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1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:15 pm

Stretcher sorted and air powered joggler :)

Bit more progress, taking my time to get it just right. Inner arch rebuilt and solid.
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Then cut and joggled my new panel to sit behind existing skin. All coming together nicely.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:25 am

More progress. Finished welding the new arch in place. Took my time to minimise any distortion.
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I also fabricated a return lip for the bottom of the the wing and a weep hole by forming a u shaped channel. Then plug welded this onto the inner sill bottom flange. Quite complex but enjoyable. Best explained by a photo.

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Spot welded the wheel arch return onto the new inner arch as per the factory finish. Will leave these showing to add that factory look. Only problem was I kept on blowing my extension cable 13 AMP fuse. Found a 6mm bolt works well in place of the fuse :shock:

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Then a couple of skims of filler. Ready for a final dry flatting down before priming.

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Been a long processes but a real learning curve. I think the best bit has been taking my time to ensure I was happy with the fit before committing to welding. The lower crease aligns well with the door crease. Cant wait for the primer to see what it looks like and how good my flatting down has been. :-D Oh just remembered still got another side to do!
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:43 am

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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:23 pm

Have practised on side one. Turned the 'record' over and got to work on side two.

Inner wing rebuilt and then wing tacked into position.
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Learning all the time :-D . Next job to weld all around and then fill and flat back (target end of the month). Wonder if I can get it ready for paint in March :think:
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:46 am

Easy yes,,,get your finger out :wink:
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:10 pm

So managed to fill and block the second arch today.
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I've also DA'd one side to remove the stonechip factory paint. I plan to paint this without stone chip to have a nice gloss finish on the door and wings bottoms below the swage line.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:08 am

Doesn't time fly went your having fun?

Anyway by way of an update. This weekend should see the bonnet, boot, front, rear bumpers and both doors hit with primer. These are all flatten back and filled. As these bits can be removed from the car plan is to prep these off the car. Think I'm looking at two separate coats of primer in an attempt to get the best finish I can.

I've also de-stonechiped the door bottoms and wings so I can get a smooth finish in these areas too. As It will be a summer car I don't think this will present to many long term problems?

Anyway couple of photos of the slow process. Learning lots all the time :-)

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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby storm » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:19 am

I love this thread, been following from the start. A real "mender" thread. Keep it up and keep us updated buddy.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 pm

Thanks storm,

Anyway, my Misses when to see the latest 50 Shades of Grey film on Saturday - which meant I could do my own version!

Grey is Grey right? Doors, bumper, bonnet, boot and couple of other bits all primed up.

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Slowly getting there. Next job is to flat back using 320, re prime and hopefully I will have some nice panels for a base coat.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:27 am

John&Luke wrote:Thanks storm,

Anyway, my Misses when to see the latest 50 Shades of Grey film on Saturday - which meant I could do my own version!

Grey is Grey right? Doors, bumper, bonnet, boot and couple of other bits all primed up.

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Slowly getting there. Next job is to flat back using 320, re prime and hopefully I will have some nice panels for a base coat.

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Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special being fettled
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:37 pm

Little update.

With the doors and wings off I've been 'derusting' where ever possible. Found a two pack epoxy paint at the Classic car show. Applied to the inner wing are and all the typical rust prone ares of the both wings.
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Hopefully a bit of added protection.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby storm » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:35 pm

You can't just leave us with this, more pics and updates bud.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Tue May 02, 2017 10:12 pm

May already. Massively behind schedule!!!
Anyway, second arch and sill is all sorted and primed, couple of small pin holes to sort but otherwise very pleased. Photo below taken before the primer had flashed off so still a bit shiny to try to show the arch shade.

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Whilst waiting for the primer to dry I start on modifying the rear bumper. Noticed a really smart mod at the Bristol Rally whereby someone had replaced the OEM rear fog light with one from a RX8. Thought about doing this with my car as I think the OEM rear fog light in my opinion doesn't flow with the lines of the car. But in the end decided to swap out one of the reversing lights and make this my rear fog light. Therefore bonded a ali plate to the inside of the bumper to fill the fog light hole and started the process of filling.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Wed May 10, 2017 10:10 pm

Wings back on. I want to paint these on the car so the bolt heads get painted at the same time as per factory finish. Front end all prep'd ready for paint.
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5ltrs of Classic Red ordered. Going with a direct gloss for a more original finish.

Fingers crossed I can get her into a spray booth next weekend.
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Re: 1996 Uk spec Rebuild (we hope)

Postby John&Luke » Sun May 21, 2017 11:20 pm

so very slowly getting there.

inner boot lid painted
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and underside of the bonnet.
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