Well this it for the moment. Iv been doing well but am having an operation on monday so il be out of action for a week or two. Feeling positive about the car tho. Ran out of mig wire so iv been painting and making repair panels. Atleast iv got some panels in place and iv removed some of the floor bodges.
I'm back doing more again. Been so busy. Iv repaired the drivers side inner wing above the bump stop today. Iv used some thicker steel. I also got father to help me tip it over. Iv welded some bracing in between the pillar and rear arch to help keep its shape. Was so heavy to tip over. Atleast I can get to the underside easier. Should really help get the project. Il be taking my other car off the road next February. Tho want this one driving as soon as possible so I can drive it in and out the workshop.
Well its on its side. Plenty of welding done. I suspect im half way through the welding. Rears all done, just needs seam sealing. I keep wire brushing and using the wire wheel on the under and giving it coats of phosphoric acid to kill the rust. Done it 4 times on back now. Glad the rest isn't as rusty. Iv just ordered a crossmember end and 2 spring mounts from Charles Ware. Feels like its getting some where now.
Iv been doing plenty. Finished welding the floor around the crossmember end. Its not perfect looks a little patchy but I think iv done well. Slight overlap but ill be welding both sides and used plenty of weld through primer. Apart from above the crossmember the only holes iv found in the floor have been underneath the heat shield, which has made it to the rubbish pile. Hopefully it will be ok with out?
Iv been mainly stripping off the rust which seems to involve phosphoric acid wire wheel in the grinder and smaller ones in the drill. Its starting to look really good. Chassis legs look really good but I removed some underseal type stuff and found some holes. I went up and down both legs with a small hammer and found some more. But they are very solid still, iv got some thicker steel to butt weld in and hopefully you'll never know it's been repaired,.
Then it'll be flipped the other way and will start again with the welding.
Well the weldings almost complete. Just waiting for a new welding torch to up. I wouldn't of bothered with this car if I had realised how much welding it needed and what had been hidden. Still just a little more to do inside. Back near side arch needs a repair. Rear wood mounts need buying and fitting. Then it's the inner wing, il need to make a big panel for it and fit the new pillar cover. And just a repair on the bottom of the drivers side. I jumped at a bargain carpet set which was on offer for £12.21 but has shot up in price since buying.
Today iv started stripping out the engine bay. Labelled and bagged up the wiring loom. Gotta start getting the paint work ready for a respray as I need to spray it this summer else it won't get done.
Iv also repainted the axle changed the u bolts rubber mounts and polybushed it. And refitted it. It's nice knowing all the hard welding underneath is finished. I was pleased id welded the spring mounts back on correctly. Measure twice? More like 5 times.
Just a little update. Drivers inner wing done and in primer. Trial fitting the wood to get all the brackets welded in correctly. Just doing the passenger side inner wing. Had to make up a massive panel and weld nuts on for the wing.