Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

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Post by VDUB384 » Club admin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:58 am
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Well what can I say there’s more rust than there is decent metal not something I would ever dream of taking on good luck you’ll need it.
Dave
Whilst good maintainece is the best prevention"If its not broken don't fix it."
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Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

Post by lord13 » Subscribing Member » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:44 am
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It's got new metal in it :) yay :)

Because every time I opened the side door the body side flexed, ( I say 'flexed', what I mean is 'came away with the door' :( ) I decided that was going to be the starting point, I cut away most of the bottom of the 'C' pillar, but not too much, and claned up the area ready to weld.

Here's the pillar with the really bad crud cut away...

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And here it is with new metal in... not a great patch of welding I know, but it is solid.

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I also repaired some of the outer section and door sill . . . I really had no idea what it was supposed to look like so I just went from what was there and guessed... The actual door step piece had five bends in it ...was very fiddly some was done with my metal folder but the little step in it was done with a hammer and a bolster :D

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I'm assuming my metal working and welding skills will improve as I go on :D :D :D

Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

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Post by Packern Contact Packern » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:19 am
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Nice one :)
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Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

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Post by VDUB384 » Club admin » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:34 am
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There’s nowt wrong with that just make sure you clean the welds up properly essecially if there is any blooming or the paint will not adhere to it keep up the good work.
Dave
Whilst good maintainece is the best prevention"If its not broken don't fix it."
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Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

Post by lord13 » Subscribing Member » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:33 am
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so had another bit of a poke around, concentrating on the top of the B pillars and the roof, it's not good.

Drivers side
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Passenger side
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I concentrated on the drivers side as this was the worse area, I had to grind off the seatbelt bolt, and the strengthening panl there came away with very little effort leaving this . . .
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The roof strenthening beam came away pretty easily too...
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some bracing is needed before I cut anymore away I think :/

Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

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Post by Packern Contact Packern » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:48 pm
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Bloody hell mate :o
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Re: CF 250 'Europa' Silhouette (special edition? )

Post by lord13 » Subscribing Member » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 am
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Yeah . . . I know . . . There's a fair amount of work to do :(

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