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Another day, another chassis

Another day, another chassis

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Byker28i

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6,304 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Body came off mine yesterday. The outriggers in the front corners were terrible, definitely rotted down from above. Apart from the outriggers the rest looked good.

Passenger side front:


Drivers side front


The back corners had started to flake and some odd bits but overall not bad for 15 years





So time for a clean, strip and see what else needs doing. Whilst it's all apart it might as well be done properly, so all new bushes etc. Time also to look at the starter motor whilst it's so easy to get at. I might get the Nitrons sent away for a refurb, new fuel lines are a must.

The earth cable had melted onto the chassis and there's a little overheating of the tubing there. Might be an idea to add some heat shielding in this area.

Byker28i

Original Poster:

6,304 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Fuel tank is out:


Interior is stripped


it's looking a little sad.

However the interior is looking in really good condition, just needs a clean. Do I need anything special to clean it?

C3BER

4,705 posts

129 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I use the Aston Martin posh stuff but the detailers on here will I am sure know of some magic leather cleaner gleaned from the backs of a little green frog from brazil. smile

Mark.

11,104 posts

182 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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C3BER said:
I use the Aston Martin posh stuff but the detailers on here will I am sure know of some magic leather cleaner gleaned from the backs of a little green frog from brazil. smile
I've got waiting in the garage some green Tesco baby wipes - I've tried lots of different leather cleaning products and none seem to get the grime out (Portland hide), someone here mentioned the wipes so going to give them a go next.

FUBAR

16,992 posts

144 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Ive got some ArmourAll leather wipes (unused), came as a 3 for 2 deal at Halfords with ArmourAll window cleaner wipes and seat/carpet wipes (also both unused)

Only popped in for a fuse hehe
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M3John

5,974 posts

125 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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FUBAR said:
Ive got some ArmourAll leather wipes (unused), came as a 3 for 2 deal at Halfords with ArmourAll window cleaner wipes and seat/carpet wipes (also both unused)

Only popped in for a fuse hehe
A fuse you say? Thinking of changing one? eek

My god your feeling brave ! wink

Mark.

11,104 posts

182 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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M3John said:
A fuse you say? Thinking of changing one? eek
flames

wink

FUBAR

16,992 posts

144 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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M3John said:
A fuse you say? Thinking of changing one? eek

My god your feeling brave ! wink
Youre all so mean to me frown



was for Abi's car

Mark.

11,104 posts

182 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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FUBAR said:
Youre all so mean to me frown
I think it's brave and commendable, it's small start in a small way, first fuses, then hoses, and who knows - bigger DIY projects like - oh I don't know - Patios!

M3John

5,974 posts

125 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Mark. said:
FUBAR said:
Youre all so mean to me frown
I think it's brave and commendable, it's small start in a small way, first fuses, then hoses, and who knows - bigger DIY projects like - oh I don't know - Patios!
hehe

robsco

6,065 posts

82 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Wow, that passenger side front is absolutely shot. Quite scary to think that an outrigger in this condition can be almost completely hidden until the body comes off.

djstevec

2,837 posts

80 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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robsco said:
Quite scary to think that an outrigger in this condition can be almost completely hidden until the body comes off.
So can some of the "repairs".

Byker28i

Original Poster:

6,304 posts

123 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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robsco said:
Wow, that passenger side front is absolutely shot. Quite scary to think that an outrigger in this condition can be almost completely hidden until the body comes off.
Bearing in mind that I've kept an eye on my chassis ever since I've had it every 6 months or so, por'd the corners, then hammerite paint, then waxoil, touched up any bits that went rusty. I cleaned out all the captured mud.

However both front corners rotten through from the top where I could see/get at. I went checking just before MOT and found a small hole in that really rotten outrigger. I chipped away and exposed a 4 inch hole about 1/4 wide. The rest was exposed when the body was off. Glad I took the decision to have to body off, but now the real costs start. It would be a shame not to do everything seeing as it's all exposed and easily accessible.

Byker28i

Original Poster:

6,304 posts

123 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Not had a chance to visit but I received this photo on Friday biggrin

Malam

708 posts

109 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Nice to see a proper chassis restoration cool

camel_landy

2,375 posts

89 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Byker28i said:
Not had a chance to visit but I received this photo on Friday biggrin
Sweet... cool

M

BLUETHUNDER

7,847 posts

166 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Just looking at this thread and all the others regarding chassis work puts me off of ever owning one again. It's bad enough with the costs of running one let alone having a chassis job slung on top.

Still lovely cars but I admire from afar now.

carsy

2,667 posts

71 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Its all part of the fun especially if you are capable of doing it yourself.

BLUETHUNDER

7,847 posts

166 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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My days of having jobs like that for fun are long gone. Rather just spend days driving them than fixing them.

camel_landy

2,375 posts

89 months

Sunday 16th December 2012
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Simples...

Just make sure that the next Cerb you purchase has a fully documented refurb like this. biggrin

M