Restoration progress of mk3 hornet

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Post  mac on Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:06 am

Hi Folks
Been busy over the past few weeks, working mainly on the o/s floor, o/s rear wheel arch and boot floor areas, excessive corrosion evident but begining to see progress,i will keep posting pics.
cheers for now John

o/s floor removed



new complete o/s floor and front lower wheel arch



o/s boot floor area



fitment of o/s rear floor repair panel and inner wheel arch removed



fitment of o/s/r inner wheel arch

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Re: Restoration progress of mk3 hornet

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:07 pm

keep at it - it gets easier - i know with rusty for the first year or so for every hole i filled i found 2 more! Laughing

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Post  mac on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:23 pm

Thanks big Al.
Been tackling boot floor again today and yep you correct you always seem to find more holes/rust affraid ha ha
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Post  TONYELF on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:43 pm

Big_Al_Smith wrote:keep at it - it gets easier - i know with rusty for the first year or so for every hole i filled i found 2 more! Laughing

looking good....

Thanks Al, that really fills me with enthusiasm I have a whole floor to replace on Myvanwy! Exclamation Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Restoration progress of mk3 hornet

Post  mac on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:59 pm

Hi again folks, been keepin myself busy lately, workin on the boot floor area and floor sections. Im sure everyone been at this point in resto but just when you think you gettin somewhere another hole raises its ugly head lol!
Im sure this car will weigh less when finished as i have never seen so many patches, its amazing what underseal and filler can hide, been describeing it as a rust sandwhich (thick cut bodge with a rust filling) think i've spent as much time sweepin up debris even the poor old bin men struggle to pick up waste sacks now, may just have to give them a christmas tipple he he.

n/s floor section



n/s boot floor section


n/s floor section removed


n/s new floor section


boot floor area repaired and primer applied


new floor in place Very Happy very happy moment of resto


just requires welding inside now


early stage of my attempt in makeing a rear valence from a mini rear valence (crude but with a bit more work think i could crack it) new subframe x-member can also be seen on this pic.

mini travellor rear side valence good length but depth requires attention




Will post more pics and info soon
Best wishes for christmas and 2010 santa
John
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Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:48 pm

It's looking OK so far, a typical Sunday car (holey) Smile
Good luck on the rest of it!

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Re: Restoration progress of mk3 hornet

Post  mac on Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi Folks been a while since i posted any pics for you so here goes,
progress on rear valence (made from mini valence and traveller side extentions with strips let in to obtain depth) still not sure how good it will turn out but for approx £15 it gotta be worth a go Wink








Floor in primer






Rusted front panel cut away then replacement let in



Front flitch panels replaced




Thanks for lookin more to follow. keep your pics and comments coming to it helps inspire when you think you fighting a lost cause he he.
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Post  asahartz on Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:29 pm

Some nice welding there. There's a better way to make the valance from two Mini valances, but you've done it now and it should look OK - they're not that visible with a bumper fitted.
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Post  TONYELF on Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:29 pm

Looking great and agree some nice tidy welding. I notice you replaced the floor in two sections. Sometimes I wished I had decided to do my van the same but the seat cross member was too rotten as well so went for the whole hog.

I'm trying to figure out why you have red leaded the floor before welding the seat cross member rather than weld the member first then red lead?

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Post  mac on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:38 pm

Seat crossmember still to go in, think it was one of those moments where i was tired of all the welding and just wanted to see how it would look with paint on Laughing.
Thanks for your comments guys
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Post  TONYELF on Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:46 am

I know where you're coming from "tired of all the welding" ! ( not to mention all the cutting and grinding ready for it)
It does get tiring and it is nice to get some paint on to "tidy" it up and it gives you an uplift as well. ( a bit like the light at the end of the tunnel!)

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Post  mac on Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:52 am

Not sure about a light at the end of the tunnel yet but purhaps a glimmer Laughing
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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:33 am

Looking good! Very Happy
Maybe like me, the light at the end of the tunnel is some sod bringing you more work!!

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Post  mac on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:12 pm

Laughing In a bizzare/warped kinda way im pleased its not only me looking for the light Laughing
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