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Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Less Holes... - 20/04/18

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#481 OFFLINE   Datsuncog

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:29 PM

A song that won't necessarily take your mind off the matter at hand, but is quite nice anyway...?

 

 

Disappointing though this latest discovery is, hopefully there can't be much more grot hiding now. Seems like you made good progress over the weekend, and you've already given this car more attention than it's had in many a long year.

 

You'll get there!


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#482 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:18 PM

Disappointing though this latest discovery is, hopefully there can't be much more grot hiding now.


It's a Triumph, there is always more rot...

I need to dash out tomorrow morning and buy some steel, get the fucker patched before work...

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:20 PM

It's a Triumph, there is always more rot...

I need to dash out tomorrow morning and buy some steel, get the fucker patched before work...

Bring it back over here on Thursday night and I'll weld it.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

I'm working backshift this week 14:30-00:00. Pain in the arse...

Cheers for the offer though!

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:44 PM

Things I achieved this morning:

 

Set fire to myself.

Set fire to the car.

Melt the paint off the rear wing.

Blow some holes in some metal.

Find more rust.

 

Things I didn't achieve this morning:

 

Repairing the Acclaim to a satisfactory standard for the MOT tomorrow.

 

Now I must go to work for 9 hours. Cannot. Be. Arsed.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:06 PM

Things I achieved this morning:

 

Set fire to myself.

Set fire to the car.

Melt the paint off the rear wing.

Blow some holes in some metal.

Find more rust.

 

Things I didn't achieve this morning:

 

Repairing the Acclaim to a satisfactory standard for the MOT tomorrow.

 

Now I must go to work for 9 hours. Cannot. Be. Arsed.

 

That is an excellent achievement*


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#488 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Time is my enemy and welding flimsy metal shouldn't be rushed...

There is a plate over the largest hole tacked at the top but searching for decent metal to weld to at the bottom just caused more metal to vanish. I have now chased the rust back to usable metal...

I'll be up early making up another plate and fitting it it tomorrow morning by the looks... it is supposed to be welded to the inside of the rear wing but doing that blisters the paint. To the other side is the fuel tank and fuck that...
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Posted Yesterday, 11:49 AM

Sitrep!

 

I woke up this morning and realised that life is too short for the average day to consist of 6 hours of car fixing, 10 hours of work and 6 hours of sleep so I phoned the garage and cancelled the MOT. I shall work on the car at my leisure this afternoon and over the weekend.

 

I've been hanging on to the Civic until the Acclaim is MOT'd "just in case" so I may as well use the bloody thing as the backup car it's supposed to be.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:11 PM

The key to any good repair is applying enough underseal to it that it doesn't look like complete shit:

 

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I've done about 1,000 miles in the car since buying it, prior to that it had done 100 since it's MOT in April 2017 and 400 the year before!

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:24 PM

That looks a pretty decent repair.

I've always liked these cars.
Even sold a few during my "career".
Always a bit tatty and well worn,but reliable non the less.





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