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What do you do when you get home from work, the lovely Doctor is in Madagascar, it is minus four degrees and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground?

You put on an extra cardigan and go into a tent to work on a scabby old BMW of course.


The left hand edge of the sill piece needs securing up so it can be welded so I spot weld drilled the outer part.

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The centre dimple gives you a point to drill a smaller hole.

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Then a self tapper to hold it up.

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There was a bit of tweaking to get the edges to line up which is a bit awkward when you can't get to the other side of it and your fingers are hardly able to move.

Some more terribly uncomfortable upside down welding.

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The Doctor sent me a photo of someone doing some welding in Madagascar today.

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There is this bloke up in the rafters, barefoot, T shirt and no welding mask and he emerged totally unscathed.

I, on the other hand, was dressed up like a mummy with a large piece of cardboard on top of me and I end up with a hot spark down my neck.

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At least it didn't burn my shirt.

I packed up after that because my neck was red hot and my fingers and toes were frozen.


Cheers.

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On 17/01/2023 at 07:43, GaryH said:

Lady Pleaser escaped unscathed ? :lol:

 

Thankfully, yes.

 


I have to admit that I've had a couple of evenings without going into the tent because it was just too blinking cold.

There is commitment and there is lunacy.

I'm not Lawrence Oates so I sat in front of the fire smothered in Deep Heat and drank tea instead.


One thing the cold weather is good for is helping me to identify where the water has been getting past my flood defences.

There is a frozen river here.

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And a frozen lake here.

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I need to get some more sand bags to reinforce those areas.


Tonight it's a positively balmy minus two so no excuses.

I had a couple of pin holes in the sill to sort out after I welded that piece back in.

Four holes, actually.

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A quick blob up.

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Then tidy it up.

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It's not too bad and as a very wise man recently told me, 'good enough is good enough'.


I also needed to finish off the underside.

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I really don't like upside down welding, another spark managed to get through past the Maginot Line...


I had to get these bits finished off because they had been left bare metal.  

Welding in new metal then letting it go rusty again is probably not that sensible so is has now been covered in the usual spooge.

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I know I said it was warmer than it has been but that doesn't mean that it is actually warm so that was enough for me.


I'll be back...


Cheers.

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This weekend came and went without any shed time whatsoever.

I was forced into doing things.

I can't do things, I'm a maniac!

I had to do 'normal people' things with the Doctor, like going in to town, visiting friends and family, stuff like that.

It wasn't too bad though, I survived it.

Random granddaughter picture.

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Tonight the plan was to make up for lost time.

The next bit to do now the rear heel panel is in is to fit the fuel tank strap bracket.

The old one is pretty scabby but I did buy some replacements from Redish Motorsport.

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They have made them because you can't buy them from BMW.

I chucked them in with some zinc plating I had done, hopefully it will help them last a bit longer.

Guess which is the new one.

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I thought a bit of weld through primer on the back of it.

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And a bit on the heel panel where it is going to fit, between those two flutes.

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The plan was to get all the welding gear set up whilst the paint was drying but the lovely doctor said she was making some food, did I want any?

It was bitter cold out so I was tempted.

Then she said she had got me a piece of cake.

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I'm afraid I was too weak to resist so no lost time has been made up for.


Oh well, it'll still be there tomorrow.


Cheers.

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The lovely Doctor has eaten all the cake so I was forced to go into the tent to do what I should have done last night, namely fitting the tank bracket.

It comes pre-drilled for plug welding so I could mark through the holes.

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I drilled the diagonal opposites to use for pinning it in place.

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Then with a little wire wheely thing on the Dremel I could clean off the 'weld through' primer, because weld through primer just isn't.

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It got stuck on and cleaned off.

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Protected with a drop of spooge.

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Hopefully the tank won't fall off now.


I managed to bang my head as usual but this time, almost incredibly, I banged it on this new bracket.

Neither my head nor the bracket fell off so I'm calling that a win.


