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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »

Ha ha I'm not a pro I don't work in the motor industry.I'm just starting to learn bodywork and I haven't welded in 35 years so my first welds were rubbish but after grinding back they look ok.on the mechanical side I can do that no problem iam even going to have a go at plateing the nuts and bolts and few other things I've bought a plateing kit but I'll be doing that a lot later.elvis take care when taking the windscreen out also when taken out the engine I had to drill the spot welds out of my battery tray as it says in the Haynes manual to remove the tray but good luck on your car
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« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2018, 08:05:40 PM »

Thanks for the recommendation on the rotisserie front, will check this out. I've always wanted to learn to weld, my son is quite proficient and taught himself. The Beta will be my teacher as it were, but it is very rusty underneath, as in there are gaps where the sill, floor and rear wheel arch should meet! Easter will be plunge time.
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« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2018, 11:03:17 PM »

Hey, I am even more impressed with what youíve done knowing that. The underbody looks like it took a lot of work, it looks excellent. Thanks for the tip on the battery tray, hadnít realised that and would have done some serious head scratching.
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« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 04:07:05 PM »

Elvis get your self a Haynes manual and give it a good read the floor on my car only had light surface rust I used a heat gun and scraper but having a roll over jig made it a lot easier I was sat down all the time also if you go the scraper route round the corners off to stop catching the metal hope to see pics of your car take loads of pics to remember where things go
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2018, 06:05:19 PM »

done some more work on the beta started to clean and remove the dent in fuel tank


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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2018, 06:07:13 PM »

more pics


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« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »

moved on to the rear towers.cut the rust out then welded patches in the welds will be ground smooth later


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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2018, 06:14:11 PM »

found a hole in driver side door sill rust cut out and patched


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« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2018, 06:17:53 PM »

started to treat the bare metal with a protective rust killer


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« Reply #49 on: April 20, 2018, 06:22:26 PM »

also found rust in rear wheel arch seam.had to have a think how i was going to repair it 


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« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2018, 06:25:50 PM »

cut through from inside the car and rebuilt the panals in layers


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« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2018, 06:30:00 PM »

now i am working on the rear screen area and found rusty holes so drilling out spot welds so i can replace the rust


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« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2018, 06:32:25 PM »

think it needs a clean


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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2018, 06:34:31 PM »

all clean. ill try and post pics every couple of days as i will be spending more time on the beta


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« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2018, 09:01:11 PM »

Really enjoying this. You're making me feel lazy!
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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2018, 09:30:40 PM »

ha ha hopefully i can now start spending more time working on the beta hoping to get 4 full days working on her and getting loads done 
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2018, 05:53:15 PM »

started to cut away the rust in the rear screen area


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« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2018, 05:55:25 PM »

more pics


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« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2018, 05:59:31 PM »

spot welds drilled out


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« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2018, 06:05:18 PM »

time to cut the corner rust out and make some patch panals


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