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Just showed the Wife this picture Screenshot_20210101-192403_Chrome.thumb.jpg.405a78411a0dc5fa596ef2505c172774.jpg

I said look what Autoshite have found, which was followed by some worried laughing from Mrs Rusty, I reassured her that I have no intention of buying it as I already have one and a half Allegro's around and about the home which is quite enough for my small plot in suburbia, 

Where is L37 ?

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Don't all gasp at once but I've actually got some progress to share, the rather rusty tie bar mount is no more, from crusty rust20200804_162043.thumb.jpg.47db0b23619c6e26b3ff5b3a2621b509.jpg

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To this 

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I'm happy with the result, coated with Rustin's Zinc rich paint which I was able to put in my mates paint booth/oven to get it nice and dry, tomorrow if I get a chance I will paint it in Joton 87 two part epoxy marine paint which I have never used before so going to get my mate to look at the instructions before I mix any as it's very not cheap but will put a middle finger up to Mr Rust 🖕 I hope

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23 minutes ago, juular said:

Brilliant work. Zinc then 2 part epoxy seems to be the way. Keep the updates coming.

 

I have followed Nitrosilver on YouTube and he does really nice work on Rover SD1's where he uses Joton and Rustin's to good affect so I had to spend some money to preserve the work I have done, I have also been enjoying your weldathon on that lovely Volvo of yours

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Those tie bar mounts are rare as f00k, well done for repairing them- they're often corroded beyond any reasonable redemption. I found a brand new pair on a scrapped stalled project in a breakers yard, £20 the pair. It was an amazing find even 22 years ago. 

 

(edit) I've just noticed i've already said pretty much the same thing earlier on in the thread. 

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38 minutes ago, Lankytim said:

Those tie bar mounts are rare as f00k, well done for repairing them- they're often corroded beyond any reasonable redemption. I found a brand new pair on a scrapped stalled project in a breakers yard, £20 the pair. It was an amazing find even 22 years ago. 

I had no choice but to repair it as finding a good one was going no where, its not something that I would want to do again without the use of a strong metal bender, I had to go all cave man on the 2mm sheet steel to get it shaped, but it's done now and I don't have to do the left hand side which is a bonus 

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2 hours ago, barrett said:

Any news on this one? The film it 'stars' in has just been released, and I managed to grab this from the trailer...

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a fairly film famous FX4 there too :) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_FX4#/media/File:1962_Austin_FX4_London_taxi.jpg

(well I knew of it from its Wikipedia picture but googling its reg shows it has stared in a few films)

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19 hours ago, barrett said:

Any news on this one? The film it 'stars' in has just been released, and I managed to grab this from the trailer...

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Not much to report on the Allegro I'm afraid, all work had been suspended on it due to building work at home with scaffolding, I've put the front suspension back on only to move it out of the way, with the weather being all English the building work had been delayed greatly but as of today the work has been completed, I believe I have all the panels I need so I should be able to get the welding finished with any luck, 

I saw that picture on the Allegro page and it made me chuckle to think it's been in a film, currently it would fit in well in scene from Steptoe and Son's,

Updates soon I hope

 

 

 

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Well well what do you know there's only some progress on the Allegro!

I've a day and a half free, the sun is out with dry weather for the foreseeable so it's time to get the angle grinder to hand and start cutting, the Allegro had as do most of my long term projects become a temporary storage/shed area, boxes of car parts were removed and the hoover was deployed to help get it cleaned up a bit before I made more messIMG_20210610_141943_hdr.thumb.jpg.1f619300594ea93f55003e5c6d44c00b.jpg

The inside had not been cleaned up since I was in it last year which was bad form on my part, i had to use a small screwdriver to get the grinding dust that had started to fuse together out of Gap's for the hoover, a cleaner work area for me to contort myself into was achievedIMG_20210610_141954.thumb.jpg.46c84df2283ffc2356e9a682144e7fa7.jpg

The bigger bits got swept up, I pushed back the carpet and employed the use of a Amazon cardboard box as a spark arrestor, this is the area of interest that I have to attend to, it has a bit of everything here to get my teeth intoIMG_20210610_145236_hdr.thumb.jpg.c316bd3c9c119ee1b376fc185fff1bd8.jpg

To help with access I unbolted the throttle pedal and tucked it to one side, underneath the floor runs both a brake line and the hydro front to back suspension pipe so I took it very easy as I don't want to be catching either of those if I can help it,  then i cut out the rust IMG_20210610_150737_hdr.thumb.jpg.a4472e4b87d028fb1d64347c6af13230.jpg

Now that I see what needs to be done it's not as bad as I first thought, the chassis rail itself is in good condition with only the top part needing a small plate in 2mm so that should be easy to tackle, the floor will then be welded back up after some more cardboard templates have been made, back on it tomorrow 

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So I woke up rather early this morning around 4:30, I just sat with my coffee watching historic saloon car racing at Donington race track until I could start making noise, I cut back a little more and cleaned up the edges,  then made some repair patches using an old cardboard box for the template, then I fired up the welder, first bit was the wheel arch/tub areaIMG_20210611_092907_hdr.thumb.jpg.af01601a7b64a5bfbad34aab41a530ee.jpg

IMG_20210611_095630.thumb.jpg.8d772fd35b177fe922e6798209951565.jpgthen the 2mm plate on top of the chassis rail of which I forgot to take a picture of, next plate on the lower section of the firewall and then the floor itself, this is the point that I ran out of welding wire so a trip to Halfords is my next move

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Ahh.... Floors!

ToMM© had been dribbling down the drivers A-post inner for a long time... Behind trim/under carpet :(

Before the last MOT, I lifted the drivers carpet and found a 50p hole under the acc heel point.

I popped along to our local 'leccy glooman' and he slapped a Slice of Warburtons on/MOT seamed.

I slapped over zinc preserver + spraycan shulz.

Rust Never Sleeps ;)

 

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