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Andys 83 Coupe 
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Post Andys 83 Coupe
Well the mock up has been completed and its now time for last bits of rust removal and paint prep, I have just made up a couple of tressels to support the car whilst its upside down,

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Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:20 pm
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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
Dare I say "Green side up!" :P

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Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:38 pm
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Yeah , there's a few spots of rust in the corners of the sills and i really don't want to weld them up upside down, I'm also bead blasting the body and will reunderseal the base when finished. I made it so a couple of wheels are able to be placed on the back tressel and it can be wheeled outside.


Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:29 pm
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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
The lovely job of rust removal, not too much just the 4 corners in the typical places

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and the fitment of my steering rack gaitor

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Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:14 pm
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Finally all rust removed, usual thing when you start poking around you kepp finding more, the underneath is now undersealed and looking like new

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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
Fine. 8)


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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
I wish my chassis was as sound as that :oops:
I need to take the body off to tackle all the rust on mine and I will have to replace some of the rear spaceframe.
Driver's sill is totally shot and the pans are in a bad way.

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Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:46 pm
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Yeah I was really surprised at how well the shell was intact, especially when it was left for 6 years outside uncovered (pre my ownership). I had previously stripped all the frame down to check and then just repainted with red oxide to prevent further spread. By turning it upside down made it a hell of a lot easier to cut and weld. I did find that because the shells were only seam sealed and dash welded in spots that under these lap joints were very rusty and not spotted until digging deaper. All my new panels have been seam welded so no more possibilty of water penetrating. I have also Waxoiled the inners panels and then used a Waxoil impregnated underseal for the base. I have also spent hours filling in all the holes that others have made over the years.


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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
A few more pics of the rebuild,

New pedal box, twin cylinders and adjustable bias

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Sandblasted interior ready for painting

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Sat May 30, 2009 8:58 pm
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A few more pics,

Interor ready for topcoat

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New rear lights, £20 off fleebay

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Start of body work on the front section, a slight skim coat

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Just a few more pics of the body work, bloody time consuming,

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Pics of removal of bumper strip on front nose, used expanding foam as a base and then layers of fibreglass to strengthen, just needs a sanddown a slight filler to finish

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Looks like the front end of somebodys Coupe I know :lol: 8) 8)


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:idea: Go on put the front airdam in, while its not painted yet :wink:

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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
Just looking at the steel chassis on your Coupe.
What is the box section in front of the driver? providing its RHD.
Mine is just flat steel there.


Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:07 pm
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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
Good spotting, its my new pedal box setup, I wasn't happy with the standard setup as it only uses a single mastercylinder for both front and rear, I'm from a racing background and for safety I wanted a tandem system plus the ability to adjust bias from front to rear. To get the pedal box in (Optimum Brake Products - mini pedal box) required a bulkhead lift of about 2", it allows a full 6:1 ratio pedal, adjustable bias and a neat tidy unit.

I can give you details if you want.

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Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:07 pm
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Post Re: Andys 83 Coupe
Turbocox,

What type of wheels are on the blue Coupe, they look bigger than 13"??????


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