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[car_restoration] Matts Standard 1.9 Lazer


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#21
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ok, time for a long over due update. Been a while ive mainly been sorting out spares and refubing a few things.

subframe is now looking like this. Nice new track rods and rubbers, made a new bush fits like a treat lot less movement now. I brought new plastic bushes and pin for the L bracket also and a new ally cap for the top of the pin. 

 

http://i1034.photobu...zps14f4629e.jpg

 

think it looks ok, as ive painted it in hammerite, should be good to do any repaires if its stone chipped.

 

got me some original half decent green gti mats.

 

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black gti signs coming off a bit, i would like to know what this is made of and how to go about touching the worn areas up a bit, its like a furry kind of felt or something??

 

refurbed my old gti mudflaps as there going for stupid money on ebay and was not prepared to pay that much for them. The steel was rotted beyond repaire so ive made new ones out of stainless steel.

 

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i did buy the badges new thou, there not as good a quality as the originals but there in new condition so ive used them. The originals are more rubbery and these are more plastic.

 

 

I'll update again soon, its stoped raining now, im back off under the bonet :P


Edited by m@ttc, 28 July 2013 - 02:35 PM.


#22
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ok imback its started to rain again :angry:

 

since december, realising its not easy to do this job on the front drive, i decided to make this. Something to work under, stop people stoping and asking me if im gonna scrap it, and kids looking at the tools and hanging around etc.

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it's quite heavy too so it shouldn't blow away :ph34r:

 

also made this  sand blast pot and cabinet to help remove rust

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works a treat on the works compressor but not so well on my home compessor.



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Here's a pic of the bush i made for the power steering ram.

http://i1034.photobu...zpsb4954fcb.jpg


Edited by m@ttc, 26 August 2013 - 08:34 PM.


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got some welding done on the car today,

 

before

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during

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after

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the spot welds for the wheel arch panel were coroded, think it may well have been the reason i was getting water in the foot well, so cut them out and pet a new piece in.

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also some unwanted holes left by an alarm installation

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there was also another hole about the size of a penny from the alarm installation which is no more but forgot to take a photo, dunno why they have to cut a hole when theres plenty of holes that could have been used.

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Edited by m@ttc, 26 August 2013 - 09:34 PM.


#25
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well it seems if you go looking your gonna find rust :angry:  :angry:  :angry:  :angry:

just gone inside to put some primer on the in side of some patches and found this.

 

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seems ok on the out side, the seamsealers very brittle and has started to fall of and start rusting. Also the paint in the area, if you touch it, it comes off in flakes :angry:  You can see daylight through the joint of the floorpan and bulkhead where the exhaust sits as if they were never fitted properly when the car was built.

 

access is tight here and im not sure if to take the dash out to do a proper job or not? but never really wanted to do this. Always thought if i did this id have a proper shell respray but that would have been in the future when/if i ever get a garage to play in.

 

as you might tell im not happy :angry:  with the speed i work the cars gonna rot faster that i can repaire it :lol:

job list seems to get longer and longer i'll be to old to drive by the time it's finished.

 

 



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I think its best i just ignore it for a bit and get done the bits ive started, next job then is to fit this.

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just a quick question why wont a second picture upload in the same post even if its smaller in size than the first picture?



#27
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well before i could start fitting my new panel, i had to put some new metal onto the chassis leg. started like this.

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with all rust removed and primered i could start welding

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handy magnets

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:)

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#28
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made me a tool to extened my wire brush/de-burring brush.

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i could then get into clean up the weld on the inside

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next up was to prep the new panel it had started to get a little rust starting under the black paint so i cleaned it up and drilled the holes for plug welding

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removed old seam sealer as it had started to crack

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 theres a couple of spotwelds wich needed attention before i can fit the new panel, where its clamped between two other panels, the old slug had to be removed

 

before

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make bush to protect front panel use an endmill to cut out slug

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after

the damage on the front panel was caused first which made me decide to make the bush it'll make a right mess of it otherwise

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so today started out like this

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and this is how its is now, got rain off today :angry:

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when i removed the old panel drilling out the last spotweld the chassis leg dropped down and i dont know how much by, i have a fair idea because i scribbed everything up before taking panels off. i was thinking i'd get a straight edge across the subframe mounting points and record the level with a bubble level then move the straight edge to the bumper mounting eyelets at the end of each chassis leg and jack up the the low chassis leg until i have the same level recorded from the subframe points. (if that makes sense :blink: ) well that is if no one tells me a reason not to, its a little hard without a jig dont know how else to do it.



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Super tidy job buddy, hats off to you.

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That's an exceptionally tidy job. Did you measure the turrets with string with removing so you have a reference as to where to out them so they are all in line?

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Thanks for the kind words,

string? Is that for a measurement from the floor to turret? So its at the right angle? Because the turret has not been removed.

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Flip me! No messing about here with patches over the top of rust etc! Well done!

 

It'll be tricky enough getting everything tacked back in the correct position. At the end of the day the critical dimensions will be from strut tops to sub frame monting holes, so maybe the subframe could be bolted on? This would perhaps give a better reference to measure to and would help set the 'sideways' position of the chassic leg?  Then a decent straight edge across the two strut tops may help with getting the chassis leg height to match the passengers side?

 

It's in capable hands by the looks of things. Good luck!



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great job so far keep it up.

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Ahh I thought the turret had come off as well. Cracking job. Not for the faint hearted.

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I love the wire brush extension! 



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I think its best i just ignore it for a bit and get done the bits ive started, next job then is to fit this.

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just a quick question why wont a second picture upload in the same post even if its smaller in size than the first picture?

 

Where did you get that part from? is it a pattern part? i need some :)



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Fair Play mate, looks like a top job on this, cant wait to see it finished, keep the pics coming and good work coming.

 

P.s top marks on the welding (y) 



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Well the weathers been absolutely pants since i last updated this. A word of advice don't tackle this job on your driveway :mellow: not in one of the worst wet years in a long time.

 some of the repairs have surface rust on as they were in primer only, but ive cleaned them up, got the car off the driveway and into a familiy members garage to get it sorted.

 back into this project :D i'll get some pics up soon.



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well imanaged to get it somewhere better to work on.

 

so from here

 

 

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to here :)

 

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thats better

 

 

due to the bad assembly of the front panel i've had to strip it rub down and re-prime the individual panels ready for re assembly

 

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shocking :wacko:  aroung 30% of the spot welds wernt even welded to the next panel either.

 

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this is were im at now

 

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i need to line every thing up correctly before its all welded.



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oh yeh, in then time over winter i have also striped the dash

 

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and got engine on a stand and got it ready for a strip down, which i wont do untill ive got the shell more sorted.

 

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i could really do with an old engine loom to make some repaire's to mine it has a few issues.





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