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    Rust - How much trouble am I in?

    Was having a quick engine bay clean this morning, first for a long time, and found this...







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    if it bring the price of fuel down Brown better be up a tree taking one up the arse
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    Why?

    If Dignitas gave you a discount for going early... would you?

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    That's pretty standard and an easy enough repair for those with the required skills
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    I'd break it for spares with rust like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    That's pretty standard and an easy enough repair for those with the required skills
    Fingers crossed there's not a lot more, just need to find someone in London/Essex who can be trusted to sort it.




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    I'd break it for spares with rust like that!
    First person with 10k can have dibs on the bits
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    if it bring the price of fuel down Brown better be up a tree taking one up the arse
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    Why?

    If Dignitas gave you a discount for going early... would you?

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    Easy, I sorted mine in half a day and I'm only a hobbyist with a welder.

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    Lols, barely even rust.

    Thats pretty clean for an S13

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Lols, barely even rust.

    Thats pretty clean for an S13


    S13?


    That is one of the very last S14a 200s ever sold. In fact, what with rust and accidents, it may be the youngest S14a there is. I do wonder which field it sat in for two years before they sold it though...


    I know the rust isn't that bad, it was just a nasty surprise when I saw it. What I'm really after is a recommendation of a reliable place in London/Essex who can sort out the rust, as well as giving the rest of the car a good going over. I can twirl a spanner with the best but welding is something I know I'd cock up and make the problem worse.
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    if it bring the price of fuel down Brown better be up a tree taking one up the arse
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    Why?

    If Dignitas gave you a discount for going early... would you?

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    My apologies, I see rust and automatically assume it's an S13

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    I wouldn't even bother doing anything about that tbh

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    Very easy repair that and very common. Check the rear of the suspension turret as well, especially on the passenger side. Also, check at the base of the strut tower where it meets the chassis rail as that's also a common spot.

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    I wouldn't even bother doing anything about that tbh
    Really? A simple rust repair you would leave to get worse and worse?

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    The right turret looks like it needs cutting out and a new piece welding in.

    The left side just needs rubbing back and treating.

    Where abouts in London are you? And how much are you willing to spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    The right turret looks like it needs cutting out and a new piece welding in.

    The left side just needs rubbing back and treating.

    Where abouts in London are you? And how much are you willing to spend?

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    I've had this for a few years now and it's definitely not a daily car, it lives in a garage and only goes out if there's guaranteed not to be any rain within a hundred miles

    I was planning on spending some money on the car this year anyway, getting the paint perfect, maybe doing a few improvements and refurbishing the wheels.

    I was going to say that I'm getting too old to be crawling around underneath cars, but the truth is I'm out of practice, and fatter and lazier than I used to be so I'm prepared to pay for for the work to be done properly. There are certain to be a few other bits underneath that need seeing to as well so I might as well get it all done at once and then get everything properly protected.


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    if it bring the price of fuel down Brown better be up a tree taking one up the arse
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    Why?

    If Dignitas gave you a discount for going early... would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz View Post
    Really? A simple rust repair you would leave to get worse and worse?
    Yep. Why fuss, I would bet that it's a cosmetic issue.

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    Send a message to Dal on here. He'll sort you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by piman2k View Post
    Yep. Why fuss, I would bet that it's a cosmetic issue.
    Would you leave it on the gtr?

    I'd get it sorted as yes it won't fail an mot for that amount but it will eventually.
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    I bet the right side isn't just cosmetic. Mine looked like that and I left it, within a year parts of the turret metal were 'peeling' from the turret, and I had to cut out and replace. Left side I'd flap wheel back to clean metal, treat, and then paint. (left and right looking from the front)

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    Better to get it sorted sooner rather than later but no rush to find just anyone to do it. When I had my Jag I used Les Paul in Woodford green. They are Jag specialists but given jags rust for England, they should know what they're doing. I only used them for engine work. They aren't cheap but they are local and well established. It will probably be quite a lot cheaper if you take a wire wheel to it and remove the paint and rust to reveal the extent of the problem then clean up their handiwork afterwards and do the painting.

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    Honestly mate do it yourself!

    For what some places charge you to do a repair like that you can buy a welder and material and teach yourself, it's not as scary as you might think, I did all the rust repair on my car myself and didn't know anything about how to weld or fabricate when I started, get on YouTube and the welding forums and you can learn it yourself.

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    If you do want to have a go, I have a pretty decent mig welder and kit you can borrow, ToG.

    You'd have to collect from Chelmsford but that's only 30 mins from Woodford.

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    Thanks for all the interest, advice and offers.

    I'll give some thought to having a bash myself, but whether I do it or it gets paid for, it's definitely going to be fixed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtone View Post
    if it bring the price of fuel down Brown better be up a tree taking one up the arse
    Quote Originally Posted by Asht_200 View Post
    Why?

    If Dignitas gave you a discount for going early... would you?

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