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Rust - Yikes!

Hecticat
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Hecticat » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Just one last bit to the outside of the footwell, then I'm done and can start painting and undersealing it. Plus the Jag got new shiny 16'' rims for the upcoming MoT

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/541386929233461248/605774924736495616/IMG_20190730_165013362.jpg
Cheers
Luke

'93 XJ6 Sov 4.0
'83 Land Rover SIII 109
'94 318ti
'89 CRX 1.6-16
'76 Thunderbird

Hecticat
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Hecticat » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:17 pm

Cheers
Luke

'93 XJ6 Sov 4.0
'83 Land Rover SIII 109
'94 318ti
'89 CRX 1.6-16
'76 Thunderbird

Walker
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Walker » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:26 pm

No such thing as too much seam sealant, get plenty on both sides! I know a lot of people use dinatrol however I am firm on the old waxoyl of old, heat it up and heap it on!

Keep up the good fight, always a pleasure to see a '40 having rust replaced with new steel, never too late to start buzzing away on them!
Kingfisher Blue '40 1993 3.2S #690760 L399GYP

Jaguarxj40
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:17 pm

Walker wrote:No such thing as too much seam sealant, get plenty on both sides! I know a lot of people use dinatrol however I am firm on the old waxoyl of old, heat it up and heap it on!

Keep up the good fight, always a pleasure to see a '40 having rust replaced with new steel, never too late to start buzzing away on them!


Yep, i'm with you there. Waxoyl is a firm favourite of mine too, been using this stuff for years. never failed me yet.

Regards
Gary
Current
1996 BMW Z3
1990 Jaguar XJ40 4.0

Previous,in this order.
1986 BMW M535i
1985 BMW 525e
1972 Vauxhall victor FE2300
1966 Ford cortina estate
1961 Renault dauphine Gordini
1978 Range Rover
1976 LR 101 forward control
1968 S2 lightweight Land Rover
1975 Range Rover
1973 Range Rover
1972 series 3 Land Rover SWB

Hecticat
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Hecticat » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 pm

All right, all done now

the repair is covered by seam sealer and lots of underseal. Interior's back in and everything works except the right wing repeater and the speakers in the dashboard (I couldn't wire them up, didn't find the plug in the wiring loom. Have to go looking eventually.

The new square headlamps are in (someone on the forum swapped his fishtanks for my old quads) and she's just waiting for her MoT. Will change engine and gearbox oil tomorrow and already got a numberplate for the re-registration reserved: ERH-XJ40 :D

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... 85_HDR.jpg
Cheers
Luke

'93 XJ6 Sov 4.0
'83 Land Rover SIII 109
'94 318ti
'89 CRX 1.6-16
'76 Thunderbird

naki_k
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby naki_k » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 pm

I think this is the first pic of the whole car we have seen.
Rare colour. Gunmetal or Savoy Grey? I forget the codes now.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

naki_k
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby naki_k » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:23 pm

Bavaria Germany. It must be Beer-o-clock by now!
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

Hecticat
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Hecticat » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:33 am

naki_k wrote:I think this is the first pic of the whole car we have seen.
Rare colour. Gunmetal or Savoy Grey? I forget the codes now.


It's gunmetal grey. I quite like the colour. It's been referred to as "The Battleship" by friends. Similar colour as the Disco 3 my parents are currently trying to get rid off

It'll look so much better once it's cleaned. At the moment it's covered with restoration grime from two months but I need a registration first before I can drive it to the car wash.

Bavarian beer is overrated :D
Cheers
Luke

'93 XJ6 Sov 4.0
'83 Land Rover SIII 109
'94 318ti
'89 CRX 1.6-16
'76 Thunderbird

Hecticat
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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby Hecticat » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm

Here to return with a final report - the car has gotten its MoT (it initially failed on both rear wheel bearings and on a crumbly cat, we replaced all four cats, and the wheel bearings)

The only thing I have to do now is to replace either one or two rear ABS sensors. I screwed them up, apparently while removing them to change the wheel bearings. I have new ones here from a twingo that are almost the same size but too long. I'll machine a spacer, do some adapting to the wire and then hopefully they will work!
Cheers
Luke

'93 XJ6 Sov 4.0
'83 Land Rover SIII 109
'94 318ti
'89 CRX 1.6-16
'76 Thunderbird

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Re: Rust - Yikes!

Postby naki_k » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Hecticat wrote:Here to return with a final report - the car has gotten its MoT (it initially failed on both rear wheel bearings and on a crumbly cat, we replaced all four cats, and the wheel bearings)

The only thing I have to do now is to replace either one or two rear ABS sensors. I screwed them up, apparently while removing them to change the wheel bearings. I have new ones here from a twingo that are almost the same size but too long. I'll machine a spacer, do some adapting to the wire and then hopefully they will work!


Good news then.

Those rear ABS sensors are notorious for sticking in. Nearly everyone destroys them the first time trying to remove them. They are made by ATE, who also I made the rest of the brake system. Post details if you find a close match?
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300