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Old 18-10-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default About time i showed you my '70 1300.

I thought it was about time i showed off my rusty '70 1300.
It spent the best part of 3 years sitting on my parents drive until a mate offered to bring it across so it could sit on my drive for a few years.

Its been patched up a few times some of them not very neatly so it's getting a makeover of the existing repairs and some new channels and door pillar bottoms plus all the other bits a bug normally rusts out in.

The first time it was driven in 3 or more years was off the trailer.
Unfortunately i had forgotten about the lack of gearlever, engine, brake fluid or well adjusted handbrake until the trailer was tipped up and it was accelerating down the flatbed.
Luckily the road is quite flat and it slowed to a stop after i'd passed a few houses.
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The engine bay side trays were well rotted and the passengers side one has just fallen off.
As i couldn't afford Hooky's excellent replacement panels i made some new ones made from scrap steel and cut the seal mounting channel off an old rear valance.

Welded into place and the bottom of the bukhead repaired too.

A bit of seam sealer and a coat of Rustnot black paint and the jobs done.
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One rusty drivers side rear suspension/body mount.

Rusty panel cut out and a replacement panel welded in.

Passengers side has been replaced before and is still solid so will just get a clean up and some stonechip paint.
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good luck with the resto , it looks like its a big job! I like the stripes
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o nice 1 mate keep it comin
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Cut a chunk of rusty rear valance out.
Welded a bit of old computer case in.
A nice non matching polo cherry red coat of paint applied to keep out the weather.

Not got a lot else done as i'm also repairing the rusty arches on my '73 westy at the same time.
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looks good made keep it up dated
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It does looks suspect but theres only one way to find out!

Have you thought about a genuine complete quarter panel, although they are pretty pricey?

Thought about it but too pricey for me at the moment.
Gonna have to do with Klokkenholm panels and homemade pieces.

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looks good made keep it up dated
Gotta get my bay welded for its MOT before i get on with the bug.
Not much to do (a few little patches) so it shouldn't take too long. Fingers crossed.
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I've had a poke around the tacked on bits on the arch and it seems pretty solid there.
It looks like the rot spread too far up the arch for the suspension mount repair panel to cover so they welded a plate on.
Still gonna cut the patches off and have a proper go at making it look a bit nicer.

It looks a bit like a patchwork quilt under the arch but i think a bit of grinding and some stonechip should have that looking OK.
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Brave guy, Your not alone. keep em pix flowing. I know the motivation sags a little..but the outcome will glorious im sure.

Love the sunroof..might try and retro fit one in my bug.. top job so far!
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