Automotive Maintenance

110 Post Plague Continues…

January 27, 2010

More done today.  I started with this front end;

Looks worse than it is.

You can see residual over-spray from many effort as well as the surface rust from the chassis section that sits behind the front apron.  Thankfully it’s only that and the structure of the car is in very good shape as far as those sections are concerned.  I gave it a quick once over with a wire brush and it came up like so… (more…)

110 Again

January 26, 2010


Another Trial Fitment. It Looks Staunch.

I got a little bit more paint stripping done, this time on the front apron, which as to be expected was riddled with bog also.  However, I neglected to take any photos of it.  Instead after I finished with that I decided it was time to mark out where the flares sit and then how much steel (roughly) is to be cut out.  As you can see, there’s going to be plenty of arch to fill both width and diameter wise.  16′s I think would be ideal in the long run but I’ll only go as small as 15.  I’m thinking though that 8.5″ and 9.5″ might not quite cover it.  I’ll have to play around a bit with my 7.5′s to get an idea of what might be workable.

Anyway!  here’s a basic jist of how much steel has to be cut out… (more…)

Fender Finish

January 25, 2010

With both fenders at about the same stage before my drill packed a sad.   In the weekend I decided to roll to Mitre 10 and replace the drill under warranty.  We’re up to drill number 3 now.  Last one only last two weeks and did a tenth of the work of the first one.  Not cool.  Anyway…

This was what I started with on the Saturday;

Residual Paint & Bog, Post-Stripping

The RHS didn’t need all that much, just a quick flick with the wire-brush and then it was onto the LHS;

Which ended in this

The bottom of the guard fairly toast.  I think I might well take you up on that offer for that section from one of your spares, Ed.  If that’s alright.  You can see just how bad the rott is with these close-ups… (more…)

… the other Fender

January 22, 2010

Alright, so as mentioned in the comments from the RHS fender, I got stuck into the LHS Fender yesterday and some of it is better and some of it is worse.  So it’s probably drawing even with the RHS, I’ll let you see for yourself;

Take 1 Panel

Add Stripper & Glad-Wrap

Let sit for several minutes…


Back to that Fender…

January 20, 2010

You may remember this fender, being that I only just posted about it recently.  Well after all my running about today I figured I might as well be MORE productive and get stuck back into it to fill my “Something on the C110 Daily” quota.

Today I started with this;

Yeah, it's so awesome.

First port of call was the rott spot at the bottom of the guard.

3mm Finishing Filler, 1mm Regular filler, Metric Fuckload of "Fibre Bog"

Oh, but why use fibre bog/filler/Nu-Tech/New-Tec (whatever the fuck it’s called).  Well, obviously to fill holes with instead of using steel. Afterall, someone else has previously brazed in a repair patch into the bottom of the guard, why carry on?  Why not just slap some bullshit in it.  If you need proof that the rust hole was bad before the bog made it’s way in, then check out how the back of the bog looks after being dug out;