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ahebron
April 16, 2017, 3:30am Report to Moderator


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I have decided to use solid mounts with no rubber under my Vitesse 6
Today I was tightening down the body to the chassis checking gaps as I went and very surprised to see the tub spread that I had a few years back has gone, I have no idea but was very happy.
What made me unhappy was while having a general peer around the undersides I saw a decent size piece of underseal hanging off the floor pan.
Closer investigation shows the underseal has sand in it most likely from when they sandblasted the underside and no paint on the metal.
Off with the roof and doors undo all the body mounts and load the rear tub, roof and doors onto my trailer to take round to storage.
Tomorrow I will tackle the bulkhead which is all plumbed up with heater, brakes and clutch and remove it from the chassis with dash intact, flip it over and remove all the devils goo back to metal then treat the metal with something that isn't underseal.
Hopefully get the bulkhead back on this week and start on the larger rear tub after that.

Thought I had seen the last of underseal a few weeks back striping it off the guards on a Lagonda Rapier.

Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
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ahebron
April 17, 2017, 7:52am Report to Moderator


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Todays work.
Scrapped off the underseal, some looked new and some looked original.
Finished it off with a knotted wire wheel and sanding.
Found a few spots of rust under the seal mainly in and around the body mount brackets.
Tomorrow off to the car paint shop to see what they recommend and hopefully get it painted and back on the car in dreaded anticipation of the rear section.

Adrian



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Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
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dingdong
April 19, 2017, 8:11pm Report to Moderator

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I used a heat gun and scraper to remove underseal, once you get the heat into It comes off fairly easy  
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Jonny-Jimbo
April 20, 2017, 7:15am Report to Moderator

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Depending on the type of underseal it is, when I was greatly lightweighting my BMW E30 I was digging all the underseal and stuck-on pads off, found that a rag soaked in petrol (not dripping wet, just damped) was great for getting the last few bits off.

Just don't weld straight afterwards...


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
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ahebron
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Stripped off the rear section yesterday and today.
With the firm underseal I found brute force on a wood chisel best as once it starts to lift it just comes away.
Soft underseal I just scrapped off and made a mess that the knotted wheels cleaned up.
Welded up a few holes and cracks
After that I scoured with an 80 grit pot scourer instead of sandpaper then a few wipes down with thinners.
Coated with two coats of Zinc Phosphate primer as recomended by a car painter and the paint shop.
Monday I will underseal but not as stupidly thick as the original.
Interesting to find the rear tub at some stage had a new rh outer wing and rear side mount fitted earl;ier in tis life, underseal hides a vast number of sins.
Thinkiong of over painting the seal with red paint to match the body of the car

Adrian


Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
2000 BMW R1150 GS
2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
2014 VW Amarok Highline 4Motion
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