My 63 Rag from NZ

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby vwfool » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:46 pm

You are making great progress =D>

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby tlambert » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:32 pm

Nice progress! Keep at it. =D>
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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby Franz » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:53 am

You may want to reinforce the clutch tube while you have it this far apart.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:57 pm

funny you should say that Franz, was just reading a resto thread yesterday and thinking about this very thing.

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bit nervous about cutting the tunnel open as mine has never been cut before.
I should change the fuel line while I'm in there.

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spent some quality time with the wire wheel on the grinder, nearly fucking killed me stooped over this thing!

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Apart from the inside of the tunnel, this pan is pretty rust free, I did find this while stripping it down.

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the other side is a bit crusty, dunno if I can be assed opening the tunnel up, I wanna get this thing done and painted while the weather is warm, if I;m lucky it might be on the road before the end of summer.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:54 pm

sorted out the rot

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other side was just starting to swell up.

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trimmed the frame head.

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time for a bath or shower, in acid.

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and here it is drying off.

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I duct taped all the holes it stop the metal ready getting inside where I didn't want it.

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but, it seams there is a leak somewhere in the weld between the frame head and the floorpan??

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rustroy that will hopefully sort this shit out.

Once it was all dry, after blasting any water out of the seams with compressed air and drying the inside of the tunnel with the wife's hair dyer, I hung it up to paint.

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I think is might be the source leak, right in the corner were the bottom of the tunnel meets the corner of the pan.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:03 pm

right, paint.

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POR15 Top Coat Gloss Black.

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tried not to lay it on to thick as I read it can just peel off. Gloss Black showing up all the pitts and dents, never gunna be a show car, brushed on by hand paint job. 1st coat took about 3 hours, slow and careful.

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and got busy with the seam sealer

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stuck heaps in here where the leak is. The technique I used was to do a section, then, wearing gloves, dip a finger in thinners and press it into the seam as you smooth the seam sealer out, took a bit of practice but got it looking tidyish.

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and painted over the seam sealer.

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particularly happy with the top of the old frame head, this had so much surface rust and pitting from the old master cylinder line would leak brake fluid all over the place.

was a bit disappointed with all the brush marks in the POR, everything I read said how good it was at self leveling, but I found as it is quite thick and with the pan was hanging sideways if I layed it on thicker it would start to run and drip.
So...

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ah better.

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sexy!

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby George » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:10 pm

Very nice good job =D>

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:37 pm

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new brake parts are on the way, hopefully have this thing buttoned up by the weekend.

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby john jones » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:40 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> progress is progress!!!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:51 pm

cheers JJ, wish I could crank it out at your speed but this is part time here.
One of the Axle seals have sprung a leak, new seals coming soon also, is it easier to replace these with the box in the pan?

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:25 pm

So christmas came a little late this year.

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who am I kidding, this was better!

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Mark at the Metric Nut sent me up pretty much everything I'd need to get this thing on the road.

I wasn't going to bother with the shift rod seal but after cleaning up the gearbox, I'd found one small tear in one of the axle boots, so while it's apart we might as well stick one in, never had one before, fancy!

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got the front brakes back together.

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had to get the rear oil seals pressed in by the local shop (cheers frank and co) I tried doing my self but just mangled it.

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nearly didn't do that either as I read the seals don't work without the drums torqued up, again, glad I did as this was inside the leaking one.

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took the pedals apart, cleaned, painted, greased and reassembled.

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pretty much every part of the throttle linkage was all bent to hell.

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new bumpstops

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twin circuit master with fluid res on top, started running new stainless brake lines that I bought ages ago.

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pedals installed.

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ran clutch and throttle cables, forgot how much of a ass hooking up the clutch cable was Twisted Evil who designed that fucking thing!

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got the rear brakes back in along with the bearing seals, handbrake cables run and hooked up

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cleaned up the tie rods and installed new inner ends, the outer ones have been replaced in the last decade or so.

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I was going to polish up those stainless brake lines but I had run out of autosol and wanted to get it done, I've also realized how little things like a tube of this, a can of that, soon adds up, I needed rubber grommets for the brake line, some else this car has never had, and bugger me if stupercheap wanted over eight bucks for two.

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this shit adds up man!

ah, forgot the lube!

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never forget the lube.

then I came up with this genius way of getting it inside the steering box.

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and paint bla bla.

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front drums on, with new locking tabs for the bearings.

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rears all jammed on.

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and holy shit balls! it's on it's wheels!

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\:D/ \:D/

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby K Leake » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Nice work =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby 63Ragtop » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:03 pm

Yep, pretty frigging happy with it, paint could be nicer, more stainless/polish/chrome etc would be cool, but at the end of it, no one is really going to see it are they!?

Bonus shots.

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bolted in the shocks, painted the white front ones matt black like the rears.

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thought I may have a problem here. ](*,)

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actually about 1cm away from the shock, should be okay? would be much eaier to change it now than when it's full of fluid.

other random pics.

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this thing was super handy for bending up the brake lines.

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O:)

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby rustabus » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:35 pm

A rolling pan is a Huge step!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: My 63 Rag from NZ

Postby john jones » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:40 am

Nice work... nice progress... thanks for sharing =D>
if you keep going in circles.. Your never gonna get anywhere :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k


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