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Offline hsrwannabe

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The resto so far......
« on: Jul 14, 2011, 22:56:09 »
Please feel free to take a look at my HSRwannabe resto so far, I am no welder/fabricator so any tips that can be given will be gratefully recieved.

http://s1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb477/hsrwannabe/Chevette%20Resto%20Off%20Side/

Click "view as slideshow"

Cheers Dave
« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2011, 23:38:24 by hsrwannabe »

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #1 on: Jul 15, 2011, 08:40:57 »
blimey thats one hell of alot of welding will be worth it in the end

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #2 on: Jul 15, 2011, 17:59:58 »
For somebody who claims to be no welder or fabricator thats bloody good work, and you ought to be a welder/febricator  :Worship:

Keep up the excellent work  :cog:

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #3 on: Jul 15, 2011, 19:59:00 »
For somebody who claims to be no welder or fabricator thats bloody good work, and you ought to be a welder/febricator  :Worship:

Keep up the excellent work  :cog:

Thanks, I'm not a welder/fabricator I'm an electrician. i have welded stuff in the past but nothing like this lol.

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #4 on: Jul 15, 2011, 22:27:45 »
Good job with the welding mate! those bodykits hide a lot of rust. which is usually why people put them on to begin with! :)

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #5 on: Jul 15, 2011, 22:57:14 »
wish I was that good, any handy hints you can give me,  good work and keep it up hope to see it soon

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #6 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:03:46 »
wish I was that good, any handy hints you can give me,  good work and keep it up hope to see it soon

eeeerrmmm, the only few tips I can give is always make sure you are trying to weld to good clean steal, any form of rust or contamination causes poor welds (pain in the arse when seem welding the arches etc where there has been seem sealer) Make any repair panel as close a fit as possible the more time taken shaping etc makes it a lot easier to fit and weld, tack any panels into place around any new panel before seem welding to prevent distortion, keep the heat to a minimum when welding long runs to prevent distortion (take short pauses every inch or so) or weld in various areas to help disperse any heat through a panel. Last tip I can think of is make sure you see the weld "pool" penatrate both pieces of metal being welded. The more you do the better you will get so by the time I have finished blueblunder I should be an expert  ;)

Cheers Dave
« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2011, 21:04:53 by hsrwannabe »

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:19:23 »
No wonder you were looking for a new shell Dave :o :o
I thought mine was bad  :o :o :o
Glad to see you have got stuck in  ;) your work is spot too mate  :Worship:

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #8 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:39:49 »
Cheers Steve, I said it was quite bad lol. I met up with Mal on the COG stand at Billing but dont know if I saw you because I dont know what you look like!!! Hows your Tarmac HSR coming along?

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #9 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:44:35 »
Very no Extremely slowly  :'( ran out of enthusiasm   :-[ :-[  just cannot seem to be bothered dunno why  :-\ :-[
maybe start again next week but being saying that for a month already  ::) ::)

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #10 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:44:54 »
He was the bald guy who's neck was glowing like a belisha beacon  ;) ;D

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #11 on: Jul 16, 2011, 21:45:43 »
He was the bald guy who's neck was glowing like a belisha beacon  ;) ;D

cheers  :(

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #12 on: Jul 16, 2011, 22:00:35 »
Very no Extremely slowly  :'( ran out of enthusiasm   :-[ :-[  just cannot seem to be bothered dunno why  :-\ :-[
maybe start again next week but being saying that for a month already  ::) ::)

How about I race you to the finish line on getting the cars finished, then next year at Billing we can stand there looking at them chatting shite...lol

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #13 on: Jul 16, 2011, 22:18:35 »
That sounds like a plan . . . I'll probably build something else in an absurd timescale just for Billing  ;D God knows what but it will be a Chevette . . .I'm really liking the idea of building a "shorty" Chevette .  . . . take out the middle three feet or so (basically the door) which means sitting on the back seat to drive . . .and no roof  :o ;D
It's better to burn out than to fade away . . .

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Re: The resto so far......
« Reply #14 on: Jul 16, 2011, 22:52:32 »
Very no Extremely slowly  :'( ran out of enthusiasm   :-[ :-[  just cannot seem to be bothered dunno why  :-\ :-[
maybe start again next week but being saying that for a month already  ::) ::)

How about I race you to the finish line on getting the cars finished, then next year at Billing we can stand there looking at them chatting shite...lol

Cheers Dave

Your on  ;D ;D 
Will be a bit weird tho  :o   two XE powered HSR reps  :blues: :blues:

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