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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 11:35:41 PM »
Then after cleaning all the inside of the damaged area and blowing all the crap out, i set to and rust treated and waxoiled the inside and then welded a patch on that was galv primed.
After welding the patch in place i then used some access holes to waxoil inside once again as welding burns some of it off.

this is not the best pic as the patch looks a little odd but the second picture shows it half way through waxoiling and third after its been fully waxoiled over the top.
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2009, 11:38:56 PM »
Next was the front, it was clean to start with but needed lots of fiddly sanding and a nice coat of rust eater and priming.
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2009, 11:45:01 PM »
Thats as far as i got today but work should steam ahead.
Here are some pictures that never managed to make a previous post.
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2009, 12:47:22 AM »
A few of the boot that was amazing condition as was the underneath at the back end.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2009, 08:12:23 AM »
Wow, looking like it will be a minter !

Very good find.

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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2009, 08:49:53 AM »
The underneath of RX3 should be pretty good as they were all Galvanised.
Nice buy there Steve!
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2009, 09:05:55 AM »
Great find Steve!

Looks like a good one.

Have you had the carpets up yet?
They sometimes go where the floor pan in welded to the chassis legs, OK from the outside, but rusted through on the inside. Also, where the accelerator pedal is mounted to the floor.

Are you planning on sticking with the 10a?

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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2009, 09:33:28 AM »
Quote from: Ray;637942
Great find Steve!

Looks like a good one.

Have you had the carpets up yet?
They sometimes go where the floor pan in welded to the chassis legs, OK from the outside, but rusted through on the inside. Also, where the accelerator pedal is mounted to the floor.

Are you planning on sticking with the 10a?

Ray

Yep had the carpets up and all looks good on 1st inspection, but hopefully its as good when i remove the dirt.

I dont know what Engine im going to pop in it yet. iv yet to pull the 10a apart that came with it and inspect whats salvageable.
Also i havent a clue what kind of prices the older engines go for and availability.
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2009, 10:47:29 AM »
So less old school Mazda, restore it originally! :D
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2009, 02:43:20 PM »
Ahh so its you who bought this :D
Looking great so far, very jealous :)

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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2009, 02:47:28 PM »
Nice one Steve, good luck.  Keep us updated

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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2009, 08:45:28 PM »
A bit more work dun today
Found 2 more places under the wing where there was a little bubbling so i cut it out and welded in some patches after treating all the inside with galv spray and then waxoil when it was in place.

After the welds had cooled i then primed with rust neutralising primer and then waxoild over the top.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2009, 08:48:01 PM »
Also decided to see what was under the paint in the door shut where the hinges are and to my surprise, Nothing just metal :D
So cut back and galv sprayed.
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2009, 08:50:53 PM »
I did however find a small hole where the piller met the iner door section so as usual i cut the old metal out, welded a new section in and finished with more galve spray.
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2009, 08:54:25 PM »
The whole car is going to be bare metal, treated then 2 pack primed.
So that said i continued to sand the back of the car down.

Still lots of bright work to be removed from the car yet.
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