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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:50 pm

After a bit of a gap, its back to work on 21a. Made and fitted a new passenger side front metal brake pipe and bled all four corners. Also tackled an annoying cutting out problem. Cleaned out the jets with carb cleaner and compressed air, took the carb off to check the mounting flange wasnt split, it was then that i found out that the earth lead to the carb had broken off. Fitted a new terminal to the wire,and put everything back together and so far so good no cutting out, but i'l see how it goes when i can give it a good run.
Did a bit more bodywork, the rear arches are nearly done, rubbed down the drivers side with 600 grade wet & dry paper....

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Then a few coats of filler primer...

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Still a bit of sanding to do on the passenger side, but it will be painted (at least in primer) tomorrow...

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Also changed a broken headlight adjuster, and seam sealed inside the rear arches.

More tomorrow..


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Re: Project 21A

Post by The Autoad » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:23 pm

welding and painting, yum yum munch munch. I love a great bit of bodywork, looking really good Mark :ok:

Nice to see you've made yourself at home in the new unit too!

Compressors: Have a look in the new Practical Classics for a good idea on compressors. I have a SIP, but i can't remember the spec right now. Will check.


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Post by markh » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:58 pm

Cheers Ant, yes im loving the new workshop, should of done it years ago !! I've temporarily borrowed a 25 litre compressor of my brother, but will be looking for something a bit bigger after xmas.

Today saw a bit of a set back when after scraping off some flaking underseal, i found this.....

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Its just forward of the drivers side beam mount, so out came the MIG and new metal applied.
Rubbed down the filler primer on the drivers arch, gave it a coat of grey primer and then rubbed it down again. ...

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On the passenger side, i finished sanding down the filler and then gave it a few coats of filler primer.....

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Picked up a can of colour (Capri blue LK5E) from my local paint supply company, and so the arches will be finished tomorrow.


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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:14 pm

A very productive day today :training: Filler primed and rubbed down the passenger side arch..

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This showed up a few blemishes, so it was filler primered again and once again rubbed smooth, before being given a coat of grey primer. While this dried i gave the drivers side a few coats of colour.....

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In between coats of primer and paint , i cracked on with some other jobs. Started to repair some damage to the front panel...

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And a couple of small repairs to the drivers side front wing...

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Then the front panel was given a few coats of black stonechip coating...

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Next the repairs to the drivers wing were painted and stonechipped as required....

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I also gave the bottom edges of each sill a couple of coats of stonechip to give them some protection through winter. I cleaned up and greased all the metal brake pipes, undersealed the inner arches, and also the welded repair to the drivers side chassis, fitted a new rear wiper blade and gave the metal fuel pipes another coat of underseal.
In between all these other jobs, i kept going back to applying mores coats of paint to the arches.
The drivers side rear arch with the masking removed, obviously it will need cutting once the paint has cured, but im very pleased with the finish...

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And the passenger side, again it will need to be cut when properly dry.....

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Just had time to change the radiator too, as it had sprung a leak, so changed the anti freeze at the same time. Not much more to do now before MOT, but still a few jobs to do once its on the road. :chill: :chill:


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Re: Project 21A

Post by Bill » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:27 pm

Stunning work mate :beers:


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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:14 pm

Thanks Bill ! :good:

Did a couple of odd jobs on the car this morning, basically cleared all the tools and crap out of the boot, refitted the carpet at the sides of the rear parcel shelf and refitted the back speakers and grills ( cheers again to Ed for the grills !!). Also fastened the battery in properly.
Its having a run down to my brothers garage tomorrow, to test the running, bed in the brakes and to check the emmissions. :good:

Very nearly ready for MOT time :dance:


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Re: Project 21A

Post by the edmundator » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:42 pm

A pleasure. Arches look spot-on - very impressed and jealous!


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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:39 pm

:hugegrin: Thanks Ed, i'm getting quite good at arch repairs now, even if i do say so myself !!! :hi:


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Re: Project 21A

Post by brass007 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:00 am

Never doubted ya Stokie!

will be really pleased to see this on the road
amazingly its been 24 months! :shocking:

when this gets a good t-cut all over its really is going to look special
not many about in this colour

you are a legend! :hi: takes hat off


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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:30 am

Well a few finishing touches, a good test drive and a polish, see's it ready for MOT sometime soon. Theres still jobs to be done, the interiors pretty tatty and dirty for a start and i have made a start on cleaning up the engine bay, but its getting there. These are'nt brilliant pictures, but you get the idea...

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Re: Project 21A

Post by Risocco » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:20 pm

She looks lovely mate, what a transformation! Paintwork has responded really well to some wax too dude.

Good luck with the MOT :beers:

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Re: Project 21A

Post by Reverend Frog » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:34 pm

That is the first time in my life that I have thought 'Hmm, Capri Blue is a nice colour....'


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Re: Project 21A

Post by GTXTRA » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:12 pm

very impressive Mark.
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Re: Project 21A

Post by markh » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:26 pm

Thank you Gents. ! Rich, to be honest I thought it was a terrible colour, but now it's cleaned up I am kinda warming to it. Still say black is THE colour for a Rocco though.


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Re: Project 21A

Post by brass007 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:05 pm

Loving it!

well done that Stokie Chap :beers:


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