Car back home and made a proper dolly

As the bodywork of the car has nearly been finished (aside from reskinning the doors), I got the car back home in my own shed again after some two years at the metalbasher. The painting guy is pretty busy, so I still have to wait a little while before the body goes to the paintshop. This gave me some time to make a proper restoration dolly and prepare for the door reskinning. I have a new 380v Mig mag welding machine now, a Lorch M222, so finally I can weld my own stuff! Starting with the dolly.

Got the car home again

Made a proper dolly to put the car on.

Started with reskinning the doors.

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Calipers

The pistons where stuck in the calipers, but after a little pursuation I got them out. They did not came out with air pressure from my compressor, so tap them further in, put air pressure on it, tap them back in etc etc. After a while a loud bang and out they came one by one.

Then clean it all up to prep for painting. The bolts, clips, pistons and brake pad pins will go with the second batch to be zinc plated. The seals are all pretty much shot, so I need to find new ones.

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Front suspension finished

The front suspension is assembled now with all the painted and new parts and it looks very clean. I’m also working to rebuild the calipers for cleaning and painting, but the pistons are stuck. So I need to sort that out. And I’m still a bit in doubt if I use the old and good, but a bit rusty discs or find new ones.

 

 

Now starting with rebuilding the rear diff. I’ve allready painted the axle, but I’m not completely satisfied with the result so possibly I’l do it again.

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The saga continues..

Two years since my last update, about time for a new one. Progress on the car is still being made, altough very slowly. Lots of bodywork was neccessary because of some rust and the many old poorly repaired damages covered under fat layers of bondo, probably done in the US. They all where redone in a proper way. Now the body is nearly finished and I hope I can drop it off at a paint shop within a few months.

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I’m also busy rebuilding the front suspension and the rear suspension will be next. This so the car can get back on its wheels asap after painting.

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Car sandblasted

It has been a while, but since my last post the car has been sandblasted. Luckily no additional large area’s of rust surfaced so were still sticking to the plan of action we determined before. Also some small sheetmetalwork has been started, but no no large parts have been cut out or something. 

So first the bad spots are going to be repaired and some modifications are made, then the car will be slightly sandblasted again and the car will be painted with epoxyprimer. So work is still in progress, to be contiued!