Back on the road

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loftus.hall
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Post by loftus.hall »

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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Impressive! She really was rotten bless her!
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loftus.hall
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Thanks, yes it did become a bit more of job when the rust was fully exposed / fell out.

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Goodness, a real job. Look forward to many smooth motoring miles for that.
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Respect !!
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Excellent work. Well saved. :)
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Fantastic. :-)
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Post by Defender110 »

Brilliant job well done, have you brazed some of it, sure I can see some brass?
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Post by loftus.hall »

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