Posts Tagged ‘Rear’

8v Welding Complete

Posted: 23rd January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v, Welding
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Welding complete – I just need to dress the welds and prep for paint now. The photo’s not so good but you get the idea.

Repair Panel

Repair Patch Fabrication

Posted: 20th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v, Welding
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My wife’s a star and arranged for the in-laws to come around this afternoon to buy me some garage time. I didn’t waste a second. Used the cardbaord template made yesterday to outline the repair piece and then cut it from Zintec.

Repair Patch

Started marking up for spot weld drillings and sections to form. Drilled first then started work with the ball pein hammers and the vice…

Repair Patch

After this there was over an hour spent fine tuning it to fit. It needed some extra drillings and some more forming

Repair Patch

Satisfied with the shape, I drilled some more holes for cleco pins in the chassis to hold the repair panel in place and combined with welding clamps and vise grips started to tack it in to place.

8v Repairs Continue

Posted: 14th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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As predicted more chopping out was needed, making the hole bigger!

Wheel arch repairs

This is going to make me think carefully when I have to fabricate a repair section:

Wheel arch repairs

The boot floor on this side is in A1 condition. I chopped a couple of sections from the seam that had started to pit and started the repairs by welding in repair sections here first.

Wheel arch repairs

The Other Side

Posted: 12th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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With the passenger side repairs under two coats of POR15 it was time to crack on with the drivers side which I knew was worse. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Wheel Arch Repairs

Wheel Arch Repairs

Wheel Arch Repairs

Wheel Arch Repairs

Needs some tidying up and I need to take a closer look at a few bits to work out if a little more chopping is needed. The rust had spread under the underseal and had also spread between the dual skins where the reinforcement is on the arch above the suspension mounting point.

Cleaned everything up and put some POR15 seam sealer on the passenger side and will get back on it tomorrow.

Rallye 8v Repairs

Posted: 10th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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Cut about 5cm width out of the boot floor and welded in a new piece yesterday and finished welding repair sections in tonight. Just need to dress the welds and get it under some paint now.

Boot floor from yesterday
Rallye 8v

Wheel arch side plate
Rallye 8v

Seam welded it from the boot side too for a little extra reinforcement.