Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

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Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:30 pm

Hi guys! The last two weeks have been spent Viva-ing & holidaying in Yorkshire & the Lakes... nice to get away for a bit! On the way home, I was informed that I'm going back on nightshift :imsmiling: So, I'll post the progress pics before I head off to work. O/S inner wing rot dealt with...

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:01 pm

Bulkhead nice & solid!

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:13 pm

GRRRRRR!!!!!

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:17 pm

The 'net is soooooooooo slow right now, so I'll post more pics when I get home at 7am!

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby pbottomley » Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:06 pm

Typical rot TBH mor eon the inside than the outside ... Good luck with the repairs :D
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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:09 pm

You're right there, Paul! The only other surprises I can foresee are the bottom of the door posts, which I am going to expose by removing the bottom of the wings (along the trim line) as they need repaired, which will be easier to do on the bench! Anyway, here are the other pics of the progress during the holidays...

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:18 pm

Used Fertan for a while now & it seems to kill off the rot very well indeed... the Corsair's rust around the trim rivets hasn't come back through in two years & that's with no primer or paint! The remaining rust needs to be dampened before application to help it work it's way in.

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:28 pm

A few more pics...

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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:43 pm

Welded in the splash plates, Bonda primered & sealed the inner pillars before attacking the outer corners which were made in 5 pieces each side, then Bonda primered on the inner face before welding together... welding seems to melt rather than burn off the primer. It'll still need to be coated with Dinitrol from the inside to be safe! I removed the rust traps that the factory so kindly put in & left some drain holes.
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Re: Valerie the Cosworth Viva Resto.

Postby BigWallace » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:49 pm

The A pillars have been, by far, the most complex & fiddly job on Valerie to date! Well worth the effort though.

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