Major the Westies rebuild project

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by MorkC68, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Lovely work :)
     
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  2. thanks Andy :)
     
  3. JamesLey

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    Looking great. Should be getting onto our doors next month I reckon. Want to get them repaired before I start the front arches.


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  4. I'm gonna sort door cards and upholstery further down the line, get the rest done first! Ive not thought about colour schemes yet :eek:
     
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  5. The doors looking good mark , love to see those new black panel components ...you know there will be no rust bubbles for a very very long time especially if you have rust treated everything ...which i know you will do .
    Also Patience is the key to success in restorations , which i know you have ....keep up the good work .:thumbsup:
     
  6. Thanks Ewan :) as you say, patience is key! With work being hectic, we have to make the most of the time we can get!
     
  7. Are you thinking on having it in the jaffa colour as is on the body work now , or a completely different colour ?
     
  8. We'll stick with Marino Yellow, if you go back to the sliding door, that's painted and sorted :D
     
  9. Of coarse ...i forgot silly me :oops:
     
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  10. JamesLey

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    Are you bare metalling the door skins? I tried to shift the paint with thinners but it didn't move so I'm tempted to just key them up and epoxy the insides.


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  11. outside we will bare metal them, on the inside we will just key them and use rustoleum and waxoyl, something like that :)
     
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  12. Nice pics and job.
     
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  13. Bit more progress this past couple of weeks, mostly painting the inside of the door frame ready for welding back up.

    cant beat a bit of red oxide
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    then a good coating of Rustoleum :)
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    Finally got some bonding on the support brace which holds the mirror in place
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    fingers crossed we're reskinning the frame next week!
     
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  14. Steady progress but done properly - loving it :thumbsup:

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  15. thanks matey :) work keeps getting in the way and slowing us down :(
     
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  16. JamesLey

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    Looking great. Reckon I'll be onto ours next week so will read through this again.


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  17. I hope your doors aren't as bad as ours!
     
  18. JamesLey

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    I can almost guarantee they'll be worse as they're Uk doors. Didn't want to chuck them though. :(


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  19. damn :(
     
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  20. Looking good ,cant beat a marino yellow bus, wish id kept mine.
    Great work on the cab doors, good to be able to actualy see whats supposed to be inside!
     
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