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Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

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Guys another off top question, not sure if I should keep in this post. I should have named it XF Papou Build 😂 okay I’m in the progress of stripping down the car. It’s going in for a “ open door respray “ engine bay door jams and outside of car. I have removed front rear bumper. Engine and gearbox is out. Ac lines+Power steering lines. But there is still a mess of wiring in the bay.basically all hanging down in the middle. Door cards are off. Do I need to remove glass or can I keep it in? I’m removing the booster tomorrow out of the bay. Easier for the front and rear bumpers to be on or off the car? I’m doing a much as I possibly can myself. I have all storage containers and ziplock bags labelled with all parts removed in there keepimg

it as organised as possible. Any tips would be appreciated! Cheers 

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door glass, not sure if it's in the gregorys book, but you can remove door glass (the big ones) out in 5 mins each if the door trims are off. 

the 1/4 windows can be pretty hard to remove in the rear doors, not that hard. but depends on who's doing the job

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Got the brake booster and master cylinder removed today from the bay! Gheez then 3x 14mm bolts where a pain to get to! Cleaning up the grime I the engine bay as it looks to have had a rough touch up job and the paint is falking off and going purple aswell 😂 what’s the best way to address this? Don’t mind doing abit of the prep to make it easier for the painter. Wet and dry sandpaper? What grit? I’ll be leaving the brake lines still in bay just taping them up. What’s the best way if I was to upload photos/videos so I can attach for you guys? Cheers

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if you've got a few hours to skip through this series, Peter Anderson (has lots of videos on car resto) has just gone through probably everything you are thinking of with a sigma.

part 1 below, he's upto part 7 and the thing is almost a bare shell now.

 

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Anyone in Melbourne south east area do mobile rust repair? Front boot seal and mudflap area! 



I too need mobile rust repair in South East Melbourne. But in front of wheel arch.
Let me know how you go.




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Hi all! Anyone got any info/videos of the prep of an engine bay and what to use to sand down corrosion and paint peeling? Also ways to fill a few unused holes! I’ve heard wet and dry. Just don’t know what grit to start and finish with! Cheers! (This is best photo I have atm of the bay,see how’s its bumpy and flakey paint) IMG_5737.jpg


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you'll have to go back to metal near the battery area i suspect. 

you'll have to go searching for painting tips, they've been covered in detail in many threads recently

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you'll have to go back to metal near the battery area i suspect. 
you'll have to go searching for painting tips, they've been covered in detail in many threads recently

I have watched the whole sigma build series already that guy is awesome and does a great job not just a “backyarder” job! Awesome bloke!


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