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Old 23-07-2009   #31
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Re: 500 Restoration

Cant wait till the next updates.
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Re: 500 Restoration

I notice you appear to be using galvanised steel. Any problems mig welding it? I`ve been using zinc plated (Zintec) and thought about galvanised but assumed it wouldn`t weld easily.

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I notice you appear to be using galvanised steel. Any problems mig welding it? I`ve been using zinc plated (Zintec) and thought about galvanised but assumed it wouldn`t weld easily.

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Its not the best stuff to weld if I'm honest. Its not good to TIG weld at all as sometimes it will randomly blow holes in it (zinc and lead are the only metals you cannot weld with TIG) so I MIG weld it but you have to watch the fumes as they can make you feel ill a bit like you're coming down with the flu. I'm only using galv because I had loads of it left over from another job, but it does have obvious advantages when restoring classic cars.
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Old 27-07-2009   #34
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Re: 500 Restoration

Wow..... that is one major resto!

I take my hat off to you sir, and can't wait to see the end result!

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Wow what a great post, not sure if itís inspiring or terrifying
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have you finished it mate?
great great work by the way!
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Re: 500 Restoration

Gazzol,

I found your thread a few months ago and had a read through it. This is a very major restoration and you are doing a fantastic job. Makes my attempt look fairly pathetic.

I know it's been about a year since the last post, but I'm really interested to see how the car is progressing. Any recent photos?

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Sorry for not posting sooner, work has been progressing on the 500 although at a slow pace due to other commitments.






































































Thats all for now but I do have loads more pictures to upload which I'll do soon.
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Gazzol,

absolutely brilliant. A love of 500's and the skill and patience to restore one.

Can't wait for your next upload of photos.

As an aside, I have this front panel and an engine lid from a 500F. When you are finished can you make all the bits inbetween for me? I can help with a photo of what it should look like if that helps.


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top job m8 you done well-would have kept you out of trouble for awhile-iv almost completed my resto - never again lol .
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Made sticky so we don't lose it again!


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this makes my reso look like a walk in the park--great work-i have heard of one of these in tazmania australia-havent tracked it down yet tho--you hang in there sunshine cause these things are as rare a rocking horse ****-will be well worth it in the end-keep up the great work -cheers choppa
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Great project! and great car!!
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Re: 500 Restoration

Waiting for the next update.
What a great project.
It seems that the original bodyshell was just a piece of rust held together with strips of steel. It is fascinating to see how you have worked together the old and the new. More power to you.
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Nice work. And I'm really envious of your workshop.
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