Posts Tagged ‘wheel arch’

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.

8v Under the Knife

Posted: 9th January 2013 by asteriskr in Rallye 8v
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Rallye 8v

After a summer of (occasional) use the Rallye was SORNed in autumn and has been hiding out in the garage. As I’m selling this one on this year, it was time to do a few little jobs before putting it in for a new MOT and getting it on the market. First job to sort out the rear arches.

Near side:
Rallye 8v

Off side:
Rallye 8v

Started on the near side first, things are always worse than they look when it comes to the rot – wheel arch side:
Rallye 8v

Paint and underseal off:
Rallye 8v
Chopping out:
Rallye 8v

Patching underway:
Rallye 8v

The exhaust heatshield has seen better days. The next job is to take that off and check the whole seam of the boot floor to wheel arch join to work out if more chopping out is needed.