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Old 26-03-2019, 10:32 PM   #11
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heres a few pics of my last project come out quite good in the end and took 4 years of pain,,,
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Old 28-03-2019, 09:33 PM   #12
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bugger clicked new thread for other pics,,
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Old 28-03-2019, 09:50 PM   #13
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couple of pics of canvas repair if anyones interested
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:42 PM   #14
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More cutting out rust today and making up a few new bits to weld in later,,not one of the easier bits to fabricate but it fits well,,treated with rust killer then move on to the next bit,,,
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:31 PM   #15
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yes you got it,,, more cutting out and fabricating repair bits n pieces takes an age to do these little bits but the prices some people are charging for a spare lid are ridiculous,,,,just need to weld these bits in but waiting for some gas for my new purchase!!!!! yes a new Rtech mig (going halves with my son), and they do interest free credit,,my old migmate 105 just hasn't got enough balls to do a decent weld and ive a whole load of welding to do so i cant blame the tools now
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Old 04-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #16
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Nice work saving the engine lid, new welder should make life a bit easier too.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:05 PM   #17
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cheers hong kong phooey spare lids are expensive secondhand even then some have a certain amount of rust,,,
right so gas connected on new welder a quick lesson from son last night then into welding repair patches on,,, and what a difference a 450 welder makes on 06 wire,my weldings pretty crap but not one birds nest in sight and very easy to adjust variable amps and wire speed compared to switching from high and low switch only and praying,,, anyways all went well and used flap disk to take off welds followed by about an hour of knocking out panel to get some sort of level,,, couple repair panels knocked slightly low to receive a coating of fibre filler which covered any remaining pin holes and made the repairs water tight. Off to buy some easy sand filler tomorrow and some sand paper..
PS whats peoples views on priming before filler or after filler lots of YouTube recommend epoxy primer i was thinking of sticking with the old red oxide and rustoleum on top of that even though you dont need a primer with that apparently,,,
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:01 PM   #18
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Engine lid looks great.
Usually its filler over bare metal, otherwise its only as good as the adhesion between the bare steel and primer.
Though if using epoxy primer i've heard you can fill over that once its keyed.

Wanna fix my engine lid next? Its a little bit worse than yours.
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Old 15-04-2019, 10:49 PM   #19
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cheers zeb but if you count the man hours up you could buy a new lid,,,,
Right stuck a bit more filler on lid and rubbed most of it off then stuck some more on and and rubbed that off to,,, wish i brought shares in filler as id be a millionaire by now,,,went to c&c colours and brought some filler and long board file just need to get some hook and loop sheets now,,bloody expensive this lark quick forty quid,,run out of time that day so will do more next week but while i was at work had a few hours to kill so i got out the bumper i had straightened best as possible and stuck some fibre filler on that followed by normal filler then got to some sort of shape im happy with,, probably need a few more goes to get it to painting stage.
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Old 15-04-2019, 10:51 PM   #20
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