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pic heavy update 22/12/2011 !!

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pic heavy update 22/12/2011 !!

sorry lads its going to be delayed slightly found a very badly repaired rear arch they never got rid of the old rusty arch so i ve decided to replace properly best place to get the arches from? i ll add some pics tomorrow when i ve stripped it down

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hi i have some more pics for work i have completed over the last few days. most of the work done this morning as it s so much easier to work in an empty bodyshop no destractions from the lads that work there or customers !!

this morning i finished the drivers side arch welding it back on and skimming with some filler. the passengers arch has been completed to thats been skimmed but still needs some finishing touches to get a perfect finish. tomorrow i shall be trying to get the under arches re stonechipped as i found some bits that i was nt happy with so stripped back. once this iss done there is a bit of finishing on the bodywork and then it can be primed i cant wait to drive this car.

heres some pics of both arches at different stages of repair









hers a pic i took after cleaning my works car its almost a vw !!!!!


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top work there fella nice seat too i love company cars  :lol:

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Nice arch work  :P

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awsome work with the arch dude! keep the updates and piks flowing!

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really enjoyed reading through your thread phil,good to see such a thorough job been done.looking at the pre strip down photo's it looked a minter but as always once you start tinkering you'll find the dreaded brown stuff.

it'll look the biz in mars red btw.

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cheers for the comments people i am enjoying the hard work i ll be back there in the morning want to get it primed asap.

bens_cab yes company cars are great but looking forward to gettin this one gone jan 09 and pickin up the audi a3 s line  :lol:

the car did look good but like you say you just keep findin the car cancer and keep operating but it will be worth it !!

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hi again, justthought i d update a few more items sorted today so i thought i d add the pics.

today i finished my repairs to the back ends of the sills which included adding the stone chip. re stone chipped the rear arches and put another skim on the rear arches of filler.

hears the arches





stone chip on inner arches



primed sills




stonechipped sills





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nice job on the car mate looks ace keep the pics comeing

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Sound progress seem to be moving very quickly.

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i wish it was moving faster its been in since may !! i ve drove the car twice from south wales to staffordshire then from my house 10 mins up the road to my mates bodyshop and thats it loved the drive back from wales so cant wait to oget it done and drive it again !!

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hi , another update from todays work.

today i have finished the arches and just blew some etch primer over to show any imperfections, sealed all the arches under neath and applied another coat of stone chip so they are no complete. also started making a rack to put the car on while its painted .

heres the pics.

passenger arch stonechipped


drivers arch etch primed


passenger arch ecth primed


passenger wing filled


as the car stands today

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starting to take shape there now looking good :wink:

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hi mate,

did it need any inner rear arch repairs? Im not sure how much to cut out of mine,

as the lips of the inner arch is rotted, and around the pretol filler (on the inner arch side…..

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hi the one side was not to bad the otherside was a bit rotten i just trimmed it back really job done

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hi the one side was not to bad the otherside was a bit rotten i just trimmed it back really job done

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Nice work there so far fella  :)

keep on keeping on

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Nice clean looking job Barty2 well done mate keep it up :D

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Top job Barty. I notice you've filled the joint between rear panel and rear corner. Should look nice and smooth but are you worried it will crack at this point? (I hope not, the standard gap can look a bit untidy!!)

Cheers
Andy

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hi andy, i have smoothed over it but it will reappear as i will just ….. erm make a new grove just with a piece of folded paper otherside has already been done it just makes things a little neater i think i ll add pics tomorrow as i need to get the rear panel sorted and complete really tomorrow

cheers for all the encouragement everybody it keeps me going ha ha

phil

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