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Oh gosh, I have murdered my car.


We'll let you off with manslaughter if it goes wrong as your intentions are good
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We'll let you off with manslaughter if it goes wrong as your intentions are good
But surely being premeditated doesnt help my case. and the variety of Saw (the movie) like impliments used.

I supose I am not as bad as Saw though, as I didnt make my panda use them on herself to prove she respects life.

Anyway, more rust grinding then its time to start making bits to plug the holes! More photo's soon I expect.

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One sugestion if I may,try to make holes and plug edges straight as much as you can,a lot easyer to weld and prepare for paint.
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One sugestion if I may,try to make holes and plug edges straight as much as you can,a lot easyer to weld and prepare for paint.
Sorry on my bad english.
Hi there, thanks for the advice, no need to apologise for your english, it is good. I will hopefully do some welding this weekend. I am quite excited as its been a long time coming, but there allways seems to be something else to do around the house!!

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What metod of welding are you using?(mig,tig...)If you are new in that job I can send you links with step by step how to.
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What metod of welding are you using?(mig,tig...)If you are new in that job I can send you links with step by step how to.
I am using a 170 Mig welder. I have done a little but still need a lot more experience. If you know of some links that would help, they would be very much apreciated!

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http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/
if I can leave it here, if not I will p.m you.
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http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/
if I can leave it here, if not I will p.m you.
Wow, fantastic!! I know what I will be studying sunday morning!!

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Here are some pictures of my first proper welding!!








I am chuffed!

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I am chuffed!

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I'm not surprised. You've done a bloody good job there
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Cheers!!
Well all ready to go for the weekend now. I think the next bit will be to weld up the A panels. But I will need to be able to curve metal sheet so more money to spend!! It is getting very expensive, I have just signed up for 3 years of welding gas Was annoying buying the disposable ones, they run out so quick!! I will now be doing a lot more welding to get my moneys worth for the year!! An adapted 4x4 sump guard to accomodate a roll bar I think is one thing on the list.

Also bought some 0,6mm wire, which should be better for the thin Italian metal.

So, let the game begin!!

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Another productive weekend, and one less hole in ChiChi!! This was much harder, couldnt stop blowing holes throught the thin bodywork!!





Only thing is....need to make a new indicator hole now ay!!

Anyway, thats 2 holes down and 5 more to go! Must finish soon, I miss driving her

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Hows it all going Si???...Any updates???
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Hows it all going Si???...Any updates???
There has been a little progress, but it was getting too cold to work in the garage in the dark. Got the A panel finished on one side though, and the front panel is ready to go on so not too bad.

I also have the abarth engine back from the shop so I am ready to go there too. Summer is just around the corner and I am sure I can get the marbella and Chichi much further progressed. Will need some help building the engine though, so will be shipping my dad ove here at some point (if he's reading this, it will be the first he's heard about it lol).

Thanks for checking up on the progress, I was just thinking on sunday that I was really missing how she sounded with the stainless exhaust.

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Good news mate....know what you mean about the cold!!!!
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