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7 hours ago, rossman said:

Another old school option is cavity wax.  It seals out moisture and never hardens so it won't crack and it constantly reflows into joints and seams.


yep! You can apply it on top of the epoxy too! Even after coating, it’s not a bad idea to apply wax or a stable/thick oil such as lanolin into inaccessible areas. Can’t hurt 

 

just don’t use something unstable like WD-40. It will eventually break down over time and will not keep its surface tension indefinitely. 

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Started attacking the front of the floor pan today. Immediately had to attend to the a-pillar and fire wall area so that I'd have something there to actually weld to. It just keeps getting worse. Today was one of those days where I asked myself "wtf am I doing with this rust bucket"... Then your push on...

 

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4 hours ago, grannyknot said:

Looking good, yeah I had those talks with myself before, "How did I end up paying someone money for this rust bomb?"

Are you going to re-skin that door or just patch?

Haha it's funny sometimes; the love for our projects.

 

Patch most likely, complete with hemmed edge. The front lower corner is toast and the mirror has been shaved so it'll need attention there as well.

 

I'm not sure where to find full skins.

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@MetalMagoo here is my current disaster. I am going to build a reinforced L-bracket and weld it to the end of the roll cage. Then I have a platform to run additional steel tube reinforcement. I didn’t like how it just terminated at the firewall, without taking further advantage of the cage. 

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8 hours ago, AydinZ71 said:

@MetalMagoo here is my current disaster. I am going to build a reinforced L-bracket and weld it to the end of the roll cage. Then I have a platform to run additional steel tube reinforcement. I didn’t like how it just terminated at the firewall, without taking further advantage of the cage. 

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Odd place to terminate as well considering the body sheet metal is popcan thin. 

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1 hour ago, MetalMagoo said:

Odd place to terminate as well considering the body sheet metal is popcan thin. 


right!? I think the previous owner just wanted to meet the regulation for driver protection and didn’t give much thought to rigidity. @gnosez gave me a lot to think about on tie-rod compression stress on heavy braking with slicks. Il use this point to brace the tie rod box vertically, and il add another reinforcement lower in the car to brace the horizontal flex. 

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18 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

I know someone is making them, just can't remember where I saw it.  Start a thread with door skin in the tile and someone will tell you, I'll keep looking.


In case you would consider FRP over steel, ZTrix Makes them. They can also build them to accept window regulators, doors cards, etc. I just ordered an FRP hatch from them for the race car. 

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A sandblaster was in order for restoring the majority of any undercarriage parts....not powder coating these either. Just single stage polyurethane paint. Here they are in epoxy primer.

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SO. On to my next question. Does anyone have the specs for the maxima caliper brackets? Heck if you have the specs, I'll build you a set for free haha. 20210412_185034.jpg.70d4088fd1bd4a63b86246094f42a850.jpg

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