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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
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. :eek:
Luckily the road is quite flat and it slowed to a stop after i'd passed a few houses.:D
 

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
The engine bay side trays were well rotted and the passengers side one has just fallen off.:eek:
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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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
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. :D

Just need to weld the new metal in.
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
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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Discussion Starter · #11 · (Edited)
Finally got around to doing some more work on my bug.
Replacement second hand bonnet, wirebrushed and with a coat of filler, then sanded down and primed.
 

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good effort cutting out all those little holes and making the right shapes to fit! like your engine side trays too, feels like something I might do. keep up the good work!
 

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After not being able to do anything on my bug for weeks due to the weather i finally decided to build a carport so i can work outside even if its raining. Its high enough to get my bay under too. :)

Next job, heater channels and door pillar bottoms. :(
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
A couple of pics showing the rot i've gotta sort out.

Its already had the channels bodged before so i'm cleaning up other peoples dodgy repair work which is a bugger. :mad:
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 · (Edited)
Needs a new door pillar bottom to go with the channel.

The inner front arch replacing again. I think it was chewed off when it was replaced last time. :rolleyes:

Chassis needs napoleon hat section and front of floorpan repairing too.:(
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
I have the horrible feeling that if i remove the two tacked on plates off the inner arch i'll find a huge rusty hole underneath.
It seems to have had a rear suspension panel welded in and i'd put money on it that the rot wasn't cut out beforehand. :(

Looks OK and solid from under the wing though.
 

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