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« Reply #11790 on: July 15, 2020, 02:08:56 PM »

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« Reply #11791 on: July 17, 2020, 09:50:18 PM »

Is it still progress when you take stuff off?
Spent the morning jacking up the chassis & removing the front axle, steering & suspension. It all needs scrubbing clean & repainting & will be much easier off the car. It also means I can work all around the chassis to clean it up.
A mate in London is coming down next week to re-weld the headlight brackets. He's the guy who runs Popstalgia, the Ford Pop show in September I'd love to get this done for. He has a half built Pop of his own, so it'd be nice to compare notes with a fellow owner.
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« Reply #11792 on: July 17, 2020, 09:52:08 PM »

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« Reply #11793 on: July 17, 2020, 09:52:30 PM »

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« Reply #11794 on: July 19, 2020, 09:28:58 PM »

Starting to sort out some of the lumpy welding around the front of the chassis. I think a lot of this was welded in situ, with all the steering & suspension in place, so was difficult to get at. Several days worth of filing to go, to smooth it out a bit.
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« Reply #11795 on: July 25, 2020, 07:46:55 AM »

Going to be lots of fun painting all that again !
And yes it's still progress taking bits off again, if it achieves the desired result. Keep going, the result will be worth it.
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« Reply #11796 on: July 27, 2020, 02:18:37 PM »

Huge thanks to Keith Elliot for travelling all the way from South London in the rain this morning to TIG weld the headlight mounts back on for me. Took literally 5 minutes, but we chatted & compared notes for several hours. He runs the Popstalgia show in Leicestershire I've been aiming for.
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« Reply #11797 on: July 27, 2020, 02:20:08 PM »

My generator wasn't man enough to run the TIG, but I was able to run an extension lead from a neighbour's flat.
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« Reply #11798 on: July 27, 2020, 02:21:45 PM »

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« Reply #11799 on: July 27, 2020, 06:46:49 PM »

Another step forward as that needed to be done. Had to take the car for MOT today,popped around about 2:30ish.but you wasn't there. So that just goes to prove you aren't always in the Garage. Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #11800 on: July 27, 2020, 09:26:27 PM »

Keith arrived mid morning. The welding took about 5 minutes, then we stood chatting for a couple of hours, but by the time he left it was raining & blowing in the garage door onto the bare metal, so I took it as a good excuse to go home. I've got a couple of old welds to file down a bit, then will paint the chassis with rust killer.
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« Reply #11801 on: August 02, 2020, 07:58:22 PM »

Spent the week filing various lumpy welds down on the front end, then this afternoon I painted the chassis in Fertan rust killer. I think it must have Potassium in it -even though I was wearing gloves, my hands are now stained purple Sad
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« Reply #11802 on: August 02, 2020, 08:01:12 PM »

It starts off looking like old engine oil, then goes black as it dries.
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