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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 24 Mar 2017 :  17:33:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas
How are your prosject? Finish?

Regards Jan , Norway
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2015 :  21:49:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas
How is your prosject?
Regards Jan
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 15 Apr 2014 :  23:24:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi Andy. I have put some Pictures and comments on my Holbay/ Replica H120 side (Your restorations)
Regards Jan
quote:
Originally posted by andyb

Great work Thomas :)

How about some progress photo's Jan ?

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand

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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2014 :  09:10:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andy & Jabe, I've learned everything helping my dad and granddad,
so by now I'm doing most of the work by my own..

Sad thing is I have too little time and always other things that need to be done..


'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2014 :  20:35:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Thomas :)

How about some progress photo's Jan ?

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2014 :  20:27:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas
I am still following your work. Great job you are dooing.
Very nice to see. I think you are great mecanic guy when that
work is ended

Regards Jan
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2014 :  16:48:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The LH-side is even worse on rust than the RH-side...
But I'm glad to say progress is being made!!

- Floor has been 90% repaired
- First 3 parts of inner sill
- Front chassis outrigger

All had been badly repaired by previous owners..

On the upside of things I've had some parts painted that now look superb!!

Sills couldn't be any worse...



From this



To This



Outrigger



Paint!!!


Beautifully painted struts to be refurbished with these beauties.



'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 25 Mar 2014 :  19:03:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
finally I was able to fit the RH sills (new old stock) => 90% of RH side finished!!
You can even see the sparks of the spot welder fly! ;)
Now working on the LH- side which is even worse after removing that sill...
LH floor and front cross chassis beam have been welded in place now to be finished will post picture of that and what's left of the sills soon...

BE PREPARED!!!!!








'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD 781863 }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2014 :  19:34:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most people would have caved in to the thought of so much metal to replace. I have certainly seen cars in much better condition than this get broken for parts. I admire your spirit Thomas.... keep up the good work!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 16 Jan 2014 :  16:33:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another update on the restoration of my '68 fastback!

Everything has been painted in red oxide etching primer to protect it from rusting again!

The front wing tips have both been repaired and fully welded, as well as deseaming where the front valance meets the wings.

Inner sills have been painted ready for the outer sills to be welded in place...

The rear lower part of the RH rear wing has been fully repaired.
Maybe not the most beautiful repair but certainly one of the more difficult ones too as this part of the was build up in 3 layers..

I've also stripped 99% of rubbish of the underside and painted it in the same red paint..
What a feeling you get when you finally see some bigger progress!! ;) only one layer of paint but soon to receive a couple more! ;)

Started work on the LH side by cleaning the floor and partially stripping away what was left of the front chassis beam...






















'68 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
'73 Sunbeam Rapier fastback {AAD ..... }
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!

Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 16 Jan 2014 16:36:54
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2013 :  21:32:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Top effort !
So pleased mine had 99% of the bodywork done i can't weld to save my life so always impressed when others have a try.


sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 31 May 2013 :  20:38:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jan,
I'm having difficult times myself too from time to time.
That's why it's taking me a lot more time than I wanted it to take me..
Thanks for your admiration but I'll still be having to work very hard!

Thanks Thomas

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2013 :  21:58:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Thomas
Very good work. If my car was rusty as yours, I dont think I could do the same work as you do. I am impressed. I follow your work.
Regards Jan
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 29 May 2013 :  20:14:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got to do some more welding in the last month,
- A-pillar is largely repaired
- inner sills are almost ready for the outer sills to be fitted
- front inner wing is ready for red oxide paint...
- the rear RH wheelarch lower section has been repaired
- the front RH wing has been de-seamed in the front as there was rust in between I wondered why not de-seam it while you're at it so I made 3 pieces out of new steel and welded them in.
Pictures will follow

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'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!

Edited by - Fastback Thomas on 29 May 2013 20:30:24
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 08 Nov 2012 :  17:00:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No I did not.. I hope it wasn't necessary but I'm going to hang a door back in just to have a look at how the wing has to fit so that's going to tell me wether it was necessary or not but the main chassis rails have no rot at all so that's one important thing..
I've also left the other rotten sill in place to keep some strength..

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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