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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.

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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Old 18-10-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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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.

All 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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Old 19-10-2006, 07:30 PM   #3
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A few more piccies.

A rusty drivers side rear suspension/body mount.


All cut out.


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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Old 22-10-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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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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Finally got some more on my bug done today after a huge lack of enthusiam prevented me from working on it for the last few weeks.
A little rotten around the wing bolt holes.




All the rot neatly cut out.




Just need to weld the new metal in.

The rear valance is now completely shot as its been sat with its arse in the flower beds. Gonna replace it and make it removable to boot.
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All welded up now, just a need grinding down and filling.


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A bit of grinding and a quick bit of fillering and paint to keep the weather out. Not pretty i agree but its gonna need to be done properly later anyway.




Fitted up a genuine if a little peppered wing and it all fits where it should.
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