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tea boy

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Post #26
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Looking at the sticker on the cross member you can see it's already been replaced once.



They all have that, its the smaller parts sticker that gives the game away, come on Jon, thats a barcode style sticker, unsure what its for though.
Carl


Carl is right, barcode sticker on original crossmember.



The whack on the N/S was quite hard, so the chances of it not affecting the O/S were slim.

It did not show up in the pictures I have but the chassis was creased with a bulge on both sides and the front bent down.

I thought the best plan would be to cut out the bulged bit,




Straighten it out,




Then 'jig' the chassis back into shape.
My 'jig' is a trolley jack and a lump of wood




Then weld it back in.
I have not done any welding for months, so it is a bit rough looking.



It will look better when I have linished it off and painted it.


I tried on a few panels to check that it all still fitted together. (BTW this was before I jacked up the driver's side)



When I'm done it should look just like it did before I startedRoll eyes

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Posted 25th May 2010 at 23:23
daveyboy

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Post #27
tea boy wrote:
daveyboy wrote:


Might be an idea to check your chassis/engine mount cup while its easy.
Smile


Do you recommend 'fixing' it even if it is not yet broken?


Personally I would as it will never get any easier to do than it is now, but you may get away with it, the thing is it may already be partially cracked underneath and you just can't tell. Personally, I think it would be a sensible precaution as it's such an easy job to do with all the room you have to work with at the moment.

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Posted 25th May 2010 at 23:56
tea boy

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Post #28
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Personally I would as it will never get any easier to do than it is now.


Another job for the list then.

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Posted 26th May 2010 at 00:41
mechanical_repairs

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Post #29
Doing a cracking job there. Fair play

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Posted 26th May 2010 at 00:53
tea boy

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Post #30
mechanical_repairs wrote:
Doing a cracking job there. Fair play

carl


Wow, my car carries the C.G. Cars seal of approval.
No higher praise in the land.
Thanks Carl. (cheque is in the postWink )

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Posted 26th May 2010 at 01:06
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Post #31
I had a bit of a setback.
I got everything lined up perfectly and started welding it up.
Checked it a few times it was all nice.
I then had to take the wing & slam panel off to get at it.
When I offered the stuff back up, the front end of the N/S chassis leg had pulled in towards the centre of the car by about 6mm.
I knew it was going to pull and thought I had allowed for it.
Obviously didn't allow enough Doh
I know that is not a massive ammount, but the whole point of the job was to sort out the chassis leg alignment.
What I needed was to push the chassis leg outwards whilst the top slam panel mount and bottom rad crossmember remained in the same place.
some kind of jig for me to jack against.


I needed a type of 'strut brace' that went between the slam panel mounts




That also secured to the bottom near the rad crossmember




With something to jack against




That was strong enough




To take the load applied by the screw jack




It may well end up the right shape when it is done after all. Wink

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Posted 28th May 2010 at 16:47
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Post #32
You've been busy steaming through this at a rate of knots!

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Posted 28th May 2010 at 20:02
tea boy

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Post #33
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You've been busy steaming through this at a rate of knots!


The pressure is on now mate, Mrs Tea is losing her sense of humour about the house being full of car bits.

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Posted 29th May 2010 at 02:40
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Post #34
Nice thread and quality workmanship. Subscribed Thumbs up

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Posted 29th May 2010 at 02:47
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Post #35
I was hoping to get all the welding over and done with today.


I put on the new N/S front bit.




I started drilling out the welds on the O/S.




To be honest, the O/S was only a little bit bent and it would probably have been easy enough to straighten out.
The part was cheap enough though.
Infact, after ten years of buying Porshe parts most things seem to be cheap, and whilst you are in there......
Sadly that is about as far as I got, it pi55ed down for the rest of the day Sad

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Posted 30th May 2010 at 03:29
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Post #36
It was rain stopped play over the weekend, other stuff on Monday and rain again last night.