There is still a bit of egg custard left so I'm off to have that before it vanishes into the ether...

Cheers.

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On 16/01/2023 at 21:18, tea boy said:


What do you do when you get home from work, the lovely Doctor is in Madagascar, it is minus four degrees and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground?

You put on an extra cardigan and go into a tent to work on a scabby old BMW of course.


The left hand edge of the sill piece needs securing up so it can be welded so I spot weld drilled the outer part.

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The centre dimple gives you a point to drill a smaller hole.

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Then a self tapper to hold it up.

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There was a bit of tweaking to get the edges to line up which is a bit awkward when you can't get to the other side of it and your fingers are hardly able to move.

Some more terribly uncomfortable upside down welding.

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The Doctor sent me a photo of someone doing some welding in Madagascar today.

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There is this bloke up in the rafters, barefoot, T shirt and no welding mask and he emerged totally unscathed.

I, on the other hand, was dressed up like a mummy with a large piece of cardboard on top of me and I end up with a hot spark down my neck.

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At least it didn't burn my shirt.

I packed up after that because my neck was red hot and my fingers and toes were frozen.


Cheers.

Was a Jaz today, was told Steve accidently burnt himself on the Alli welder,  so even the professionals do from time to time :rolleyes:

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5 hours ago, Beaky said:

Was a Jaz today, was told Steve accidently burnt himself on the Alli welder,  so even the professionals do from time to time :rolleyes:

 

It's a dangerous game! :D

 


Now, time for the excuses as to why I have only managed to fit one small bracket this week...

The bracket was done on Tuesday night.

This one, if you remember.

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Wednesday was quiz night.

Did we win?

Well, despite me donning my very best thinking trousers, for reasons beyond my control and far too boring to go into we ended up not attending the quiz after all.

I was terribly disappointed by this turn of events and had to go and change my trousers once more.

Thursday was a dead loss as I was very late home from work, about the time I would normally be packing up from the tent.

That brings us to the present.

As I have, for now, finished with that area of the floor I need to find my next bit to do.

I got set up and went in to have a look and a contemplate.

I think this bit is next.

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What and where is it?

If you were sitting in the driver's side rear seat and you looked down in front of your toes, this is the bit you wouldn't see because the front seat mounting rear crossmember would be there.

This is it, with all the spot welds drilled out, it is under there.

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In the previous picture you can see that I have marked the bits I need to sort out.

The neat round hole is where I got giddy with the spot weld drill when removing the crossmember.

The one on the right is a rust hole which is next to a mig weld which is at the end of a chassis rail.

this is the underside, the tiny white dot roughly in the middle of the picture is the hole.

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I think I am going to cut out a section of the floor from above, repair or re-make as required then re fit it.

This will also give me the opportunity to see inside the chassis rail and treat and paint as needed.

The problem with this is that I am now starting to move towards the front half of the carpet.

The reality is that the carpet ought to be removed at this point.

Removing the front carpet is a dashboard out job...


I'm going to drink some tea and not think about it for a while...

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11 hours ago, tea boy said:

 

Removing the front carpet is a dashboard out job...

It’s all very well having to take the dash out to replace a heater matrix or something else important, but carpet? That’s a bit crazy 🙄 No way of just pushing/rolling it forward?

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5 hours ago, Phill said:

It’s all very well having to take the dash out to replace a heater matrix or something else important, but carpet? That’s a bit crazy 🙄 No way of just pushing/rolling it forward?

I’m definitely going to try to avoid it if at all possible.

 The ‘problem’ with this carpet is that it is about 50mm thick because it has a foamy type backing so it isn’t very flexible.

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That is another weekend come and gone in a flash.

What has been going on chez Tea?

Whilst I was out doing the usual Saturday morning stuff I called at the builders merchant and got some more sand to bolster the flood defences on the tent.

I managed to fill the remaining bags that I had and this is what it looks like now.

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Unfortunately carrying and shovelling sand did my back in so I had to retire hurt.

