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#676 Heath

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:24 AM

Awesome Glen.

#677 Bart

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 09:34 PM

Looking awesome mate

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:50 PM

A little different but this reminded me of your build

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:59 PM

How dare you suggest that Torana's were once treated poorly Brad. :)  The exhaust on this XU1 was glowing right to the end of the muffler. It was held flat for minutes.
 
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Thats not at Scarborough Beach is it Laurie?

#680 turbo76lx

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:55 PM

Update time. Having the shell dipped has turned out to be more work than I thought.

About 14 holes have been drilled in the shell that they never told me they were going to do so these had to be welded up.

 

Yes that is a hole drilled in the middle of the roof skin.

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Holes drilled in the wind screen channel and the top of the dash.

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I was surprised at the amount of rust that started to form under panels, I had tack welded the sill panel and two extra roof braces on to the shell and removed them when I got the shell home.

 

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There are also spots where it looks like acid is still leaching out of the seams.

 

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I was also surprised at the amount of body deaden-er and seam sealer that was still in the shell.

 

The black shape in the middle of the photo is one of the many big chuncks of body deaden-er.   

 

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#681 turbo76lx

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:03 PM

I have had to strip and clean and sand every part of the shell so finally got the inside and underneath painted with KBS.

 

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One coat of silver KBS, still need to seam seal then a coat of black KBS.

 

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Edited by turbo76lx, 27 July 2019 - 08:03 PM.


#682 jeffblanco

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 09:00 PM

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Thats disappointing Glen,

your body looks like mine did after they dipped the car the first time, it still looked rusty and crap was coming out of it.

After the second dipping the shell was spotless and there was nothing left in the box sections that I could see through holes.

The box sections were all rust treated as well as the rest of the car, and finally a sealer was applied to everything.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:53 PM

I assume all the holes they drilled were to let air bubbles escape when they submerged the shell in their bath?

 

That kinda sucks.

 

You'd think it'd be worth them building a rotating cradle similar to a rotisserie so they didn't have to do that.

 

I have had to strip and clean and sand every part of the shell ~

 

That almost seems to defeat the purpose of dipping if you still have to do all that work afterward?

 

I hate the idea of that rust starting again in all the cavities you can't get to. Sounds like there should be a second stage dipping in some kind of rust prevention treatment?

 



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:53 AM

I guess you should just be thankful that it wasn't Heath on the drill



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 10:22 AM

Pm'd



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

One thing I would do before you weld up the holes is pump them full of cavity wax (or the like) especially if they are hard to get at areas.  I would have thought there should have been a final process of spraying a rust inhibitor. Cheers Ron


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#687 turbo76lx

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:22 PM

Got the sill put back on and a coat of epoxy on it and the rest of the engine bay.

 

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:47 AM

Looking good.





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