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Progress so far......

Progress so far......

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SILICONEKID340HP

13,792 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Chuggaboom said:
Got the chassis back during last week after shot blasting.

They gave it a primer coat just to keep the surface rust away.

Anyway, there's no way this car had a legal MOT since the so called repairs in 2006, as the chassis has a few holes here and there, the worst had an attempted mig welding job through the wheel arch.

What part of the chassis is that ?

LordGrover

27,534 posts

124 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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The bit to be cut out and binned?

Chuggaboom

Original Poster:

1,060 posts

160 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SILICONEKID340HP said:
What part of the chassis is that ?
Offside top rail by the engine mount.

That's what happens when you can't get to the job with the body in the way and try to mig weld rust !

V8Bart

686 posts

102 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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About as bad as it gets, he was a brave man if he drove it knowing that was there!

alphaone

914 posts

85 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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EGB said:
Roof rack !?
roflrofl
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SSPPGG

2,114 posts

114 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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what an odd place for it to go.....

Chuggaboom

Original Poster:

1,060 posts

160 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SSPPGG said:
what an odd place for it to go.....
I would have thought not as its near the exhaust manfolds, but apparently yes Griffs don't go like Cerbs do....perhaps Cerb manifolds run hotter ???

The other side is gone there too but nowhere near to same extend, and no bodge repair has been attempted.

macdeb

6,263 posts

167 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Times like these you wish the 'name/shame' rule didn't exist. Maybe we could set up a link between members some how to get round it. scratchchingetmecoat Wait for flaming.
Shocking anyhow.

slideways

3,682 posts

133 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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macdeb said:
Times like these you wish the 'name/shame' rule didn't exist. Maybe we could set up a link between members some how to get round it. scratchchingetmecoat Wait for flaming.
Shocking anyhow.
What a very good idea!
The way to do it is mention that a certain firm has done some work then post pics no naming and shameing or slagging off just let people decide if its upto standard, there work will either improve or dry up

Edited by slideways on Monday 8th October 21:24

Bluebottle

3,411 posts

152 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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unfortunately in this situation, it was an individual who bought the car from salvage for restoration. When i discovered he'd put the car back on the road i contacted him to find out what he had done and to warn him of the pre accident chassis issues (i had only found out the previous month and the car was booked in with peninsula the following for a body off when the accident happened) and he told me he had fixed the chassis yikes
Its scary what can get put back on the road with little or no serious sva checks!

Chuggaboom

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1,060 posts

160 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Well that's got one side tack welded in place:



LordGrover

27,534 posts

124 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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