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Old 05-02-2017, 01:23 PM
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So... After spending many months (over a year) trying to find someone within a reasonable distance to take on the job, 4 places just didn't get back with a quote (including Westgate Classics that did most of car sos) and one that just said no to my face, the car is now finally in the body shop. I knew it was bad, but WOW !

Drivers side (externally the "good side") now in progress





Second hand donor part had already started to go but not to the same extent. Shot blasted and repaired




initial fitting of inner arch now in place.




More pics and updates to follow as I get them.
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Wow. Inner arches have taken a beating!

Fair play for sticking up the pictures! gives others an idea on what to expect with these arches!
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If that's not an advert to get the arches rust treated and protected....I don't know what is!
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Sure is. It eats from the inside out, if you can see it it's already a world of pain.

Outer skin now in place



A bit more finishing to go but soon we will see what the passenger side (worst externally) is like :worried:
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is their any way to spray any stuff into the arch so it gets the inside of the top lip to stop any rust forming? without drilling a hole?
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is their any way to spray any stuff into the arch so it gets the inside of the top lip to stop any rust forming? without drilling a hole?
Long hose type thing from the boot...
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Long hose type thing from the boot...
will take a look when i get my car back from the body shop and see if i can spray in some bilt hamber ub
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A LOT of Bilt Hamber...

The problem is, one can never really seal those welds properly without galvanic-dipping the shell, so there is always a danger of the tinworm re-appearing.
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It'll see off a lot of S2000s the old tin worm

serious work there
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A LOT of Bilt Hamber...

The problem is, one can never really seal those welds properly without galvanic-dipping the shell, so there is always a danger of the tinworm re-appearing.
I had a Porsche 924 before the S2000 which my son now has. 33 years old and no rust as Porsche galvanised the entire body.

Passenger side now started and as predicted its worse




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