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Old 30-04-2018, 07:25 PM   #71
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You have the patience of a saint! I'm just going to scrap/blast the underside of my Pug.

Looking good either way man! Any plans to have it out this year?
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:40 PM   #72
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You have the patience of a saint! I'm just going to scrap/blast the underside of my Pug.

Looking good either way man! Any plans to have it out this year?
Thanks man,well I do use a wire knot wheel on a drill so under seal come off very quickly.
I don't think it will be ready by this year,I still have to sort out some power supply for the welder (well other than my skill to use it),and the welding itself is going to be quite involved/time consuming but that's okay as I don't want to rush anything if I'm not happy with the work.

How is your 106 doing by the way? Are you still working on stripping the bodywork?
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:53 PM   #73
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Thanks man,well I do use a wire knot wheel on a drill so under seal come off very quickly.
I don't think it will be ready by this year,I still have to sort out some power supply for the welder (well other than my skill to use it),and the welding itself is going to be quite involved/time consuming but that's okay as I don't want to rush anything if I'm not happy with the work.

How is your 106 doing by the way? Are you still working on stripping the bodywork?
Yeah, you gotta get it right - can't rush perfection!

Haven't touched it for a few months now. I bought a welder recently and started welding up my BMW. Should get some progress over the summer on the 106 though!
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:54 PM   #74
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I had mentioned a while ago that I was frequenting a Level 3 Motorsport course,since I have now completed everything my good teacher gave me an opportunity to practice some welding (well until I ran out of gas lol) having told him on the project I'm working on,it was a lot of fun and would definitely do it every chance I get sometime soon,definitely need a lot a practice though lol,pictures to follow,we used 1mm,1.5mm,2mm and 3mm using a SUPERMIG150,the same one I have,with a 0.8mm wire.

First sheet of metal 1mm with a 0.8 wire,some of the welds are the teacher ones (on these 2 pictures below),blow trough is obviously mine,almost all of the welds following the line of the bench are mine,I also tried some tacks.



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Tried laying down some beads on 3mm:





Back:



At this point we had a 206 coming in the workshop as the welds on the manifold bracket had broke,perfect opportunity to give it a go lol (with teacher consent of course).

Before:



After:



Not pretty but it was plenty strong and no exhaust leaks.

Oh and the auto darkening helmet I've used:



+10 HP for flames (I did order a plain black one but they sent this instead,doesn't matter as it still works brilliantly).

I then tried to weld some 1.5mm doing tacks to simulate a car panel,this is after I ground it down as mistakes were made (definetely need to buy an angle grinder at least to ground down the welds as with the dremel it takes ages and in fact I gave up):



Back,no penetration lol:



Tried again just to lay some tacks,the one near the edge,far right,is the last weld I did which imo looks the best out of the bunch:



Back:



Then tried an overlap (same as if you would weld some strengthening plates) on a 3mm sheet (I did also try some tacks in the center),no pretty but I hit it with a hammer several times and didn't separate so does have some strength in it I suppose:



Again no penetration:



Well,gas run out at this point.
Anyhow,will continue to practice unitl I get the hang of it then will start thinking about welding on the car,of course any suggestions on welding are much appreciated.

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Stripped the other side of the fender to coat with the Electrox,before:













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Primed:









Tidying the garage a little bit,decided to get rid of the standard bonnet as it wasn't looking too good (want to use a fibreglass one anyway),though I wonder why was it cut like that in the photo below? We will never know.



Wasn't too happy to find that somebody before my ownership damaged the sill jacking the car up in the wrong spot so wanted to see if I could make it look a bit better,before:





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Aaaaand..banned again from working in the garage,brb finding another one.

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Wow,! Proper restoration. You put some graft into that dude ,,... excellent work so far
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Gave a deposit down for the new place,even comes with a fridge,it's 6 by 4 meters:



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Not dead yet,will be posting updates soon when I have some time,due to work and just generally tidying up the workspace and installing shelfes/workbenches haven't really had the chance to spend a considerable amount of time working on the car but for things I have done such as cleaning up the sunroof section and removing all the wiring from the cabin to clear up some space and removing some unneeded metal,I did take pictures of and will be posted soon.
On top of that the death of the notebook I used to post updates with didn't help and using my mobile for lengthy updates is miserable so I will source a new desktop pc soon to remedy that.

The car is in the workshop now with the engine and gearbox removed again to allow for work to be done,I did buy some reinforcements for the shell from Satchell that will be installed soon and I will be picking up some gas from JustKampers which have exactly what I need for a decent price with no stupid rent but just a deposit,the thought of using the much smaller and cheaper disposable bottles did cross my mind but quickly disappeared after the stupid economics revealed themselves,basically it's money down the drain.

Pushing the car inside the workshop wasn't as easy as I thought as I had no ramps at disposal so ended up pushing it with my other car using blocks of woods as ramps and used tyres to prevent direct contact between the two cars politely lent by the neighbour,it did end up bending the lower radiator support slightly but it worked,anyhow it matters not as I had the thought for a while to just remove it completely and use a round mild steel tube in its place (seen it done on a few 106's) which is much more stronger (not difficult to bend the original by hand) and maybe could be used as an easy spot to lift the car up,unsure on that one still,will have to do some tests before,new brackets will be made to mount the radiator.

Also had to remove the doors to be able to clean up the door jams and the idea of replacing the two doors with fibreglass ones is stuck in my mind,can't really go wrong for 360£ for two doors in GRP and a weight saving of apparently 35kg is hard to say no to,safety is a concern of course but with a roll cage it should be okay.

Well,that's just a thought anyway,the hole seems to be getting deeper everytime,please help.

Anyhow,see you soon,thanks for reading.
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saxos make great track cars. I used to compete in mine before I swapped it for a gti-6
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