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5 hours ago, EXCEL V8 said:

Great progress.  Who's going to do the spraying?  What colour?

Pete

Hi Pete,

Thanks for the encouragement although it does seem progress is somewhat pedestrian at times. 

The paint will be done by a guy called Anthony at Rust Republic :respect: just outside Nottingham.  It will be a joint effort, but :whistle:it'll be mainly him.

The original colour was Cirrus White which judging by what's left under the wheel arches appears to be a crisp, clean white?  So that's what it will be again.

Roland

 

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I thought my car might be Cirrus White but it came out of the factory Monaco White - so I've stuck to that but two pack instead of the original cellulose.  Just in case you haven't decided what to do about the wheel arches I had mine done in "Raptor" - a coating for pick-up beds - really tough and looks good;  I can recommend it.

Pete

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Well it's taken me 10 days but i've finally completed the engine bay paint removal.  :animier:

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Have had a go at removing the underseal using a wire brush, doable but will need going over to prep for Raptor coat

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And some original paintwork.

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Going to have a break from sanding and move on to some front end repairs.

Roland

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That's exactly the same as mine was.  I repaired it from the outside and then bonded the inner and outer skins together from inside the car to help strengthen it.  I've also modified some post '89 MY Excel brackets which brace the chassis to the body at the rear of the wheel arch to help support the body better.

Pete

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On 26/08/2021 at 22:04, EXCEL V8 said:

Yep - I removed all the paint from my car using a 1" scraper and some warm air!

Pete

Elbow grease and primitive tools make few claims about how good they are, but often outperform fancy modern products.👍

However - a decent face mask  significantly outperforms nostril hair for dust extraction. I wish I'd realised this 30 years ago.

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4 hours ago, tom kilner said:

Elbow grease and primitive tools make few claims about how good they are, but often outperform fancy modern products.👍

However - a decent face mask  significantly outperforms nostril hair for dust extraction. I wish I'd realised this 30 years ago.

I hate to think how much crap I've inhaled over the years - especially asbestos, rust and fibreglass 😬

Pete

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More work done!

In no particular order

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Front corner started

 

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Split in front valance

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More paint off

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This last photo is interesting.  As you can see there is a differance  between the very top under the swage line, light grey then white then there is an off white line across the top and then the rest is dark grey.  We have come to the conclusion that as this is the side that got stuffed into the bridge (as is clear from the failed repair on the inside of the boot) that this is a repair panel.  Also when you run your hand over it it's no where near as flat as the rest of the panels on the car.  More work added to the list!

Roland

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Another day at the office...

Before                                                                                            After

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And some more repairs, this damage is inside the boot o/s.  .

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At first I thought it was a failed patch panel as this is the side that has the rear quarter outside repair panel from when it was stuffed into a bridge.  On closer inspection it turns out it is where the lower body is bonded to the upper and also where the parcel shelf and seat back are also bonded.  In the boot rather than re-bonding I am going to clean it up and fibreglass to give it some more strength.  The bond has also failed on this side for the seat back, this will be cleaned out and re-bonded.

Onwards!

 

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On 01/10/2021 at 17:05, EXCEL V8 said:

I removed that whole panel on my car as it had been totally bodged in the past.  it is an important piece - it stops the body "lozenging".  Check the bonding up by the roof as well.

Pete

Intersting.  Will do Pete 👍  Thanks!

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