Gerry Ahern

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Your shed floor looks like mine!

That's nothing ..you should see the work bench.. and the other bench.. and the inside of the coupe ...and.. well any reasonably horizontal surface in the shop to be honest. Except the couch hehe
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Looking good Rod. Can you check your email


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I got it Gerry, just can't give you an answer yet. I need to chat with Matt about it when he comes down in the next week or so.

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Some more parts getting the benefit of the improved booth. This will get quite a bit of use for the coupe as there's lots of parts needing cleanup. Lots to do and every bit helps.

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Blasted a bunch more parts today with the gun working well this time... its like painting in reverse. I got a table full of small bits primed up but some bigger bits still to go
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It was about 10:45 when we packed up tonight, will get the bigger parts red tomorrow.

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Didn't quite get through all the bits tonight but got some more done
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Love the dodgy repair on the bottom of that guard support
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These are after a quick blasting to get rid of the bulk of it. From here parts get brushed or sanded and acid washed to get rid of the last bits of rust off the steel.

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Nice.
Must be Sat'dy night......you've still got the nail polish on. 

Ha-ha ...every bloody time I mix up that primer... splosh out of the gun and onto my hand.

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Its taken quite a bit of time actually but the guard is clean and going back together again. There's pitting and some holes at the front that need filling and I have to make the bottom of the support sit correctly but the old upper sections are now welded back where they came from and everything is sealed again.
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Can someone confirm that the rear bolt hole under the guard is a slotted hole from factory?
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Have to adjust the replacement bits accordingly
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Just checked mine, same as first pic (but rustier) ie: rear bolt hole is elongated, front is round.

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Awesome thanks mate
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Spent some time putting this together
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When I welded that top in, I may have set fire to some of the sealer that was too close, so that was redone
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Then to get it out of the way..
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one of those rare rust free 70's cars we keep hearing about!

Well the front half is close enough to it... the back still has plenty of free rust
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Well now a section of one rear corner has less rust. I've started work on the right quarter area, partly because I'm getting tired of looking at the mishmash of new steel next to rust panels.

 

Spent quite a bit of brain power working out how well the rs lower quarter section was stamped. Its labeled as "suits sedan /coupe", come to the conclusion that its sedan that can be made to fit coupe. Most of it is ok but the rear end is not shaped at the same angle as a coupe where the bar recess is. So, cleaning and assessment to work out how much original material I can save.

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A little better? Sort of...clearer at least

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I removed the corner piece

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The green line is about the end of the good steel, the area past that is in need of replacement. I've heard people talk about a 30mm gap between tail light panel and rear quarter when using a new light panel. I've circled the reason in white. There's actually a small infill piece to join the panel to the quarter. Chances are as you can see, an original will rust out here and if you don't know its there, you hear cries about "it don't fit".

 

 

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Sweet.  Was just talking to a mate about this car yesterday..  Went out for a fang in my buddy's XA coop, 2 hours later, a countery and 3 beers, we came home.

Wicked fun in the rain, 351, top loader, 20 year old tyres.  His isn't as bad a s Gerry's but, similar areas of tin worm damage. 

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Ok carrying on

Measured up and cut the template piece
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Make a tape template and folds marked to transfer to new steel
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Trimmed up a bit and used the bead roller to tip the folds in
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