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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2008, 14:50:07 »
Dave them wheels look wicked, where could i buy some?
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #61 on: December 13, 2008, 19:38:33 »
Few more pics, coming to the end now.......


Sealed , etch primed and stone chipped






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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2008, 20:03:29 »
Fresh paint Frank !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Just got to stone chip the under side, rebuid the trim job done, one happy franky boy  :grin:
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2008, 20:43:34 »
Fair play mick, i know you have spent alot of time on this disco, but look at the result. You get my vote buddy.
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2008, 21:28:21 »
yup looks like a brill job there mick im tempted to ask u to get my v8 ready for its mot  :-k   :clap:
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2008, 22:11:35 »
looks really good - a cracking job to be proud of, must be very satistfying.

Frankie no doubt will be grinning from ear to ear when he sees that and even more so when he gets its back.

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« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2008, 22:38:23 »
Proper job :clap: :clap: :clap: What will I look at now I'm soooooooooooo bored  [-o<
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #67 on: December 14, 2008, 16:31:46 »
I do still get a great feeling of satisfaction from every job i do, and being in the trade for 20 plus years im happy doing what i do, thanks for all the kind words, they do help, its nice to show that all mechanics dont just bodge up cars just for the money, if you worked out what this has cost franky boy and work out the hours spent, i bet im not even on the right hourly rate, but hey thats the motor trade,and i love it, should be trimmed back up in time for frank to collect on wednesday, looking forward to getting my P38 back  :grin:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2008, 18:20:13 by Frankie-Boy »
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2008, 14:39:24 »
All done, just cill trims to refit,




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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2008, 18:12:12 »
looks strange with the seats back in. Well done mate.
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2008, 02:48:36 »
Well done mate.



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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #71 on: December 16, 2008, 03:41:06 »
I'm in the midst of doing very similar repairs.

Both rear seat belt wheel arch mounts, the rear ends of the cills on both sides including a new body mount on driver's side.
A few patches around the offside rear seat footwell/driver's seat belt floor mount

in total its about 18 patches!!
Fortunately my brother has been doing the welding but it has taken me ages to do all the rot removal and new plate creation (frankly I'm not very good) and it will have cost 100-150 quid by the time I've finsished but I dread to think how much it would have cost a garage to do!!



what advice can anyone give for covering up the bare steel now?

Don't know much about etching or priming really, I tend to just dump on hammerite but that won't go well with the bare steel.





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« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2008, 12:18:03 »
some true workmanship there and some beautiful welding
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2008, 13:37:14 »
Thank you   :grin:
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #74 on: December 17, 2008, 20:49:13 »
a lot of work there, most people would have jumped on auto-trader by now after seeing that! (glad most of mine has been done by previous owners)

dread to think what the final bill will be, but if you plan to keep it, i can see its worth doing! keep it clean, keep it covered, and it may well be a classic car before long! (most discos go this way, and most owners would take sooner buy a slightly less rotton model, than pay for the reair!)

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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2008, 23:27:23 »

Well got the old girl back now for a while, back end all new now like when it came out of the factory, thanks Mick for doing such a great job for me.  :clap: :)

That's the first part done, she'll be going back in in February for the front to get its refurb, starting with the inner wings and who knows what else by then, ah well its only money.  ;)

No doubt the photo's will keep coming when Mick starts the next part of the renovation saga....... keep watching.  :) ;)
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #76 on: December 19, 2008, 09:09:28 »
a lot of work there, most people would have jumped on auto-trader by now after seeing that! (glad most of mine has been done by previous owners)

dread to think what the final bill will be, but if you plan to keep it, i can see its worth doing! keep it clean, keep it covered, and it may well be a classic car before long! (most discos go this way, and most owners would take sooner buy a slightly less rotton model, than pay for the reair!)

its about being able to retain the vehicle you know and want to keep.  FrankieBoy has had this motor for a while and knows it inside out - he now, unlike many other disco owners knows that his (after this is finished!) is rust free and he wont have to worry about it.

Give it another 10 yrs time and this will be a classic and it will all be worth it.
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Re: Frankie Boys disco Rust Removal, with pics !!!!!
« Reply #77 on: December 19, 2008, 09:21:48 »
I sincerely hope you're right Dave.  :)

More to the point though is that I now know my grandkids are safe in the back now that the seat belt anchors are actually attached to something metallic.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 09:25:09 by Frankie-Boy »
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« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2008, 09:31:56 »
clealrly thats essential too  :oops:
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« Reply #79 on: January 18, 2009, 19:03:10 »
 well done mate top job

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« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2009, 10:42:06 »
Is this the end ?? 

Damn, i was really getting into this thread  :-.

It's good to see there's still proper craftsmen around......... proper job Mick   ;)
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« Reply #81 on: April 02, 2009, 23:20:15 »
Fantastic job Mick, good to know there are dedicated men like you still around! I have 3 classic Rangies at the moment and have done similar repairs to them all. It just seems to be a constant battle against rot! I welded up the V8 on my profile pic last year and put 11 patches on it. Recently i also repaired the n/s/r door post on my 300Tdi and believe it or not was in much worse condition than the one in this thread, the box section that holds the door pin on was rotted away so badly that the door wouldn't even close!

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« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2009, 00:34:04 »
Hi people, Got some pics posted of that doorpost repair if anyone wants to see how bad a doorpost can actually get! http://www.mud-club.com/galleries/Ged4x4/1238712116
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« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2009, 21:12:09 »
Nice job you did there!  I think I may have something similar coming up on my Mrs disco!  I know where to look for inspiration...  :D

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« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2010, 18:58:12 »
Not been on this forum for some time (nearly 2 yrs infact) so just trawling through lots & lots of threads.

This is obviously quite an old one now but ... Wow that was some job. Well done, nice work there.

I am in the process of looking for a discovery, so now i have seen this i at least have some idea of what to look for and where.

Thanks for sharing it & nice to see someone else who takes pride in their work regardless of the fact sometimes a lot more work goes in than you can actually charge a proper rate for although a sense of pride and satisfaction does help compensate.
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« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2010, 19:39:07 »
proper job that man! looks absoloutely spanking. shame to cover it up with trim and carpets really :clap:
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