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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 10 Oct 2018, 22:51

No pics tonight.

Pics would show sweet FA, which would not be an accurate representation of the outcome.

I drilled some holes for plug welding the sill, and fired up the MIG.

And the outcome was that I learned that MIGing through a thick layer of Halfrauds weld thru primer is worse than useless.
So I carved the sill off again, slowly and carefully, and cleaned off all relevant paint, and left the garage for the evening, a wiser man. :oops:
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 11 Oct 2018, 22:18

And with my newfound wisdom, I returned.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby bigbadbob76 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:08

Looking tidy Roger.
I've never tried weld through primer so can't comment on it but you're doing a great job there. :ok
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Re: Rustoration

Postby mshaw1980 » 12 Oct 2018, 09:43

I sprayed the weld thru primer on that panel and through the holes I drilled scraped the primer off with a thin screwdriver. Puddle welds were much less spatter and should still be protected as the seam around the spot welds still has the weld thru primer on.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 12 Oct 2018, 18:39

The welding might tidy Bob, but that’s the only thing that does in the garage! Did your eyes skate over the van interior? Nice to hear from you!

Mshaw, I could have done that, and am kind of wishing I had, but heyho. Just thinking about protection, I guess there is a suitable oil based product that can work in to the join. It doesn’t need to last another 30 yrs tho, I’ll be too old to drive by then!
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Re: Rustoration

Postby adie89 » 13 Oct 2018, 17:10

Excellent progress!

I used Wurth zinc spray. Much better than simoniz or Halfords stuff, although Wurth prices were Wurth it. :rofl
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 29 Oct 2018, 16:38

Got the JP positioned again after putting on the inner sill. Only two hours of checking, moving it a bit, checking repeat repeat repeat.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 04 Nov 2018, 20:54

And then, after cursing myself for not doing all the prep for actually welding the bleeder on, inspiration struck!

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So it’s off again for weld-thru, and holes in the sill for plug welds.



LHS will be so much quicker...


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Re: Rustoration

Postby 937carrera » 04 Nov 2018, 21:03

It's great to see the progress, but I'm feeling a bit lost with what you are doing at the moment - my issue, not yours :)
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 05 Nov 2018, 20:10

Inner sill is on, jp positioned. Next - replace the bits missing from rear crossmember out to jp, fix jp. Then rebuild C pillar, and move to the B pillar (not looking forward to that)...
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Re: Rustoration

Postby adie89 » 07 Nov 2018, 20:05

You bought he b pillar though right? That will make life so much easier. As for the c pillar, I can’t seem to find a repair panel, so the procrastination continues until I sum the courage to JFDI. Just F*in Do It

Looking really good. I seam welded the JP to the sill on all sides as well to eliminate that moisture trap between the two.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby adie89 » 07 Nov 2018, 20:05

You bought he b pillar though right? That will make life so much easier. As for the c pillar, I can’t seem to find a repair panel, so the procrastination continues until I sum the courage to JFDI. Just F*in Do It

Looking really good. I seam welded the JP to the sill on all sides as well to eliminate that moisture trap between the two.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby RogerT » 07 Nov 2018, 22:44

Aye, I’ve got the B outer, and the C will have to just be fabricated. I do have that triangular strengthened tho that fits at the back of the C.

I plan to seam weld round the JP too, and will probably add seam sealer to at the end. I’m needing to buy more 2mm sheet though as I’m getting through that wee square I bought.
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Re: Rustoration

Postby adie89 » 18 Nov 2018, 20:50

RogerT wrote:Aye, I’ve got the B outer, and the C will have to just be fabricated. I do have that triangular strengthened tho that fits at the back of the C.

I plan to seam weld round the JP too, and will probably add seam sealer to at the end. I’m needing to buy more 2mm sheet though as I’m getting through that wee square I bought.


Were at the same point then. Really not looking forward to fabbing the c pillar. It’s a complicated profile and forms part of the sliding door frame so is really visible and a critical fit. Bugger
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Re: Rustoration

Postby multisi » 18 Nov 2018, 21:20

inner right c pillar is available but 165 euro. google 251809354.
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