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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 05 Dec 2011 :  12:25:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve wilkinson

amazing progress Jon - what do you use to get back to bare metal?


I use a wire cup brush attachment for my angle grinder. I will take a pick of it when I get 5 if you want. Works a treat doesn't mark the metal either so only minimal filling on repairs when it's done using a flap wheel on the welds.


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 08 Dec 2011 :  21:55:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit more progress







Im planing on cutting the seam section out and making a new one as there is rust forming in the joint.Dont want to be coming back here in the future



Coated it in zinc weld through primer to keep the rust down in the joint



Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 12 Dec 2011 :  19:06:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope to get some more done tomorrow

Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2011 :  04:02:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow...you and Jason should get together and start a business ..
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2011 :  06:23:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haha Jan, good thinking
Looking forward to your update, Jon!!

'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 13 Dec 2011 06:24:03
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2011 :  21:11:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

wow...you and Jason should get together and start a business ..


I would love to do this everyday when do we open Jason! lol


Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2011 :  21:18:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the update:





Bit of zinc weld through primer





Bit of a tricky panel to make as its a double curve, could have done with a shrink/stretcher machine but came out ok



Punched holes in to plug weld













Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 13 Dec 2011 :  21:25:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jon

quote:
Originally posted by janmarine3

wow...you and Jason should get together and start a business ..


I would love to do this everyday when do we open Jason! lol


Business Mission Statement - Get as many fastbacks back on the road as possible!

Not sure how much I would bring to the party, you're the clever one with the welding torch!

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janmarine3

South Africa
286 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  05:21:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
no..no...don't go wasting all that talent on those plain old fastbacks guys.. leave that for your apprentices....rather tackle the series cars, I know of a yellow one which would love to be first in the queue
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jabe1807

Norway
182 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  09:28:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Jon! It is very fine to see how you are making a "new" Fastback. Regards Jan

Edited by - jabe1807 on 14 Dec 2011 09:30:21
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  09:33:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice progress Jon, You work magic with that welder...

Could u guys use me as a mechanic, sander,...? Perhaps during the holidays?
I'd love to do this as a holiday job, er even as my day job (after school)

Great 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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1922

United Kingdom
547 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  18:52:19  Show Profile  Visit 1922's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm very glad to see this particular Rapier has found a good home!
I really must get in the garage and get on with mine...

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Jon

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  20:41:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments guys,wish i could spend more time on than I get spare. Spent all afternoon sorting my mates mgb gt out. It was running like a pig. Sounds alot better now though after stripping all the carbs/manifolds off and re gasketing
If only there were enough call for classics and restorations, I would open a place tomorrow

Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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Fastback Thomas

Belgium
423 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  21:18:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe if we do triumph stags to? ;) or All triumphs and Sunbeams Jon?

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

United Kingdom
221 Posts

Posted - 14 Dec 2011 :  21:39:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback Thomas

Maybe if we do triumph stags to? ;) or All triumphs and Sunbeams Jon?

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




Sounds like a plan Stags are a very hard car to restore as they have alot internal sections of the body,but its not a problem

Hillman Avenger MK1 GT,
Commer PB Pick-Up x2,
Commer PB Panel Van,
Dodge spaceavan Auto sleeper,
Triumph Stag MK1,
Chevette HS x2,
Lancia Delta Integrale,
Fiat Mk1 Uno Turbo,
Here are some of my previous restos: http://www.turbocollective.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1643&sid=e955c8d8a55dcf5aac9b7e2509ead07c
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4594
http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4966&whichpage=1
Commer td conversion http://66.129.69.181/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5275
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