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Discussion Starter · #101 ·
Put up a temporary tarp.
They have promised rain, but it newer came.

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Thirty six parts has been painted.

All the paint got some mattering paste to make a slight satin look.
On the pictures all seems glossy. It is because it is still wet.

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The body were not ready for sanding jet. It is starting to get a problem with the colder weather..

Maybe tomorrow.

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What to do on a rainy day?.... Maybe :coffee:

Or.

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Not perfect, but I am satisfied.

The initial plan were to paint it, wet sand and spray it over again with just one thin layer.
Maybe or maybe not...

Or I could just buff it down and take care of the few runners.

All in all . This is a huge milestone on the way to the final goal. :D
 

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You must be happy 😁👍
YES....



Started to strip the paint from the pan.

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Turned out it was a good decision. It has been sandblasted before painting... BUT the lacy fellow who did it didn’t blast into the difficult places where it is difficult to clean out rust by hand, as a result of that, there were rust under the paint in many places.

I will clean most of the pan with the anglegrinder and sandblast the rest. Thereafter epoxy primer and 2K polyurethane paint.



Hope it is done in the coming week so that I can start reassemble the suspension.
 

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Gave it one more coat of epoxy and waited until I had flashed off.
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Then four coats of semi gloss black later.

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Had to dig out my heater.
With only eleven degrees and nearly on hundred procent of humidity, there were no chance the paint would flash of between coats.

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With it running it were no problem to get 35 degrees inside my temporary tent. 🥵


Now I am waiting for all the layers to set properly, so I can flip it around and do the top also.
I will leave the part of the floor inside the car as it is not subjected to the elements.
 

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Paint on the pan is still soft. No flipping over today.

I have over the past year collected nearly everything for the steering and suspension.
Dug out the part for the front legs.
The springs are 50 mm lowering ones.

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The top plates were severely corroded.
They are made up of two layers and the rust had made them swollen.
Before sandblasting, I have beaten them on an anvil to get as must rust as possibly out between the two layers.

To make them last I have submerged them in a very thin anti rust product.
After that I put the can on our gas Stowe – wife not at home – and heated the lot up until it started to smoke.

When it is heated up, it not only gets thinner and penetrated better, but the small air pockets between the layers expand and most of the air bubbles out. I left the parts in the solution until it got cold again, this in turn contracts the air pockets and sucks the solution in between the layers.


Maybe I am overthinking it, but it is peace of mind to know one have done the best that can be done.

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The new nut for the struts got also a dip.

I hate it when a newly assembled car has been out in the rain a few times and rust starts to creep out of every joint, nut and bolt, therefore everything I assemble is going to get grease of rust preventing oil in between the joints an on all treads.

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Nice to put something back together again for a change.

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And here is where I left it for today.

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Both front struts now ready.

Got hold of some NOS rear wheel bearing sets.
Not F.A.G as uses by VW, but German made SKF and with the correct 3 lip seals.

Everything were thoroughly cleaned, including the new bearings and tools. First with thinner and last with brake cleaner. Thinking cleanliness as in brain surgery....

No grease until last minute.

No point in fitting new bearings if all the grit from the old grease, the workbench and tools contaminates the new bearings.

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Got the old bearings out of the brake disks.

Cleaned and sanded the disks and the new brake drums.

Then a thin layer of epoxy and some red paint.

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The front brake calipers are nearly new, but have to check them before they are ready for fitting.

Everything else for the suspension, steering and brakes, is now ready to go on the pan.

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Pan was flipped over today ready for doing the top side.
 
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