Sun was shining when I got home today so I had to do a little bit.


weld through primer




Stuck it on




so the inner wing is looking like this




the chassis legs are nearly done





I will have to paint it soon.

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 03:29
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Post #37
Hey quick question. I might have missed the point here, but why didnt you just buy a 306 that was straight and true?

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 03:32
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Post #38
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why didnt you just buy a 306 that was straight and true?


Have you have been put up to this by Mrs Tea Whistle

Getting a straight one would have been too easy.

Real reason is that I bought a lemon.
I didn't realise it was bent until I started taking it to bits.Sad

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 03:54
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Post #39
Teaboy you are a true legend with the dedication and skill you are showing in this build.

You deserve a cuppa! LOL
Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 04:12
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Post #40
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Teaboy you are a true legend with the dedication and skill you are showing in this build.

You deserve a cuppa! LOL


Cheers mate, I'll put the kettle onBig grin

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 04:16
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Post #41
you dont hang about do you!
i know where to go to get the welding done on my rear turrets now Big grin

keep up the good work
oh enjoy your brew Smile

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 04:41
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Post #42
Excellent work mate Thumbs up

I bet you cannot wait till this is done. Keep up the good work and all the best.

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Posted 3rd Jun 2010 at 05:02
tea boy

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Post #43
I have done a bit more.


I put the holes back in the chassis leg, can't remember what they are for Unsure




replaced a couple of snapped studs, this one for the harness trunking and one on the other side for the washer bottle.

Drilled them out & tapped the hole



Then cut the head off a 6mm bolt which I can screw into the hole and plug weld from the back.




The past few days I have given it a good going over with deox gel then hydrate 80.
I thought I better get a bit of paint on to protect it so I have put on some zinc phosphate primer.





It wants another coat then flatting off for a bit of black.

I picked up a better slam panel yesterday, so I dropped that off at the powdercoaters today.
It should be done early next week.

If it is dry, I might be able to get a bit more done tomorrow.
I want this on the road soon, been in bits too long now.
Next time I am getting a straight one.Whistle

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 00:36
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Post #44
that's quite epic, I've never seen anyone use their skills to this extent on a 306 before, many an old VW BMW or Vauxhall, Ford and Mini, the odd 205 etc.

what is your trade by the way?


those holes on the n/s chassis leg might be for the airbox?

fancy welding my 205 when you're done? pretty simple stuff compared to this LOL

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 01:00
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Post #45
Have to say you have done a great job and attention to detail is second to none, the holes you have put back in are to secure the airbox.

Carl

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 01:03
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Post #46
mechanical_repairs wrote:
Have to say you have done a great job and attention to detail is second to none, the holes you have put back in are to secure the airbox.

Carl


Thanks Carl.
It didn't have an airbox on when I got it, but it will when it is done.

Sorry welshpug, I need to get on with the 911 when I've done this.
BTW, I am a crocodile wrangler by dayWhistle

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 01:17
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Post #47
I welded them holes up when I did the rallye. As for your job your name says it all.

Carl LOL

tea boy wrote:
mechanical_repairs wrote:
Have to say you have done a great job and attention to detail is second to none, the holes you have put back in are to secure the airbox.

Carl


Thanks Carl.
It didn't have an airbox on when I got it, but it will when it is done.

Sorry welshpug, I need to get on with the 911 when I've done this.
BTW, I am a crocodile wrangler by dayWhistle

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 02:42
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Post #48
mechanical_repairs wrote:
As for your job your name says it all.

Carl LOL


My reputation precedes meBig grin

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Posted 5th Jun 2010 at 02:54
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Post #49
Got my slam panel back from the powder coaters today.


Had to stick it on to see what it looked like.




Done satin black.




I could do with a new one of those Total stickers to go on it.
Can you get them anywhere?

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Posted 9th Jun 2010 at 22:49
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Carls the man for the sticker

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