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    This stage of the proccess Im doing at work so Im going in an hour early to work on it and doing a bit each day during my break times. Ill be doing the shell restoration at work but when it comes to stripping my red s14 and rebuilding it all on the new shell that will be done at my parents place in thier garage. Thats when the project will slow down.

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    just seen this mate, good luck with it, i want a rollover jig. was gonna let karl know it had gone to a good home but he found the thread before me anyway. i'll be watching this one.

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    This will be very intresting , be keeping a eye on it

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    Come on its another day, any updates?

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    No not much to update for yesterday and prob not alot today. Yesterday I got the air bag out, dash support bar out, rear seat belts out, handbrake nearly out, bonnet hinges off and the doors off. Today Ill get a little more stripped. Ill get a few pics today of the progress.

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    Here is some pics of yesterdays and todays progress.

    Firstly I got the doors off yesterday before work then got the dash support bar out.



    Then this morning before work I got this lot out,



    Along with,



    So now the interior looks like this, Minus the carpet cos I got that out too, which showed that the inner sill are showing sings of surface rust(dont have any pics). I recon this is due to the holes in the sills for the factery fit skirts. Im thinking that they allow moisture in so the sills are rusting from the inside out. Ill prob end up cutting the sills to treat the rust and then weld new metal where needed.



    Then I spun the shell over on its side to so it takes up less room in the factory at night and the yard during the day.

    This gave me a good chance to inspect the rust underneath properly. Its not too bad realy, no holes, but it has started to go in the usual places. This seems to be the worst of it:-







    Like I say it seems to be surface rust only and I havent found any thing I wasnt expecting which is good.

    At lunch I started on the engine bay removing any brackets and trying to sus out how the hell all the wiring is going to come out. So at the end of lunch the engine bay looked like this,








    Thats it now until work on monday, will give me the chance to make up a shopping list of derusting stuff and anti rust primers ect for when the shell is bare. Thats when the hard work will begin.
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    Fair play mate, good to see you doin it properly while you got the chance. Are you goin to sand blast the underside?

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    nice to see your cracking on with it Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamondsink View Post
    Fair play mate, good to see you doin it properly while you got the chance. Are you goin to sand blast the underside?
    No, Im going to get it back to good metal with various wire brushes in a drill and various attatchments in an angle grinder then treated with DEOX-GEL before painting with Electrox primer and stonechip... Im on a tight budget so if it can be done by me for as little expense as pos then that is how it will be done. If metal needs to be cut out and replaced then thats no problem cos Im a fabricator and can get all my materials ect free of charge.

    Quote Originally Posted by lee75 View Post
    nice to see your cracking on with it Rich
    Not got too far with it yet but hopefully progress will be good in the coming weeks. Whens your project thread getting started.

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    Soon mate just need to sort some things out first then i'll get my arse in gear

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    looking foward to it..... and a ride in it when its done.

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    jesus mate, you dont hang around. any cahnce you can send me some pointers on fabricating the rollover jig? i want to make one for my s13 shell.

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    Ive got some photos of it before I assembled it so ill pm them to you in a bit and I can give you some rough measurents too. It was easy to make and Ill also give you pointers on how to improve on the one Ive made cos it aint perfect. It does its job though.

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    spot on mate, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weazle View Post
    Ive got some photos of it before I assembled it so ill pm them to you in a bit and I can give you some rough measurents too. It was easy to make and Ill also give you pointers on how to improve on the one Ive made cos it aint perfect. It does its job though.
    dude can you pm me the same please? cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by park_monkey View Post
    spot on mate, cheers.
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    dude can you pm me the same please? cheers

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    PM's sent.

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    Good work . Makes we want to get on with mine

    Truly inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weazle View Post
    PM's sent.
    cheers bud

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    brilliant, thanks.

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    Good progress! It is nice to know I'm not the only one who will be doing this sort of restoration over the winter months Good luck, stay motivated!

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