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There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:12 pm

Thought id launch a broad side on the old girl, ive known for a while that the front chassis sections were bursting open just where the gearbox cross member mounts, but due to the arrangement of the chassis section kept putting it off.
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after making too much noise i thought id give it a rest and started to scrape the underseal off probably giving myself more work, but strangely enough found it quite therapeutic, all in all not too bad so far.
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:17 pm

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Already done the o/s and tryed to replicate as best as how it was or rather should have been, made up from three sections, 2 sections over lapping the chassis section.
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just a quick lash of zink primer until i can get it to work and dress it up and reseal.
Hopefully get it all finished before the new year. :D
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby hbpeter » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:16 pm

Very good, occasionally repair sections crop up for that area. Adrian might have some.

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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby droopsnoot » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:19 pm

If they're the old Saltofix / Hadrian repairs sections Peter then (in my opinion) they're rubbish. They're made of 20swg steel compared to the original 18 or maybe even 16g, and are designed (and shaped) to fit over the existing chassis section, not to replace it. So you can end up with the whole weight of the back end of the engine and gearbox being held up by a single piece of steel that's too thin, instead of an overlapping section as original. Designed to get the car quickly through an MOT back in the day when they were just old cars. Nice to see this being done right.
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby hbpeter » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:15 pm

Fair enough, didnt know that, makes sense.

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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:26 pm

The only repair sections i saw available were a little further back, around the seat base i think, that said i think they were HC.

Yes the steel size did concern me but after a measure, 1.45mm came closest to it, a quick trip to my brothers workshop we shaped up the correct size chassis section and with the right size steel, and the strengthening plate, i guess i'm fortunate that my brother is a steel fabricator, we also did the repair sections for rear inner and outer sills which were done earlier in the year.

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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:33 pm

Managed to get the job completed today :D
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What did surprise me was the extent of the corrosion once the section was cut out and this was the better side
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So next time your under your viva get a good look at the chassis rails, :shock:
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:48 pm

Well what should have been a quick running repair has turned into a can of worms
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Re: There may be trouble ahead

Postby rizzo » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:54 pm

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Postby rizzo » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:02 pm

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