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Love what you did with the rear brakes need to do mine but not had chance, may try making one of them rust bath things. Love the sun rise photo!
 

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Aweome work on the brakes. You're lucky to have access to that stuff at work. DIY that stuff at home takes hours and hours :( The backplates aren't bad at all tho, I had mine powder coated and there were a few tiny holes but like you say it's just a cover so there's no need for any strength in it.

And yeah hammerite is amazing :lol: Getting new brake shoes?
 

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Aweome work on the brakes. You're lucky to have access to that stuff at work. DIY that stuff at home takes hours and hours :( The backplates aren't bad at all tho, I had mine powder coated and there were a few tiny holes but like you say it's just a cover so there's no need for any strength in it.

And yeah hammerite is amazing :lol: Getting new brake shoes?
Not sure whether to bother tbh, they look old, but zero wear cause their only holding brakes. I didn't put them throu the cleaner incase I wanted to keep them haha.
I reckon I may just clean, paint and refit. No need.
All the springs etc are pretty bad thou so gonna replace what I can
 

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Not sure whether to bother tbh, they look old, but zero wear cause their only holding brakes. I didn't put them throu the cleaner incase I wanted to keep them haha.
I reckon I may just clean, paint and refit. No need.
All the springs etc are pretty bad thou so gonna replace what I can
Yeah fair point, they don't really wear out unless they seize up and stick on.
 

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Got out in the workshop last night, was good to get out there for a few hours! Weather was rubbish and i had a bit of spare time.

decided to have a look at the inner door sill, made a hole in it last time and discovered its actually double skinned and inbetween the skins was just brown :lol:
So i cut it out!



luckily didn't have to cut very high up to get to decent metal, so i will weld a new sheet in and weld a sheet to that to keep the double skin that was already there and keep the strength. Also this part is where i weld my bar too! At least it will make that easier being new :lol:

I decided to cut slightly higher and have a look inside the axle box section, In the past i have notice some flakey rust falling out of the drain hole, but had a look and its just surface rust :thumb: so i'll treat that while its apart and spray some wax oil in it at the end like i am going to do with everything.

 

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Spent a day on this today! first time in a long time and really starting to get somewhere!

underside is nearly clean




So just left with alot of holes to fill :lol:

one in the floor



anddddd this mess



Yep, thats the seatbelt lol



It gonna be done once and its got to be right! So I just kept cutting untill there was no more rust! It looks a bit rusty still but that is a minor bit left that just needs sorting. But i am nearly at the point of not cutting anymore off the car :lol:

So i finish stripping the interior as i have internal welding to do now!







Was also left with a massive pile of astra....





 

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Did you sweep up a ford off the floor? You should have a bit more free astra time now
 

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Did you sweep up a ford off the floor? You should have a bit more free astra time now
We take the **** out of these old fords but we are just as bad :Cry:
 

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True, that's why plenty of underseal is used an everything cleaned an painted
 

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Good progress mate, will be well worth it once its all done :)
 

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At this point it probably feels like there's a lot of work ahead but to be honest cutting out the bad parts and getting to the point of having a clear focus on the way forward is what takes the most time imo.... You'll be surprised how quick you can move on now.

Keep the updates coming :thumb:
 

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Looking good Dave, to be fair it doesn't look like it's got much worse since I had a peer around in it, how many years ago? 6 or 7?

Yea gotta be at least something like that, I had a poke around the pockets you made and that all seems pretty solid, so top job there ;)
gonna be taking it back to check anyways though cause i wanna blast the whole thing with protection, then i know its good for life! I dare say nearly all the rust i found, the damage had been done before i even owned the car!
 

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