68 saloon rolling shell

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68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Here are a few pics of my new project. Once all the welding is complete and replacement panels added I might consider a bigger engine and make a few modifications.
Hope you like the fabricated spit on the ramp which works a treat :D
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby The vast minority » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:26 pm

Awesome garage, looking forward to following your progress.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:36 pm

Thanks Al, but it's my dad's place, I just keep filling it with vehicles. :)
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby ruairidh » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:59 pm

That jig is impressive. :shock:
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:47 pm

Cheers. It works really well because as the pole is square section and the holes round all I have to do when it is in the correction position is screw some blocks against the flats. I can also raise the bed (with some old tyres on) to take some support at whatever position.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:49 pm

The best thing though is that it cost nothing to build :lol:
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby ruairidh » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:20 pm

Even better. :lol:
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:01 pm

Well I have started stripping it down, cutting out the rot and welding in the new panels.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby The vast minority » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:58 am

Nice progress bud, looking good.

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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:25 pm

A little more progress with the bodywork and the ESM panels have arrived.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Well I picked up a 1098 engine locally and thought I would strip it and give it the once over. After decoking the piston tops I found they are +20 thou and the block cylinders are in great shape. The bearings also look good however when I pulled the pistons I found they were in a right mess. 2 are badly scored with stuck oil scrapper rings, another is less damaged but still not great. I don't know if this is because they appear unbranded pistons or if it could be something else like oil pump, what do you guys think? There is no damage to the cylinder wall. A bit hesitant to spend £££ on new pistons if the problem lies elsewhere.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:46 pm

A few more pictures of the welding repairs.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Blimey you've been busy. You've done loads. That's alot of strength you've added back to that. Should last another 40-50 years now.
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby ruairidh » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:24 pm

Well done its coming on. :)
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Re: 68 saloon rolling shell

Postby Arborexplora » Wed May 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Here are a few pics of progress. Back to bare metal, 2 coats epoxy mastic, seam sealed, coat epoxy and 3 coats black chassis paint (pics are scoured between coats). I am happy but can't decide whether to Schultz underseal or stone chip then another chassis black. What do you guys think? I want the underside to be well protected but also look good.
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