I drank tea and took hard drugs to try to sort myself out.

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Sunday I had an opticians appointment because I can't see what I'm doing when I get under old cars so I end up banging my head on things .

I hate choosing new specs because when I try them on I can't see anything.

I took backup to help me.

I had a full team of style consultants, the Lovely Doctor of course, my sister-in-law, her daughter and my youngest daughter was consulted by means of mobile technology.

The new specs which I have ordered were phenomenally expensive and I would have much rather spent the cash on a new welding set or something but needs must.

With all the help I had I will be most upset if the lovely Doctor doesn't find me even more irresistible.

Anyway, my niece had brought her new(ish) baby along so there was lots of oooh and aaah and stuff like that going on with the ladies and we had to go to a cafe for refreshments etc.

The point I'm trying to make is that a quick trip to the opticians took up most of the day.

When we got home the Doc said that I shouldn't really go in the tent with my back being a bit fragile.

I was thinking that was very thoughtful of her right up to the point where she said that I could do the curtain rail in the spare bedroom instead, and change those light fittings that have been on top of the wardrobe for months and put that clock up in the bathroom.

When I went to the shed for my drill I did collect up a few of the bits and pieces that I have replaced on the car so far.

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When I laid them out like that I realised that I haven't really done much at all over the last few months.

I must pull my finger out and get on with it.


Cheers.

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13 hours ago, tea boy said:


That is another weekend come and gone in a flash.

What has been going on chez Tea?

Whilst I was out doing the usual Saturday morning stuff I called at the builders merchant and got some more sand to bolster the flood defences on the tent.

I managed to fill the remaining bags that I had and this is what it looks like now.

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Unfortunately carrying and shovelling sand did my back in so I had to retire hurt.

I drank tea and took hard drugs to try to sort myself out.

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Sunday I had an opticians appointment because I can't see what I'm doing when I get under old cars so I end up banging my head on things .

I hate choosing new specs because when I try them on I can't see anything.

I took backup to help me.

I had a full team of style consultants, the Lovely Doctor of course, my sister-in-law, her daughter and my youngest daughter was consulted by means of mobile technology.

The new specs which I have ordered were phenomenally expensive and I would have much rather spent the cash on a new welding set or something but needs must.

With all the help I had I will be most upset if the lovely Doctor doesn't find me even more irresistible.

Anyway, my niece had brought her new(ish) baby along so there was lots of oooh and aaah and stuff like that going on with the ladies and we had to go to a cafe for refreshments etc.

The point I'm trying to make is that a quick trip to the opticians took up most of the day.

When we got home the Doc said that I shouldn't really go in the tent with my back being a bit fragile.

I was thinking that was very thoughtful of her right up to the point where she said that I could do the curtain rail in the spare bedroom instead, and change those light fittings that have been on top of the wardrobe for months and put that clock up in the bathroom.

When I went to the shed for my drill I did collect up a few of the bits and pieces that I have replaced on the car so far.

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When I laid them out like that I realised that I haven't really done much at all over the last few months.

I must pull my finger out and get on with it.


Cheers.

Indeed!  It’s probably rusting faster than you are replacing at the moment…….😀

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7 hours ago, Ian Comerford said:

Indeed!  It’s probably rusting faster than you are replacing at the moment…….😀

 

It is gaining on me, IC.  :D

5 hours ago, Beaky said:

Tramadol is a strong painkiller from a group of medicines called opiates, or narcotics :whistling:

 

Are you saying I would be better off smoking or snorting it? :D

 

Right, I was wanting to cut out the bit of floor above the chassis for a look.

I went underneath to see how far I needed to go towards the front and realised that I need to take another couple of inches of that tar board anti-drumming out from the inside.

So that's where I started.

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You can see how far forward I needed to go which wasn't very much.

I had forgotten what a hateful job this was.

I was using an old wood chisel but you still need to be a bit careful because it is easy to gouge into the metal.

Two hours of scraping got me this far.

