Posts Tagged ‘Repairs’

8v Progress

Posted: 19th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v, Welding
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So this is where I am up to with the repairs.

Repairs

To keep the panels in the right place when welding on the next section, it was time to crack out the cleco pins. They’re a great bit of kit.

Repairs

Next job is the final repair panel. This is a tricky one but I’m going to go for the all in one approach. I reckon that it’s doable, but there will be some challenges in forming all the creases.

Repairs

8v Fabrication

Posted: 18th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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Made some bits and welded them in:

Repairs

Repairs

Haven’t had much time available and phone’s been playing up affecting photos – not sure how it is going from 40% battery to completely flat in two hours doing nothing but there we go. It probably didn’t like the cold. The condensation has caused icycles to form under the ceiling…

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.