Newbie rolling resto.

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:45 pm

Managed to get a quick pic of the teach yourself to weld class project today.

2 holes patched and nearly finished, as a self taught welder my teacher was a thickie.

Couple more unnatural holes in the floor to deal with then it's up on the ramp on Friday for rub down and paint.

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Cliff » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:04 pm

It’s trying that counts


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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:05 pm

Cliff wrote:It’s trying that counts


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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:05 pm

Few hours on a ramp today, never enough time. But this bit looks loads better. Had the front floor pan ready for paint, just waiting on the seam sealer to set. Image

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by rich30mex » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 pm

pigthief wrote:Accidentally bought these todayImage

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They look sweet what they out of I'm toying with the idea of retriming some mk4 Astra gsi ones for the front of the welly
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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:27 pm

rich30mex wrote:
pigthief wrote:Accidentally bought these todayImage

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They look sweet what they out of I'm toying with the idea of retriming some mk4 Astra gsi ones for the front of the welly
These are e class amg seats.

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:09 pm

So had her first MOT and thought it would fail on emissions but steamed to be fine.

Of the 8 welds I did 7 passed judgement so happy with that.

Inspectors found 1 New hole, bugger and a edge I missed on my weld whoops, and a hole I thought was ok.

Though the front arches need fixing and the driver's strut top is badly welded, so these things I need to sort asap.

SAFETY FAIL DO NOT DRIVE. Bugger.

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by pigthief » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:37 pm

Well this is what it looked like this morning,wasn't as bad as I expected but worse than I hoped.

New metal in the top and side so far, pic tomorrow once it's finishedImage

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Re: Newbie rolling resto.

by Phill » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:52 pm

Your doing a good job at keeping another calibra on the road mate :)
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