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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 23 Jun 2010 :  22:13:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This story actually starts on another post : http://www.sunbeamrapier.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=166

but i'll continue it here!

A man with an angle grinder, time to look away!



No question that the old strut tops needed replacing;



New panel clipped in place, from inside....



and outside....



So far, so good and progressing well. Will keep posting updates as and when more gets done




Edited by - JPSH120 on 15 Jun 2015 09:50:35

JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 27 Jun 2010 :  16:57:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New panels are now welded in place, welds need cleaning up and there's a couple more rot holes in the rear sills to sort out and then we can move on to the next phase.





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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 30 Jun 2010 :  22:38:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All welding is now finished, picking car up tomorrow & I'll post up some more pics ASAP.

Onto to under the bonnet now where an engine bay re-spray plus an engine re-fit with lots of shiny new bits should make everything look good

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 03 Jul 2010 :  20:53:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All finished, taken from under the arch...







Edited by - JPSH120 on 21 Feb 2013 20:26:40
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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 13 Aug 2010 :  21:01:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jason, Anymore news on BJU? I was hoping to hear you'd been whizzing round Somerset by now! Regards

David McKenna
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2010 :  19:54:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little more progress to report. I've repaired all the broken seams on the seats, very pleased with the results

Before and after;





Also been having parts shot blasted and painted at work (), heres the pedal box as an example;







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steve wilkinson

United Kingdom
63 Posts

Posted - 07 Sep 2010 :  21:24:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice work Jason
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Holbay120

United Kingdom
177 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2010 :  10:08:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! that looks like a real profesional job Jason, the seat is a great job, sometimes I wish I lived a bit nearer you guys might get a bit of help then - feel a bit isolated up here,
Best Regards

David McKenna
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2010 :  20:03:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps you need to move down south Dave and join the fastback revolution!!



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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 15 Oct 2010 :  18:53:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit more progress to report, getting there slowly!

O/S/F suspension all dismantled ready to take to work, I mean the blasters before it all gets a nice coat of hammerite.






Edited by - JPSH120 on 15 Oct 2010 20:12:17
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UMU

United Kingdom
319 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  00:16:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jason

Wicked to see what your managing to achieve here.
Cant wait to meet you and your fastback, during the revolution!!#

ps i really need someone to fix my seat as the edge had perrished.

Saw Mike yesterday, was bril to catch up with him again too
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  08:11:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes its very satisfying getting all this done and apart from 1 stubborn bolt it all came apart fairly easily.
Put a picture up of your seat so I can see what you mean, or is it the foam bolster that has crumbled??

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UMU

United Kingdom
319 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  11:52:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey hope this photos loaded ok.
It shows that the piping around the top arch of the seat has perrished and im hoping to get a replacement section sown in.

will be great to see your when its done
http://s760.photobucket.com/albums/xx245/mbowden520/?action=view¤t=DSCF1733.jpg
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UMU

United Kingdom
319 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  11:54:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ps the black stuff init is just an attemp to stick the piping back to itself - dont think it worked really, ha

also ive forgotten how to put photos straight on here and how do u attach a photo to your user
cheers
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1035 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  14:02:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see what you mean, should be an easy job for a trimmer, i'd be tempted to have a go myself, getting new beading may be tricky though?

There are instructions in the forum help section about putting pictures in posts. Similarly if you want a picture in your signature just copy the IMG code into it and hey presto!


Edited by - JPSH120 on 16 Oct 2010 17:18:29
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 16 Oct 2010 :  15:35:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UMU

Hey hope this photos loaded ok.
It shows that the piping around the top arch of the seat has perrished and im hoping to get a replacement section sown in.

will be great to see your when its done





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