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My stuff: Routine maintenance time.


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#91 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

So picking up where I left off I needed a piece to join some stuff together so I bent an off cut and drilled some holes.

 

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Then I stuck it in place.

 

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I then made a piece that stuck the inner sill to the bits I have already done but the pictures didn't come out for some reason.

 

Next was to drill some holes in the outer sill piece.

 

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Then use some clamps.

 

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I did some squeezing of the trigger and some hitting with a hammer and got this.

 

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That is all the metal bits stuck back together.

Next was a really weak piece of chassis leg on the drivers side at the back of the car. 

I got some thicker metal and battered it over in the vice (too thick for the folder) to make a U and put it over the weak piece after it was cleaned up. I started welding it in.

 

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When I got to the inner side the brake lines and fuel lines are right next to this so I obviously stripped out the tank fuel tank and moved all the pipes put a sheld in the way and took loads of time keeping the area cool.

 

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After that I cleaned up and put rust converter on quite a few places.

 

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Until next time.....


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#92 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:22 PM

Shrinker looks useful....Did you buy it recently?
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#93 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

Shrinker looks useful....Did you buy it recently?

It is very useful, bought not too long ago second hand from ebay and it looked like it had never been used at all.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:22 AM

Loving the rear sill panel you made there, those look like excellent folding tools you have.

I have fond* memories of making 'patches' for old cars that my work had but I'm afraid it was battered about in a vice!
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#95 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:26 AM

Loving the rear sill panel you made there, those look like excellent folding tools you have.

I have fond* memories of making 'patches' for old cars that my work had but I'm afraid it was battered about in a vice!

Not too dissimilar really!


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#96 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:05 PM

I have done some more on this today.

I finished the drivers side and set to the passenger side with a very unhappy chassis rail which had been patched twice so I did this.

 

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I measured for the U section I would need and got the markers out.

 

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Then into the folder and fold.

 

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Then turn it round.

 

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And fold.

 

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Amazing* fabrication*

 

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Stuck in the gap and welded for the next 40 minutes so as not to set the underseal and carpet on fire.

 

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Then I welded up the blow at the bottom of the down pipe on the manifold, no pictures, imagine an exhaust with a split where it was welded then imagine the crack welded over.

Time to check the board of jobs and it would appear that I have covered the failure points. I wonder what my MOT guy will find for me. I am also assuming the emissions failure was related to the split exhaust (hopefully)

 

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There is a fair bit of tidying up after myself to do before I take it anywhere and I need to get some paint on the bits I have ruined fixed.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

I think I must take credit / blame for the bits that have been ruined, it looks like you are doing a thorough job of putting everything right. Keep up that good work :)

You might be looking at an advisory on a couple of those tyres, I had a different set of wheels on it when it was in for test last time.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:33 PM

I think I must take credit / blame for the bits that have been ruined, it looks like you are doing a thorough job of putting everything right. Keep up that good work :)

You might be looking at an advisory on a couple of those tyres, I had a different set of wheels on it when it was in for test last time.

There appears to be quite a lot of patches, not all are fresh by any stretch of the imagination.

 

No worries regarding the tyres all expected and in hand. 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

Man that chassis rail is thin metal..

Good efforts!
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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

New stuff is less thin!


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#101 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:38 PM

General tinkering day today.

Rear brakes of the Toledo adjusted up making the handbrake much more useful.

A few rust spots treated just to keep it at bay and a general tidy up.

Routine stuff so no pictures because I was just getting on with it.

Tomorrow might be a greasing session which will be thrilling*


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

No pictures as I was a little messy today.

Some chassis black has been spread about various places underneath and today was underseal time.

A few years ago I bought a Dinitrol kit with a gun that goes on the compressor and has quick release tubes that either go in chassis legs or is quite directional.

I used the directional one today and except for a slight mishap where it was basically pointed at my face all went well.

 

I 'think' all the previous failure points have been addressed and now I need to look for insurance and get it in for an MOT to see what else is found!


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