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Tin worm

Post by rutter123 » Tue May 22, 2018 3:19 pm

Just cut away the nearside sill revealing this.....
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Re: Tin worm

Post by panky » Tue May 22, 2018 4:02 pm

Yuck, I think you found the nest.
Looks similar to what I found on my Minor Traveller :?
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Re: Tin worm

Post by rutter123 » Mon May 28, 2018 4:03 pm

It's bad, it's really bad, the whole area is shot.
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Re: Tin worm

Post by panky » Mon May 28, 2018 5:01 pm

Don't be too disheartened anything can be fixed.
My Traveller went from this

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to this

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in about 18 months, and that doesn't show the majority of the rot :roll: But I'll crack on until it's done then hopefully sell it and buy a valver :D
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Re: Tin worm

Post by rutter123 » Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 pm

Well looking at your Traveller on balance mine is fairly mild, there was only one of the original spot welds holding the top plate in situ, the rot has eaten away most of the mounting area and a good 6 inches of the inner sill and lower front inner wheel arch. Yes I can repair it but I'm gonna try to do it from the top by cutting away some of the internal metal and welding it back in after, otherwise it's rear axle out and fuel tank which makes it a big and no doubt more costly job. Luckily I've managed to salvage what's left of the top plate so I have a pattern to work to. Sadly this area of rust saw the demise of many bx's.
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Re: Tin worm

Post by panky » Tue May 29, 2018 12:13 am

Would love to see how you tackle it as I've never done any major repairs on a BX. At least with the Morris there's no problem getting new panels - I just need a lot of them.
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Re: Tin worm

Post by Defender110 » Tue May 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Loving the Traveller ;-)
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Re: Tin worm

Post by panky » Tue May 29, 2018 4:43 pm

Thanks. It will be beautiful once more - hopefully :D
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Re: Tin worm

Post by panky » Tue May 29, 2018 4:49 pm

rutter123 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Well looking at your Traveller on balance mine is fairly mild, there was only one of the original spot welds holding the top plate in situ, the rot has eaten away most of the mounting area and a good 6 inches of the inner sill and lower front inner wheel arch. Yes I can repair it but I'm gonna try to do it from the top by cutting away some of the internal metal and welding it back in after, otherwise it's rear axle out and fuel tank which makes it a big and no doubt more costly job. Luckily I've managed to salvage what's left of the top plate so I have a pattern to work to. Sadly this area of rust saw the demise of many bx's.


How much evidence outwardly was there of the rot within.
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Re: Tin worm

Post by rutter123 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:22 pm

None really it started out as a few holes in the sill, after cutting that away it revealed a very rusty inner sill and jacking point which in turn revealing the very crusty axle mounting and inner arch, the rot has all been cut out and several pieces of new steel are currently tacked onto place with a strengthening plate purchased from Chevronics, my 30yr old welder is playing up so when the new one arrives I'll get the job finished
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Re: Tin worm

Post by Jaba » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:42 pm

Respect.
Its now up to us enthusiasts, or whatever we are, to keep on the road the few BXs that there are left.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Tin worm

Post by Kitch » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:40 pm

Been there, done that! It's a real dissection-type job.