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    My S14 Reshell/rufurb/rebuild. Major project so will take a long time.

    Hi. I currently have a S14 but today I picked up a S14a shell to reshell my S14.

    My current road worthy car....



    Im reshelling because I found some bad rust due to a crap repair on some accident damage before I brought it....





    I cut as much rust out as I could and then decided to reshell so I bodged it up to keep me going until the tax runs out.

    The new shell....







    ....Im going to be keeping the S14 front end off my current car and have a few Ideas for it, including:- It will be totally derusted(no matter how long it takes and even if it all needs to go back to bare metal), It will be properly undersealed, have a full cage fitted and I will be giving it a full respray.

    My S14 will be then stripped and everything cleaned up, derusted and painted accordingly.

    Its going to take along time to do due to time constraints and funds but Im in it for the long haul. Ill be updating this thread as often as pos.

    Cheers.

    Rich.
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    cool good luck fella,look forward to some updates

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    good luck, you need a spit for that chassis makes working on it so much easier

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    Good news Rich Looking forward to this progressing

    Turns out I will be doing something similar with mine at some point in the future, so if you need a hand then just give me a shout

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-ctr View Post
    good luck, you need a spit for that chassis makes working on it so much easier
    Im half way through making one at work. Ive just been waiting to get my shell so I can measure the distance between the chassis rails.

    Once its on the spit Im going to remove as much as pos(I want it to be a totally bare shell like yours in your rebuild thread ex-tr) before the derusting and fabrication work begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker_001 View Post
    Good news Rich Looking forward to this progressing

    Turns out I will be doing something similar with mine at some point in the future, so if you need a hand then just give me a shout
    Cool mate. Im sure Ill need help at some point. Same offer to mate if you do yours.

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    Nice. Good luck mate. If you are going to take it bacjk to bare metal and derust, may I suggest http://www.surfaceprocessing.co.uk/.

    750 for the alkaline->hydrocarbon->hydrochloric acid dip and then
    750 for the The Electrophoretic Coating.

    This is what I'm going to do to my S15. This will save tonnes of time and also does not work out bad price wise as you save on not havin to buy expensive stuff like deox-c, sandpaper, shotblaster etc etc etc.

    Anyway, good luck. I'll be following this with interest.

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    i'm so glad to see this cars going to live on, will be watching this thread all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kango_V View Post
    Nice. Good luck mate. If you are going to take it bacjk to bare metal and derust, may I suggest http://www.surfaceprocessing.co.uk/.

    750 for the alkaline->hydrocarbon->hydrochloric acid dip and then
    750 for the The Electrophoretic Coating.

    This is what I'm going to do to my S15. This will save tonnes of time and also does not work out bad price wise as you save on not havin to buy expensive stuff like deox-c, sandpaper, shotblaster etc etc etc.

    Anyway, good luck. I'll be following this with interest.
    I was going to look into this but at them prices ill see how bad the rust is but it doesnt seem too bad. Ive certainly seen worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karl elwell View Post
    i'm so glad to see this cars going to live on, will be watching this thread all the time.
    HAHA It used to be your car then!

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    it was my car for the last 7 years sold it a couple of months ago. got hundreds of pictures of what it did look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karl elwell View Post
    it was my car for the last 7 years sold it a couple of months ago. got hundreds of pictures of what it did look like.
    I love happy endings

    I'll be watching this thread with interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weazle View Post
    I was going to look into this but at them prices ill see how bad the rust is but it doesnt seem too bad. Ive certainly seen worse.
    i started hand prepping mine, thought i had uncovered all the rust only decided to have it soda blasted to make it easier to paint but it uncovered 25% more rust

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    theres only one bad part on it and that seems just a little red, nothing a good wire brush andsome anti-corrosive paint would'nt sort.

    no accident repairs on that one its 100% stright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-ctr View Post
    i started hand prepping mine, thought i had uncovered all the rust only decided to have it soda blasted to make it easier to paint but it uncovered 25% more rust
    If you dont mind me asking how much did that cost?

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    Nice one Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weazle View Post
    If you dont mind me asking how much did that cost?
    500 without cage 700 with as the cage was a pain i was told

    done here, my shell is pictured http://www.suttonsodablasting.co.uk/latestnews.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-ctr View Post
    500 without cage 700 with as the cage was a pain i was told

    done here, my shell is pictured http://www.suttonsodablasting.co.uk/latestnews.html
    Where did you get your rear arches tubbed?

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    Got the shell on a spinny jig and started to strip it down.






    So far managed to get the front wings off, boot lid off and the fuel tank off.

    Having a look underneath there is plenty of rust that needs cleaning up but it looks like only surface so far.



    Tomorrow the doors are coming off then Ill be attacking the carpet thats left and making a start on the removing whats left of the dash and the wiring.
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    looking like your making progress early on it.

    can't wait to see more updates on this.

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