my 16 valve project part 4

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thanuttiscotsman
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my 16 valve project part 4

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hi folks,
ok this is the last of the pics of work done so far. this lot is the rear end re-furb. i also have changed the steering column but managed to loose all the pics when my memory card got corrupted.

but anyhow heres the old rear end

http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... endwh1.jpg http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/1112 ... wh1.th.jpg

you can see thge fuc*ed paint and big crack

http://img274.imageshack.us/my.phpimage ... ackuq8.jpg http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/5836 ... uq8.th.jpg

so i started to strip the rear end.

http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... vedey3.jpg http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/5999 ... ey3.th.jpg

here you can see where ive taken off some rust before and painted over it. typical boot floor corner corosion. it will get sorted when im at the rust welding stage.

http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... pedfu7.jpg http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/9309 ... fu7.th.jpg

next i looked out my new rear bumper. the paint on it is good and uncracked, its a pity its not the colour as my car already as its in perfect condition.
just dirty

http://img523.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... umpie9.jpg http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6416 ... ie9.th.jpg

only problem was it had suffered the usual rusty clips fate but i was prepared for that.

http://img421.imageshack.us/my.phpimage ... ingta1.jpg http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/3750 ... ta1.th.jpg

so i got the clip and chisled the rust off its ass. as you can see there wasnt much good metal when i was finnished but there was enough to mount it.

http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... lipbc1.jpg http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/1696 ... bc1.th.jpg

so i got me some of this

http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... nercc6.jpg http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6702 ... cc6.th.jpg

and mixed it up with this stuff

http://img165.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... kitwd9.jpg http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/2207 ... wd9.th.jpg

then i cleaned the bumper area and placed the clip on. then drowned it with 2 layers of fibre glass resin.

http://img146.imageshack.us/my.phpimage ... sinym6.jpg http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9549 ... ym6.th.jpg

when it dried i popped it on

http://img146.imageshack.us/my.phpimage ... owbod9.jpg http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7976 ... od9.th.jpg

then to clean up the look i removed the main plate off the towbar (not the whole thing) so it can be put back on if needed. and i painted it black to hide it.

http://img146.imageshack.us/my.phpimage ... innau7.jpg http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3792 ... au7.th.jpg

and finally a pic of the new rear end. looks much better.

http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... endzk1.jpg http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6193 ... zk1.th.jpg


well thats all for now. next i will be putting new doors on. then i have decided to rub the whole car down and fill any little dents (like the one in the roof) and then next year i will hire or buy a compressor and get it primed.

what d'ya think of the work so far. i did that in 2 weeks. plus i did more stuff but lost alot of pics.

cheers rossco
1989 BX 16v ph1 Chipped, k+N, full scorpion, weber throttle body, NOS 1990 BX 16v ph2
1996 transit 2.5di 80 swb
2006 Suzuki GSR 600cc Fast as F**K!

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Looks like fun :shock: :lol: Are you sticking with silver for the respray?
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Post by thanuttiscotsman »

hi there,
nope i dopnt really like it!! :o im going citroen venitian red!

rossco 8)
1989 BX 16v ph1 Chipped, k+N, full scorpion, weber throttle body, NOS 1990 BX 16v ph2
1996 transit 2.5di 80 swb
2006 Suzuki GSR 600cc Fast as F**K!

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Post by docchevron »

Good man, all the best BX's started life as Venetian red. Then they all went pink / white, just like mine has! :lol: :lol:

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Post by thanuttiscotsman »

hi there,
yup it is by far the best colour, shows up all her curves and lines ooooohh! :lol: but hhrrrmm yeah my first car was a broken clutch 1.4 bx when i was 15, that car was minted with seriously low milage not a spot of rust and perfect paint as it lived in its garage at all times when not in use. so the paint was mint, ive never had a good red one since so im gonna have it! :D

cheers rossco 8)
1989 BX 16v ph1 Chipped, k+N, full scorpion, weber throttle body, NOS 1990 BX 16v ph2
1996 transit 2.5di 80 swb
2006 Suzuki GSR 600cc Fast as F**K!