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Offline sleag40

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2014, 08:54:06 pm »
Other side scraped clean now. Gonna empty the engine bay and remove suspension next as the engine bay is first in line for painting.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2014, 08:51:34 pm »
Ready to drop the engine and box out now. Biggest ballache so far was getting the headlights out - all the screws were buggered so had to use mole grips on the engine bay side.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2014, 07:02:46 pm »
Done some more stripping while I wait for time on the ramp to remove engine and box. Doors and tailgate stripped bare, side glass, seat belts and rear shelf/speaker supports out. Once the screen and motor are out the inner wings, battery tray and sills will be POR15'd and the engine bay will be prepped for paint.
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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2014, 08:05:29 pm »
Sills ground back to metal today - thankfully no surprises to report!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2014, 06:50:47 pm »
Sills and battery tray treated with POR15 today. Hopefully engine coming out tomorrow.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2014, 04:17:58 pm »
More POR15 action today. Engine bay prep next.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2014, 06:16:04 pm »
Theres a few rusty bits on the drivers side - nothing serious though. Gearbox side is pretty good. Once the rust is treated and seam sealed it should be good to go for paint.
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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2014, 08:55:16 pm »
More scraping today - not much more to come off now - think that the tedious stuff is all but done. Paint and seam sealer still to do before it goes to the man Bez.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2014, 04:06:19 pm »
Seam sealer next on the list.

Offline physicsfool

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2014, 06:45:34 pm »
Going to be a stunner when you have finished

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #55 on: June 29, 2014, 04:26:15 pm »
Going to be a stunner when you have finished

I hope so mate - many hours going into this!

Today has mostly been about cleaning all the wax and shit off the inside of the wings and treating the bits of surface rust.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2014, 07:30:59 pm »
Seam sealer done. Question is, which one of a thousand other jobs to do next?
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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2014, 06:47:53 am »
Looks awesome mate, some graft has gone into this!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2014, 07:29:02 am »
Looks awesome mate, some graft has gone into this!

Cheers man - its nice to reach a point where I can see that progress is being made. Should be getting a lot bluer soon!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2014, 08:03:26 pm »
Cleaned and treated both sides of the slam panel and headlight brackets. Pretty tedious!