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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2013 :  09:30:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nearly there now with the welding, a small piece to finish off. Quite happy with the results considering this is my first attempt, not quite as neat as I would have like but the area was very bad and I had to keep going further to find something solid to weld to. I didnít have access to sheet metal tools so ended up welding a small piece to the front of the floor section which acted as a joggle allowing the main repair section to fit nicely into the hole. Then I added a second piece at the back to overlap and add extra strength, welding to the sill piece, the small right angle piece is also there for strength to join floor & sill.
Once Iíve done some more grinding back and seam sealed it should look much neater!








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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 19 May 2013 :  14:11:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good for first go, make sure you seam weld all the joints on the plates else it will be a mot fail unless you cake it with seam sealer but bit naughty I would seam weld it then use a flap wheel, then seam sealer it Cant wait to see this out on the road keep up the good work

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2013 :  16:11:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cheers Jon, I am happy with the results. It is all seam welded apart from 1 very small area. I've given it all a coat of rust protector, tonight I will be seam sealing then it can have a coat of metal paint followed by waxoyl.

Got to finish off the paint now

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2013 :  11:32:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All finished now, coat of rust proof, then seam sealed then painted. Underside will be wax-oyled to complete the job











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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 05 Jun 2013 :  08:58:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good work ! You must have a great feeling having killed all that rust.
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2013 :  15:09:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit more progress to report;



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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2013 :  18:52:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice! I'm jealous!!! keep up the good work!

'68 sunbeam rapier fastback {B341006846 OD/LHO}
I like a car that looks normal but really knocks your socks off!!
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bigt80

United Kingdom
923 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2013 :  20:29:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, continuing to look good and what's more you've solved my problem with your last photo in which way round the heater pipes go to the pump/thermostat. I've abandoned the water heated manifold on my kack-hander and gone for the H120/Alpine pipework, but could not remember which way round they went . Cheers. G
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2013 :  22:28:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NEAT ! Bet you can't wait to hear those Webers roar
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  09:37:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

NEAT ! Bet you can't wait to hear those Webers roar



No, but not looking forward to paying for all the fuel, they like a drink!



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arrocuda

United Kingdom
469 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  10:10:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

NEAT ! Bet you can't wait to hear those Webers roar



No, but not looking forward to paying for all the fuel, they like a drink!



So you won't be using this car as a 'daily driver' then Jason!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  11:41:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by arrocuda

quote:
Originally posted by JPSH120

quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

NEAT ! Bet you can't wait to hear those Webers roar



No, but not looking forward to paying for all the fuel, they like a drink!



So you won't be using this car as a 'daily driver' then Jason!

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



Hell no! Unless you mean 1 day a month?

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  20:38:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Few more bits added. I've also replaced all the manifold bolts for stainless steel;



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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  21:52:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's looking good
What paint did you use on the airbox ?


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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1032 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2013 :  22:39:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andyb

That's looking good
What paint did you use on the airbox ?



The airbox is original. I did think about taking it to the place that mixed the green to get them to colour match it so I could give it a spruce up but that can wait. I guess base coat then lacquer would be the way to go.

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