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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie View Post
    i feel your pain lol

    No pain no gain
    To be honest, I’m not in pain at all, I’m enjoying it Weird I know

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by 123-lorrydriver View Post
    Great little video...cracking work going on here!! Do a bit then do another bit til eventually there's no bits left.....took me 6 years of little bits!!
    Keep 'em coming mate

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    All about the Base, no Trouble 😉

    Round the back.

    Chassis missing itís end

    And then not

    Back edge of the boot floor is a bit frilly, so time to make s new bit.

    And welded in.


    Chassis end plates.


    Lower rear panel ready to weld.






    Last few holes


    Does my bumper look big in this.

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    All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Looking good 👍 keep plodding!!

    I completely stripped my mk1, then had it sandblasted to see what we had. Initially thought the shell was pretty good and we could replace steel as we went. How wrong was I!! Plate after plate after patch etc etc..

    Took 6 years of weekends but now have a really strong shell, well protected that should last for a good few years.

    This RS is going to be sweet....

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Thanks for the encouragement
    I will keep plodding on in the same fashion, until I run out of holes to fix

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    All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    That's the plan... then put it all back together... bingo!!

    If only it was that simple 😥

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Work continues, slowly 
    Hereís the axle, not looking too good






    Abit of rust treatment



    Making one good axle case from 2 dodgy ones.






    And some satin black



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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    RS cross member repairs, a bit rusty and battered.


    Replacing the base plate






    New strengthener welded in



    Back on the shell itís only been a year since I touched it :0










    Building up an RS inner wing.





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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    No rush :-) and smiled at the comment where you hadn’t touched the shell for a year and glad it’s not just me as it’s been over 4 years since it was first painted and still not back together again

    Doing well and keep at it

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Thanks Donnie, time flys and all that

    Time for some front end deconstruction





    For some reason this has gone upside down.


    New inner wing trial fitted

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    all the work pays off eventually m8 keep the pics coming



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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Trial fitting all the panels to make sure it all fits over the new inner wing which is also temporarily attached, before stripping more metal off





    Front inner panel removed for repairs, passenger side chassis leg is still good, but drivers side needs replacing


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    All about the Base, no Trouble 😉

    Cracking project, will be worth all the hard work once completed 👍


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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Nice to see it still progressing Merp0
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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Thanks for your comments
    Front inner panel revival.




    Inner wing on







    A second hand front chassis leg from Escort-tech


    Cleaned up well, I donít know where in the world it came from, but they liked under seal








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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Coming on a treat

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    Bulkhead repair completed









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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Looking good now Wish I hadn't sold her now as I have 12 bloody weeks in isolation.

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Corne View Post
    Looking good now Wish I hadn't sold her now as I have 12 bloody weeks in isolation.
    But you’d have it finished by now

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by merp0 View Post
    But you’d have it finished by now
    Sure would have but at cost Well done

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    Re: All about the Base, no Trouble ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Corne View Post
    Sure would have but at cost Well done
    Iíve spent less than a grand so far, Iím not tight, but
    Look after yourself Andy, 12 weeks would send me stir crazy :0
    Iíve just brought a pile of bits home to clean up, keep me going

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