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PostPosted:Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:52 am 
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Sorry no, it's pretty messy maybe soda blasting, best Google it.
Does soda blasting not have a corrosive element so needs to get into primer immediately.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

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PostPosted:Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:08 am 
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No, quite the opposite. Soda is a natural rust inhibitor and leaves a protective film over the panel.


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PostPosted:Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:20 am 
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No, quite the opposite. Soda is a natural rust inhibitor and leaves a protective film over the panel.
I wonder which one I'm thinking about.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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PostPosted:Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:01 pm 
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Boot floor is done, I managed to get a second hand floor but it still needed club repair panels and some other metal letting in, but he's done a great job.

There's still plenty to do but hopefully the welding will be done in a couple of weeks


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PostPosted:Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:29 pm 
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Ah, I'm glad you did the boot floor like that. That's exactly what I planned to do on NWL.

Looks superb with the club panels


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PostPosted:Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:10 pm 
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Great stuff! Keep the updates coming.......


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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:33 am 
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Great work. I'm enjoying following this progress and look forward to more updates!


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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:20 pm 
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This car has spent some of its life on the track. Blasting revealed some stress cracks around the trailing arm mounts, the best way to repair and strengthen was from the inside. A section of the box section under the back seat was removed for access then reinstated. Same on both sides.

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Another crack found and repaired

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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:56 pm 
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I use an old style pair of 'pincers' to remove the gutter trims; one jaw goes in the gutter, the other under the bottom edge and upward rotation gently eases it off. I start at the front and work backwards.
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though shipping them is a bit problematic!
Nonsense; I sent a pair to Malta last year!!
I know you did! And I saw the work that went into doing it with lengths of timber screwed together. Really not worth the effort unless leaving the UK. Mario was lucky you were prepared to do it!

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Yes indeed I was happy to receive them in great shape. Just saw this thread now while surfing the web - nothing better to do in these pandemic days. They were actually for a friend of mine and we fitted them in fifteen minutes using vaseline and a few swear words.... It's people like Alun who are prepared to go the extra mile to help out that makes this club so great!

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PostPosted:Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:56 pm 
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This car has still got it's original sills so I have gone for repair rather than replace.


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More club panels in action, lower front wing repair. Thanks Alun

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PostPosted:Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:58 pm 
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Great updates Tony!

Good idea the blasting - it certainly reveals corrosion that would otherwise be missed, so very thorough. Nice to retain the original sills too, seems a good solid car in the main.

Looking forward to seeing some paint on it soon!

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PostPosted:Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:03 pm 
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Cheers Matt, yes blasting is a good idea but it's costing me a fortune getting the welding done😆

Chassis leg repair.


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PostPosted:Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:41 pm 
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Bulkhead repairs


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PostPosted:Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:41 pm 
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Welding nearly finished.
Maybe another week or so then off to paint :jump4joy:

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PostPosted:Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:14 am 
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Great progress Tony. I see another Dolly graces the workshop too.
Do the same team do the painting or does it need to be moved?

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