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Nice! Are you repainting the whole rig or just going to “blend” in the repairs color wise?
Mate, I actually like the patina. I’m thinking I will address any rust holes, and clean up the surface corrosion in the worst places. Leaving the inside of the tray and the majority original for now and just enjoy it. A full respray maybe down the track. My major focus is mechanical at the moment, and I feel if it’s too precious I won’t enjoy it.
 
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Sorry to spam.
Did some more welding today. The lip from the tray floor, where the sides are spot welded to had rusted through in a few places, so before doing the sheet metal I addressed those issues.

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Updates;
Found some more nice opals!

Windscreen is completely rusted through so looking for a replacement.

Have finally had time to strip my spare roof I welded up so long ago, will be getting that pretty over the next few days. Have drilled the spot welds on the brace and removed. I think I’ll be up for quite a challenge but roofs are getting very hard to find so this will have to do till a good one comes up.

I also sold the hubcaps and solid rims. Looks much better now I believe, couldn’t stand the look of it before. Got 5 brand new Dunlop’s for 600$ so not complaining!


cheers

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