What;s under the bubbles?

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What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:44 pm

lots of nasty rust. right down to top of sill.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by citsncycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:05 pm

That'll be a fun repair piece to make, although at least it seems to be in he single skin area. What's it like in the wheelarch?
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:10 pm

not quite finished yet, but the basic shape is there. still a bit of finishing to do, not too bad for a first attempt at this area.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:12 pm

citsncycles wrote:That'll be a fun repair piece to make, although at least it seems to be in he single skin area. What's it like in the wheelarch?
i had to weld the inside as well where all the panels meet just inside the front edge of wheelarch.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by citsncycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:16 pm

Ah yes, had to do the inside bit on the driver's side of Timex, although the rot was all inwards of that joint in my case, and had spread into the subframe mount!
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by sdelasal » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:19 pm

is that all a single skin assembly then - looking a the top picture where you can see the grass thru the hole?

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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:26 pm

most of it is single skin, apart from the bottom front edge of arch which is now double skin as i had to weld the inside up first, so i had some metal to get on to and maintain some sort of shape
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by sdelasal » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Brian - did you makeup a repair piece to fill that hole then & butt weld it in place? I did something similar on a smaller scale on an old camper van - I found it pretty hard going as i'm a learner with the MIG but keen to learn.

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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:27 pm

the repair was done in 2 pieces, bottom half top half, let the steel into the gaps then beat into shape, im no pro with a mig but getting better.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by Defender110 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:10 pm

citsncycles wrote: and had spread into the subframe mount!
Yes this is the main structural piece that needs checking and sorting before it spreads too far. I scrapped my last TGD because the rust had spread too far here and managed to de-rust my TZD in that area before it became a problem. I think this is why Mulley his scrapping is TXD now.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by citsncycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:32 pm

It's what killed Jaba's estate last year too - and that car looked really good from the outside!

I have the other side to do on Timex now, but before that I suspect from the state of the sills that I may have both sides to do on Fred 1st.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:13 am

Just goes to show! is this the GTi?
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by rutter123 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:22 am

Yes Tim sadly it is the gti, certain mot failure, all sorted now, not looking too bad. i shall be tending to the o/s same place tho nowhere near as bad, which are all on the "to do" list.
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by demag » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:02 pm

Is it possible to get to the back of this area between the skins to get some wax in there or is it a box section?
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Re: What;s under the bubbles?

Post by citsncycles » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:19 pm

Yes and no! The first couple of inches inbound from the wing joint is single skinned, then it's box section. It's not even box section that can be easily filled with wax, as the C post box section from the door catch pin down to just above the sill has a big lump of foam in it which soaks up any damp that gets in there.
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