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#16 Steelie600

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:23 PM

Looking good.

I thought there might have been more holes but it looks like yours is quite good.
 

skipped this point

Its only the rear crossmember thats rotten and thats only because of dumb !Removed! postmen reversing it into walls and bending the outer crossmember. Which inturn let in water and in turn the tin worm set in. Im still debating on whether to fix the outer xmember or replace it with a new one. Im pretty sure a couple of hours with a hammer and mole grips I can have it resembling a factory escort again! Just ordered my paint for the outside......... OUCHIE!! £200 up in smoke! LOL



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:36 PM

Yeah proper professional Sip with argo shield mate. Im a fully coded welder too, Its part of a mechanics skill set, but we never get seperate qualifications for it so I got my papers so its something I can turn to if needed. 
 
My quals are City n Guilds level 4 Road vehicle systems skills and layouts
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And I still cant get a !Removed! job!! I think people hate me LOL


Oh no, not an SIP :o I would test if it can float :lol:

Your CV must look good, shame someone like yourself still can't get a job though.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:38 PM

LMFAO Not my first choice I must admit, but im pretty sure I can tame the beast! LOL



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

LMFAO Not my first choice I must admit, but im pretty sure I can tame the beast! LOL

A Clarke 151TE wasn't really my first choice either but it's a cracking machine for the money.

Then comes the ridiculous bill for shielding gas... I use the refillable ones now from Adams gas. At least you are getting it for nout :lol:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:46 PM

Air products is 2 miles from my house, so I just go there. I have a half size canister of argo shield that I hang on to at home. One day ill afford the welder ive always wanted, but until then ill just keep borrowing and using real gas



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

Right, your not that lucky, Ive not died. Been workin at weekend. And today been grafting on the Van again. Knocking dents out and de rusting some more. I would have done some welding, but my mates not come through with his welder, so im gonna have to put my hand in my pocket and hire one ARRGGHHHHHH

Some bad points, its bin attacked with filler before at the back end so im gonna have to get all that off and treat the rust behind it, cos whoever painted it last time just fillered over the rust and didnt treat it! Cockheads!! No pics today cos I havent done the rust repair yet, ill get some tomrrow. But were cracking on nicely, and my aim is to have all the rust treated inside and out, and the engine bay and arches atleast in primer by weekend.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:26 PM

Righto piccy time!! just to recap, ive welded plates on all the holes. Seam sealed all the joints, also seam sealed the joints where the cargo bay panels join to stop water ingress (not done at factory) I've fully undersealed the cargo area and rear crossmember. 

Also ive wire brushed all the rust from inside the cab and engine bay, treated the rust with rust remover, and zinc primed the problem sots inside the cab and under the front arches. Engine bay has had first coat of Rosso red. Not bothered priming and painting under here as its generally red anyway, so just a light tickle with the emery paper and straight on with the colour. I will give it another coat tomorrow, and then when I shoot the body itll get another coat. So will be a nice deep glossy red.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Bang tidy :D

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Aye I thought so! Ive even been out to spray the patch I missed by the rear tow hook! LOL

 

Ill start the body prep next week. Working tomorrow and flying my helis sunday, so Monday all being well ill crack on with rubbing the body down



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:10 PM


Today ive stripped the rear beam down, reconed the springs, u-bolts, spring plates, shock mounts. Just need my spring brackets now and I can re-fabricate the beam to sit the proper side of the springs so it doesnt resemble a 4x4. Ive also got cossie rear brakes on the way with appropriate mounting brackets. so will have plenty of rear stoppage. Im gonna be running evo front Brembos and 320mm discs up front aswell so brakes will be more than adequate! LOL

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^^ Best tool EVAR!! Parrot beak self tightening pliers!! Id be lost without these!!

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Can always tell when its his tea time! He keeps !Removed! barkin at me!!!

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:10 PM

He has to have collie in him somewhere.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

nope, hes a Samoyed Labrador cross 1st gen



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

I was going by the shape of his head and muzzle length.
Cracking dog though.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:40 PM

yep hes my little man, hes on me bed with me now! like a kid to me he is!



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

Imagine how cramped it gets with me, the missus and three dogs on the bed.

No wonder I don't get much sleep.



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