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Thread: Vin 6201's long way back to life?

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    Vin 6201's long way back to life?

    So it's time to post some pictures of the work done to 6201. I have still a long way to go but at least I have started, and can see some results.
    I have waited a long time for a replacement frame, but that gave me time to clean up a lot of parts and search for missing parts.
    The car is a november 81 gray interior 5 speed

    The starting point.






    The engine came from another car (auto) and looks to be in better shape than the rest.



    The chassis was out in no time, and the body was never raised any higher than on the second picture.




    I tried to save all the parts of the frame, so that took it's time. Had to sacrifice several bolts.

    I really think that refabricating a new frame would be easier than trying to repair this one. And I do not have the right equipment for that.


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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    It's definitely an improvement. Congrats so far. Looks like a lot of work.
    Dermot
    VIN 2743, B/A, Frame 2227, engine 2320

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    Yes definitely a lot of work.

    The engine was cleaned outside, got some new gaskets and looked clean enough inside for me to give it a chance.






    Just in case I purchased a b28e for parts should I ever need it.

    Cleaning and plating.





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    Got a home plating kit which make it easy to plate small parts, before you forget where they came from.



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    Senior Member Bitsyncmaster's Avatar
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    WOW....Nice work.

    That frame was toast. Never saw one that bad.
    Dave M vin 03572
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    WOW....Nice work.

    That frame was toast. Never saw one that bad.
    Thanks,
    yes the frame looked awful. Someone had already done some welding in the rear part.






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    Underneath the body was covered with som undercoating. Decided to remove it, and spent some evenings on my back under the car with a knife and razor blade.
    What a shitty job that was without a lift.




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    One of those purists you keep hearing about. sdg3205's Avatar
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    Amazing! I spent many nights, many cans of brake clean and many brain cells (even with the haz-mask I'm sure) removing the undercoating from a car. It's like tar, and brutal stuff.

    Cant wait to see the finished product.

    Also, whats the backstory on the car?
    Dave

    Here, somewhere.


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    Senior Member DMC-81's Avatar
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    Very nice work indeed!

    That home electroplating job turned out great as did the underbody cleaning!
    Last edited by DMC-81; 11-05-2016 at 09:03 AM.
    Dana

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