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Used undiluted detergent first and let it dwell for 10 minutes or so and then scrubbed it with a brush, washed it off and then sprayed bilt hamber surfex on it and then scrubbed it and washed off . Was a bit of work.

Definatly more subtle than me, I used Petrol haha.

Top work, looks like your rust was localised to the studs on the body, same as mine.
 
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So its been a while

Car is away to be sprayed , brother in-law doing it so hes only getting at it between jobs.

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Got rubber for the wheels but still need to get them blasted and painted/powdercoated
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split down the front legs and other bits needing blasting
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bought a load of new suspension bits and cables.
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Finally over the weekend I took into cleaning the engine and box leaving it ready for painting . Just going to coat in some VHT satin black or something.

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Ended like this
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Block was pretty clean but the box and the belt side were a mess. Lots of scrubbing.

Need to get the rocker off and a few other bits prepped for some crinkle black. not sure whether to try myself or get someone to do it.
 
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Joys of relatives , still no car painted yet. Think they have prepped the car and kit.

my local windscreen guy said he was able to source a top tint screen for me which I’m over the moon about .

sent a load of parts off to be blasted and only got the bigger parts back last week . so painted them over the weekend with some thick paint the painter gave me which they use to paint suspension parts .
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Also got the engine and gearbox sprayed with engine enamel



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Purchased all new engine / gearbox mounts , arb bushes , drop links etc etc. cost a bloody small fortune but better doing it now

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When taking the rear axle hubs apart the shoe mounting plate where the tab comes out for the cable to attach , there is a small plate and a bit of rubber which was in a mess . Going to have to try and make some new bits for this .
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split the rear calipers down as I have a rebuild kit for them. Absolute nightmare trying to get the old pistons out . They were well corroded

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Have everything back from the blasters and painted now. including the callipers, just have to rebuild them now.
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I took into the tank and heat shields as it had surface rust only , so hit it with the grinder and then some rust convertor .
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Hit it with some of the thick black paint that i used on the suspension bits and then started to coat in silver.
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I have to get the seats dropped off to the trimmers . The gsi seats I had were a mess and the drivers bolster was gone.

So i took off the cloth at the time, few weeks later a guy came to me with a set of mint sport seats so they will be the donors. Going to have the gsi fabric and black leather sort of like carlton gsi seats

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I got some sheet steel and some new rubber as i need to make new plates to fix over the hole where the handbrake cable connects. The old ones were a mess.

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Have everything back from the blasters and painted now. including the callipers, just have to rebuild them now.
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I took into the tank and heat shields as it had surface rust only , so hit it with the grinder and then some rust convertor .
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Hit it with some of the thick black paint that i used on the suspension bits and then started to coat in silver.
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I have to get the seats dropped off to the trimmers . The gsi seats I had were a mess and the drivers bolster was gone.

So i took off the cloth at the time, few weeks later a guy came to me with a set of mint sport seats so they will be the donors. Going to have the gsi fabric and black leather sort of like carlton gsi seats

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I got some sheet steel and some new rubber as i need to make new plates to fix over the hole where the handbrake cable connects. The old ones were a mess.

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Cor yea my rubber parts had basically vanished they were that rusty. Tank and subframes are looking super fresh mate, top work!
 
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Havent updated in a while, had a new baby girl arrive which restricted the free time and with my brother in law doing the painting he was in no rush so only have everything back from him last week.

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Ive parts coming out of my ears now lol

I didnt know what to do with the handles and mirrors and ended up keeping them black so the painter gave them a coat of texture satin and they look like brand new

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Realsied when i went to fit the rear dust guards that the ones i got were never going to fit and done some more research and found these which are perfect fit.
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So agave the last remaining bits a coat of black , was a bit cold here last few weeks so set up a mini spray booth with a heater and they turned out perfect.
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Got some Bilt hamber Deox C to try and remove rust from the bolts and its unreal stuff. 24hrs in some hot water and a bit of the deox c and i had hardly no rubbing to do on them.

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So its all just sitting patiently waiting for me to get some time to start building it up again.

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