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Old 12-05-2007, 11:20 PM   #21
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decided to use grey on the under body work, that came through the next day. and black for the pan, but because i ordered the chasis painting kit (3 smaller tins of black por 15 and 3 same size tins of top coat to go over the por 15) its out of stock so seems to be tacking forever,.
in the mean time im gonna clean up all the suspension arms, steering box etc. theres always something to do

i see your project is coming on leaps and bounds, cant wait to see it fininshed, keep up the good work man!!!
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sorry about not updating this for a little while, been so busy with exams, assignments and work as well as trying to sort the bug.

got the pan repaired where the jacking points were a bit rotten, im not putting jacking points back on as there a bit of a rust trap.














welds are all ground down too but i forgot to take some pics of these, i will put some more up soon.
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started stripping the pan too ready for shot blasting before being painted up with por 15 and having all new bits n pieces fitted including:
disc brakes up front
dropped spindles
4" narrowed beam
air suspension front and rear
new rear brake shoes, brake lines etc
new gearbox from pete at the cogbox
and soon a nice 1641 or 1776 built by laurie pettitt hopefully







removing accelerator cable


clutch cable


gear selector arm


hand brake off


rear end off


front end off
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more stripping of the pan
heater cables coming out


engine on stand


front and rear end


gear selector out


pedal assembly out


pedals and brake lines and master cylinder all out


naked pan nearly ready for shot blasting


always label and bag every bolt!!!



next step as well as continue reparing the body is too clean up the 51 years of shit from all the components, trailing arms steering box etc..... more progress soon.
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nice work dood. How much is it gonna cost to blast?
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cheers crags, i got quoted 60 + vat to have the chasis blasted, which i didn't think was too bad. they said it may even be cheaper as ive done most of the top with a wire wheel on a grinder, thats from my local steel merchants. you thinking of getting yours done?
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mate this resto is ace. seems as though you have beaten me to it. I'm doing virtually similair project with a 58' ragtop bug (air ride, narrowed etc etc. this is what i'm starting with, been in a dry garage for nearly last 18 years (or so i was told).



where abouts in lincs are you? used to live in Grantham but in Notts at the mo. would be interested in where your getting the pan blasted if it's not too far.

good luck with the rest of it mate

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thanks dude, nice to see your doing a similar sort of rebuild, hope you get a thread going, i'd definately follow it. your bug looks like an awesome base for a project.
im in boston, lincs the place doing the blasting is called craven and nichloas, i can post pics of the floor pan before and after when i get it done to show you how it looks.


p.s, love the rag top on yours!!! cool as
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cheers mate. looking forwards to seeing those pics. hopefully i'll be able to crack out the camera in the next couple of weeks and get a thread going too.

keep up the good work!
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cheers crags, i got quoted 60 + vat to have the chasis blasted, which i didn't think was too bad. they said it may even be cheaper as ive done most of the top with a wire wheel on a grinder, thats from my local steel merchants. you thinking of getting yours done?
Nah ive sorted the rot on my pans now, was just curious. Looks good chief
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