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Old 02-07-2017, 07:42 PM
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^^^^When you start pulling them down, it breaks your heart when you see that 5hit
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:47 PM
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Things are still ticking along.

The doors are free from glass and locking mechanisms.

I took a big leap today and cut out my first panel that i'll be replacing. This was the infil panel between the rear window and the boot/trunk. This panel was extremely rusted where the rear window sits. It was a bit daunting, but it worked out pretty good Punched all the way through in a couple of spots, but that shouldn't cause an issue reinstalling.



Getting to the spot welds from inside and upside down in the boot was a pain in the ass!

Old Panel = Catcus



Structure under the infil is pretty good. A bit of surface rust, but no repairs needed by the looks of it.



Spotweld cutter is a seriously helpful tool. Very fast at punching out the spotwelds (and through both panels in a couple of instances ).



Not a lot left to do now till I drop it off to Stripped Bare to be blasted next month.

Any tips on removing the boot hinges? Looks like i have to drill out the rivet that the hinge pivots on?
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:51 AM
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Any tips on removing the boot hinges? Looks like i have to drill out the rivet that the hinge pivots on?
There is a tang bent over the end of the pin that goes through the hinge(can be hard to get to), bend it back and pull pin out.

Make sure your springs are off first.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:19 PM
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On ya Sean...... smash it out
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Old 14-09-2017, 08:32 PM
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Getting there Sean, one spot weld at a time!
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Old 15-09-2017, 08:55 PM
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Good work Sean, I wanna see some welds
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Old 25-09-2017, 10:13 PM
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I had some help come over to move heavy stuff around today

Seperated the body from the subframe. A hoist makes this rather easy.



Doors off too. It's officially a bare shell now



Body mount pad on the subframe looks to be in bad shape. The seating ring is cracked in a couple of places. Not too sure whether this is damage from the crash or a previous, poor repair job? All the more reason to replace the subframe with an upgrade



Also picked up a new toy this week which should see itself useful in the future

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Old 26-09-2017, 07:06 PM
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Getting into it!
That hoist is handy.
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Old 26-09-2017, 09:49 PM
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Good work Sean, you'll bloody catch me at this rate ��
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:57 PM
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Well after a full day of making grinding and cutting dust in the shed, I've got a pretty good understanding of the condition of the car. Went through 4 cutting disks and coated everything in the shed (including my lungs) with grey dust

I knew the car had rust, but it's going to take some serious repairs. It's not game-over, but it is the worse-case scenario I had in my head.

Removing a dodgey repair covering the wheel tub & rocker exposed a serious hole in the wheel well and a rotten inner rocker panel.






Quick video shows how easy it comes off (excuse the crap on-handed photography)

Was held together by Silicon It boggles who would spend $15k on a Shaffiroff Crate motor and then repair rust with bloody silicon!? This car seriously was a polished turd

Similar with this patch job on the rear frame rail where it meets the front leaf hanger.
Had been plated over and welded everywhere and the subframe connector was on top of the patches.



Underneath the plates, the frame rail was rusted through. Wasn't even painted before being plated over



There's no easy way to repair the rear rails without replacing them with re-manufactured pieces or an aftermarket upgrade.

While i was at it today, i made the shell mobile to get it to the blasters next week.



Major panel repairs that i know will be needed:
  • rear window infil
  • Passenger 'tulip' panel
  • inner rocker panels
  • rear frame rails - maybe cut them out and get a full-frame chassis
  • wheel tubs - going to mini tubs

Nothing to do now till I haul it to be blasted later this month.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:35 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me the crap work that some people do.
It can be a downer when you find this dodgy sh!t, I found plenty in our 68 Camaro but taking it all back and fixing it properly makes you feel better (wallet is lighter, but you feel better about the car )

Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:01 AM
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Sorry to see it Sean, but unfortunately it see it all the time.
We will sort it all out next week with the blasting.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:30 PM
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Hi Shaun,

I brought that Sub frame off Scott mola and will have a spare standard front sub frame and steering box if you are interested? Think you said you were going aftermarket but thought I would offer it up if your interested?

Only wanting a few hundred for the subframe
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:52 PM
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Never cool to see anything like this .... but whoever laid that silastic must've done a bang up job, because I've seen how hard you unleashed the 540 on the track/s ..
.. always a good opportunity to check out new options though - just painful in the time and cash needed to resolve it
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:46 PM
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Good progress mate. At this rate you'll be on the road before me. Dropping mine off to Greg next week also
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