Posts Tagged ‘Welding’

One Step Closer

Posted: 16th April 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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Chopped out the rot, put a 5mm alloy plate in behind the sound deadening to stop setting fire to anything and then tack welded in a repair panel.

Arch Repairs

Fully welded it in, cleaned up the welds, primed and seam sealed just to be sure.

Arch Repairs

One of the other things I’ve been cleaning up as I go along is this mess – looks like they drove through a puddle of black gunk. This was the starting point:

Arch Repairs

I’m about 50% the way there on that clean up…

8v Update

Posted: 7th April 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v, Welding
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When I was bleeding the offside brake calliper I noticed a patch in the front wheel arch that didn’t look too wonderful so I scraped off the underseal to find it looking a little rotten underneath. So this weekend finally managed to find time to break out the tools and tidy it up!

Repairs

Chopped it out:

Repairs

Butt welded in the repair panel.

Repairs

Primered it and ready for gravitex and top coat now.

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