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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:49 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)


It's not AS bad but still has issues in all the usual places! Sadly though i can't weld so have had to send it out for the work to be done.

Luckily he's a good friend and hopefully wont give me my bill written on a toilet roll! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Being able to weld certainly cuts down the cost, if i was on pay at the garage for doing bill would be well into the hundreds :shock:

:lol: :lol: hopefully not ! tell you what writing out an invoice for all the welding ive done so far would be like 3 A4 pages already :OD

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:53 pm 
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i so wish i good weld, i want new sills on my civic as im going for a full respray so i want to make sure all the metal is perfect.
great work walsh


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Just buy a mig and have at it Chris ! Best way man. If you were closer id happily weld on your sills for the cost of wire etc and of cause biscuits and tea :lol:

Thanks man :top:

Should have another update for this soon almost ready to weld in the floor plate at the front now as ive made up all the strengthened plate for the captive nut, then after that i can weld in the inner lower rear arch section thats shaped to fit into the sil and then Sill time :OD

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:43 am 
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Good work man, the rust is always the worst part of buying a 3g. Getting on top of it before doing anything else is always the best way

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Same welder i have. Cracking bit of kit! Everyone loves using it

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Yeah man decent welder i have one and my boss has one. Not a patch on the one the body work guys has though like 20yrs old Autostar iirc Bloody amazing welder !!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Indeed. using 6mm wire and full argon?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:18 pm 
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8mm and erm yeah i assume so, i didnt get the bottle so not 100%

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Little more progress on this

Ive added anther plate to the inner sill rear so it will go right up to the rear inner arch plate im going to put in.

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Finished off, all trimmed back and painted up with zince primer.

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NOw for one of the biggest plates of all

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Not all welded in yet i just wanted to get it in place so i could get the sill on.

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Aligning the sill up, bit of a painusing G clamps as i was going along, so im going to buy some proper weding clamps from the local DIY store certainly speed things up, when doing the spots.

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Obvisously just using the MIG to spot the panel in place, so will be going over it all witha grinder to smooth them down so it looks neat.

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Welded along the door shut

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Can see here where it blew through a little, but will all be getting grinded back anyway so not a big deal.

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Thats it so far hopefully be able to finish it off this side soon :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:28 pm 
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A little more progress on the wee 3g..

Pulled all the engine bay and dash loom out, Master cylinder removed.

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Steering coloumn, pedal box, heater matrix system all removed

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Getting the sill ready to weld on at the bottom

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Floor plate pretty much done

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Additional inner arch plate to cover up the cut original and also add some extra strength.

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Rear section, some more cut out.

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New plate welded in

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Plate welds cleaned up with the wire wheel in te grinder

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All plates and welds then repainted with zinc primer, and seam sealed.

Left out a small section as i still need to add a little extra plate.

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Rear plates seamed

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All packed up

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:37 am 
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thats a S*!t load of welding.

i know it sucks and you loose all your forearm hair and sleeves but keep at it haha

at the same process maybe just not as extreme on my sedan atm haha

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:19 pm 
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:lol: tell me about it i have the scars to prove it :shock:

Its not so much the hair or even getting weld in your arms, its more when you send an entire daqy welding and you actually cook your arms thats the worst thing it looks like a tan though so i gues thats a bonus :lol:

Ahh good luck with the sedan man, haha i would hope it isnt as bad as this thing :shock: :P

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:29 am 
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Jesus! You are getting stuck in walsh!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:04 pm 
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keep it up walsh, i'll keep checking for updates :D
i'll invest in a welder soon and just have a play about with it.


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