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 Post subject: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:11 am 
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i dunno if you'd like to see this lady. the story of her can be compiled in three chapters, but i will only write part two of the chapter; the bodywork.

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:36 am 
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That looks like an S30 with a lot of work..

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Wow, cant wait to see this.

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:03 am 
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Very very rusted. :?

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:25 am 
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this shell was initially sent for sandblasting. while nothing covered it up, she was left few months before a decision to send it back for restoration. there you can see many areas with holes while at the same time thinning takes place..


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:40 am 
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rebuilding shells and replacing sheet metals were conducted by hands. in another words they are handcrafted using hammer and chisels aka panel beating traditional ways. here we rarely to see english wheels, sophisticated tools to assist human power. i'm here to share the hard way to safe an old lady.

beside rust here and there, this lady is also handicap. she lost her liftback door and few other metal parts. all of these need to be crafted from scratch...

operation started on the left ass. to come out to this stage, many thing bla bla bla... (tricky to write... see picture)
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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:44 pm 
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Wow that's serious skills. It started out looking like this would be another abandoned project, until things started looking up. You have my attention.

Do you have more pics?


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Impressive. Where are you located?

Post as many pictures as you can :)

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:14 pm 
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here are few picture to ease of digestion as i am not that good in explaining.

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:23 pm 

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Looks like the work of that dude in Thailand that does all those vw splitty rust repairs.


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:16 pm 

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So, "here" is "where"?

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:30 pm 
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So cool! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:20 pm 
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go further beyond Thailand there you'll reach the far east nation; the valley of the kings.

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this is the old bad ass shells
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thanks for viewing..


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 am 
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holy mother of metalwork!

You rock!

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Eric wrote:
holy mother of metalwork!

You rock!

+1000000000

HOLY CRAP!!! Amazing work there!!!

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Huge amount of skills are involved here!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Seriously, this is amazingly impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:51 am 

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that is some quality work there mate very impressive


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:59 am 
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thanks for your comments. really appreciate them.


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 Post subject: Re: An Old Lady
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:07 am 
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roof is kindda wrinkle and pitting. the thickness is uneven and needs treatment too. so here it is..
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we dont have spare for this shell. the only way to resolve problem is to replace it totally. by doing this, we can avoid patches and eliminate heat affected area while patching. i can't further say what's other advantages of doing this but for sure welding is applied very minimum on the original weld spots.

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