MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

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MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi All

Right then 1st things 1st, how many times have you lot heard me say... I'm going to repair that when i do the body off restoration ???

Well I've finally put into action the epic plan to sort everything out, so it started off with an idea of making use of the RSJ that runs across the middle of my garage and use to RSJ trolleys and 2 chain winches to lift some sort of brackets to lift the body off, this would act the same way as a 2 post ramp and leave the middle of the car free to lift the body off the chassis.

I started off getting these ...

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After this i then started thinking about what i could make to lift the body up and came up with this ...

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Then for a test fit ...

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I then added another piece of wood on the back of the main square from which fits into the recess under the car and bolt through the seat mounting holes, this prevents the brackets from slipping out from under the car...

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After a few more tweaks and modification i ended up with these ...

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I also added a strong piece of angle Iron which bolted in the sill, this bolted in place of the original tin piece so no extra holes were needed...

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I then preceded to remove the rear facia and a few other bits and then at 7.50am this morning (Saturday) i had a visitor ...

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I'l continue how we got in, in the next post ... ;)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:18 pm

So Mr Alex Denny arrived and we got to work ...

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CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE A VIDEO FROM TODAY

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157357395@N04/shares/717aXh




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Engine out ...

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Gearbox out ..

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As its sits tonight...

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Not Bad for 8 Odd Hours work ... more updates to come soon ! watch this space :dmcdoors:
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby MikeWard » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 pm

:o Nice work, keep the updates coming!
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Admin-bloke » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:28 am

Fantastic :thumbsup: :dmcdoors:
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby priesh » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Very nice! Great use of your space
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:25 pm

Thanks Guys, i'l have some more pics for you later ;)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Domi » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Awesome job, congratulation!
Can't wait to see what's next
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby andyd » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:53 pm

All credit to you mec, thats top work!

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Dan 6511 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:01 pm

Superb work there mec, can't wait to see this project progressing! :D Just got to get it done in time for Hamburg ;)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:33 am

Thanks Guys, its a very daunting thing to do but it has to be done, Alex's help yesterday was invaluable as he's already done 2 !

So then onto today (Sunday), another full day in the garage (on my own this time) and progress carried on at a fair pace...

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Tank and Rads off

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Going up !

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Rear suspension out

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and then to the end of the day... chassis completely striped...

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So how bad is the rust i hear you asking, well il let the pictures do the talking :shock:

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All of the pictures above were with the chassis up the right way, then i turned it over :o

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This black area at the front i think is infact one massive plate that been welded on ...

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So there you have it, my delorean stripped to a bare chassis in 2 days... looks like that was the easy bit !
Lets hope the genius welding of Mr Alex Denny can save my car, 1st though is a phone call in the morning to get the chassis booked in for dipping to strip all the rubbish off and see whats left !!
NTH347X... now DMC 81X
Mike C aka MEC
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