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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 30th March 2016 - 12:23am

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 30th March 2016 - 1:20pm

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Then onto front inner wheel well, cut away to reveal front of heater Chanel, which thankfully was solid
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Stretched/shrunk return lip

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Knee bent panel in place
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 30th March 2016 - 1:44pm

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Welded in and ground back
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Prep and fit outer sill
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Bits and bobs to weld back in, heater to sill edge, in wrong order but you get the idea
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Wheel arch put back Image
Leaving me here, bit wobbly due to previous gas welded repairs, a bit of filler and then it's ready for paintImage

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Editor » 31st March 2016 - 12:41pm

Very envious of your stretcher/shrinker - really does a good job, with a little help from yourself! ;-) ;-)
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 1st April 2016 - 11:38pm

Editor wrote:Very envious of your stretcher/shrinker - really does a good job, with a little help from yourself! ;-) ;-)
Thank you Mr editor.... :) ,
I recon they are a top investment ,especially on these type 3's due to cost/rarity of repair panels , I paid £125 from frost. At the time, floor pan corners were about 50 notes a corner. My car wanted all four. I have to say its been one of the most satisfying tool purchase I've ever made, and I've now used it on many more repair sections, some of which I would have taken hours to make normally and would have looked rough once done. Wish I'd invented them

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 23rd July 2016 - 11:48pm

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 24th July 2016 - 12:06am

Then on to bumper mounts, looks a bit nasty Image
Cut out an old repair and got hanger repair section on Image
So after much faffin I ended up with thisImage

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 24th July 2016 - 10:09am

I'd decided for some reason to leave as much original steel in place, would have been easier to cut the lot out, but wanted a guide for the shape
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Finally on and gundged up with sealer, wing fits nice to the repair so all good, soon to be hidden for another 30 years
And a bit under arch, all looked good under here till I poked it with the grinder
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Happy to have this side finished

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by markymarc » 25th July 2016 - 8:40am

I am glad my squareback didn't need all that welding..........I am better with fibreglass.....well done though.
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 23rd December 2016 - 6:43pm

more I cry, more!
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 10th January 2017 - 7:36am

broady_6 wrote:more I cry, more!
I hear ya
Ok so passenger side next
Same thing but not as bad except the flap
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New bumper mount

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Flap area repair section
Then the flap itself
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 10th January 2017 - 8:06am

Having to post on my iPhone so forgive the multiple posts, the phone gets fed up after a few pictures then dumps the lot, very frustrating
Bumper mount in not as bad this side
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Also treat myself to a better welder, then had to retrain on how to use one that works correctly
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All done and coated in slightly gone off Salem sealer
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It was a good feeling to be done at this end, I can now understand what people mean when they say these cars are more complex than bugs.

Next time It's the front clip.
A perfect rust free example from a dry state. Both looking forward to getting it fitted and dreading it at the same time, got to get this bit right
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Chino » 10th January 2017 - 10:12am

Nice find on the clip, I'm sure you'll get it bang on. Look forward to following the progress :)

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 10th January 2017 - 9:27pm

Thanks chino ,It's on already ,I'm playing catch up, now I've mastered Iphone posts,was nerve racking though, took a fair few trial fits before I cracked the welder up
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No going back now
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Trial fit to make sure there's plenty of meat for trimming
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Nail biting trial fit /cut a bit try again

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Getting close
I've left the inner strengthening spars to allow lots of overlap to make the repair to be close to original strength
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 10th January 2017 - 9:36pm

Still found some Rot that I'll sort once clip is on
What hides under here?
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Spars starting to lineup
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And it's on

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And I can breathe out again now
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 10th January 2017 - 9:51pm

Only a few pictures but around a weeks worth of faffing about ,
Now onto the previous inner wing repair
Oh dear
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So I started here
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Finally in paint
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by kaddy » 12th January 2017 - 10:13am

Nice work.

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 27th February 2017 - 10:42pm

Looks like a photo from the production line :D
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Editor » 28th February 2017 - 2:09am

Just in case folk out there don't realise, the pressed flutes on the inner wing are symmetrical, and I've repaired the usual inner wing rot on one side with a scrap section from the opposite side of a scrapper. The upper edge is more curved, but that can be re-shaped or trimmed as necessary. The spring mount needs removing if the section is from a '71-on car, rather than earlier, but it's nice to make use of a section which is invariably solid in a scrapper to repair the inner wing invisibly.
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 22nd May 2017 - 10:01pm

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 22nd May 2017 - 10:07pm

I did look at that and mine was repaired badly for the whole length, for some reason I decided to go with a flat piece , with a view of possibly replacing it if I ever find a suitable cut, I think I was just wanting it done, suppose it will haunt me forever :)
Next up was the brakes and as the car came with a set of Fuch copies I bought Porsche pattern disks
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 22nd May 2017 - 10:44pm

Also fitting new bug type calipers as the original ones need plenty of love and one has cracked,
I also looked at Talbot horizon calipers but they are more rare than type 3 ones. I may look at aftermarket ones once I've tried the bug ones. Does anyone have experience of running a type 3 on bug brakes?
Whilst trying to bleed the brakes I found I also needed a rear wheel cylinder Image
Turns out the same part as front 1302 ? Never knew they came with drums on the front , suppose it makes them easier to get hold of, which can't be a bad thing.
Had mixed results using one of these easy bleed kits Image
Until I found that all four flexi hoses had collapsed and didn't pass fluid! Being stood unused for thirty years didn't agree with them.

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 22nd May 2017 - 11:05pm

My next project on the list was to fit up some kind of heater, looking at options it was clear that an eberspacher from a bug would do the trick... so I bought one for a bus! Great :) apparently they will cook the occupants in a few minutes, but it was cheap and mostly complete and they did use them in trekkers. How hard could it be?....
Quite hard as it turns out.
Trekker parts are yes super rare/expensive so some fab work was required here's a few pics
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Decided to go across the car trekker style as it made most stuff line up and as I'm no expert on these things copying something that is known to work seemed a good idea
So after weeks of rooting through people's scrap piles I found a 150mm diameter 90deg bend that would take the hot air in to the cabin Image
Then take a deep breath a chop a massive hole in the bulkhead!!!
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Definitely a case of measure twice!
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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 22nd May 2017 - 11:08pm

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Re: 68 Fastback

Post by Editor » 23rd May 2017 - 12:43am

Probably essential oop North!
The Type 3 Eberspacher was usually fitted along the side of the front luggage compartment rather than at the back, but maybe that was normally on 71-on where there's a bulge for the airbox. i've not seen enough to register a trend.
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