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#41 Riceburner

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:36 PM

I did a little photoshop work on this pic to get an idea of height. All my other work is not airbrushed!


Looks quite good, even without huge wheels  8)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Now both rear flares are done!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:02 PM

Exciting times! Can't wait to see this back at Viv's house :)

Much more rust repair to go?

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

Exciting times! Can't wait to see this back at Viv's house :)

Much more rust repair to go?


The hard work is done, bottom of the front gaurds, patch on the hatch, a little on the roof and quarters, new battery tray, some on the bonnet nose and not much more than that. Front flares need cutting, refit fuel tank, remove air con, refit all the lights, driver's side seat and um yea should be good to go. Mid to late August.

Need a flare fitting kit, electronic dizzy, give the engine a quick tune and the brake booster is leaking.

Paint floor in POR15 and a quick coat of satin black, he'll drive it home!

He has strut braces and a rear bobtail.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:35 PM

That POR15 stuff is great, I found it a little bit odd doing the prep though, felt weird soaking the inside of my car with water to wash off the solvents :P

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

How did you pull the right rear quarter out? Also the car 100% has a blown head gasket and will only drive with the radiator cap loose. Would not recommend driving it any real distance. Also it's got an E30 head on it so make sure you run it on 98 or it will ping itself to bits.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:34 AM

How did you pull the right rear quarter out? Also the car 100% has a blown head gasket and will only drive with the radiator cap loose. Would not recommend driving it any real distance. Also it's got an E30 head on it so make sure you run it on 98 or it will ping itself to bits.

The right quarter was a lot easier to work with once the flare was cut out and welded, it added a lot of stability to that area. It only has the basic shape but Vivek has a friend who will be doing all the bodywork on the car. If there's enough hours left i could change over the gasket (maybe Peter Mac will be good enough to send me another one) because i think it would be a top little motor and i'm not fond of the idea of swapping it out for the L26!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

Uh oh!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:28 PM

:o  Didn't image that was going to be that bad!
I'm with you on the L26, they aren't the best option.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

Ewww... Time to take the roof skin off Mark!

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Whoops! I guess that's a brilliant example of how with these cars, you never know what lies beneath until you start chopping!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:04 AM

Well it's bad, but its not THAT bad.  ???

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:44 AM

The 1mm cutting disc for a 4 inch grinder is my weapon of choice. I prefer to grind out the spot welds on the edges rather than drill them out. Go Slowly cut sections off that are easy to fabricate. An old fuel tank off any car can be a good source of curves rather than pounding them out of flat steel.


Wouldn't you have to be careful that there is no fuel vapor in there ready to explode from sparks of a grinder?

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:50 AM

Whoops! I guess that's a brilliant example of how with these cars, you never know what lies beneath until you start chopping!


Yeah even great examples can be hiding this kind of thing beneath the skin. I'm hoping my car is not hiding too much of this stuff when I finally strip it down for a proper resto of body work.

Great work Mark, looks like another 1 saved and you move quickly! I like your motivation. At this rate you'll be doing all the work on our Zeds :).

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

Wouldn't you have to be careful that there is no fuel vapor in there ready to explode from sparks of a grinder?

Damn straight, that first cut is the deepest!

Great work Mark, looks like another 1 saved and you move quickly! I like your motivation. At this rate you'll be doing all the work on our Zeds :).

Don't forget about Locky, he's the one who referred me. I'll have to set a finders fee!

Strange thing about this car is the inconsistency of the rust, one side of the roof is fine and the other not so good. The dogleg on the same side that the roof rusty was better than the other side. The rear hatch panel was stuffed but the lower panel was perfect.

Anyways heres what i did to fix the roof on that side.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Strange thing about this car is the inconsistency of the rust, one side of the roof is fine and the other not so good. The dogleg on the same side that the roof rusty was better than the other side. The rear hatch panel was stuffed but the lower panel was perfect.


I figured that one out when i had it. It's been parked on the side of a hill so all the water sat on the left hand side of car.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:49 PM

This is what the car will look like when it rolls out of here.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

Well it's bad, but its not THAT bad.  ???

would you like this back  ;D

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

Onto the last third of the car which really only comprises of 4 areas. This is one of them.

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