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Got the majority of this inner wing stripped back now.

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Once I've done inside the turret, (most likely tomorrow) I'll get some of the black stuff on there, then move on to the other side. 🙂

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Nothing doing at work today. 🙂

Finishing up the turret.

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Black stuff went on.

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Made a start on the other side.

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I need a new wire wheel to continue now - that was the third one I've spent up!

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Jim1500

The metalwork is that clean it's almost a shame to paint it...…………….you ever think of lacquering the bare metal to show off your work 😁

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On 01/08/2019 at 09:50, Jim1500 said:

The metalwork is that clean it's almost a shame to paint it...…………….you ever think of lacquering the bare metal to show off your work 😁

I'd like to do that on a car at some point - it'll not be this one though. One day!

 

New wire wheel acquired Saturday afternoon, then put straight to work on the passenger side inner wing.

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Cleaned and treated on this afternoon.

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Having a look around the engine bay (really not looking forward to bare metalling this 😞 ) I noticed a bit of car pox in the front cross member.

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Cut out the pox, and cleaned up the strengthener behind it.

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Welded in a piece of fresh metal to fill the hole.

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Cleaned back as best as I could until my finger sander comes back from a mate.

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Back to the joy of paint/rust/crud removal next. 🙂

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No actual work done on the car today, but during a bit of a tidy up I got shut of a load of crispy metal removed over the last few months. All the biggest bits are long gone, but theres still a reasonable amount of scrap metal gone to the weighing in skip.

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Also a new gallon of thinners was bought this afternoon so I can clean all the filth out of the engine bay in preparation for the last bout of wire wheel action.

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I managed to grab a bit of time for this on the way home today, and got stuck in to the engine bay. Its pretty fiddly, but a lot less unpleasant than the underside was.

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Hopefully I'll have it all stripped in a couple of weeks, then I can start getting some paint and seam sealer on there.

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Got another go at this earlier.

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Just the relatively straightforward part between the turret and the bulkhead to strip, and I can get this side treated. 🙂

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A bit more done this afternoon.

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Next session should see this side cleaned + treated.

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kiran_182

Vauxhall didnt put this much effort in to making it

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On 11/08/2019 at 21:21, kiran_182 said:

Vauxhall didnt put this much effort in to making it

It certainly wouldn't have taken them as much time as it's gonna take me!  🙂

 

Not going to be getting any time on this for a week or so now, but managed to grab a wee bit this afternoon. Driver's side inner wing got a couple of coats of Hydrate 80.

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Then made a start on removing paint and rust from the front crossmember.

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The slam panel + front valance strengthener panel will be next on the list, followed by the passenger side inner wing. Not a huge amount of wire wheeling remains. 🙂

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A little time was made for more wire wheel action this afternoon - thanks to not having to do overtime today. 🙂

Nothing spectacular, just chipping away at the frontal parts of the car.

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More progress to come in the not too distant future. (hopefully)

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A few more bits done in available time slots. Nearside headlight area 

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Front and back of front valance strengthener.

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Theres just the underside of the slam panel to do before the frontal stuff gets treated.

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