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That really isn't much material removed.

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But that stuff is well stuck on.

Another half an hour cleaning up the remains and it looks ok.

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That is two and a half hours of my life I will never get back.

Speaking of backs, mine is now aching after leaning into the cab for all that time.


Now I think I'm ready to cut that bit out but that will be next time because I fancy a bowl of custard.


Cheers.

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Cutting a hole in the floor time!

After considering where to cut that would give me enough room to work on the chassis leg but also to make life easier when welding and more importantly, tidying up the welds when the piece of floor goes back in place, I marked it out.

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The area of this meant that I had to clean off more undercoating so that was next.

After spending ages looking for my goggles, which turned out to be hidden in plain sight, I cleaned up underneath.

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It doesn't take long holding a grinder above your head before you feel like your arms are going to drop off.

After locating and drilling out the spot welds I was ready to cut it out.

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Well F*** me, that is excellent!


I chipped off some of the loose rust and the chassis leg is still solid.

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I expected to find something in there but this was a bit disappointing I must admit.


It's going to take more than a bowl of custard to cheer me up...

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I was a bit late home last night and, if I'm honest, I wasn't full of enthusiasm.

When I got in the lovely doctor said she had made me a lamb curry, did I want it now or was I going in the tent.

Cold tent or hot ruby? It wasn't a difficult choice to make.


Today was another tough day at the coalface and my energy level was quite low again but as the Doc is on a secret mission at the wrong side of the Pennines I did venture out for a look.

I started cleaning out the inside of the chassis leg.

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Luckily, the chassis is totally solid because it is quite thick metal.

There was quite a bit of rust in there so I haven't put any spooge on it yet because I'm sure I have some phosphoric acid in one of my sheds, I'm going to treat it with some of that first.

I shined my torch down inside the chassis and there is less rust the further down you look.

There would have been even less if BMW hadn't left this end of the chassis open to the elements...

It proved impossible for me to get a picture down the chassis.

I also made a start at cleaning up the bit of floor that came out.

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I'm pretty sure I am going to repair this piece because there are that many folds and shapes pressed in to it that it would be a nightmare to make a new one.

That's as far as I got because there was still some curry left from yesterday...


Cheers.

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Yesterday I said I was going to treat the chassis leg with phosphoric acid.

The reason I said that was because I have a five litre tub of the stuff.

Can I find it?

The Doc has hidden it and she is not at home so I can't ask for any clues.

In my search I did find this.

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That should do it.

I put a bit on.

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Every 15-30 minutes I went and scrubbed it with the wire brush.

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After an hour or so I would clean it off to have a look.

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There was still some unwanted brown rusty bits in the pits so I repeated the process.


This is what it looks like after the third application.

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I know that it doesn't look much different from after the first go but it is getting a bit better each time.

I have just put a further coat on it and will scrub it in half an hour.

I will then wrap it in cling film to stop it drying out because I am going to leave it overnight.


Fat Al was asking how long it is going to take.

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I don't know, Al, but I hope it is gone by the morning.


Cheers.

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Usual Saturday stuff today, which included Fat Al having some sausages from Ten Acres Cafe.

He looks forward to it all week.

It was late afternoon before I got to look in the tent.

The cling film had a bit of brown stuff showing under it, which is a good sign.

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Cleaned off it looks like I'm 90% of the way there with the rust removal.

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I gave it another coat and wrapped it back up.

I didn't want to stand watching it do its stuff because not only is that a very boring thing to do it is also quite uncomfortable because I have done my knee in.

I have a st00l to sit on in the shed so I went up there and contemplated the bit of floor that I chopped out.

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I started making a piece to replace the first scabby bit.

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Once that creasey bit was done it was pretty straightforward to put a couple of bendy bits in it.

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One more bendy bit and it was looking ok.

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Nothing for it but to cut the scabby bit off.

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Then we can clamp the new bit on.

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Tack it in place.

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Before you know it...

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This is one of those occasions where 'good enough' is a good enough job because this side...

