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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:51 pm    Post subject: Restoration and Respray (gets pic heavy) Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hello to all,

Ok as some of you may know I stripped my last MK1 and bought a new one. Well she wasn't in good condition, the normal rust issues, leaky T-Bar and faded paint. So we hunted around and got some quotes and the price was right so we bit the bullet and went for it. The car has been at the bodyshop for about three weeks so have alot to add today as I have been without a computer so here goes.

So this was my starting point.



Then to start with she needed to be stripped down. Poor car









Cutting back the rust.







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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Oh no look at the holes





I was quite pleased to know that my t-bar was made of filler...not.







New roof at some point maybe??



Ok so as you may have noticed the rust on the arches were terrible to say the least so had to buy new panels for both sides but will definitely be worth it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cutting the arches back ready for the new parts.









So with the new arches welded on let the priming commence.





No more holes.



Ok so now shes ready to be masked up.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Now the moment I have been waiting for, for the last three weeks the paint. These first couple of pics are of the car still in the booth but the last ones are out in the workshop.





Out of the booth.















She isnt completly finished still got bumpers to paint and needs to be flatted and polished but doesnt she looks awesome? Im so pleased .

There are some bits i need like new t-bar seals (if anyone has some?) but should be back together soon, so what do people think?

Thanks for looking,
Beckie
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Looks stunning, much better colour [Very Happy]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Wow, impressive amount of work, Bex.

I always think, MK1's don't rot that bad, but I think I keep basing my expectation on when they were a much newer car. I now realise they rot just as bad as AE86's (which is pretty bad to be fair).

Great job on getting it repaired, I must admit, I did not expect to see rust at the bottom of the C-pillars(!).

I didn't see the colour change coming!

Have you gone for mica blue or is it a custom colour?

I admit, I'm a bit of a fan of red, though my first MR2 was mica blue.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Looks good but must be setting you back by huge amount of dosh Beckie [Shocked]

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

looking good, some real effort gone into that.
it hasn't had a new roof its just how the roof was joined at the factory. when i worked at Toyota's Burnaston plant that was my Job on the Carina E and the frog eye corolla brazing the roof and finishing to a smooth panel.
look forward to seeing the completed project [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

dawesy wrote:
looking good, some real effort gone into that.
it hasn't had a new roof its just how the roof was joined at the factory. when i worked at Toyota's Burnaston plant that was my Job on the Carina E and the frog eye corolla brazing the roof and finishing to a smooth panel.
look forward to seeing the completed project [thumleft]


Yep, all Mk1 roofs are joined at the top of the C pillar, many presume they are joined at the C pillar base, we noticed the brazed join about 12 years ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Lauren wrote:

Great job on getting it repaired, I must admit, I did not expect to see rust at the bottom of the C-pillars(!).


Yeah I wasnt expecting it either bit this is my second mk1 that has had rust in that place.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

What colour is the new colour, Bex? Is it mica blue or a custom colour?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi Lauren,

The colour is custom, it's called Cadbury purple still got a few bits to paint but I hope to get some more pictures up soon.

Beckie
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

mk1bexwa wrote:
it's called Cadbury purple


You'll be driving around in a cute little choccie wrapper Beckie [Smile]

Perhaps you could get sponsorship from Kraft [Think]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just a quick update of the progress so far.



Just waiting for my t-bar seals to arrive then I can drive her. As well as a few other bits lol.

Beckie
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

[thumleft] very nice looking car you have there..

I always hate waiting for parts!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

No more arch extensions? Were they just to cover the rust?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah definately the worst bit. Especially because they are in the country but am now waiting to see how much the customs charge is going to be.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah there was alot of rust under the extentions, but the wheels that were on it did stick out quite a long way so they covered them.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Beckie where did you get your T-bar seals from in the end?

Did you get them from KBOX in Canada? Notice that $180 is around 100 which isn't bad. How much was shipping/customs?

I notice there are a rather rough looking 2nd hand set on eBay right now but at 50 I can see why you went for the new set.

BTW nice looking car, good to see it in a different colour than the usual white/red/blue!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi Paul

I got them from twos r us in the USA. They are $190 for the pair and I think about $60 postage but delivery is about a week to 10 days, whereas KBOX are more like 3 weeks minimum for about the same price. Not sure what the customs charge is as I havent recieved it yet.

Hope this helps.
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