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[Car_Restoration] Dimma Restoration
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:37 PM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:28 PM
I started to clean up rotten inner wing to see where im going to cut out and as im picking up 2 good corners from cameron next weekend im more than likly going to drill out spot welds of inner wings remove completly and fit replacement ones from cameron's corners
These are the corners im going to pick up will strip clean up and carry out any welding that needs doing.
These dont look too bad so should be a good base for repair new headlight panel ordered aswell.
Heres a couple of pics of inner arch that will be removed as you can see will have to remove engine mount and drill spots around strut to removed complete panel.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:51 PM
Drivers side sideskirt removed to show sill rotten.
Then I started the task of removing the rear quarter kit at first I thought this was going to be a little daunting but once i rubbed down to expose all pot rivits I drilled them all out then set on removing filler that blended kit on.
I used various scrapers hack saw blades and a dremel with a cutting disc on worked wonders and bingo after a couple of nights the quarter was removed didnt even crack it well chuffed.
I was'nt looking forward to what it was hiding due to the state of the sill and inner wings and headlight panel but low and behold someone must be looking out for me as there is only little amounts of surface rust which will be treated.
Im picking up some inner wings on sunday headlight panel allready here i'm on holiday next week so plan is to remove passenger sideskirt and quarter i'm hoping quarter will be as good as drivers side if sill gone which I belive it is will order new sills then welding can begin then will start to prep bodykit ready for refitting once all bodywork down can start on full restoration of all other parts.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:47 PM
Luckily i'm not you, so keep up the good work. And i will follow this thread! good luck.
ps; wise decision to remove the quarters before you did all the work at the front.
@ Daniel306 will sent me a PM with some details, if you want? I'm gathering info for my Dimma-register.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:59 PM
I'm wondering if it would be more worthwhile fabricating a full replacement wide panel rather than just adding two to the shell, would save a fair bit of weight!
Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:12 PM
passenger quarter will be removed this week then will start repairs to front once that done car will go on rotating stand then will sort sills out and undercar and clean all arches up and reseal only then will think about refitting kit.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:38 PM
Passenger quarter panel and sideskirt removed this one was alittle harder to get off and sadly due to some fiberglass damage over the years its looks as if the arch may have to be replaced and bumper support bracket starting to rot out(may have to make own unless some pop up in group buy again soon).
As you can see bracket rotted and so has bottom of arch so looks like I will cut arch out and weld new panel in and new bracket.
Car starting to look alittle bare...
I started to remove the rotten headlight panel I tried a dummy fit of new panel and glad i did as panel wrong and wont line up with anything new one coming friday.
Next job is to clean up front end then start to dissasemble the other corners I have and remove the good inner wings from them then will decide where im going to cut and weld on mine then fit headlight panel that will be front repaired.