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    Lee's Garage

    righty, had a bit of fun today, having finally finished painting the garage floor...

    i got the nova in there, whipeed the engine out and started cutting an bashing!
    basically cut the headlught panel off, the removed the fixings for the crossmember, at which point the crumpled fromt corner became obvious, so, cut a bit of and panel beated the rest, and used a slide hammer to remove the s shaped crease by the towing eye, then moved the wheel (i.e wedged a bit of wood in the wheel arch to shove it forward where its meant to be)to the right position to help align the cross member, looks like this now


    just need to rebox the chassis, then fully remove the cross member and fit the new stuff, easy! lmao
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    really happy tbh, its going great, got 90% of the crease out and the wheel in the right place, just got to reshape the fliches to suit the new headlight panel and cross member

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    Are you going to put in new inner wings (or donor from a scrapped shell) to tidy it or just repair it & sod the creases etc?

    Granted your car is all go & not so show, I would see your reasoning if you dont.

    Glad your getting on with it mind.
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    not doing new inners, too mush hassle just to make it look nice, i will be doing some more panel beating so they at least look like metal, rather than the sea like surface i have nowlmao

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    nice work there.

    when matt said that bloke cleared the garage out (forget this name, the artist formerly known as lots of old mercedes crap) he wasnt joking. looks amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ddball
    nice work there.

    when matt said that bloke cleared the garage out (forget this name, the artist formerly known as lots of old mercedes crap) he wasnt joking. looks amazing
    lol, guy you mean, well he turned up with a transporter and a van, loaded the mercs on to the transporter then flaked out and went home, but matt and brain stayed and filled his van with the rest, like four engines with 'boxes, two 'boxes seperately, racking, tools etc, loads of **** basically
    then we painted it all up so it looks pretty, and now i've half filled it with a semi bent novalmao is a great place to work now though, just in the process of adding all the mod cons, even gonna have a rack for cups by the sinklmao

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    Tea boy.... Makes a poor cup of tea. For a smile will stir tea with his chap.

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    Looking good lee, looks like you have a busy winter ahead.

    What sort of paint did you use on the floor and where did you get it from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spanishfly
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    Tea boy.... Makes a poor cup of tea.
    that just means you have to practice more at making tea, till you get real good!lmao

    rick, we used wickes garage floor paint for the top coat, but for the first coat we just used normal floor paint, as it is cheaper, cos on the first cost the floor is still a bit porous so the paint wont go so far, we even went as far as to paint the concrete with some PVA sealer before the first coat, but it still took twice the amount of paint the top coat took

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee303
    that just means you have to practice more at making tea, till you get real good!lmao

    rick, we used wickes garage floor paint for the top coat, but for the first coat we just used normal floor paint, as it is cheaper, cos on the first cost the floor is still a bit porous so the paint wont go so far, we even went as far as to paint the concrete with some PVA sealer before the first coat, but it still took twice the amount of paint the top coat took

    in 6 months time it will have a liberal coating of a mixture of coolant, water and oil to keep it looking nice and shiney
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    we are gonna try and keep it clean as poss, but you have to be realistsic, its a garage after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee303
    we are gonna try and keep it clean as poss, but you have to be realistsic, its a garage after all!
    simple wear overalls, that way you run a constant cycle of getting it dirty and cleaning it as you lie underneath cars and clean the floor with your overalls
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    big bits of cardboard from mcdonalds are looking favourite tbh

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    Doesn't look to bad after all!
    Hope the rebuild ges smoothly and we get to see it on a trackday again soon!!

    Simps.

    p.s. are you actually able to take it on a UK trackday with being such a noise whore? lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee303
    big bits of cardboard from mcdonalds are looking favourite tbh
    You'd have to eat a lot of bigmacs to get enough cartons to cover that floor.
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    looks like plenty of room for an astra on the right how come you get the same room as manimal and snake put together?

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    If there's a nova in there, it needs a nova partner.... not a bigger bro astra!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0ddball
    nice work there.

    when matt said that bloke cleared the garage out (forget this name, the artist formerly known as lots of old mercedes crap) he wasnt joking. looks amazing
    I have to agree, its very tidy compaire with when I last went up, which is about a year and a half. I'll have to pop down again as its about 10 mins from my house.
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    you have to be invited to pop up now, we've gone all posh

    as for me getting double space, well, i havent! we're making a fab shop/drive in work area in the other half of the front, and as such we dont want any more cars in there i'm afraid, be it astra or nova!lmao

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    well, got a new air chisel tody, so cut the crossmember off, and chucked the new ones at it just to have a look, should be fine, needs a bit more metal work obviously, but its gettng there!


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    Good to hear its coming back together.

    Anything is fixable really as long as you know what your doing, which clearly you do.

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