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jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Friday 14th January
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S6 ROR

1,573 posts

246 months

Friday 14th January
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Let’s hope this becomes a picture heavy threadyes

jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Friday 14th January
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As it was






All the way tomorrow morning

Classic Chim

11,762 posts

130 months

Saturday 15th January
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Hard graft in a small space.
That rigger looks ok ish from here.
Seen any holes yet?
I’d be tempted to drop that right back down biggrin

Omg I forgot again.. I’ll drop that 20 to your account next week. yikes
You might need it lol.
Good luck mate.
Are you going to raise the body enough to roll chassis away.

And am I right in thinking you made that blended base.
Nice whatever.
Cracking on nicely.


Edited by Classic Chim on Saturday 15th January 08:13

jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Saturday 15th January
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Classic Chim said:
Hard graft in a small space.
That rigger looks ok ish from here.
Seen any holes yet?
I’d be tempted to drop that right back down biggrin

Omg I forgot again.. I’ll drop that 20 to your account next week. yikes
You might need it lol.
Good luck mate.
Are you going to raise the body enough to roll chassis away.

It’s all off this morning the boys are turning up for the lift

They don’t look too bad at the moment but I’m sure they will be some holes

Base I did 4-5 years ago with top tips from Simmon

And am I right in thinking you made that blended base.
Nice whatever.
Cracking on nicely.


Edited by Classic Chim on Saturday 15th January 08:13

Classic Chim

11,762 posts

130 months

Saturday 15th January
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Have the craic.
All done by man power then. I remember when everyone did it this way before puffy two post lifts became the norm rofl
Top man thumbup

You did a great job of that base. Cars gonna be mint.

hoofa

3,133 posts

189 months

Saturday 15th January
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I prefer the man’s method of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut

jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Saturday 15th January
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hoofa said:
I prefer the man’s method of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut
That’s cheating all I have is 5 blokes and a 2 ton trolley jack

Italian450

84 posts

68 months

Saturday 15th January
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Nice job …. Keep it going.
Just did mine, body back on now.

macdeb

8,144 posts

236 months

Saturday 15th January
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hoofa said:
I prefer the man’s method of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut
roflrofl Brilliant.

jojackson4

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Saturday 15th January
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Classic Chim

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130 months

Saturday 15th January
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It does visibly age you I must admit rofl

That’s a top job. fking heavy!
How easy did you get the body indoors with so few of you. Is the boot lid still on as that’s a job and half dude. Yorkshire muscle I suppose.
A Close up of chassis as is Pete?
Looks ok man thumbup


jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Saturday 15th January
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Classic Chim said:
It does visibly age you I must admit rofl

That’s a top job. fking heavy!
How easy did you get the body indoors with so few of you. Is the boot lid still on as that’s a job and half dude. Yorkshire muscle I suppose.
A Close up of chassis as is Pete?
Looks ok man thumbup






Not as bad as I was expecting but still fked

TwinKam

2,192 posts

76 months

Saturday 15th January
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Those pics make you realise you're doing the right thing...

Classic Chim

11,762 posts

130 months

Saturday 15th January
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Looks like something off time team.
That’s about par for the course for its age I reckon.

Are you gonna strip the 4 corners off and take engine/ box out or just repair the riggers.

The main frame looks very good bar a few weld points but that’s only surface stuff.

jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Sunday 16th January
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Classic Chim said:
Looks like something off time team.
That’s about par for the course for its age I reckon.

Are you gonna strip the 4 corners off and take engine/ box out or just repair the riggers.

The main frame looks very good bar a few weld points but that’s only surface stuff.
Main is good
It’s all getting done including clutch and cam


Had an hour last night and pulled the pas rear corner off

Classic Chim

11,762 posts

130 months

Sunday 16th January
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jojackson4 said:
Main is good
It’s all getting done including clutch and cam


Had an hour last night and pulled the pas rear corner off
Yeah it’s now like a motorbike to work on. Nice to be able to get around it easily.
I was lucky to use some truck sized axle stands x4 so I could get my chassis at a height I could sit on a chair and work on it.

Surely your car is a bit like mine as lots of it can just go back on after a clean up.
You’ve been modding it for years thumbup

What’s the budget wink

jojackson4

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3,004 posts

118 months

Sunday 16th January
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Classic Chim said:
Yeah it’s now like a motorbike to work on. Nice to be able to get around it easily.
I was lucky to use some truck sized axle stands x4 so I could get my chassis at a height I could sit on a chair and work on it.

Surely your car is a bit like mine as lots of it can just go back on after a clean up.
You’ve been modding it for years thumbup

What’s the budget wink
If I can do it for 4k happy days

ray von

2,876 posts

233 months

Sunday 16th January
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jojackson4 said:
Looks as though there's a small crack appearing there mind wink
Seriously good work thumbup Hope the lad who was looking for a Chim the other day looks at this thread to see what can't be seen if that makes sense

Classic Chim

11,762 posts

130 months

Sunday 16th January
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jojackson4 said:
If I can do it for 4k happy days
If your splitting engine/box and doing clutch etc you’ll be lucky.

PC or paint.
Are you farming that and rigger replacement out or doing them yourself.
It would have cost me less in the end if I’d just bought riggers made up and fitted them as I went through a lot of hassle having them made on site. The extra time that takes isn’t worth it but I was paying for garage time which made making them up uneconomical really.

I do like these body off threads.
You’ll probably find taking pictures gets in the way of work and you’ll forget / can’t be bothered too, but make an effort as it’s great to look at them after thumbup