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matty

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Here's the start of my MK1 rebiuld. The plan is to put it back on the road with an 850 engine completely standard spec.

It has been patched from top to bottom, nearly every panel need replacing but it will be a challenge and be completely rot free when im finished with it. *happy*

Plans are to:
finish fixing bulkhead
Replace roof
replace complete floor
Replace quarters
replace boot floor,rear arches, rear bulkhead
replace inner wings/ inner A panels
Replace front end

Its pretty much a DIY heritage shell. lol Any way pics...

Edited by matty on 28th Jan, 2017.

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dan_up

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finally, been waiting to see this! looks more solid than i pictured in my head though!

On 23rd Aug, 2010 Nic said:
Turbophil had a butt plug made that seemed to be suitable. He may have finished with it now and have it kicking around spare


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Isnt it handy sarah let you have this car that I was throwing away..

On 20th Jan, 2010 kal14 said:

grow up you fool .


matty

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So far I have myself a roof. :)



And started work on filling the weber box.



Making the filling strip.

Just got to plug weld them together from the back now. :)

Edited by matty on 28th Jan, 2017.

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matty

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On 18th Aug, 2010 dan_up said:
finally, been waiting to see this! looks more solid than i pictured in my head though!


It is solid, but it would be easier if it was rusty. Trying to work out what panels to use as a datum isn't easy! lol

On 18th Aug, 2010 Nic said:
Isnt it handy sarah let you have this car that I was throwing away..


I couldn't turn it down for ú50. *wink*

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matty looks like a good project youve got yuorself. Shame about all the patches though. it would appear the previous owner, welder, repair person couldnt cut straight everything is welded on curves even the bolkhead hole isnt straight... lol


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i bet mate!! oh, was going to say, i still have the original 10" x 3.5" wheels from mine you can have, get some subframes sorted and you'll have a rolling shell!!

On 23rd Aug, 2010 Nic said:
Turbophil had a butt plug made that seemed to be suitable. He may have finished with it now and have it kicking around spare


matty

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Ive got the subbys sorted already mate. But Im looking for some 10 X 3.5's! Are you about on the Sunday, I wouldn't mind coming to have a look at those brakes etc..

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yeah im about on sunday, may well be up there, i'll give you a buzz sunday lunch time or something.

On 23rd Aug, 2010 Nic said:
Turbophil had a butt plug made that seemed to be suitable. He may have finished with it now and have it kicking around spare


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Looks like you're going to be having some fun. Not sure if the later roofs where the same shape as the MK 1 roofs??

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


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On 19th Aug, 2010 dan_up said:
yeah im about on sunday, may well be up there, i'll give you a buzz !!! .


*surprised**surprised**surprised**happy*

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^^^^ *Rofl!*

Filth!

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This should keep you busy, but will be a nice car when your done!
Heres some pics of it when i got it:


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On 19th Aug, 2010 robert said:



On 19th Aug, 2010 dan_up said:
yeah im about on sunday, may well be up there, i'll give you a buzz !!! .


*surprised**surprised**surprised**happy*
arrgghhh....your the worst kind of person robert!! haha.

On 23rd Aug, 2010 Nic said:
Turbophil had a butt plug made that seemed to be suitable. He may have finished with it now and have it kicking around spare


matty

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Andy as far as I can see the roof panel is the same, I'll double check with somerfords though before removing the old one.

Those pictures make it look mint...soo many hidden sins lie beneath though! *hehe!* Once the new floor is in, it shouldn't be too bad im hoping.

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On 19th Aug, 2010 matty said:
Once the new floor is in, it shouldn't be too bad im hoping.



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh god I cant breathe!

On 20th Jan, 2010 kal14 said:

grow up you fool .


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If you get full inner front wings, take time to line them up with the front end assembled thats my advice.... just finishing my van. Will be positing some pics up soon. M


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Looks like a great project, probably the most difficult starting point to end up with a standard mk1 but that has to be part of the fun. Mine had a lot of patches but probably not as many as that, it makes it really difficult to tell how it should be put together.

What's the roof from? If it's not from a mk1 you will have a lot of work to make it fit and if it's from a mk3 it will be very difficult.


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From what I can tell from looking at the somerford catalogue, all roofs were the same regardsless of year? *oh well*

Cheers for the advice on the inner wings, I am planning on fitting full inner wings and was a little concerned on getting them to line up!

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On 22nd Aug, 2010 matty said:
From what I can tell from looking at the somerford catalogue, all roofs were the same regardsless of year? *oh well*


hi mate, paul wiginton would be the man to pm about this mate as the roof on my mk1 is not like a mk3 befor you start cutting lol

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

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The roof skin itself is the same no matter what year so if you're just using that it will be fine. If however you are using the top inch or two of the body as well then you need a mk1 as a donor for it to be easy, a mk2 would be possible but the rear window size changed. A mk3 had a smaller gap between the roof gutter and the windows as well as different length doors. A later mk3 has a different roof gutter design as well. If you cut it close enough to the roof gutter it would be possible but a lot of work.


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Ive spoken to somerfords today and they also confrimed they are the same skin, apart from post 97 apparently? *oh well*

Ive finished grinding the lip down on the roof skin just some sound deadening to remove and a clean up around the out lip edge then its readtyto go on. :)

Flame Red - I near;y went down the joining at the pillar route, just below the gutter line. I decided trying to clean up the weld all the way round would take forever and would probably require loads of filler (something im trying to use the least amount possible of).

Anyone got any suggestions of what sealant to use in the inside before welding and outside after?

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green stripe as a sealant, tis rubber based so is flexible, smells great too


matty

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Ive made a bit more progress over the last week...

Manky old radius arms...





Now nice and clean!





Old roof taken of...took all of 5 mins, as it was only stuck on. *happy*



What was underneath the roof took about 8 hours to grind away...part of the original roof skin! *oh well*





8 hours, lots of blisters and cuts later...





Edited by matty on 30th Aug, 2010.

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blimey ,given the neighbours ear plugs ?*wink*

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