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Post by robr33gts on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:23 am

thought i would pull my finger out and do my post again as some of you may rememeber the turbo was stood for over ten years outside so was in a bit of a state a few pics before i got the car






after they were delivered decided to wash the turbo before i started work on it




both cars got the 45 of the same bloke and he delivered them both for me the 45 was garaged for 20 years before he got it then was left outside for a short while so is not to bad still a bit of rust but as you know trying to find one with no rust at all is quite hard now


the 45


day one started to strip the 45 down to see what i had to work with




some of the rust i found






started cleaning the rust up spraying and a bit of welding












temperorly sprayed the bare metal till the rest of the car get sprayed and as im having to work outside and it wasnt the right wheather to do the externall bodywork i started to strip the turbo




as the turbo shell was to rusty to safely jack up and it was just being scraped and i needed to get the bits of from underneath and the engine out i finished striping the interior and did this








then i just lifted the front end of the engine and put the bits in the back of me mates van and took to the scrap yard
then as it was to cold to do anymore body work i started to clean the parts so once i done the shell when its warmer i could start putting it back together as soon as poss started by soldering the twisted together wires in the loom and heat shrinking




cleaned up the intercooler some pics before




after i came across some alloy cleaner at machine mart thought i would give it a try not bad stuff for a fiver




cleaned up the ecu and afm before


after


cleaned up the coil forgot to take a before pic but was same sort of condition as the afm and ecu


cleaned striped and refurbed the alternator here before


after


and the starter motor also forgot to take a before pic of this but same condition as alternator and can be seen in pics of engine


cleaned clutch cable and sprayed the brackets before


after a good clean and spray


started painting a few other bits some before pics




after lots of cleaning rust treating and several coats of paint




painted a few other bits arb brackets


other bits


started changing seat covers over drivers seat with passenger cover changed the metal seat plate that was rusted through from a spare seat cleaned up sprayed the frame repaired the cover put back together was a fun job


cleaned up treated and re done the stone chip on petrol tank


overpainted


and started to refurb the wheels several coats of paint on them and some deep scratches that where hiden by the many layers of paint


one down three to go


Last edited by robr33gts on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:30 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : some pics hadnt come up)
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Re: my mk1 reshell project

Post by vern on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:31 am

Wow!!! Didn't really look at this properly on the old TC so this has really taken me by surprise mate.
Top work indeed she's going to be a minter when finished, keep the progress coming.
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Post by robr33gts on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:37 am

chears vern mate the positive comments keep me motivated when doing some of the shitty jobs in a cold shed it should b quite a transformation when its finished from what it was

hows your punto goin mate
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Post by gtirx2 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:13 am

Sweet you have got the piccys up Smile

Yeah the parts look great,i always do a double take on that alternator,man that polished up nice Cool

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Post by robr33gts on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:52 am

cheers rich its allways nice to get good feedback makes all the effort seem much more worth it cheers
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Post by vern on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:20 am

That alloy cleaner is very impressive too, will have to invest in some of that I reckon.

As for the punto still on the hunt for a 2ltr engine to replace the pile shit I bought previously.
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Post by robr33gts on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:43 am

vern the alloy cleaner did take several applications to get it that good but the intercooler was heavily oxidized might of been why but i wouldnt recomend soaking things in it as it says you can the bit i tried soaking in it turned slightly greyish it dont give instant results but for a fiver its good stuff
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Post by twolitreunoturbo on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 am

rob, how are you going to clean up the inlet manifold and rocker cover?

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Post by robr33gts on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:27 am

going to try the alloy cleaner on it first see how it comes up might polish the inlet not sure yet and im also not sure on painting the rocker cover black did my old uno turbo rocker cover black as seen it in a mag years ago quite liked it
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Post by hakydan on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:31 am

I love that pic of the roof on the floor, makes me laugh every time I see it. I want one for my garden but the other half wont have it.
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Post by robr33gts on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:02 am

made me laugh to mate when i put it there thought it looked like a uno had sunk lol thought about making it into a table for the garden my missis wasnt to keen on that idea either Laughing
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Post by robr33gts on Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:22 am

been doing on a bit more on refurbing my wheels but wondering whats every ones opinion on mk1 wheels lacquered or not im thinking no lacquer but that mean regular polishing but with lacquer it tends to crack or peel let in water and cause them to corrode
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Post by doody on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:00 am

i wanted my wheels polished, love the whole polish thing but i recon lacquered would last longer.
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Post by robr33gts on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:15 am

yeah less polishing work but when the lacquer eventully cracks or peels as it allways seems to on wheels they end up looking a mess when they corrode and have to sand the lacquer of to clean them up properly so im still in two minds what to do iy depend how long the lacquer will last
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Post by unot190bhp on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 pm

a wouldny lacker them ul have them striped back down in no time the lacker will cip nd wreck the polished look so ad keep them polished wats 10 15 mins a week with a shammy to keep them nice and u get an acid cleaner that u spray onto the alloys and rinse off after a few mins and i must say it works great and saves alot off messing about those time consuming we gaps in the wheels
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Post by robr33gts on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:34 pm

yeah i keep thinking unlacquered so i can just polish them when i clean the car but got a few tins of wheel lacquer a friend gave me im tempted to try
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Post by unot190bhp on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:38 pm

worth a shot if it is decent stuff
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Post by robr33gts on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:46 pm

its ment to be good stuff and it was free so ill feel better about stripping it back again if it does crack or peel
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Post by robr33gts on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:29 am

a little update on what i been doing on the 45 shell the last few days finished stripping the last bit of interior out and finished stripping the bay out and gave it a quick clean


got the front panel to change where it was in a light crash

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Post by unot190bhp on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:08 am

looks tidy m8
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Post by robr33gts on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:57 am

its not to bad mate just needs a better clean and the front panel up that end and a bit of welding on the floor pan but im still going to respray the bay anyway
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Post by unot190bhp on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:37 am

shes gna be a belter when ur done r u spraying it yourself
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Post by robr33gts on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:48 am

yeah the only thing im worried about is got nowhere to spray it so got to do it outside so got to pick a good day
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Post by unot190bhp on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:57 am

av sprayed cars out side if u get a good hot sunny day the paint dries quick r u using 2pack paint
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Post by robr33gts on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:12 am

yeah i have before never a whole car outside tho goin to use cellulose as its a bit more forgiving and i can get it a lot cheaper than 2 pack
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