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Re: 1992 216 gti tc rolling resto

#16 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:11 pm

yeah its a repair panel, with sheet steel to make up the remaining patches.

Got the other side to do also, if weather is good i might tackle tomorrow :-)

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#17 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:15 pm

...and if you put the spats back on afterwards, remember the waxoyl (and probably again every month or two...).
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#18 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:21 pm

yeah, i need to order the plastic clips for them!

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#19 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:52 pm

and today i tackled the passengers side rear...

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#20 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:47 pm

Nice and neat. So with those done, I assume that's all the visible rust gone (I know there's a patch under the rear bumper).

After these bits are coloured in, it might be time for some paint and plastic dressing to make it shine :)
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#21 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Wow, you did all that in a day? Bravo.

I must learn how to do it and what tools to own to tackle such jobs. Would make classic car ownership much more practical with bodywork repairs such as this.
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#22 Post by gbs100 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:29 pm

Well done you've made those repairs look easy,,Having done the same to my old 416.I know it's not . :)

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#23 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:10 pm

cheers for the positive feedback guys, appreciate it.

Johnny, yeah, all the rust gone except that rear bumper mount, having a look underneath its spotless, so would like to preserve it that way.

I spend a few hours compounding out the scratches on the drivers side doors which worked out well, so the rest should come up fine.

both front wings have a few awkward dents on the leading arch lips, i would prefer to replace this with good used items if i ever find any. The pass side of the car is poor though, large dent in rear door, and front door creased all along the bottom. But they are completely rust free, so may pay someone to push them all out as its unlikely i could find rust free examples....

Paul, I was about 4 to 5 hours per side, with breaks in between, but was knackered by the end *laughs* unfortunately, it takes quite a lot of tools in my view to get thru these repairs properly. I also have a tickford maestro turbo which im doing a nut and bolt restoration on, so everythings set up ready to work with.

gbs, you are right, the saving grace here was the inner sills were solid and not a massive amount on the inner arches to sort, it looks like its had wax injections at some point, which even after cleaning as much back as i could from the insides, was causing a few probs.

Now onto the fillering, a job i HATE and am not good at. *laughs*

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#24 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:20 pm

I'll probably get 'flamed' by a few on here for saying this, but my solution to the wings and doors would be to buy a tidy 214 in the same colour while they are still available relatively cheaply, swap everything over, then sell it on as a hack for somebody. You might get some decent bumpers at the same time, too.

Ok, there's a small chance the paint might not be a 100% match, but it would be a quick and effective improvement :wink3
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#25 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:28 pm

the thought had crossed my mind :=)

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#26 Post by gbs100 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:05 am

I have a good o/s wing . But it,s white.

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#27 Post by stuartsports05051985 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:15 pm

some more progress today, arch repair panels painted and the box clutch and fly removed for inspection, i was told the clutch had been changed a week prior to purchase but it appears not, odd as there are wire brush marks on the flywheel where someone has tried to clean the dust off.

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#28 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:35 pm

Those rear arches look really tidy. I'd go as far as to say they're as good as if not better than mine, which was pretty much an identical job that I paid a not insubstantial sum for. If I only had the skills... but I know I'd ruin things if I tried to do panel repair. My own paint repairs are testimony to that - and you look like you've got a better match on yours too.

With the inside being so tidy, I expect it's only a matter of some upholstery cleaner spray, a quick rub and a throw-round of the vacuum cleaner and it might be time to show the previous owner the mistake they made getting rid of it. Life has its compensations :angel
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#29 Post by 1234dist » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:25 pm

glad to see you left the rust catchers off. :clapping
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Re: 1992 216 gti tc rolling resto

#30 Post by crepello » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:53 am

Johnny 216GSi wrote:Those rear arches look really tidy. I'd go as far as to say they're as good as if not better than mine, which was pretty much an identical job that I paid a not insubstantial sum for. If I only had the skills... but I know I'd ruin things if I tried to do panel repair.
I was thinking much the same, having two cars needing the same work, and only disdain available from the local trade. Once upon a time there used to be things called "Evening Classes" at most local colleges where you could sign up to learn stuff like this. Remember those days?

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