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 Post subject: Re: Wing removal tips?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:06 pm 
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That did look pretty nasty
Here's mine as of 5 mins ago

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 Post subject: Re: Wing removal tips?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:11 pm 
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Here's more

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 Post subject: Re: Wing removal tips?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:15 pm 
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Got this off and will strip prime and offer for sale , thought it does have small bits of corrosion at the ends

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:24 pm 
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That nearside eyebrow is fantastic!

The top panel should sort someone out of a hole; congratulations on your patience!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:24 am 
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Apologies on the size of my photo's
I uploaded straight from my phone. I guess i need to put the setting a bit lower.
I will put the panel in the for sale section to try and get some interest, then maybe put on the bay so to try and get as much as possible for new panels.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:41 pm 
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YUP! That old inner panel looks pretty much like mine did, except you have slightly more in the way of eyebrows, believe it or not!

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 Post subject: Hi again....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Andy, I have moved the topic.

As for the photos, maybe Alan will resize these for you and put them onto a suitable hosting site.





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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:01 am 
I have resized them though I have a feeling one has gone missing during the editing? :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Some inspiration for you! Mine was as bad as yours and look at it now!

At Prodrive
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casual snap at a mate's yard

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Club sills fitted and club GRP wings and front panel, the holes at the original numberplate area were my own idea to get more air into the Saab rad I have fitted!

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'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Looking good Steve, I look forward to getting mine looking good again

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:23 pm 
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I have made a slow start today on Chuckie, many thanks has to goto Alun for his great service supplying the panels.
I've started with the nearside cill. Looks like I will be renewing parts of the inner cill while I'm at it


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:45 pm 
As you say, that reinforcer only looks a few weeks old - good result :thumbsup:.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:38 pm 
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I was very surprised after 42 years hidden away inside the cill

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:57 pm 
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A little more progress today, I have put a step in the rear section and trimmed the edges so the new section should sit snugly in place.
I've chopped some inner section out ready to let in some new.
Also I think I may cut out and weld in a small piece that sits under the lower wing section as you'll see it warrants renewal if I'm to do a job that's going to last.
I was surprised at how good it was inside considering it hadn't been waxoyled, however I'm going to need to do this once its all welded. Any suggestions on the best way to do this?
Should I coat the edges to be welded in any sort of coating, such as zinc spray?


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When I did the same work on my 1300fw earlier this year I used weld through primer on all the edges that were to be welded, worked great and you have the satisfaction that there is something there protecting the edges, I used a brush on type I bought from Stoneleigh, id never used it before but I was impressed with it.

When you have completed the rebuild the easiest way of getting wax oil in the sills was to drill some holes on the "upper" sill, around the area that is usually covered with the tread plate, I blasted about 1.5L each side using a compressor.....once your done refit the tread plates and nobody is non the wiser that its been done like that!

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