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« Reply #435 on: July 27, 2011, 11:36:46 PM »
Then the underside was cleaned prior to treatment & the old faithfull POR applied for good measure.
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« Reply #436 on: July 28, 2011, 05:17:21 PM »
The drivers\' side door isn\'t in the best condition so I changed it for one I\'d picked from Rossendale last year (from reg B33 TEC) - later I\'ll get around to change the colour but at least it isn\'t GREEN :Giggle
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« Reply #437 on: July 28, 2011, 05:29:31 PM »
Front drivers\' side wing came off too - well eventually after I\'d struggled to free off the bottom securing bolts and even then one had sheared.  So as not to forget I drilled out the broken bolt before I sealed and coated the inner wing with POR 15 followed by a good colour coded coating of Hammerite
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« Reply #438 on: July 28, 2011, 05:32:35 PM »
She\'s coming along well mate :)

Those wing bolts are a pain aren\'t they. One of mine the head was basically rotted off and the other sheared so I had to drill out too.

Cant have much more metal work left now?
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« Reply #439 on: July 28, 2011, 05:33:34 PM »
Whilst the front wing is off I thought I might as well treat the inside of it too - again POR 15 with colour coded topcoat
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« Reply #440 on: July 28, 2011, 05:48:03 PM »
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She\'s coming along well mate :)
 
Those wing bolts are a pain aren\'t they. One of mine the head was basically rotted off and the other sheared so I had to drill out too.
 
Cant have much more metal work left now?

 
Not as quick as Rexanne did mate but slowly getting there especially when the dreaded corroded bolts allow.  As you know Steve, these particular ones are more difficult as they can\'t be \'soaked\' with freeing fluid, so we have to depend on capillary attraction to draw the fluid vertically (or not as the case may be).  Awkward little devils to get to as well as you have to support the body higher to facilitate access of the drilling machine + bit.  Still - luv a challenge me.

Nearside rear not touched yet mate but I do know that I\'ve some heavy work to do when I get round there - what did the advert say when Goldie was on eBay ....... oh yeah "All welding DONE" - yeah right! :rollin

Up to now the body work hasn\'t been that bad so I\'m keeping my fingers crossed on this one and after seeing the extent of your enforced metal working skills I know I have a high quality standard to maintain within the forum members.
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« Reply #441 on: July 28, 2011, 08:59:00 PM »
rusted bolts are the curse of the clasic car restorer...
luckily, Mazda used a self cutting bolt on the 1st gens and this really helps when rebuilding these cars.
When the car was built, Mazda welded in blank captives into the shell and then used 6mm hex head \'taptites\', a self cutting bolt that was driven into the captives, cutting its own thread as it went in. This saved Mazda pre-threading the captives first. It has a slightly triangular shank that cuts the thread.
I bought a big bag of these from my local fixings specialist and they just swap like for like with the existing bolts. I have swapped loads of mine and everytime I work on the car and remove one, I replace it with a new taptite and put a bit of copper grease on the thread before I screw it in to make it easier to remove in the future.

The taptite bolt...





The great thing about these is that if/when  you snap the head off a bolt, just drill a 5.5mm hole through the snapped off bolt and then drive in a new taptite.... most of the time it\'ll pick up on the original threads and the jobs a gud\'un. You don\'t even have to clean out all of the old bolt back to the threads. The bolts also look \'factory\' with the same 10mm head.

I drive mine in with a cordless drill...



I\'ll send you some if you like Cliff, they don\'t half save some work.

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« Reply #442 on: July 28, 2011, 11:32:20 PM »
Good shout this one Ian and yes if I can take you up on kind offer, would be very much appreciated :Thumbs-up.  I\'ll look for some in the mean time too.
Brilliant idea though as it would save re-tapping the threads.  When I have previously drilled out the rusted bits I\'ve always re-tapped the threads and put bolts in - only trouble is although they look \'factory\' they appear to look a 25 year plus factory unit as mine aren\'t new-uns :(.
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« Reply #443 on: July 28, 2011, 11:44:38 PM »
Before I\'d coated the offsdie inner wing I did find some rust up the front end above where the headlamp washer bottle lives just above the tow bracket.  So not wanting to simply \'jenolite\' it and cover it up, again out came the cutting discs and welding set - Scottish Power just love me helping to swell their accounts and add to the xmas bonuses.
An hour later the rusty bit had gone, treated the remainder with \'jenolite\' washed off, dried, coated the inner sides with POR 15 where accessible and spray primer where out of reach, fitted the new metal and welded up and finally coated to seal in.
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« Reply #444 on: July 28, 2011, 11:53:09 PM »
Having sorted the outer edge I looked to the inner side and found yet more corrosion so I thought rather than repair it I might as well weld a handle to the chassis leg and use it as a sieve - no only joking (I mean how could I fit it into the sink!).
So it was more of the same to finish with just like a bought one but yet to be coated

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« Reply #445 on: July 29, 2011, 10:01:35 AM »
Ooh thats a spot I\'ve not seen rusted out before! Once again so much for the rust free shell :P

Those taptites look good, I might have to buy a bag.
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« Reply #446 on: July 29, 2011, 10:41:33 PM »
With all the rust issues you had to tackle I\'m quite pleased to have one up on you Steve :rollin but yes it is quite an odd area for corrosion to find its\' way in - I\'ll dare say the nearside will be somewhat the same as it appears to have been done before - groannnnnnn ..... what catastrophe shall I meet this time I wonder?  I wonder what the chances are of finding GREEN underneath the Gold paint :rollin
I have to laugh otherwise it would drive me nuts - alright it has done already :Hammer
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« Reply #447 on: July 29, 2011, 10:45:33 PM »
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Ooh thats a spot I\'ve not seen rusted out before! Once again so much for the rust free shell :P
 
Those taptites look good, I might have to buy a bag.

I know I\'ll probably finish up with the nickname of "onions" (because I\'m always repeating myself) but actually for a 27 year young car the bodywork ain\'t half bad really and I\'m pleased with it (up to now - touch wood).
Cliff
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« Reply #448 on: July 29, 2011, 10:58:38 PM »
So having dealt with the corrosion each side of the offside chassis member and then went to the underside.
1st the suspension links had to come out and thene uncouple the front anti-roll bar and then the mounting plates before I could expsoe the underside properly and have a guess what I found - yep! more rust, ho hum never mind :censored: :Hammer wasn\'t a surprise really

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« Reply #449 on: July 29, 2011, 11:04:32 PM »
Managed to treat the rusty suspension pieces in preparation for refitting later (after the nearside is checked out and any preventative work carried out.
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