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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:55 pm 
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did u get that screen out in 1 no cracks


No but wasn't trying too as it was already cracked :( I have gotten a screen out of a 4g without cracking but without proper tools it does take a LONG time time. Took me 3.30 hours to get the screen out of my old 4g :lol:

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Lots of Welding ahead good luck man! im sure it will be a wicked build! what sort of time scale are you looking to get this finished....


Haha yeah just abit :lol: Should be interesting its just trying to decide on an engine for definate at the minute :wink:

Timescale wise we ont really have one, as im just doing when i have some spare time at the garage really so will be steady progress. Havent even started welding it yet all ive done since last update is put some Zinc weld through primer on it to stop it rusting over again.

Also need to order some sills and try to locate a N/s rear arch panel....not easy it would seem :(

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:43 pm 
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walsh123 wrote:
dazec8 wrote:
did u get that screen out in 1 no cracks


No but wasn't trying too as it was already cracked :( I have gotten a screen out of a 4g without cracking but without proper tools it does take a LONG time time. Took me 3.30 hours to get the screen out of my old 4g :lol:

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Lots of Welding ahead good luck man! im sure it will be a wicked build! what sort of time scale are you looking to get this finished....


Haha yeah just abit :lol: Should be interesting its just trying to decide on an engine for definate at the minute :wink:

Timescale wise we ont really have one, as im just doing when i have some spare time at the garage really so will be steady progress. Havent even started welding it yet all ive done since last update is put some Zinc weld through primer on it to stop it rusting over again.

Also need to order some sills and try to locate a N/s rear arch panel....not easy it would seem :(


If you find a rear arch panel give me a shout of who supplying them! hadrian panels went bust so they have now gone obsolete which sucks hopefully someone will have the tooling out there and made some! otherwise we will see alot of these 3'gs in scrap yard :(


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 pm 
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No worries dude ive already sourced one :wink: I hope just have to confirm.

Ill let you know soon as i know :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Some more progress !!

14/06/12

So the replacement 0/S/R arch that someone had fitted in the past looked ok, but wanted to be sure they had done the job properly so got the grinder out and cut off teh welds.

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So that'd be a no then :lol: No idea what the blue panel metal is from but have found a fair bit of it in various places on the car :|

So all that will be getting chopped out and replaced with new sheet.

Then got started on the N/S sill

Replacement sill held over old

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then drew on the lines of where the new sill goes too.

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Drilled out spot welds, which is unbelieveably boring and time consuming :lol:

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The old sill cut off :D

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What that then uncovered :shock:

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Doesnt look too bad but, the whole piece holding all the petrol filler neck etc hs corroded away aswell so safe to say abit of fab work needed there !

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Rear of the O/S sill chopped out

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Spot welds drilled out on O/S sill

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Levered sill out

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Removed

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Inner sill rotten aswell so that got chopped out asap

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Bored of grinding so did a little welding.

Rear O/S/R arch bit after the arch under the rear quarter had just rotted away so chopped out plates made and welded up.

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Then made up a little plate for the chassis rail id exposed by chopping out the inner sill

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Corner of the O/S/R floor plae made shaped and welded in

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O/S/R floor first plate welded in

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Got shape pretty close to original, this is looking from outside under the inner arch

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welding pretty good for ancient jap tin 8)

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There is more progress but im slowly loosing the will to live waiting for pics to upload :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:41 pm 
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good stuff man

thats some serious rust in there! would put me off big time. kudos yo


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Thanks bud

Yeah its a tad crusty :shock: Aint to bad though really when you break it down into sections, just very time consuming.

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Rear inner sill/lip plate welded in and shaped

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Then zinc primed

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2nd inner sill section that sits over the plate rust cut off and new sheet added

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Then welded in place

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Nice one dude getting the dirty jobs out of the way first. Doing it right :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Thanks man, yeah its abit of a long slog but if your gonna do something may aswell do it right :)

Front inner sill plate welded in

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Bit later after another patch at the front and some acid etch primer.

