1972 Fastback

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Mike D
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1972 Fastback

Post by Mike D » 23rd February 2009 - 11:00pm

I picked this up the other week, it's been off the road since 2003, needs a few patches of welding to the inner arches, the dent knocking out / wing replacing, and an engine fitting. It seems to have got around quite a bit back in the day, and my plans are to keep it in the style it is now, but with some smoothing and a respray, albeit in the same colour :)

Some pics then..

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Mike :)

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Post by Danny Lord » 23rd February 2009 - 11:27pm

Welcome to the forum :D



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Post by easy » 24th February 2009 - 9:13am

hello and welcome 8)
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Post by FASTY72 » 24th February 2009 - 9:40pm

Welcome. Your Fastback is almost the twin of mine. :shock:
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Good luck with it I have had great fun with mine.
Hi My name is Paul...................... Fasty back together again !!!!!!!!!!

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Post by nitro_warrior » 25th February 2009 - 12:23am

Very Nice.

Was that the one on retro rides? My mates were trying to persaude me to get it for the wheels alone!!
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Post by Mike D » 27th February 2009 - 10:33am

Thanks for the welcome everyone, it is indeed the one off retro-rides, I moved it from my mates to my house last night, so it's now settled in my garage so i can start tearing it to bits to see what i'm dealing with.

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I'd quite like to lose the number plate bulge and the lower valance holes, is it an early nose i need to do this? as mine has a bit of grot in the bottom corner...

I'll pop some more pics up later when i get back out the garage from removing the wings. Please excuse the large amount of wood in the garage too!!! :)

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Post by Mike D » 27th February 2009 - 6:08pm

Evening update...

Wing and bonnet are off...

Doesn't look too bad under there, but there's a couple of old grotty repairs:
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Out with the chisel and hammer then!
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A bit more poking and whacking has left me with a pile of sweepings and this:

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Not a pretty sight! screwed on bits of fillered over tin ahoy!

Ah well, I shall carry on prodding tomorrow if I get a spare hour and see what panels I need. I assume i might be looking at a heater channel to sort the grot? or is it the sill / rocker?

Mike :)

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Post by FASTY72 » 28th February 2009 - 8:14pm

The Number plate bulge on mine was cut out and smoothed over using the original front panel. The rear number plate light had the same treatment. Good luck sorting out all the rust! mine has some rust problems in the same areas which I need to get sorted. No MOT at the mo.
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Post by Mike D » 28th February 2009 - 9:32pm

Cheers fasty '72, I think that's the way i'll end up going with mine. I've emailed T3D to see if the sill / rocker panels they do are suitable to repair the a post area grot, i can sort the inner wing ok but don't fancy trying to construct the other bit!

No progress today, working nights isn't the best for getting stuff done! Hopefully i'll get the grinder on the sill panel tomorrow though to dig out the swathes of filler and see what the crack is! I want to get the rear wing off too so i can see whether it's straightenable and what horrors are lurking behind it

Mike :)

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Post by Mike D » 3rd March 2009 - 9:28pm

Popped back into the garage earlier, and removed the rear wing. It's much better at the back than the front thankfully, needs a couple of patches re doing and the rear flange tidying and welding, but overall i'm pretty happy. Just need T3D to get back to me to see if their panel is any good!

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Next stop is to grab a mate sometime in the week and move it to the other side of the garage to check out the other side

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Post by Mike D » 5th March 2009 - 11:05pm

I moved the fasty to the other side of my garage earlier, and removed the drivers side front wing. It seems a little worse than the other side, and once I remove the nasty patches i'm sure i'll discover a bit more. The sill and a post seems the same too, crusty and grotty!

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I'm going to try and get the rear wing off on Saturday, then i'll get the sills ordered.

Mike :)

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Post by Mike D » 7th March 2009 - 8:19pm

Went to Machine Mart and bought a wire cup brush for the grinder, and had a quick hour in the garage this afternoon, MOAR STEEL REQUIRED PLEASE!!

Rear wing off.. Doesn't look too bad..
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Ah wait, the end of that sill looks a bit ropey...
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One swift whack of my hammer later..
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Whack number 2...
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That'll need some welding then!
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Todays sweepings! They include a load from the inner rear arch.
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And my wire cup brush, goodbye surface rust!
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Overall, this side is a fair bit worse than the other side, however, I've bought some sill repair panels from Rhod Grubb, so they should take out most of the grot, and I can fab up some other repair panels for the inner arch. It's going to need the battery tray on the floorpan replacing too, hopefully T3D's small panels will be better than their floorpan halfs.

I shall give all the inner wings a good wire brushing over the next week, and then i'll look into chopping out the grot and making up some repair sections.

Mike :)

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Post by corndog » 7th March 2009 - 8:25pm

Geez you got your work cut out there :shock: Stay away from repro floorpans and prob sections too as they are crap! :lol:

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Post by BTJustice » 7th March 2009 - 10:39pm

Hi Mike been watching this on retro rides where I log in as generally01.
Like I said over there, if I can help let me know, I went through the same repairs last year.
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Post by unclemoom » 8th March 2009 - 3:41pm

Looks like you're making good progress with it dude, i'll be keeping an eye on this thread. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: 1972 Fastback

Post by FASTY72 » 1st November 2015 - 9:53pm

Any news on this one ? Mine is all done and back on the road..................
Hi My name is Paul...................... Fasty back together again !!!!!!!!!!

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Post by markymarc » 2nd November 2015 - 11:32am

FASTY72 wrote:Welcome. Your Fastback is almost the twin of mine. :shock:
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Good luck with it I have had great fun with mine.
Love this Fasty and Centerlines, mark.

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Re: 1972 Fastback

Post by markymarc » 2nd November 2015 - 11:35am

Love the Fasty (mike D) and the centerlines........said that before?! lol
Welding is never fun........until you have finished, good luck with the resto.
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Re: 1972 Fastback

Post by Angelo Amato » 2nd November 2015 - 1:50pm

GREAT PAIR OF LATE FASTYS ! :D

don't let the rot put you off, pretty much text book what you got there.

here's a pic from Volksworld show No. 1 8)

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