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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Apr 2015 :  10:20:11 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Nice city Nijmegen, loads of Roman history and a great art museum (Het Valkhof). You know there's a bicycle museum? Website in Dutch only I'm afraid: http://www.velorama.nl/

I have an old Black&Decker power file. Remember to take the dust filter off if it has one to prevent it from setting fire!

www.saabv4.com
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 16 Apr 2015 :  11:03:41 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
We are off to this for work:

http://federation.cyclelogistics.eu/events/international-cargo-bike-festival-2015

I'll try and check out the cycle museum if we get time!

Cheers
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 Apr 2015 :  21:41:07 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Nice! I have three cargo bikes left of the seven I've owned, a 1952 Dutch postal tricycle and a Danish Long John and a Short John. I unfortunately hardly have time for those and my 25-odd other bikes (I've sold another 25 just a couple months ago )... Still lusting for an 8-Freight or a Bullitt though! I remember the event organiser's name from the time I was a (not very active) member of the Dutch HPV club, he had a Quest velomobile back then.

Have fun!

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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2015 :  19:38:44 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi,

Little bit more done this evening.



Not a huge amount but significant because I can now seam seal and stone chip the rear o/s quarter - hopefully tomorrow.

Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2015 :  18:05:01 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Been put in a few hours into this one here and there...

Chopped some holes.



And filled them in...





Cleaned them up.



Not quite finished this one yet by the looks of it...



The NS rear inner wing was very good only needing this.



And from the inside before drilling the hole for the mudguard bracket.



I have also stone chipped the rear quarters and boot floor but don't seem to have any pics.

Bear in mind getting this car on the road is a quick recommission - I wasn't even goint to drop the axle...







I just couldn't help myself!

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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 25 Jun 2015 :  20:54:43 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hey,

Little bit more done, made up some new brake lines and started assembling before the axle goes back on the car. New flexis just loosley fitted as need to pick up some new nuts and connected to new cylinders.



Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2015 :  21:25:31 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Bit of an update from the little bits done here and there plus a temporary move for the 95.

Decided to have a rework of the back of our house as I need to be able to work with power undercover. Whenever the weather is good I am out Mountain Biking and when it's bad it's too dark, cold and wet to work on the car!

Lucky enough to have a landscaper mate staying for a couple of days last week before the second part of our holiday so first up used his truck to move the 95 down the lane.





In the next one you can see the 95 outside the lock up with it's nice new wheels and roofrack. Was going to leave the roofrack off till the car is on the road but space is always tight and it seemed like the best place to store it.
The rear suspension is back together with new brakes and three out of four inner wings welded and stone chipped along with most of the floor. Just need to do the front NS foot well and the usual bit where it meets the inner wing then we can start putting it back together.





In the new temporary home and the 96 is at a friends around the corner with some space in their garage. We have shifted 5 tons of dirt and will hopefully be starting building the new work area this week although back to work so evenings and weekends only. Hopefully done in the next few weeks and then able to do much more solid stints of car work. A big difference will be that working outside means I have to unpack and put away all the welding gear every session.

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 16 Aug 2015 21:27:18
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2015 :  21:41:59 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Also a photo of the rear suspension back together I just found on my phone - good for me to document this in as best order as possible to stay organised!

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melle
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United Kingdom
2252 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2015 :  21:45:30 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Looking good! Useful roofrack as well.

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2015 :  08:28:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Quite an achievement, Don,t stop, gonna be great when she is done

1977 96L Opal Green
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2017 :  20:11:10 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,
At the request if Simon and Derek I thought I had better update this one!
Mainly welding, remember – this was just a quick recommission!
To recap I started with the OS front corner and moved round in a circle. That meant I had finished roughly three quarters of the welding with paint and Schultz applied as I went round. So, we got to the passenger side floor and chopped out the grot:



I left in a few repairs from the PO that were solid as I thought if there is any chance of finishing this car before 2020 I had better get moving!
Floor welded up:



Actually, before welding up the floor I chopped this lot out:



And repaired the engine under tray:



Then continuing our tour around the car I came across this:



Couldn’t really live with that so chopped it out and was able to reuse the repair panel but welded in flush:



Getting there now but the front valance had a multi layered area of crust – chop, chop, chop:



Quite a complicated repair, welded in a piece with holes drilled through then welded in the layer below and plug welded the two together from the top:







And a lick of filler:



And that’s it for structural welding!

Decided I couldn’t leave the front suspension on looking tatty so removed the lot…



More on the way soon hopefully!

Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2017 :  20:25:57 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Lets keep things moving!

The bodywork on this car is generally really good except for the rear NS wing. So, although we had finished structural welding there was still more to do!

First up an assessment of the rust:





My assessment concludes that it’s pretty rusty!
Chop, chop, chop:





Top bit repaired first:







And the bottom:







Man, copying and pasting six photos makes it seem like that job only took a few minutes – it didn’t!

Cheers for now!
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2252 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2017 :  21:02:22 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Good work as always!

www.saabv4.com
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
568 Posts

Posted - 24 Mar 2017 :  22:27:13 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
tidybay.com



I think I'll leave the steering rack in as everyone else seems to be!

Apologies for the grainy phone pic...
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melle
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United Kingdom
2252 Posts

Posted - 24 Mar 2017 :  23:54:51 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Take it out, you're only a few bolts away now. ;)

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