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is going to be half covered by a chassis leg.


And this other side,

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is almost completely covered by the seat crossmember.


My knee is killing me now so I'm off for a cup of tea.

These were recommended to me and are on offer at Tesco so I'm going to give it a go.

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Cheers.

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18 hours ago, tea boy said:


Usual Saturday stuff today, which included Fat Al having some sausages from Ten Acres Cafe.

He looks forward to it all week.

It was late afternoon before I got to look in the tent.

The cling film had a bit of brown stuff showing under it, which is a good sign.

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Cleaned off it looks like I'm 90% of the way there with the rust removal.

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I gave it another coat and wrapped it back up.

I didn't want to stand watching it do its stuff because not only is that a very boring thing to do it is also quite uncomfortable because I have done my knee in.

I have a st00l to sit on in the shed so I went up there and contemplated the bit of floor that I chopped out.

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I started making a piece to replace the first scabby bit.

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Once that creasey bit was done it was pretty straightforward to put a couple of bendy bits in it.

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One more bendy bit and it was looking ok.

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Nothing for it but to cut the scabby bit off.

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Then we can clamp the new bit on.

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Tack it in place.

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Before you know it...

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This is one of those occasions where 'good enough' is a good enough job because this side...

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is going to be half covered by a chassis leg.


And this other side,

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is almost completely covered by the seat crossmember.


My knee is killing me now so I'm off for a cup of tea.

These were recommended to me and are on offer at Tesco so I'm going to give it a go.

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Cheers.

Since when does four bars equal giving it a go……

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On 05/02/2023 at 15:37, Ian Comerford said:

Since when does four bars equal giving it a go……

Are you thinking I've been a bit too conservative, I.C?

You can rest easy, I will get some more at the soonest opportunity.  😃

 


Did the visiting parents thing on Sunday.

My dad is struggling with mobility so I got him one of those electric lift up chairs to help him.

It was a bit disappointing if I'm honest because it is a bit slow at lifting up.

I was expecting it to be a bit more like 007 getting rid of one of Goldfinger's henchmen through the roof of his DB5 but my dad seems ok with it.

It's like winter again so I didn't linger too long in the tent tonight.

I cleaned off that Deox gel with some water based degreaser and dried it off with a heat gun.

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I would say that over 99% of the rust has gone from the pits now.

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I didn't give it another treatment because I couldn't be bothered but mainly because I have now run out of that gel.


I recon it will be ok so I just used some of that rust converter on it.

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A couple of coats and it should be good, I think.

It's gone black anyway.

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It was a really hard day at work today, hopefully I will have a bit more enthusiasm tomorrow night.


Cheers.

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This is all starting to make me feel really guilty about the lack of work I have been doing on mine. I've done loads but there is still loads to do and I should be in the garage doing something daily like you. Great work as ever Mr T, keep it up :signs85:

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21 hours ago, Phill said:

This is all starting to make me feel really guilty about the lack of work I have been doing on mine. I've done loads but there is still loads to do and I should be in the garage doing something daily like you. Great work as ever Mr T, keep it up :signs85:

 

 

Thanks Phill.

I do try to do something most nights after work, just to keep the momentum going.

It doesn't always work out like that, though...

 

 

 

 

I need to complete the repairs to the removed floor section.

This bit.

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It is very lumpy and wiggly.


This was the beginning of my plan.

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I then spent two hours cutting, folding and hammering a piece of steel until I had successfully converted it into a perfectly useless piece of scrap metal.

I feel a bit deflated at the moment.

Quiz night tomorrow, hopefully that will cheer me up.


Cheers.

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Love this thread!

TB, I'm in awe of your skills and unwavering momentum 💪

Must be an age thing as I just haven't got it me anymore, by the time I've finished work by 8pm ish, got home, had supper and done my best 30 minute Jellyhead Robinson impression sat on the couch I'm spent

Not touched my man cave since end of Aug last year ☹️

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