More C110 Progress.

August 24, 2009

Being it was an absolutely magical weekend, I spent a good few hours of that on the cars.  On Saturday I decided I would give the interior of the Terrano a good clean up.  Didn’t take any pictures of that obviously because it’s boring as hell.  Still got more to do on the inside as I got roped into doing other things being the day was so good.  Sunday rolled around and just as I had hoped it was as good as the Saturday if not a little better, somehow.  So I decided it would be a good time to roll the C110 out of the garage and have a good hack around to see just how bad the rest of it is (having already seen the front of the sills aren’t all bad).  I know the roof and the rear of the car is the worst affected, primarily due to the fact that the previous owner claims there was a vinyl roof that he removed.  It would have been a lot better had he remedied the situation properly when he removed said roof, though I fear it was done with only half of an arse and subsequently I am left to deal with bodge fixes in many places.  ANYWAY!  Onto the pictures…


Showing the RHS but the LHS was very, similar.

I grabed the ol’ wirebrush attachment, thwacked it into the drill and went about my work of cleaning up sections with surface rust to see what was underlying.  Then, before too long I decided that I’d just take it back to steel.  I got distracted by the indents in the bog and decided to grind back enough of it so that I could fit my badges for shits and giggles, thusly;

Skyline GT, baby.

Skyline GT, baby.

As I was doing it all in little sections to make it actually appear as though I was getting somewhere, I stumbled upon this large amount of bog/filler in the bottom section of the rear of the guard;



That’s a lot of filler and it covered the entire rear section, I dreaded what I would find underneath.  Much to my surprise, things weren’t all that bad!

Steel, mostly intact.

Steel, mostly intact.

There’s a few minor dents that you can see casting a shadow but for the most part it wasn’t all bad.  The lower section which I thought might well be destroyed by rust was surprisingly spartan of it.

Summary, bring on the next fine day so I can get stuck into the rest of it…

Roof rust, Yuck.

Roof rust, Yuck.

Definitely a good thing to get stuck into it now before it goes too far beyond my means (which it pretty much is I’m just enthusiastic about my car again for the first time in a while)

Suggestions and Donations are Welcome.



  • Tim Shadbolt says:

    hey mikey u shud be my vice mayor. u can run bluff. we split profits 50 50

  • Orion says:

    Just as I started reading this update, “Hooray for you!” burst forth from my speakers. (it’s a lyric from Kyuss – Thong Song)

    I thought that was weirdly appropriate. Not the thong part, but the hooray part.

  • kyteler says:

    Yeah, pretty stoked and dead keen to get into the rest of it. Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing. I figure I might as well do as much as I can myself, less cost all round other than my time and if I’m enjoying it, that’s nothing. Kyuss wins also. Woot.

  • Josh says:

    Hahaha, Mr Shadbolt is onto something.

    But good on you for getting stuck in, i know its not a stong point for many, but shit you can have some fun and its instant gratification that your getting places!

    Remember to puff some ETCH primer or spray some CRC onbare metal if the weather is shit and your shed gets moist.

  • kyteler says:

    Yeah man, got the little lady to shoot down to SuperChump and grab me some Etch Primer whilst I was doing it. All that was once bare steel is now in primer Grey. Can’t wait for another good day to get stuck in, hopefully it’s good tomorrow as I’ll have the morning off.

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