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Rear O/S under quarter thingy me bob, nearly done. pretty happy with the shape of it just need a little more work before it done. Sprayed with Acid etch primer.

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Rest of the O/S inner sill work so far

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O/S rear floor patch all welded up just needs the welds grinding down now, as a little messy where it blew through

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HAve ground back the inner sill welds a little but not bothering with that too much as when the sill is on you wont be able to see it anyway, so just some general tidying up really.

Thats all for now but will update as get more done :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Coming along nicely!

Mines away having some rot repaired at the moment.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Thanks man :top:

Haha hope it isnt as bad as this :shock: Its a shame they rot i mean other than that its a great little car done over 168,000 miles and engines still a good runner, over eningeering Honda at its best 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Hmmm wide arches and big A$$ wheels maybe not finding OEM arch replacements wouldnt be so bad :lol:

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Inner arche welded in, obvisously need cutting and shaping but have hedl off on doing this until i know where we stand on rear arches.

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Inner rear all done, might grind the welds down abit but not sure as they cant be seen when sill is on so may just seam sealer them.

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Front O/S inner sill

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Panel needed making as it had rotten away dude to the drain tube. So i got creative :lol:

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Little bracket i there to hold the drain tube in place and obvisously the slit is there so it can drain easily

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Then while paint dried it was onto the floor patch...i say patch lossly it more like i have a patch of floor left and need to make the rest :shock:

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Now i already had a huge hole to cover to i decided tomake it even bigger and even more of a PITA to fix. As one of the mounting/captive nuts for the subframe was really badly corroded now i wasnt going to go this far and leave some like that so out came the grinderand i cut it out then i realised how much a PAIN it was going to be to get the shape right :lol:

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NOt many pics as far too much hammering and mild swaeering going on trying to get the plate to be the right shape :oops: It doesnt look too bad in the pic but the whole lot sort of curve in 3 different directions.

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Front O/S front inner sill cup/drain tube thingmebob welded in

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Extra piece of floor plate which ill be mounting some heavy gauge plate to for the subframe captive nut to be on.

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Then some more inner front wheel arch plating. tacked in

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Bit more shaped

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All welded just needs abit more shapingto be right

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Theres a plate which needs to go in on the inside aswell so you wont be able to see the overlapping plate inside when its done. Theres a suprising amount of layers to a car when you start chopping it up :lol:

Thats all so far, ill try and get some more done tomorrow if i have time :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:38 am 
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I loved your to-do list :D Brilliant work tho man! Keep it going ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:21 am 
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You have done incredibly well Walshy!

I knew you were the right person to sell to.

It's crazy... up until a year before I sold it to you my mate was still using this as his daily!

Will have to point him towards this thread as he won't believe it!

Just about to PM you OT Ethan. Keep up the good work! :top:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:27 am 
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Blimey thats a lot of work there, epic repair on that shell!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:13 pm 
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evalex wrote:
I loved your to-do list :D Brilliant work tho man! Keep it going ;)


Haha believe me i ran out of rear quarter i couldnt get the whole to do list on the entire shell :lol: Thanks dude :top:

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You have done incredibly well Walshy!

I knew you were the right person to sell to.

It's crazy... up until a year before I sold it to you my mate was still using this as his daily!

Will have to point him towards this thread as he won't believe it!

Just about to PM you OT Ethan. Keep up the good work! :top:


Thanks Adam !

I promised you id get it back on the road, im aman of my word although i did sell out :oops: :lol: I tell you what though SOO glad yo bought all the sheet metal you did forward thinking right there ! I still have about two sheets left 8)

Hahaha i know crazy ! There were alot of patches and repairs done over the years, but i have to be honest how the hell it ever passed its MOT's al this time ill never know :lol: MUst be a breeeze mot'ing darrn sarrff :P

Replied to your PM buddy :top:

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Blimey thats a lot of work there, epic repair on that shell!


Its a tad more than anticpated has to be said but ah well ill be S*!t hot with a welder by the time im done hahaha.

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