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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 pm

Tricked ya..Still done nothin..
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:53 pm

Splitfirebus wrote:
Tricked ya..Still done nothin..

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:19 pm

Where's your pics gone Paul??

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:47 pm

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Where's your pics gone Paul??

Pic's sorted Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:11 pm

After losing my way with Ron for a while I am back on it now bounce

Thought I would get on with the Pan...

Cut out the worst part of the rust that was around the o/s jacking point...



Found the rear member to be a little far to gone so chopped that out and fabbed up a new piece...



Hey presto...





Repair panel clamped in...



Then welded and ground down...



And spot welded at the rear...



It's a shame the I had to go bigger than the repair panel but I obviously wanted to get back to sound metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:18 pm

Fabbed up the patch and welded that in...

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:39 pm

After spending 8 Hrs working on the pan yesterday, I had a look at it this morning and I really am not happy with how the small repair panel has gone in, so I am thinking of replacing both pans with the Wolfsburg West Grey pans.

At 500 a pair there not cheap but from what I have read the are the very best you can buy.

The pressing and fit are perfect and they are made from 18 gauge steel.

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:48 pm

Repaired bits look pretty bloody neat from here... What didnt go to plan?

If I had to replace pans again, those would be what I'd like to use. I wanted them at the time but couldn't justify the cost, but the ones I used from coolair/mexico were so thin/mis-shapen I'd never use them again.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:49 pm

Woo-Hoo. Ron's back!!

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:57 pm

Had a few hours free this afternoon so cut out both the old pans.

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:00 pm

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Had a few hours free this afternoon so cut out both the old pans.


Now that really is Rons back!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:02 pm

Everything that is left now is 100% solid metal.

The gearbox had a slight leak on the nose cone so over the years a little gearbox oil had dripped into the tunnel and as such the inside of the backbone is like brand new.

So, off to order the new pans now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:07 pm

I hate to say it but this could be going a little futher than I had anticipated. But hey ho, I've been and done it now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:30 pm

in for a penny dude ........you know its gonna rock when you finish it ....






















if petrol still exists
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:17 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:20 pm

nomates wrote:

if petrol still exists

This made me giggle lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:25 pm

Splitfirebus wrote:
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if petrol still exists

This made me giggle lol!

True though lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:00 pm

Ordered the floor pans today Smile

Should be here on Thursday Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:18 pm

cool glad your back on it bud, will look sweat Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:25 am

looking good mate, cant wate to see this finished, theres a lot of work going into this Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:34 pm

New floor pans turned up today at last...



The quality of these pans is very good indeed, the pressings are almost perfect and they are a very heavy gauge metal.

Spent an hour or two checking fitment and stamping out the 114 plug weld holes at 40mm intervals (Yes I know I'm sad)
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:06 pm

Managed to find a few hours over the weekend so trial fitted both pans...

As I said before, the fit is really nice...









Notice that the pressings are for a LHD car on the front of the left pan so I'll have to correct that.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:15 pm

As I said before the pressings were wrong on the front of the left pan because the pans are for a LHD car.

So, chop it out...



Flatten the section...



clamp in back in...



Weld it up...

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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:18 pm

Obviously had to slice the other two ribs, flatten and weld those up along with removing the welded on nut and filling that hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Rons Resto   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:22 pm

Also managed to strip the gearbox down ready to be cleaned up and painted.

Quite amazed that the box was still wearing it's original unsplit gaiters and oringinal clips...

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