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Antonio
post 20th June 2017 22:23
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Hi forum! Lets post another chapter whistle.gif

Before introducing you on the respray chapter, at that time I went to the scraper and buyed some good things for it rolleyes.gif

Ph3 Steering Wheel




Ph3 Junior gear knob, needs to be refurbished but to find a good one is almost impossible no3.gif



And ph3 rear wing. Ours had the one made by Zender, wich I didn't like to be fair, so we thought to change to this one, a lot prettier IMHO






Well, as I said on last post, next task was to repair body panels various damages. First we though only of doing front and rear ends, but in the end we decided to do a full respray job..First dent I repaired was one of the hardest, wich I "improved" a bit just when we bought the car. Before using filler, I had 4-5 hours of noob panel beating to straighten it as much as possible. Before using filler we had to fill little cuts that the metal panel had because the dent done..





We managed to take out the Zender rear wing, it was glued with the same paste used to fit windshield, so it was hard to cut it..




When I cleaned the remaining glue, I took proper measurements and drilled the tailgate, to be able to fit the new wing.




One the largest repair was the work done onto the front bumper, it was full of bumps, scuffs, deformed plastic, the inner plastic frame was loose, lots of filler...




The whole black trim was sanded right to the plastic, on the low side it was sanded down to the plastic in many places, but without going crazy.



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Antonio
post 9th July 2017 23:16
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One more, let's go again with bodywork smile.gif

At last, I managed to achieve a good result with the worst dents on the bodywork, a few of them needed to be retried more than one time, beating the panel again, but that's learning process..









Side skirts had lots of paint peelling and some broken and deformed fixings






Rear bumper ready to be primered




Front bumper already primered, this one gave me lots of troubles to reach a good finish, because had lots of hits, stone chips, paint peeling on closed areas and the plastic was deformed on some places, but at last it was ready to be painted




Front grill primered




Plastic parts with minor details revised and ready to be reprimered and then painted




The rest of the bodywork also ready, sanded it from P600 wet, P800 wet and then P1200 wet, looking for the best finish whistle.gif






I will talk post pics of the final step tomorrow, meanwhile I leave one gift..




Cheers!
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Ganz
post 10th July 2017 19:19
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Good stuff. Keep the chapters coming. We want volumes!


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post 10th July 2017 21:44
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 10th July 2017 21:19) *
Good stuff. Keep the chapters coming. We want volumes!

There are many things left to post, so don't worry..I am posting more frequent updates because I'm starting the "restoration" project of my Facelift 146 Ti and I want to have enough time to post the recent updates on the new one.

As promised, I will post the pics of the final stage of the respray job

First, small parts were painted separately, like bumpers, front grille, mirrors covers, skirts...
















The 146 finally inside the cabin, masked and with all reparations coated with a darker tone, remember that reds have bad covering ability




And.. painted




It sat inside the cabin for one night, then I threw out all the masking and took it at the sun for further inspection. It was my first time painting a whole car, so there were some bad things here and there...the bonnet had to be repainted again as some silicones appeared..








The silicones on the bonnet



Bonnet already resprayed, this time I achieved to shot nicely the clear coat coolio.gif




Then...started to assembly it back







Later I will post more content due to pics limit per post...cheers!

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Looking good! Nice job thumbsup.gif


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post 11th July 2017 21:52
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Here again whistle.gif

Buyed some parts needed, like A/C drier filter, cabin filter, new thermostat, oil, petrol and air filters





Front brake calipers from my spare Fiat bravo JTD, they have pads with more friction surface, so it's a improvement




And painted them metallic gold, after cleaning all grime and rust..




Ph3 Junior gear knob reupholstered




Refitted back all the boot liners and upholsthery, after cleaning them with Apc, brushes, vacuum...






Cleaned the compartment under the windshield, had lots of dirt




Then started to change the thermostat, luckily this Boxers have a plug on the block where you can empty all the coolant fluid. don't have to mess with hoses to only empty part of the circuit,as happens with JTD/TS..then had to dissasemble the inlet manifold, it's easy




Here it is, sadly had to break the OEM clamps, this means that never had it changed, not bad..



Old vs New



And fitted, with VAG clamps with are more reliable IMHO compared to conventional screw type



Manifold fitted, but with one goody



Front calipers fitted and an used wheel arch liner, because the one on the car was broken on the top side and didn't manage to repair it properly..




Before fitting side skirts had to pull out one dent on right side member, here applied with brush sealer, then painted painted it black to suit with the stone chip protector




I think it's long enough, next week I will post more!

Cheers!

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