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Alfies restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by VZR69, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. VZR69

    VZR69 Active Member

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    A few more pics of the very minor rust

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  4. VZR69

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    Sorry about the double ups , photos still not doing what I want
     
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    Yes mate, left hand side rear Arch and left front wheel well and the 2 steps
     
  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No problems o_O ..... don't see them now :rolleyes:;)
     
  8. VZR69

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    I had to edit the posts!
    Bare with me whilst I wrestle with Photobucket.
    This is why I use Facebook for my business
     
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  10. David H

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    Greg,
    I'm liking what I'm looking at:). Not a full strip mech wise but a damn good compromise;). Like the primer you're using. Looks like it 'builds well'. I believe mid 75 to end 76 to be the most rust free buses & is why you're seeing how good Alfie is. Interested in that LHR arch rust. You got any thoughts why that arch & not the offside? Was there anything (mud?) in that area that would have retained moisture? Were the seams together? My 76 has no rust in that area.

    Interesting LHR arch rust & LHF arch rust. Didn't think they put salt on the LHS of the road in Qld to melt the ice:p:p:p.

    Mine was just the usual rust for that era build. Front steps & dog legs & a small floor repair due to an old english sheep dog coming home from the beach wet;) & about 4" under side window rubbers where flipper windows connected to 3/4 glass.
    mr happy should be:D.
    Keep up the posts & thanks.
    Cheers
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't worry - saw the post and it had full image and also thumbnail so just tidied it up - if picture is under 1MB which your's seem to be then if taken from your fb page simply right click and copy that picture then come here and right click paste and it should work :rolleyes:
     
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    Unfortunately or fortunately depends how you look at it my Google phone takes big pictures usually about 1.3 mb so I have to download the image which resizes it.
    Just takes some extra time.
     
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    I use an app called Photo Compress

    It is free if you use a current photo

    I have iPhone but should be something similar in Google world
     
  14. KahunaKombi

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    Ok, that is unfortunate :( and I imagine frustrating o_O ...... your efforts are appreciated :D;)
     
  15. mr happy

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    Videos of Alfie’s restoration available on Greg’s Facebook page if anyone is interested, just search Vanzelst restorations and it’s all there.

    Mr h
     
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    Things moving along nicely on Alfie.
    3 out of the 4 rusty sections have been replaced with fresh steel.
    The two patches on the rear left wheel Arch were opened up to reveal a fair bit of loose rust. It's a bit of a mystery as to why this area has rusted as the surroundings don't reveal anything that could lead to this area getting wet.
    We have blown all the crap out and flooded it with rust treater using the air blaster to push the treater to the whole area that you don't get access to.
    Another thing I like to do is take a 1mm thick cutting wheel on the grinder and clean out the narrow panel joins. You want to get epoxy in there before fresh seam sealer. The one on the passenger dogleg had a bit of surface rust inside so some rust treater was sprayed in the gap so now we can spray some epoxy in there as well.
    Another area repaired was the windscreen inner support panel that had been cut out due to the bingle in the past.
    The cut was nice and straight but had a couple of small rust holes so a couple of patches were welded in once the panel was in place.
    After a bit of paint is sprayed on the back of the front area the new nose can go on.

    The new skin has been fitted to the passenger door and is looking like new (obviously).

    The bodywork has started on a couple of the panels and this means many hours of filling and blocking with the arms getting a big workout but this will see the body looking smooth and wave free. IMG_20190625_170730_zpswe2msmew.jpg IMG_20190625_151347_zpsa9tgeqez.jpg IMG_20190625_170718_zps1jwnqqxy.jpg IMG_20190625_164916_zps0aewdbmf.jpg IMG_20190625_170700_zpsaqpycasd.jpg IMG_20190624_180308_096_zpsil0le7qk.jpg IMG_20190625_144733_zpseefilth9.jpg
     
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    Plenty of progress happening on Alfie.
    New front nose temporarily fitted after coating all the areas you can't get to.
    Wiper spindle holes cut and shut to the correct side.
    Rust repairs finished and bodywork underway with a shedload of hours blocking down the filler on those huge panels.
     
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    Lots going on with Alfie's restoration.
    Roof flat panels has been sanded bare and epoxied after poptop frame removal.
    Left rear quarter panel filled and blocked.
    All the unused holes inside have been welded up.
    Side middle window openings have been modified to suit going back to standard sliding windows as they had the corners cut out to fit Louvre window.
    Opening panels all in polyester ready for second round of blocking.
    Getting closer to colour every day. IMG_20190708_142046_zpsf6mwwrpc.jpg IMG_20190708_142110_zpsycf3ybsj.jpg IMG_20190708_110158_zpsjcqd8htj.jpg IMG_20190708_134143_zpsc5g6wiex.jpg IMG_20190708_140824_zpsbp6qjsfs.jpg IMG_20190708_140829_zpsoagrpdxf.jpg IMG_20190708_140842_zps9a2n2pas.jpg
     
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