rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by BX Bandit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:28 pm

/\ I agree Matt but rutter is also bothered about the structural integrity of the car, which, I think it's hard to say without looking at the work done in the structural areas, i.e. subframe mounts, A, B and C pillars, chassis rails and sills, plus your slam panel and bulkhead.
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by rutter123 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:51 pm

major welding work done about 5 yrs ago inc n/s and o/s rear end of sills and n/s inner sill axle mount area n/s rear chassis rail and bump stop, boot floor corner exhaust hanger, n/s and o/s front inner wing and wheel arches n/s/f a pillar n/s/f chassis/crossmember, all old metal cut away and new thicker plates made up, these repairs are still good to date with no signs of further corrosion, as for the rear pillar i have started to cut away the rust and have found that its not actually that bad after having a good look inside the pillar it seems the rust is quite localised in these spots and hasnt really caused any further significant damage,the worst of which is inside the wheelarch behind the rear light where the water has sat, i think if i can get some steel plates on the insides of the pillar i can weld them from the top and cut away the boot seal lip and replace this at the same time ( as this is hidden anyway under the boot seal )
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by MULLEY » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:45 pm

Sounds like you've done a lot of work on this car already, seems a shame to stop if you can cut it out & weld in new metal & keep it on the road to enjoy :)
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by BX Bandit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:45 pm

At 266K I think this car is a legend! It deserves to live! I feel ashamed now, ven red bxs are so much up keep though, without constand polishing they look shit, or as rutter puts it, 50 shades!
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by rutter123 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:01 pm

BX Bandit wrote:At 266K I think this car is a legend! It deserves to live! I feel ashamed now, ven red bxs are so much up keep though, without constand polishing they look shit, or as rutter puts it, 50 shades!
agreed, i planned to get it over the 300k mark whilst in my ownership which i will, at what mileage does a bx get legendary status then?
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:33 am

rutter123 wrote:
BX Bandit wrote:At 266K I think this car is a legend! It deserves to live! I feel ashamed now, ven red bxs are so much up keep though, without constand polishing they look shit, or as rutter puts it, 50 shades!
agreed, i planned to get it over the 300k mark whilst in my ownership which i will, at what mileage does a bx get legendary status then?

About 300,000! :wink:
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by Paul296 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:50 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
rutter123 wrote:
BX Bandit wrote:At 266K I think this car is a legend! It deserves to live! I feel ashamed now, ven red bxs are so much up keep though, without constand polishing they look shit, or as rutter puts it, 50 shades!
agreed, i planned to get it over the 300k mark whilst in my ownership which i will, at what mileage does a bx get legendary status then?

About 300,000! :wink:
Agreed. I think 300k is the magic number. Infact, any BX that reaches 300k should get a telegram from the Queen! :D

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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by vulgalour » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:28 pm

Sounds like you've done a buttload already so it really would be a shame to stop now and the areas highlighted seem fairly localised, you haven't got entire panels crumbling to nothing.

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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by rutter123 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:42 am

done a bit this weekend repairing the rear pillar, cut away the rot which seemed to be mostly on the underside of the rear channel, cut and shaped a few pieces of steel and let them in, also done a few more repairs in and around the rear quarter, still some finishing to do, not an expert job but a noble effort, not really fussed about a perfect finish as the car aint no show winner..and now another shade of red to be added to the 50
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all ending up something like this, still a bit more filling to do and then some paint.
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and a bit of repair work around here too.
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here i cut away most of the channel below the strut support and a piece above shaped and let in new steel
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:32 pm

Well done that man.
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by Wooscary » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
About 300,000! :wink:
Score! :D

This looks like quite a battle.

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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by citsncycles » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:01 pm

Well done that man! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by BX Bandit » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:21 am

I take my hat of to you sire, I would of binned that long ago......but maybe I'm lazy!
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by djm666 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:15 pm

i am so glad i dont have to deal with rust anymore.
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Re: rust glorious rust-the saga continues badly

Post by mds141 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 pm

Seconded.
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