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Well now the better weather was with us over the last week a start at getting my arms rolled up and stuck in... Wings are nearly of and then it will be sanding of the rust. Some welding needed on the lower inner wings.... Are rear vallence.. oh and new arches.... See how we go
 

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Wings of now..... Front end first.... The rest of the inner wings are really good and that's down to the plastic liners......Just a shame about the ROT at the bottom..... I want to try and get it to standard spec as possible
 

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My Derv rotted at them points really bad, my brother's 1.4 also did the same.... seems pretty common. Mine also needed the upper / inner wings addressing too though (both sides where the suspension cups are seam sealed in).
 

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Yes I think we will be plating the area like in your picture, and I think the rear valence will need a couple of small bits doing. when I get onto the back end I will know better.... Top end of the engine rattles a little on start up, will be flushed a few times... its really clean inside the engine... so its been changed regularly....
 
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One that has made me think? Just the simple job of taking the wheels of, yes simple, well wheel brace no chance, so I got the big torque wrench and at a high setting and full force and the wrench was cracking the nuts went... Also the oil filter and brake bleed nipples felt they had been welded on.... It has always been garage serviced I just cannot understand why they tighten things so tight?
 
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Thanks for that....;)I have the front wings on now, and bled the brakes.... got new struuts for the front and they are away being powder coated with the four new springs. I have the rear of the floor and all the beam axle wire brushed and all rear arches cleared out.... Hole in the left rear arch so that is extra welding... Wheels are away being re-done with centres as well.
Preping the body work for a respray as well..... just time ...........
 

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Ill try and get some more pics at the weekend.... weather permiting

wheels and centres are done ;)

Try and get the roof rubbed down and beam axle another coat........
 
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Not much done today due to the weather, but the bodywork is getting there , rubbed down with 600, then 1200....
The wheels have returned and the wheel centres done.... James at sutton has done a brilliant job of all four....
Underneath it has had two coates of hammerite, need to get the springs of and shocks and be able to do the mount cups.... that was the plan today but weather stopped play.... when the whole underneath has had two coats it will then get a coat ofSTA60147.JPG black bitumin .....
 

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A question about the engine, I know its a common issue, but on cold start the cam followers well one or two are noisy, I have read inn the Haynes manual that they don't really wear? Is it worth getting a new set and can you get away with just removing the cams and no need to remove the head?

All advice appreciated thanks
 

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Nice work :)

It's most likely that the hydraulic lifters are noisy. Quite common, sometimes they quieten down after an oil flush or a bit of use. Failing that, you can remove them and drain the oil out of them, clean them in petrol and blast out with compressed air and that usually sorts them.
 

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