Dreaded rust

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by MCHUDD » 24 Feb 2014 04:16 pm

Hi Ride-on.
I have been driving around for weeks with an arial for you
Wil try and get over soon
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Cheers Mark.
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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 24 Feb 2014 10:50 pm

Cheers mate, pop in any evening, I've got the Metal bits for the metal window chrome.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Number 47 » 07 Mar 2014 09:15 pm

Nice work Ride on. Loving the welding, next thing I have to learn, have the welder but never tried it yet.

I am trying out the deox gel just now, have a thread in this section. Pop in for a look, it is €17.50 a kilo from a company here in Ireland. Expensive if it doesn't work but cheap if it does, will know more in the next few hours/days.
Will PM you a link.

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 25 Apr 2014 07:16 pm

Bit of an update:-

Got the bonnet and various flatting done. Doing the engine bay and fitting the wings back on after repairing them.

Unfortunately the wings don't fit too well at the front. Its possible I havn't fitted the valence back on well, too tight perhaps. The valence panels came from different cars so I didn't have the original spot weld holes to line up on. Suggestions, modify wing or reweld valence top bit? It may have to come off all the way along, next step is to try the other wing.
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Foam in the air box wasn't too good. Replacement?
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Wing doesn't fit well on the front valence
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102mm ?? what does anyone else get?
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 25 Apr 2014 07:20 pm

Slightly tidier Engine bay.
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Engine bay primed with epoxy mastic 121
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by MCHUDD » 26 Apr 2014 01:20 pm

Hi mate.
Nice work. You've made a lot of progree since the last time i popped over :D :D :D
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by classicswede » 26 Apr 2014 09:10 pm

Good progress
Dai

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 30 Apr 2014 01:21 am

Fixed one problem, lovely job, found another ..commit suicide!
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Cut the rewelding out
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welded up the gap, about 4mm, fits perfect now.
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Felt good about that until..
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A pillar scuttle has floated up a bit
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Different to the driver side
Not sure I can fix that. seem to be about 3mm higher than the driver side. Bonnet is at max. Might be a DFR.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Cliché Guevara » 30 Apr 2014 10:08 pm

I've been up to the same stage in the past couple of weeks.I think its coz when we remove the front panel we take the time to remove the 4mm of stone chipping that is also between the spot welds.I've gone with good door and bonnet gaps and will worry about the valence gaps later.

As for the airbox foam I used a length of thick draft excluder (about 20mmx10mm) and looped it round.Same with the square bit for the recirc.

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 05 May 2014 03:49 am

I don't think it was missing stone chip, just bad assembly in my case. Sorted now.

Also after much head scratching, cutting, grinding, hammering, welding, more grinding, welding, grind, weld grind etc etc I fixed what I thought might be impossible. Still need to see what it looks like primered and flattened.
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Windscreen scuttle Level with wind and bonnet now
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Chris_C » 06 May 2014 11:57 am

Nice one Ride On
'89(G) 340 GLE B172k
'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5, 1954 Cyclemaster
Ex:
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12; '91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 23 Jun 2014 01:51 am

Well I've been working hard to get the the spraying point. All doors and wings on now, boot ready and majority of cleaning and flatting done. Just about do the the stone chip and have sprayer coming for a quote this week. Some further photo's;
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General state
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1/4 window channel
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Perfect rear left door, not so good after glass removal
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Left wing mastic on top + PU on overlap joints
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Right wing mastic after assembly
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by Ride_on » 22 Dec 2014 02:02 pm

Finally back from the sprayers.
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1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by bogbasic » 22 Dec 2014 02:52 pm

Pure, unremitting evil.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Dreaded rust

Post by macplaxton » 22 Dec 2014 03:06 pm

Nice and undreaded and unrusty. :D

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