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Picked up a pretty tatty 1970 e9 here in Sydney, previous owner was Mr Magoo! Bodywork will be challanging, engine choice and suspension even more. So the work begins, wish me luck, oh and I have named the car von Trapp (more like money trap me thinks). The car was stipped and went to the chemical bath over a month ago, that proof coat (and plenty of filler) took some shifting!
 

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This was after 5 week in the soup! She has had a hard life, apart from the rust, Mr Magoo pretty much hit every panel. Well at least I have a clean car to work on so this week I set about removing panels so I can get at the repairs, I'll save what I can but still have a ton of parts coming from W&N where the rust has taken it's toll!
 

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First things first, I really need to brace this car and get the tram gauge on it, luckily it's pretty straight with only light impact damage signs.
The rest of this week was spent removing the fenders, nose and quarters, the nose had been replaced at some stage and had only been bronze brazed on! (cheap insurance work no doubt!)
Pretty daunting when I look at the amount of repair work, but I have seen worse ones so I'll need to suck it up and get stuck in, these cars are worth saving.
 

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Hi
Oh, how nice to weld in this clean body

But come the bath access everywhere
saw some pictures with some rust
Do you think I might remove the front ,fenders before the dip?

This must I do before my big welding job,
I'll see how much is left after

Sincerely Daniel
 
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Thinking about getting my car chemically dipped as well, my only concern would be after getting it dipped its down to bare metal all the little cracks and holes etc will now be down to bare metal and exposed. Might be impossible to get the epoxy primer on every square inch of the car in all the little holes etc....
 

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What I have understood on this side of the water
In England and Germany so can the companies as acid dipping bodies
also dip into primer
so when you have welded parts
For example, all but the outer shell , you can dip into weldable primer
and then you can continue the welding work
 
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What I have understood on this side of the water
In England and Germany so can the companies as acid dipping bodies
also dip into primer
so when you have welded parts
For example, all but the outer shell , you can dip into weldable primer
and then you can continue the welding work
Makes sense, the company locally to me does the acid dip but not the primer dip...
 

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Near is the relatively

In Sweden, this procedure is not permitted for environmental reasons
so I need to drive to Norway or Germany
a trip of at least 600km
but I think it's worth it
it facilitates and enables fine welding jobs
 

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Hi
Oh, how nice to weld in this clean body

But come the bath access everywhere
saw some pictures with some rust
Do you think I might remove the front ,fenders before the dip?

This must I do before my big welding job,
I'll see how much is left after

Sincerely Daniel
The car was went through several processes, the main one being an environmentally safe alkaline bath. The car is finally coated with a rust preventive chemical to prevent rusting as it's amazing how quickly surface oxidations occurs. As I am deconstructing much of the car I can access these places (a quick deoxidisation removed that rust in the pictures) which I will prime with something like POR15.
 

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Hi
Oh, how nice to weld in this clean body

But come the bath access everywhere
saw some pictures with some rust
Do you think I might remove the front ,fenders before the dip?

This must I do before my big welding job,
I'll see how much is left after

Sincerely Daniel
The chemical should get all the proof coat and rust off with the fenders on, they charge a premium for Porsche and BMW because it is a pain to remove! I just didn't want to have to clean everything to find all the spot welds etc!
 

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Front end work continues, all a bit of a mess with some nasty previous repairs!
 

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Looking good John, looks like you had a big spend at W/N but ultimately a lot cheaper than fabrication from scratch.

John
 
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