Rotten storm

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Rotten storm

Post by dubs » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Got a dilemma. Currently building our house and I have a large barn with a few classics stored in it, My dilemma is I have 2 MK1 storms I is 1/2 finshed resto in silvergreen and the other is a pretty rotten brown one. I am undecided whether to ebay the rotten one or strip it and keep all the spares for my green one? the rear axle has collapsed up through axle mount on drivers side. Can this area be repaired once main part of axle mount behind chassis leg repair has rotted? Or will the geometry never be the same? Any help would be appreciated as I hate sending cars to the scrapyard hence the full shed

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Re: Rotten storm

Post by ianaudia4 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:47 pm

Nice situation to be in, not just one MK1 but two! Anything can be repaired (to a degree) but it sounds like your brown Storm would take a lot of time, effort and money to put right and I suppose how good would the quality of work be once finished? Is your goal to get them both back to "as new"?

Ant down at the Grotto has done quite a few restos on MK1's, you could get a few pictures and ask him.

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Re: Rotten storm

Post by litlekris » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:55 pm

I wouldn't feel bad about breaking the brown one, especially if it can help the other get back on the road plus could help the finances selling not needed parts on here.. I could be interested in a fawn leather interior if it's in good condition.. ;)

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Re: Rotten storm

Post by Nate » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:13 pm

ant has just finished sticking 2 rear chassis legs on my mk1. genuine repair sections are available from heritage (£112 a side iirc) and fitted perfectly.

see build thread ... 20#p110504

slight adjustment of the rear geometry (trakc and camber) is then possible using shims


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Re: Rotten storm

Post by roccoplus1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:05 am

Repairing the rear chassis legs is not to bad a job but is time consuming, also you would need to get the axle and fuel tank out of the way, as far as geometry is concerned provided cross checks were carried out with a measuring tool to confirm everything was in the right place before welding up the leg then there should be no problems, I'd like to show you some images of repairs I have carried out but everything I have is to large to load onto this page, have a look on my face book page KW Restorations.