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Removed the brake lines, master brake cylinder and pedal assy.

Removed the shift rod and defective bushing.

Why do people start to put it all back together, without checking these small things.....!! :rolleyes:

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Draged the pan out and put it in up against the wall.
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Drained the oil from the gearbox.
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The rear bumper has some corrosion in the right corner.
Made a new one.

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Maybe I will use it and roast the chicken. :cool:
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I know it is one the edge, just supporting the body by the bumper brackets. Especially one the rear the body is a little flimsy.
For compensation I have supported the body with a stand on the rear frame mounting point.
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Have now started to degrease and clean the last corners of the underside.
Have also found a few weldings to take care of.

Black paint for the suspension parts arrived today.
 

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Tedious cleaning, grinding and sanding in preparation for painting.
I clean as much as possible by hand and will sandblast into all the inaccessible places.

First I run it over with the angle grinder, to remove most of the primer and old paint, after that I scratch it over with grit 80 sandpaper.

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The light Grey primer is on bare metal from the sandblasting before bodywork begone. I will only clean it up and rub it down to make sure the new primer sticks in place.
All new panels are going back to bare metal.

This is definitely the task I hate most doing a car renovation.. 馃が
 

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Tedious cleaning, grinding and sanding in preparation for painting.
I clean as much as possible by hand and will sandblast into all the inaccessible places.

First I run it over with the angle grinder, to remove most of the primer and old paint, after that I scratch it over with grit 80 sandpaper.

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The light Grey primer is on bare metal from the sandblasting before bodywork begone. I will only clean it up and rub it down to make sure the new primer sticks in place.
All new panels are going back to bare metal.

This is definitely the task I hate most doing a car renovation.. 馃が
Laborious work but well worth it. Keep it up 馃挭
 

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I will defiantly not quit the task or cut any corners, but I still hate it..



Today I built a tent inside my garage.
Sandblasting makes a horribly mes.
There is sand and dust everywhere ,so had to do something to contain it.
Think it is just large enough to use also as a spray booth

Considered building a shelter in the driveway but the wife were not to keen on it, therefore this solution.

.Also engine and gearbox has left for storage today, giving more space to work at.

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Thanks for the nice comment.

The last few days I have been working on cleaning the underside of the car and today the dog and I made a trip to the beach to collect more sand for sandblasting.
Now I just have to.... don鈥檛 know the English word... 鈥渞un the sand over a wire mesh to remove larger particles鈥..!
Feels like I am 5 years old again.:p

I can buy sand for blasting, but just like everything else these days, the price is as if it is pure gold.

The used sand I got is nearly turned into dust, by using it over and over again, but I will save some of it for blasting sheet metal.

The plan is to sandblast all the corners and edges of the underside, sometime this week.

I have decided to split the cleaning, grinding and painting of the body in 4 - 5 stages because I have to apply final paint within 24 hours after the epoxy primer, or else I have to grind it all again, and I can not get around it all by that time.

The outside of the car excluded, because it has to get some filler. I will do that last when everything else is painted.

For now I will do the underside.
 

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Discussion Starter · #67 ·
Sand.....

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14 bag ready for use in the sandblaster.
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Now I am waiting for some wind and hopefully the price for electricity will go down again.
It has gone completely berserk the last few days with twice the price we have been paying the last few months, and that price were already nearly 250 % more than we use to pay before the world went crazy......, so I am not going to fire up my 5.5 HP compressor and sandblast at the moment.!


In the meantime I have fabricated a missing bracket from the pieces I cut of the 25 kg. Gas canister I used for making my sandblaster.
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I have also been using some time to hand sand even more.
It will save time and electricity when I eventually fires up the sandblaster.
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Initially the plan were to sandblast some areas, paint them, mask of, and then move on to the next area.
That plan has been abandoned.

Instead I will sandblast everything on the body in one go, and make an end to the mess...
That leaves me with a body with a lot of bare metal areas.
To prevent rust it will all get a light coat of 1K etch primer.


Today I flipped the body around again and blasted most of the rest.

Now there is only the rear wheel housing and the edges around the rear quarter windows left, and a little touch up on on some other places.

Hopefully tomorrow the blasting of the body is finish.


Think my skills will come to a test, when I have to make a nice edge, folding this lip back on the A-post.!!
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The primer on the new spare wheel well is sticky and clog the sandpaper all the time.
To save me that agony again, I gave it all a light blast.
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I also took the inside of the roof back to bare metal with the DA sander .
There were some rust where the sound deeding used to be.
The rust spots got a light blast with some weary fine sand...
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Paint arrived today.

So it is bottom up again next week and epoxy and paint underneath.
 

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Discussion Starter · #71 ·
Thanks.

Sandblasting of the body, done.

Light coat of primer, done.

Clean out 鈥渢he beach鈥 from my garage.... Tomorwow.. :cool:


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The sandblasting revealed a few more pinholes....And there is a little corrosion in the rain gutter over the doors to take care of.
Considering putting some tin in it. I have some tin with 5% silver. Think it will do.
 

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Cleaned all the sand out of the garage. What a mess....

Folded the edge of the A-pilar back in place. Not a perfect result, but acceptable and after various layers of paint and a light skim of filler, it is going to come out OK.
The black is only temporary to keep rust at bay.
The outside of the body is the last to be painted, and I don麓t like bare metal in this stage.


Welded a hole from an antenna in the roof, and folded the rear corners of the rain gutter back.
I have opened them up to remove surface rust and to get some primer in it.

Flipped the body over again and is now ready to paint the underside.
Think I will do the engine bay at the same time. Easier to get up behind the air intake with the body on its side.

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Oh and fund a new pile for sandblasting....
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Underside nearly done with 3 layers of epoxy and 3 layers of paint.

Just some sealing and one layer more paint on top of it, in a few corners.

And yes.. I have chosen to paint it Yellow instead of the orange I originally have chosen. I grew tired of the the orange sample I had laying around.

The color is RAL 1005 honey yellow. Think it is close to Texas yellow.

Now is the big question. Is it going to be painted I GSR theme with all the chrome satin black, or will it be straight yellow with chrome trim. I am going to have a look at the condition of the chrome parts before I make a decision.




Epoxy.
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Underside nearly done with 3 layers of epoxy and 3 layers of paint.

Just some sealing and one layer more paint on top of it, in a few corners.

And yes.. I have chosen to paint it Yellow instead of the orange I originally have chosen. I grew tired of the the orange sample I had laying around.

The color is RAL 1005 honey yellow. Think it is close to Texas yellow.

Now is the big question. Is it going to be painted I GSR theme with all the chrome satin black, or will it be straight yellow with chrome trim. I am going to have a look at the condition of the chrome parts before I make a decision.




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