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m@ttc

[car_restoration] Matts Standard 1.9 Lazer

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m@ttc

well heres were im at now

 

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i broke the windowscreen taking it out

 

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taking the roof skin was an arse twitching moment but its all ok.

 

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it ripped a little in one place as it was stuck on pretty good with adhesive.

its only on the back, you cannot tell at all from this inside surface.

 

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i got one stuburn door pin to tackle.

 

the tail gates off and im in need of a spit rollover jig.

 

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Nikofreak

Next time you want to remove a windscreen, simply cut the join ;)

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m@ttc

Next time you want to remove a windscreen, simply cut the join ;)

i was hoping to keep the seal, the screen had a bad chip in it. not a bad move i think? i took the picture of the screen details in case i go total original crazy later :lol:

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johniban

i did the same with the screen! i want a heated one anyway

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m@ttc

whoo hoo exciting stuff :)

 

heres were i am

 

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started like this

 

been very busy making sure there s no rust about, fingers almost to bleeding point. they did bleed when i went into my bag to get a wire wheel for the drill and the wire went up between my finger and nail. ouch!

 

iv'e managed to get all my panels on the front end' all but 3 strengthening plates anyway. i think its pretty good as its my first time working on a car.

 

this is the drivers side top, i should be able to hide to welds with brush on seam sealer i have.

 

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drivers side bottom

 

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i got the wheel arch on at last

 

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this is the only one i have of the passengers side at the moment

 

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m@ttc

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allye

Jeezzzz! This is what one would call ball deep in a resto. Looking good mate, you're doing a cracking job.

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Rock Lobster

Balls deep indeed, up to the buffers!

 

Did you remove all of the underseal with a wire brush?

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m@ttc

thanks balls deep indeed :D

Balls deep indeed, up to the buffers!

Did you remove all of the underseal with a wire brush?

yes a wire wheel attachment on an angle grinder, works a treat under seal goes everywhere very quickly. also very good on rusty pitted areas too, don't use it on round holes in panels tho as it quickly elongates them.

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m@ttc

seam sealer time :)

 

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i got both brushable (with like a plastic nylon brush), and cartridge type off the local paint shop.

 

heres some pics, looks messy but im happy with it.

 

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its not quite finished around the edges but you get the idea.

i just love being able to have a garage for a bit, i seem to be getting a lot more progress now, is a shame im away for the next week so i cannot work on the car. :angry:

but i will be drinking in the sun :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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m@ttc

im back :)

 

first day on the motor today. got the rear beam off.

 

im now in need for some rear beam, rubber mounts. rear calipers or repair these. a way of getting the rear quarter badges off, i was thinking hot air gun and fishing line. the hot gun should coming in handy at getting the door seals off i hope.

 

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decided to ditch this lock i belive its been with the car from the dealer but its gotta go its looking to tierd now.

 

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left me with a hole to fill

 

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that is all. :P

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2052NV

What was that lock for? blimmin ugly if you ask me :wacko: Why would they put it there?

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m@ttc

I'm pretty sure it was a dealer fitted immobiliser

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m@ttc

i brought a roll over jig from mk2mania, as a flatpack of materials and set about welding it together today

 

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this is what im up against now

 

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crushed floorpan, im not sure if im gonna bother fixing this yet well see.

 

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Tom Fenton

Here's one I made earlier, hopefully this will give you some inspiration to keep going!

 

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m@ttc

ha ha thanks tom :lol: Ive not been beaten yet im still going strong. Im also undecided weather to paint the underside or just leave it stone chip black, will definitely be painting the wheel arches thou i want it to look as standard as i possibly can get it.

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Daviewonder

Very nice so far. Good to see a 205 on a roll over jig getting the works.

 

 

What are the walls of your workshop made from?

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Tom Fenton

My car had previously had the entire underside blathered with thick black tar underseal, and I do mean the entire underside, beam, fuel tank, gear linkage the lot.

This gave me hours and hours of tedious scraping to do, but also meant there was no rot to repair. From the fuel tank lip backwards there was some grotty bits, so I stripped that back to bare metal. The floorpans however were on good order and so was the factory coating so I left it alone once cleaned back. I etch primed then epoxy primed the bare metal. Then went over everything with Gravitex textured coating. Finally went over with laser base coat. I haven't lacquered it and don't intend to. But I'm pleased with it, it looks good.

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Juttie205

Tom thats exactly the finish I'm after under mine what epoxy primer did you use.

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m@ttc

Decided to paint the under side green up until the boot floor

 

Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:09 PMDaviewonder

Very nice so far. Good to see a 205 on a roll over jig getting the works.

 

 

What are the walls of your workshop made from?

 

I think it's just plastic, like guttering, a wooden frame with these panels

It's not mine just borrowing the usage

 

I've been cleaning the underside of many years of oil and grease. And to my surprise the underside Is painted like an off white, and stonechiped on the outside not in the middle?

Then green overspray over the top.

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m@ttc

Decided to paint the under side green up until the boot floor

 

Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:09 PMDaviewonder

Very nice so far. Good to see a 205 on a roll over jig getting the works.

 

 

What are the walls of your workshop made from?

 

I think it's just plastic, like guttering, a wooden frame with these panels

It's not mine just borrowing the usage

 

I've been cleaning the underside of many years of oil and grease. And to my surprise the underside Is painted like an off white, and stonechiped on the outside not in the middle?

Then green overspray over the top.

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Tom Fenton

I've been cleaning the underside of many years of oil and grease. And to my surprise the underside Is painted like an off white, and stonechiped on the outside not in the middle?

Then green overspray over the top.

Mine was the same, the only corrosion was in the tunnel where it was not stone chipped.

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m@ttc

these pic's best describe the underside after cleaning. I always thought it was black. but is just dirt and oil. still more cleaning ive done about 7 hrs to get this far.

 

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m@ttc

Mine was the same, the only corrosion was in the tunnel where it was not stone chipped.

I think having your underside like it was and having its last owner, I'm not surprised its in better condition than mine. mine needs going back on the sills, jacking points, centre tunnel some random screw holes.

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m@ttc

Ok right, i have been cleaning the underside of the boot floor ive cleaned it down with jizer to get the dirt/oil off and started to tackle the rust thats been lurking about under there.

 

heres some of that rust.

 

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horrible stuff that is, so out with he tools first with this

 

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you can get it to this with a belt sander

 

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then here with a wire wheel attachment on a grinder, the wire wheel does a great job but in some areas it will just polish the top of it looking like its clean when its still lurking underneath :ph34r:

 

so have been able to put my blast pot into action.

 

this is were ive been living when on the car

 

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horrible place that is, but been able to get results like this so far.

 

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the worst areas still need cleaning are like this

 

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im hoping some rust converter and maybe another blast will sort it or maybe not bother, sure theres rust between the panels that i cannot get too still there horrible stuff. Theres still loads to go and its taking a while to do. :angry:

 

 

 

 

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