My SE2

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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:09 pm

Because, when I bought my cally I had a dent in the Cill
It looked like someone jacked it up off the plastic skirt. In doing so they had indented the Cill.
Fortunately it was inline with one of the holes seen in previous pic. So with a flat bar through the hole I punched it back out.
No word of a lie!
There wasn't anything between the hole I used to cavity fill and the outer Cill!?!
It (on my car) seems to be a open cavity.
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Re: My SE2

by v6 steve » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:23 pm

Me and Ally cut a cill out the other week ask him to take a pic of it

i think your both right tho :D
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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:50 pm

Well.... I had to go outside and take s second look myself.

With my floodlights on under the car I looked into the hole that I showed befor and I could see light.

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Looking up from underneath
There was a hole. This would normally be coverd by the skirt

In fact there where 3-4 (poor pic)

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So using a long screw driver

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I threaded it from the rectangle hole all the way through the Cill and out the hole in under side


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Then a horizontal test
Which showed 130 mm of depth
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Meaning from the hole in my Cill it seems to be hollow

It would be interesting to see if s different yr car was made differently.

But I'm still 100% positive my Cill sections are hollow with no dividing sections.
Which can't be a good thing if later cars had extra sections and extra strength :-/
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Re: My SE2

by v6 steve » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:58 pm

im sure there are points 3/4 sheets of metal touch each other, and the are some voids in-between them,
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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:13 pm

I'd also like to see some pics of Cill from Ally. It will be educational!

Last yr i found out the nova GTE/GSI was made from slightly thicker grade steel than the others.
It made me start thinking if all calibras where suited to c20let or 3.2V6's
It where they made differently!?
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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:44 pm

maybe the 4x4 shell is different? After all we know it's difrent in some ways!? As in floor pan. But maybe the Cill also??
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Re: My SE2

by Tkeenan2107 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi Martin really enjoying reading your progress, just a quick question is this car used as a daily? Reason I ask is with all the rust proofing, as iv seen a lot of people painting and powder coating which looks really good but I don't think is ideal for daily use, what's it like to touch when it's set?
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Just a touch of sadness in her fingers,
Thunder and lightening in her thighs.


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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi, yes the car will be my daily. (When I get to drive it ) Hence all the effort to protect it.
Yes powder coating looks so much better!.... But this is going to get dirty and used.
After a few days the wax feels tacky to the touch. Like its never dried or sets.
I've never had anything powder coated so I can't comment on how it's protected long term.

But...
I'd rather not spend money on power costing parts that are going to get dirty In 5min
When I can spend less on rust protection and not worrie about parts getting dirty.
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Re: My SE2

by Tkeenan2107 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:16 pm

I don't really know the benefits of powder coating fully so to that I can hold my hands up, just from stuff iv seen and what friends have had done, nothing really seems to be powder coating that will be getting everyday use and really dirty and muddy, as all our daily cars tend to do, and as stated it seems very costly prob because there a big craze about it at the minute, I just want to help try and prevent what I can at the minute until iv saved up enough to have a new spray job and start replacing parts
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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:12 pm

Car is all back together and got a polish and coat of wax. Then drove it out the workshop :) had a little drive around where I live (private ground)
And some pics.
Befor and afters
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Re: My SE2

by KERR_SE9 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:18 pm

Wow, what a transformation,looks really good
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Re: My SE2

by craigyboy » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:38 pm

The car looks great mate :clap:
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Re: My SE2

by Allys Cally » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:20 pm

what a difference mate well done, you must be chuffed with the outcome :clap: :clap:
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Re: My SE2

by v6 steve » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:48 pm

well done mate looks great
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Re: My SE2

by Martin.p » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:51 pm

Thanks chaps. Im over the moon with it. Just need to get it on road now. More £££ :D
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