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Handful of jobs done this week....

Small spot of rust in the boot that needed a wee patch.

One of the previous owners had done a patch in the spare wheel well but only stich/spot welded it in, couldn't deal with it so went round the whole thing.  A new battery box has been made for it also, its ok but a tad on the rough side.  Debating if I drill the spot welds on the one out of the yellow car (its good in that area for some reason...) and repair it back to factory....

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Pulled the doors, they will need some slight work arround the hinge bolts etc.

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Floor pan has had a bash, needs some work.  

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Probably another week worth of work and then I can sand the lot back ready for paint.   

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Bit more work done.

Lower skin is complete, got to use a new set of toys

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The lower part of the frame also needed a new section, made this with my folder and via clamping it to my bench with some RHS and folding it over.

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The corner of this boot has been given a bit of a shunt and was full of bog, was able to pull it out a bit so it wasnt too bad, kind of difficult as you cant get to the back of the panel... welded up those extra holes too

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The removable panels are now done, have a bit of work to do on the body including a patch for the tunnel.  I see a couple of other patches in this area from previous work - assume to be part of mating a honda drivetrain (which is what this was previously set up as, not sure how much more work will be needed to  return it back to std. 

 

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Ok so I bought just one more.... (was too cheap to pass up....)

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This is best described as rust held together by paint

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A lone fern had been able to propogate itself in the back seat.

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It does however have the subframe in it which I need, plus a rear bumper and a handful of other parts.  The running gear might be marginally better to rebuild than the yellow one also.

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A bonus was finding this 1970s accessory goodness - clip on headrest

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Work on the green shell continues, time for filler and I have a kit of 2k primer ready to goIMG_4686.JPG.4dd5ae945d73bc6fa4f02eaa1160a07e.JPG

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Primer #2 is done.  Ordered some colour, hope to get the jams etc sprayed by the end of the week.  IMG_4941.thumb.JPG.5bdda40cf50a652d9692f52fb5696923.JPG

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