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mmm, non - dentable doors
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heys.. just thougth id post a few pics of my car in its sad state.. it will get sadder in a week or 2... feel free to say OH MY or vomit or shake your heads

danny

p.s. ty dk

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwone.jpg

this is a pic of the xw getting ready to be dismantled

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwtwo.jpg

this is a pic of the xw lightless and indicator less

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwthree.jpg

this is a pic of the xw showing the bad engien bay, no more progress on the last pic

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwfive.jpg

this is a pic of the xw "foiler"less (panoman tm) and grille surroundless and aerial-less

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwsix.jpg

this is the xw after its trip to the panelbeaters sill panel-less, wheel-archmouldless, mudflap-less but with the aerial again

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwseven.jpg

this is a pic of the xw's guard with the new piece welded in

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xweight.jpg

this is a closeup of the weld.. which is not finished yet.. just temporary so it could be lined up on the car before i took it off

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwnine.jpg

this is the xw inside the guard with the new guard piece welded temorarily... the piece on top of the guard subsequently had to be replaced because of rust..

http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xwten.jpg

i was bored/nervous on the morning of starting my new job so i put the sill mould, the wheelarchmould and sidestrip back on the car.. it looks better that way too

and thats where i am at the moment.. hopefully more progress sat/sunday

cheers, danny
 

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Great to see progress work happening to your XW. Can't wait to see her when she's all finished and prettied up. You'll have to go on some our cruises again.

Now did you get the RO spec. You know the Roundabout Option, that has enhanced suspension for roundabout steering. :p
 

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Welcome to the Multicoloured ford club :beer2:
 

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Mate.. 600 points for doing it properely! Now your car will go another 33 years. Unlike the Chicken Wire and Fibreglass Crew™ who get demoted to automotive hell :drevil:
It may look rough atm but atleast you will have the peice of mind knowing that it was done properely :hy:
 

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Hope it all comes toghether for you.
 

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mmm, non - dentable doors
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XR_Strider_GuY said:
Great to see progress work happening to your XW. Can't wait to see her when she's all finished and prettied up. You'll have to go on some our cruises again.

Now did you get the RO spec. You know the Roundabout Option, that has enhanced suspension for roundabout steering. :p
hehehe.. yep it will emerge an xwfairmont "RO" special

botch said:
hey danny are those racing numbers i spy on that brown gaurd.....now your getting the right idea !!
yep.. im racing too and from work cause im always late!!!!!!

thanks for the support people, much appreciated!!! :whnr:
 

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Bugger me....

If it wasn't for the different plates I would say that the pictures and website were my very own!!!

www.superoo.tk

Seems we have the same sense of taking the old XW apart and rebuilding, better, stronger, faster, we can rebuild it. I'll have enough nuts and bolts at the end to build another XW however. I'm sure manufacturers put extra nuts and bolts in for the likes of me.!!
 

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mmm, non - dentable doors
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yeah they do look similar tag........

just got back from the panobeaters, doors all aligned up, guard fits well, now its time for undercoating and rustproofing the guard that has been fixed... this weekend its chageover guard time and swappign doors time

pics will come as i get them.. im gonna take a pic of the old guard so everyone can go "oh my" and clean out their guards

cheers, danny :bash:
 

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mmm, non - dentable doors
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just got back from the panobeaters again... white guard has rust converter and rust proffing onit and i being undercaoated redy to go on the car... we welded up a bit of the car frame behind where the guard sits cause it was starting to rust.. so its all done ready for the guard to go on tomrrow..

which means tomorrow we cut and weld rear of front door frame and weld on new skin and sit white guard back onso it will go from a white door brown guard to a white guard red door car...

i have some nice rust souveneers i will take photos of as well as some cutting and weldng, hopefully be up next week..

cheers everyone, danny :driver:
 

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Excellent stuff Dan, not long before the XW hits the streets aye.
 

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i have a white guard again!!!!!!!!!

was at panelbeaters again today,, it got to use the oxy and the mig welder and the spray gun!!!!! im like a lil kid... anyways we sprayed this black stuff alll to undercoat everything thats behind the guard.. then we sprayed the inside of the white guard in its right colour and we have the outside still in etch primer... the white door went off and the red door went on....we attacked the white rusty door first sanding it back to expose the deadly rustand then we scribed and marked and then cut.... mmm bog.. mmm rust we had to weld a couple of new bits on the inside of the door frame which we did and so its all cleaned up and ready to have the new skin welded after a rustconverter and undercoat have been sprayed... i have no window in my door as the guy who sold it to me gave me a rear and not a front! so back to the shop i go ttomrrow... the xw will be sleeping at home.. also the door has no ruber so free aircon! but the quarter vent finally works which is pretty cool! im hippy! its all coming along well, so i put the grille surround and the front "foiler"tm back on the car so the front end is all ready to go.. i also put on the sill mould and wheel arch mould just cause.. anyways, time for a shower, my face has turned black full of dust! cheers, danny...

hoepfully some new pics in 2 days cause i have to get em developed/scanned! :drevil:
 

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mmm, non - dentable doors
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heres a few pics from last weekend... thanks again to dk, istead of a few beers i owe him a whole keg now...


heres a pic of my actual frame of the car behind the guard, we had to make templates of the old pieces, then cut the old rusty parts off and then weld on the new ones and undercoat and rust proof them
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a1.jpg

this is another pic, with some black stuff, cant remeber what its called... like another undercoat/rustproof
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a2.jpg

this is a pic of the inside of my guard after we welded the new piece on it... you can see the black stuff better on it
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a3.jpg

this is the outside of my guard. its in etch primer.. its a sort of wierd pic, with the car out of focus in the backgroud, its wierd, but i like it
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a4.jpg

this is the progress of me sanding back the door a bit to reveal the extent of the rust
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a5.jpg

this is my car partly "panel-less" it looks sad :( maybe i can use it as a postal car
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a6.jpg

here are the parts that we sanded/cut off on the outside
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a8.jpg

these are the respective pieces of panels we cut revealling the extent of thre rust
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a7.jpg

very dark, but this is the car at the moment, you can possibly make out the etch primer guard and my sexy new red door
http://donutking.fordforums.com/images/danny/xw-a9.jpg

anyways, thanks again, i love spending money!

danny :hungry:
 

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I'll give you $5g for the rusty bits of metal you cut off!!! :bs:

Hehe just joking ... Looking schmicko mate. On behalf of all XWs... Thanks for doing it properely ;) Now for the roof.... oops shouldnt of mentioned that yet LOL
 

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mmm, non - dentable doors
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thanks everyone :)

quick update on my car..

rust is cut out and we finshed welding the door

then we straightened it out a bit and filled ever so slightly

so very smooth, found a bit more filler up in the middle of the door which was interesting

anyway hopefully no rain so it gets sprayed this weekend

more news

toook the car to get a water leak fixed behind the timing cover, OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!

heres the deal, needed new seals, new timing cover, new water pump, new bottom radiator hose, new thermostat housing, new thermostat, new belts, new fuel pump, new sump, new sump plug, some holes needed re-threading, new bolts for water pump, um.... new oil and it still has to go to the auto place to get the seals replaced!

very expensive week, anyone know of any good corners i can work my charm and earn some cash hehe

ill let you knw how mant thousand im in debt :p
 
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