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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Mar 2014 :  21:09:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That looks like copper pipe? Kunifer is usually dull silver nickel colour.
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 28 Mar 2014 :  22:02:11 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Here is the listing from the ebay seller:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251169396549

Bought due to feedback being good rather than being the cheapest. It does look more of a grey colour as a roll - I'll try and take a better photo just to be sure - cheers for your thoughts though - the internet did mention sellers passing off copper as Kunifer...

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 28 Mar 2014 22:08:15
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Mar 2014 :  11:52:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well they are certainly advertising it as Kunifer but to me it still looks like copper. I see that one of his negative feedbacks was for a roll of this but the buyer doesn't give any specifics beyond "100% dissatisfied".
eBay pictures certainly show a range of colours for this type of piping. Good luck with it.
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Mar 2014 :  12:01:14 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Never heard of Kunifer before, I always use copper. Stuff in the pics looks like copper indeed, but what's wrong with that?

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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72sonett3
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Spain
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Posted - 29 Mar 2014 :  12:56:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nothing wrong with copper. It is softer than kunifer but that also makes it easier to bend and flare and makes tighter connections.

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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Mar 2014 :  18:03:46 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Bit more done today - nearly there...!

Right hand corner finished last time. Welding a bit lumpy as used very short bursts to keep the heat down and just about got away with not melting any visible paint. Cleaned up the outside surface for a smooth seal.



Here's the other side



And here's as far as I got



Also did this bit that was a hole in the bulkhead for additional wiring that had rusted and spread. Welded this one from the inside as the car so I didn't bake the wiring!



And I've spent a little time tidying up the engine bay and it's not looking too bad now



Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Apr 2014 :  18:45:50 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Day off work today so made some progress with the windscreen surround. Finished the welding, given it a coat of primer then a thin skim of filler. The plan is tomorrow to smooth of the filler then paint some green over the top and if it's all dry to refit the screen.



It will be interesting to see if the lights at the back of the car still work as I might of cooked the loom... Tried to keep the heat down so we'll see.

Question: As I understand it there should be no need for any sealant when refitting the screen - true or false? And if there is a need for sealant any recommendations?

Cheers

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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Apr 2014 :  17:23:14 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I highly recommend using sealant, I do it backstreet mechanic style myself and use Shell Tixophalte.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Apr 2014 :  11:27:03 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Cheers Melle but too late - screen is back in! I'll see how it goes with no sealant and add if required.



And in!



Most of the new paint is hidden by the seal but there is a bit on show on each bottom corner that will need tidying up.

The chrome insert strip is no longer chrome - has anyone identified a suitable replacement from woollies or anywhere? I know Nick Senecal had some but this was a long time ago!

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 12 Apr 2014 11:28:22
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Apr 2014 :  12:35:04 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Why would it be too late for applying sealant?

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Apr 2014 :  20:12:38 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Melle -

I was thinking to get a good seal I would smear sealant over the surfaces first then fit the screen but no reason why I can't squirt some in afterwards.
Do you seal the glass to rubber surface and the rubber to metal surface?
Looked up the Shell sealant and that looks good for all sorts of jobs!

Bit more done today - faffed on with the brakes and replaced the front flexi hoses with some that looked better, well, looks can be deceptive! Found a new AP Lockheed hose in a box and got one side working nicely and will order a second from Malbrads tomorrow.

Cheers
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Apr 2014 :  13:06:14 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dirtbiker
Do you seal the glass to rubber surface and the rubber to metal surface?
Might be overkill, but it cured the leaks on two of my cars.

quote:
Originally posted by Dirtbiker
Looked up the Shell sealant and that looks good for all sorts of jobs!
I love that stuff! Got it years ago from a friend who has a roofing business, use it for pretty much everything now. The only downside is you can't really paint over it without using a dedicated primer (although it works a hundred times better than with silicone sealants).

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 Apr 2014 :  08:30:14 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Little bit more done yesterday-



The photos flatter my spraying skills somewhat! In the long term I want to use the original rear wing in the long term but it needs a bit of repair work and the easier short term method was to give a spare a quick spray. The elephant ears have come out pretty well and the front panel is a rough one that has been modified (with a blunt chisel by the looks of it!) and I just want to try for size.

Cheers!

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 17 Apr 2014 08:30:59
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 May 2014 :  21:33:29 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Saabers,

Well, had a few hours here and a few hours there but been away for the last few weekends so not quite as much time as hoped...



Everything is pretty much back together, interior in engine stuff all there, fuel tank drained etc etc...

So tonight was time to start up. Turns over nicely, fuel coming through but no spark. No problem - except the recent house move means I can't find my multimeter! Gave up looking and went for fish and chips instead.

Hopefully have another go tomorrow evening but I think the chances of an MOT on Saturday ready for Swedish Day are unlikely. Might head up anyway but not in a SAAB - maybe next year!

Cheers
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 May 2014 :  09:21:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dirtbiker
Hi All,

Question: As I understand it there should be no need for any sealant when refitting the screen - true or false? And if there is a need for sealant any recommendations?

Cheers





Yes you should put sealant in but the old type not the modern cement type used as screens on modern motors are a structural part of the car. The old type stuff for classics is what you want. Fit window go around with the sealant rubber to glass and rubber to metal for a belt and braces job (can get water ingress through capillary action otherwise!)then fit chrome type insert.

Can be bought from here

http://www.frost.co.uk/search/?q=s185

Code is S185 cost about 8



I envy you your welding skills, motors looking good

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 09 May 2014 09:28:20
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