Darren's EH

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Darren's EH

by theraez » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:04 pm

I've had the old girl for a few years now and its time to get started on some serious repairs. Inspired by other vehicles on this forum, I've recently had the subframe sandblasted and etch primed and I've started on a plenum repair. Next major step is to have the body blasted and primed. I'm pretty certain that I have rust in all of the usual spot (and then some) but the blasting will be telling...
 
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A Pillar (Top) Repair

by theraez » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:09 pm

This is the start of the repair to the A pillar. I managed to get a cut from a donor in a wrecker's yard. Overall, I'm happy with the fit and result.
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Plenum repairs started

by theraez » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:13 pm

After a quote of $1800 to repair the plenum, I decided to give it a go myself. One side is complete, now for the other...
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Subframe repairs

by theraez » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:21 pm

The subframe isn't in too bad a condition really. Just some minor repairs needed. After sandblasting I was concerned that it would expose rust in the attachment legs but they are really solid. Some rust was exposed in the 'wings' and at the bottom of the front crossmember on the side that I hadn't repaired. I suspect that the drain holes in this area get blocked causing it to rust from the inside-out. Radiator overflows probably don't help either...
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Re: Darren's EH

by claysummers » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:12 am

Thanks for posting Darren. It’s hard to decide whether to rejuvenate or replace sometimes with those pitted sections. Keep at it mate.
Cheers
Clay


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Re: Darren's EH

by 59wagon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:14 am

Goodonya' for having a go yourself. Good luck with the repairs.

Cheers,

John
 
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Re: Darren's EH

by 59wagon » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:08 am

Hey Darren, how's the rest going?

Cheers,

John
 
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Re: Darren's EH

by theraez » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:47 pm

G'day John,

The fuel tank was removed last week and the body is almost ready for the blaster. The only parts to remove now are a couple of stubborn seat belt attachment bolts! I was pretty happy to see that the rear of the body is in pretty good nick. There is the usual rust in the beaver panel but aside from that, it looks like most of the rust is in the front of the body/floors. It was sitting under a lean-to for many years with the front hanging out and RHS lower than the LHS. Funny enough, the rust is worse on the RHS and toward the front! Cant wait to get it blasted so that I can really see what is under the existing paint.

Cheers,
Darren.
 
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Re: Darren's EH

by 59wagon » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:17 pm

Good to see you're still at it, Darren. Thanks for the update. Hopefully the sandblaster won't reveal too many surprises :D

Cheers,

John
 
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