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My various projects thread.
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:40:39 PM »
I've decided to combine all my future projects into one thread.  So here goes...

Today took on an early 80s that has a variety of problem areas.  I use to own this car about 10 years ago.

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 01:13:20 PM »
Poking around

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 02:28:46 PM »
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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2016, 06:16:55 PM »
Front end dismantle.

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 08:22:25 AM »
Had some time yesterday to dig back into this wing area. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 02:56:54 PM »
How do you like the new welder, now that you've had a chance to work with it?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 03:49:30 PM »
It's great, easier to weld and cleaner welds.  Took me a trial period to get a regulator that worked properly.  I need an extension on my chord to reach the very far end, but that's not a big issue really.

Offline Vikram

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2016, 05:15:05 PM »
Is the entire front end on, or just sitting in place? If its on, I don't know how you do it

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 05:37:49 PM »
That's just the first trial fitment.  I'll paint the backside off the car, then reinstall.

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 03:40:24 PM »
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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 04:13:01 PM »
How's life on Sandy Beach?  Any sandcastles yet?
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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 10:30:58 PM »
Haven't had to sandblast in awhile. 

Tore into the cill on a car today.  3 or 4 layers of metal.  What could have been good floors turned into ruined floors with an overcill and then extended metal for absolutely no reason.  Trapped water and this is the end result. 

Pic of the paint booth put to use.

Offline Vikram

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2016, 10:30:10 PM »
Shame about the cills. Scary how much is hidden from the eye.
Paint booth looks great though, no more flies on fresh paint I'm guessing!

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2016, 10:49:07 PM »
More rust = more money  ;D.

Less risk for bugs but primarily keeps my shop clean from overspray.  No more hanging plastic over 6 cars.
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Offline jedduh01

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 08:01:23 AM »
Haven't had to sandblast in awhile. 

Tore into the cill on a car today.  3 or 4 layers of metal.  What could have been good floors turned into ruined floors with an overcill and then extended metal for absolutely no reason.  Trapped water and this is the end result. 

Pic of the paint booth put to use.

That is an obnoxious ammount rust within those ugly Cills and floors! whew could be overwhelming!

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2016, 08:43:47 AM »
When I first cracked it open.  Went hmm that's not good.

Offline roadhouse

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2016, 01:28:00 PM »
Oh geez 

Online BruceK

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2016, 05:06:29 PM »
Who put the granola flakes in that rocker? 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2016, 06:15:34 PM »
There's a lot of bodge jobs on this one.

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2016, 05:44:06 AM »
Subframe dropped showing the lack of attach panel left.

Offline MiniGene

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2016, 12:42:50 PM »
Everytime I see this photo:





It reminds me of these fish:

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2016, 12:45:35 PM »
Ha good comparison!

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2016, 05:54:36 PM »
Rear subframe and floor pan reconstruction.  I mounted a bare subframe to properly align the section of subframe attach panel.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2016, 06:18:11 PM »
Is this Patton's car or Rusty the Clubby?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2016, 07:15:08 PM »
Very similar huh!  Pattons car.  Basically the same job though.