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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2018, 06:14:44 PM »

started stripping the floor


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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2018, 06:20:28 PM »

took it down to metal and treated the bare metal with vinegar then applied por15


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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »

after the under side was treated with por15 iam going to seam seal all the joints when iam finished with the inside of the car.now i know why these cars rusted so fast as they where only a couple of seams that had seam sealer had been applied and on the inside of the car no seam sealer at all only on the front bulkhead seams   


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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2018, 06:34:58 PM »

when i took the petrol tank off found a big dent in the bottom of the tank.iam going to need something special to get the dent out and look what the wife got me for xmas.its a lot better than socks


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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2018, 06:37:05 PM »

started the inside


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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 09:47:55 PM »

That floor looks in pretty good shape to me.
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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »

it is she was only on the road untill 1985.but the lack of seam sealer to the floor area under and above the floor they is none.crazy italians thank god the first owner had her injected with wax   
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 11:54:27 PM »

Really enjoying your restoration pics, it looks like your Beta Coupe has led a very cosseted life & has obviously been well looked after over the years. Keep up the good work (and the momentum!).
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2018, 09:45:08 AM »

At the risk of being labelled a complete divvie - what was the present - the thing that allowed you to strip the floors so well? If so i need to tell my wife about it. Have same car, but loads more rust!
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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2018, 10:35:15 AM »

My Xmas present was a stud welder for pulling out dents.for the floor I use those poly discs in a grinder they better than wire wheels .iam at work at the moment but I'll post a pic later of what they look like
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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 08:25:30 PM »

i used poly abrasive disc


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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »

Thanks, very impressed.
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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2018, 08:15:01 PM »

started to clean the rail where the front seat bolts to and found the passenger side dented Huh?Huh?. i think someone very big has sat there but my wife said it looks like they has been alot of action on the front seat if you get my meaning   


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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2018, 08:18:44 PM »

started to cut the rust out


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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2018, 08:22:16 PM »

removed the headlining and sponge and i hung up some wall art


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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 10:19:47 AM »

Looking really good. Take it the car is on a rollover jig. How did the poly discs cope with the underseal? Do they bog down easily? What was it like taking the dash and wiring loom out? The holes in the bulk head don't look big enough to squeeze all that through. As for your dented seat mounts, the foam in that seat must be like a pancake too😂
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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 11:26:21 AM »

To take the underseal off I used a heat gun and scraper .i used the poly discs to remove the paint from inside the car.the wiring loom does fit through the bulk head just.as for the dashboard removal as one bolt sits beneath the speaker in the dashboard
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 05:33:31 PM »

Elvis and Skidmark, really enjoying the resto pics. Skidmark - is car on a rotisserie? I've got it all to do and mine is so much worse...
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« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2018, 07:30:35 PM »

Yes richb it's on a rotisserie it's the best thing I've bought it makes life much easier you can turn it too any angle.i bought mine from mk2 mainia. Just started welding a few small patches in and trying to re learn how to mig weld and trying to set my welder up to get a nice weld hopefully more pics soon
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« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2018, 07:36:30 PM »

Hey Rich I think skidmarc must be a pro looking at those pics. I donít really now how rotten mine is as I havenít started stripping it down. Iíve restricted my weekend to a carb overhaul with a kit from ricambio auto, much less scary. I think by the time I had bought the rotaty jig, and welding kit, Iíd have spent the money I would need to have my amateurish efforts at welding redone😬 I like the look of the sanding discs, I think my plan is, engine and windows out, wings off and interior out but keep it as a rolling chassis and hand it to someone who can do the welding and paint. Itís either that or ring up Car SOS and tell them itís my 82 year old mothers - it is in her garage so I might get away with it👍
Keep up the good work skidmarc it will look awesome judging by what youíve done so far
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