too much trouble.

Now for the brakes.

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Blue – New parts
Red – Parts I have refurbished.
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Re: The Current State

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:33 pm

mmmmm dust covers?

wot are they?

I had two wee bits of rusty metal attached (well four if you count the front wheels as well) :wink:

rear covers made from galv ducting and front from the side panel from somat, plastic coated ally (the stuff with the fake leather effect) but keeps worst of c**p off :hopping:
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Re: The Current State

Post by eye of ra » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 pm

Alan 480 wrote:mmmmm dust covers?

wot are they?

I had two wee bits of rusty metal attached (well four if you count the front wheels as well) :wink:

rear covers made from galv ducting and front from the side panel from somat, plastic coated ally (the stuff with the fake leather effect) but keeps worst of c**p off :hopping:
Take it you are talking about the black Frisbees :lol:

Not sure what they are for, at a guess I would say a heat shield or as you have said a protector to help stop the c**p.
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