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Post by Mr B » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:01 pm

Your Valver welding game is strong 8) 8)

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Post by Way2go » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:18 am

It's quite amazing seeing the before & after pictures! 8) :D
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Post by docchevron » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:58 am

Ok this is getting beyond spooky!
We seem to be doing the same jobs simultanousley on two cars in two different counties!

Although I still suspect your valver will be finished before I get mine ready.

And indeed, your valver game in general is strong!
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Post by toddao » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:23 am

Doc said
this is getting beyond spooky!
You are both being operated by the ethereal after-life presence of Andre Citroen to ensure the maintenance of the valver legacy..

Yes, good work John. I don't even want to look under the carpets in mine as I think they have become structural!
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:08 pm

I can't make out what the second photo is of, sorry. I'm sure you'll have it finished before mine is running correctly...

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Post by docchevron » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:53 am

Thats the outer sill, or rather it was the outer sill. It is now a rusty holed thing that once resembled a sill.
Mine was rather bad there too.
But not anymore!

Getting the bodykit off without destroying it can be fun.
Quite why Citroën felt the need to use planet grade sticky stuff has always bemused me slightley.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:24 pm

Ahhh, I get it now. The black thing on the right is the petrol tank then.

Ouch. Is that both sides or just one?

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Post by toddao » Fri May 09, 2008 10:37 am

Good work Jon! Any specific date in mind for its debut?
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Post by toddao » Sat May 10, 2008 7:47 pm

Jon wrote
I have just acquired an air hacksaw
Your Air hacksaw game is strong! ( Just continuing the theme - though I don't know what an air hacksaw is!) :D

Any chance that you'll be bringing it to The National? Would be good to meet you.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun May 11, 2008 11:10 pm

jonkw wrote:What got done was all the welding to the o/s inner wing, and the cutting out of the outer sill. All went well.
Let's see some photos then! :) It's great to see nice new metal replacing all those holes...

With your air hacksaw, do you find it very air hungry? I have to stop quite frequently with mine to let pressure build back up, having said that my compressor is only a fairly small one.