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Offline physicsfool

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 10:38:32 am »
I use them to jack the back of the car up

Offline Yoof

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 11:19:16 am »
Surprised you're contemplating leaving any of the boot floor/rear end in the car at all...  ;D

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 11:42:39 am »
Shhhh, dont give away all my secrets.  ;)

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014, 11:32:48 pm »
Update from today I've pretty much finished cleaning the floor



But I did unearth this which is less than ideal



As it is supposed to look like this



Current plan is to carefully remove the area circled in red to get access to the yellow highlighted area so I can repair that correctly.



Anyone else done this? Or got any tips on how to remove the red part without damaging it too much.

Thanks

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014, 08:07:25 am »
I have a thatcham Mk1 repair manual, I'll scan that page in for you  :)

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014, 10:05:20 pm »
Looks good man, obviously feeling your pain with rust on a Mk1! What did you use to take off the underseal? Grinder with a cup brush?

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2014, 10:16:41 pm »
Yes I used a grinder with a knotted wheel like this



Looks more aggressive than it is i think.

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2014, 11:01:08 pm »
Yeah me too. They do the trick.

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2014, 02:30:51 pm »
Bit of an update, all the sealer is now removed and the car is now roofless





The car is going to be media blasted at the end of the week, so it will be interesting to see what state it will be in when I get it back. The doors and boot are going for acid dipping.

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2014, 09:53:56 pm »
Not tempted by GRP ones?

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2014, 01:48:58 pm »
Not just yet, at 500 Euros for the pair, ive got other things id rather spend the money on.

Donor roof source,







Which is also now roofless





Clearly the roof is a stressed memeber as the pillars move a bit when its removed.




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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2014, 12:18:35 am »
Bit of an update, the car has now been blasted. The doors, boot lid and doner roof panel have been acid dipped.







Onward now with the repairs. :)

Offline z3i

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2014, 07:11:00 am »
Looks awesome! how much was dipping and priming?

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2014, 11:46:53 pm »
Small update

I've fixed the rear axle mount. I cut out all the rust and built it back up in layers like the original




Here is a before and after



I've also fixed one of the arches. It had previously been partially cut to allow larger wheels/tyres under the arches. So I just finished the job a bit neater and also repaired the rear section



More updates soon, hopefully.

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Re: New polo track toy
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2014, 06:58:52 am »
Good work  ;D

I was hoping for titanium goodies by now...  :'(