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Old 13-07-2016, 10:55 AM   #21
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Good luck with getting the car back up to scratch.
Mine suffered with rust and was the main reason for getting rid in the end. Still miss the car like mad, number 2365.
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Old 13-07-2016, 08:05 PM   #22
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Another update on the sills. Had a guy come round today with a good reputation among triumph owners. He gave me a quote to replace both sills which was alot more than I was expecting! The sills are go going to have to wait for a while though as it's insurance renewal time soon so money is tight😒. I'll keep looking to see if there's someone else who can do the job for a more reasonable price.
For now I'll crack on with the bumper which is coming along nicely and has only cost me £30 so far.

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Old 01-08-2016, 06:46 PM   #23
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More updates and some pictures of fords excellent corrosion protection 😆.

Firstly I found someone else who can replace the sills at a more reasonable price. Its another person in the classic car resto business so has plenty of experience with this kind of work.

To get the ball rolling I have removed the inner arch liners front and rear and also loosened the front wings to save on a bit of labour. I have also bought the new sill panels and have primed them with bilt hamber electrox.

Now for some pics of what I discovered when I removed the rear arch liners and proof that fords idea of corrosion protection is erm....sh##!!!!









Rear of the car stripped out for better access to the areas that need repairing.

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That's it for now. I'm waiting for it to go into the work shop then it will probably be time for some new paint
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:46 PM   #24
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Keep us updated.

The rust on that car is appalling for such a (not very old) car.

You are doing a great job.
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:30 PM   #25
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That, unfortunately, is going to need a lot of metal work.

Just don't understand the build quality issues with these. I've seen similar issues on them though.

To be brutally honest fella, I'd get it assessed before you do too much work on it. I wouldn't want you throw good money after bad. It may end up needing far more work than it appears. Such is the awful way of the tin worm. Given the 'quality' of some of the work seen so far, I'd be wondering what other delights are awaiting discovery.......

Sorry.

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That, unfortunately, is going to need a lot of metal work.

Just don't understand the build quality issues with these. I've seen similar issues on them though.

To be brutally honest fella, I'd get it assessed before you do too much work on it. I wouldn't want you throw good money after bad. It may end up needing far more work than it appears. Such is the awful way of the tin worm. Given the 'quality' of some of the work seen so far, I'd be wondering what other delights are awaiting discovery.......

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Cheers for the heads up👍 As said I'm waiting for it to be taken away and assessed/repaired. Like you say depending on how bad the rot is will dictate how far I take improving the car.

From my investigations so far the rust seems limited to the sills and rear inner arches. The boot floor seems to be in good shape and the front end what you'd expect for a car of its age.

I hope I'm not being naive and when it does finally go to the workshop it's not all bad news😓
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Hopefully - be great to see it get back to as new condition, but better protected.
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The areas already found are generally the areas that these are prone for along with the bottom of the front wings and the rear arches
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Man you've a job on there but best of luck it'll be all worth it in the end.


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Thing that bothers me most is that the rot seems to be mostly along the main seams....the last photo of the rear arch shows it very, very well. Scrape away the factory seam sealant and I don't think it's going to be a very nice picture....

Not sure if this might be of some help...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-Focus-...YAAOSwZVlXrMvY
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