Back on the road

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loftus.hall
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Back on the road

Post by loftus.hall » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:59 pm

So i posted this (http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 20&t=20367) on here a while ago as it needed some welding behind the diesel tank and I had nowhere to do it,
Then where I work we have a few lockup garages and one came spare so I got to keep it and gave myself a bit of a project at the same time,

I didn't post anything as I was going as didn't want ot jinx it, but now it's all done MOT passed and back on the road,

up in the spare garage
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diesel tank down
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back axle out
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the rust - and yes the back axle mount is missing as when the axle came off it came off with it - MUCH rustier than expected
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The jig I made to locate the new bracket so it could be welded in the right place
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Studs hanging down to locate the bracket
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The chap who welded it
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New bracket in place
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An evenings painting with bondaprimer - kurust went on first and sikaflex and then stone chip went on after
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Second coat
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Cleaned up the back axle while it was out, lick of Kurust primer and black paint should do it, and new discs
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Airfix kit of bits ready to go back on, used the pallet with some castor wheels on it to roll the back axle back under the car so it was just under all the mounting holes
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Before and after underneath
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Back on the road, MOT'd and all running smoothly again, with a slightly firmer back corner!
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Re: Back on the road

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:09 pm

Impressive! She really was rotten bless her!
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loftus.hall
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Re: Back on the road

Post by loftus.hall » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:15 pm

Thanks, yes it did become a bit more of job when the rust was fully exposed / fell out.

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Re: Back on the road

Post by Thread Bear » Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:27 pm

Goodness, a real job. Look forward to many smooth motoring miles for that.
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Re: Back on the road

Post by Jaba » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:31 pm

Respect !!
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: Back on the road

Post by mds141 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:42 pm

Excellent work. Well saved. :)
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Re: Back on the road

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:52 pm

Fantastic. :-)
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Re: Back on the road

Post by Defender110 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:19 am

Brilliant job well done, have you brazed some of it, sure I can see some brass?
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Re: Back on the road

Post by loftus.hall » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:02 am

I think they made a bracket with holes in it that was welded in place around the edges then brazed through the holes to ensure a strong fixing to the metal underneath.
Thanks for all the nice comments

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Re: Back on the road

Post by MULLEY » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:02 pm

Nice one, car looks very nice on top as well :)
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