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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:01 pm

Will do when its slammed to fook. Put the tyres on just to see how much lovering i had to play with, the drop spindles are not gonna be enough, so when the new pans are in, ill look into getting an adjustable beam i think.

Getting stands for body tomoz, then nearly set. Im still unsure if to brace the shell now, or wait until before i look at heater channels but by then shell will be off? Is it really necessary? Hmm.
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:40 pm

i would brace the shell up before you remove it as it will save alot of hassle in the long run Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:13 pm

Well after a bit of time out on the bug due to other commitments, im back on the case - Dan/Graham thanks for your words of wisdom on sunday.

Did a trial 1 man body off tonight with multiple jacks and axel stands, thwarted by a couple of patches welding the body to pan, which I has overlooked. Those were trimmed away, need to take apart some kind of rear anti roll bar by the looks of it, then got a workmate coming over in the week to help with the heave ho, will update with some pics of rust porn soon...

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:42 pm

Its happy days when you whizz the body off! Mines in two halves now. I've built the engine. Done the floor pans both sides and all the pipework and cables. Its just a case of sorting the body out though ( Which is gonna be a hideous job!). Mines far worse than yours by the looks. Still exciting though! good luck lifting her off!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:53 pm

Big cheers to rich for lending a hand this afternoon... driveway now looks like this...







And in the garage...







GAME ON!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:05 pm

Cool is it ready to bolt back together now lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:15 pm

ProjectParsons wrote:
Big cheers to rich for lending a hand this afternoon... driveway now looks like this...


No probs buddy, anytime.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:13 pm

Excellent, I love seeing a naked floorpan sat on wheels......

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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:21 pm

Now we're cooking with gas Gaz, keep them coming. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:27 pm

afro looking good bud like the wheels by the way Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:00 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
Cool is it ready to bolt back together now lol!

Not quite mate!!!

N/S pan cut out, halfway round chiselling the spot welds off the lip, god thats a pain in the arse. Pics when totally "panless" Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:42 pm

Well this afternoon i decided to sit back and enjoy the footie on tv, but this bloody racket from the garage kept disturbing me. I went out to have a look - it was only the missus getting busy with the angle grinder the mentalist ....



Well it would be nice wouldnt it!!!











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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:55 pm

Gaz i do love a floor less floor lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:50 pm

Spot welds ground down smooooth, lip all cleaned up, all traces of rust erased,
Then coated in some nice weldable primer to protect it even though its gonna be all sealed in, it wont be able to rust from the inside-out now! Pics in a bit...
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:51 am



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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:57 am

Looks better dude keep them pics coming Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:13 am

Its getting there, but im having a dilemma about this bit on both rear floorpan crossmembers...



I dont know wether to replace the whole section or just cut the end off and pop a cleaner bit on...
Also there is a supporting brace underneath here that is looking a bit crusty - how crusty i cant tell without cutting it off!!! -
But i cant find the support brace anywhere, suppose could make one or leave it as is,
Dont get me wrong its not rotten but i dont want to start getting all anal about bits that aren't that bad and will be covered up anyway - at the same time while its off it seems daft not to make it perfect if i can confused Very Happy Enjoying it though!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:18 am

The bit you have marked comes on a new floorpan anyway, so you may as well cut it off, just be careful not to cut the support off the torsion tube which carries the corner of the floor.
Also the support brace is part of the MOT, if you cut it off it WILL fail!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:24 am

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The bit you have marked comes on a new floorpan anyway, so you may as well cut it off, just be careful not to cut the support off the torsion tube which carries the corner of the floor.
Also the support brace is part of the MOT, if you cut it off it WILL fail!!!

Thats what i figured, just worried about the strength of my welds/new panels, thought maybe if i kept as much of the factory metal it might be better!!! Will probably take the plunge, it will mean no crusty bits hiding under por15!

I want gonna leave the support brace off!!!! Just cant find them at the mo! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:54 pm

Hey Gaz you fancy popping round and doing something to my floor for me lol! Looking great dude..
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:25 pm

One pan half in! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:10 pm

Got to tidy it up a bit and seal it tomorrow, but quite pleased.
Once the other side is done gonna drop the engine and flip it all upside down and seal and paint the underside, but for now...



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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:54 pm

Fair play dude that looks sweet as!
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:56 pm

Yeah good work bud Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Introducing....THE STIG   Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:05 pm

I'd like to meet the bloke from VW brasil who made my driverside floorpan and give him a dam good thrashing.
Anyways, after a bit of a tickle with the persuader...







Just hope it all lines up right when it goes back together, but at my workrate i wont have to worry about that for a while!!!
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