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Elf rear valance

Post  classic-mini on Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:52 pm

I am currently restoring a Elf body shell and need a drawing or photos of how the rear valance is fitted I do have a new and correct boot repair (extension panel) valance and end plates but there appears to be the remains of other supporting brackets
Can any one help?
thanks
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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  asahartz on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:54 pm

I fabricated sections and repaired mine; tricky area to photograph but here are a couple of pics:





There is also one from the spare wheel well to the centre of the valance.

The correct brackets are available from our own Catmint (www.catmint.biz) HERE.
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Post  classic-mini on Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:02 pm

Thanks makes much more sense now

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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  catmint on Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:08 pm

Is this any help Dave



I can take some closeups if required

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Post  classic-mini on Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:24 pm

Thanks I can see now why its so rotten its just a big mud trap!

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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:19 am

lashings and lashings of underseal to keep the wet out after you fit the new one methinks.... Smile
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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  asahartz on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:12 pm

Big_Al_Smith wrote:lashings and lashings of underseal to keep the wet out after you fit the new one methinks.... Smile

Aaargh no! Underseal is one thing that has no place on any of my cars! It's so difficult to apply properly, so all it takes is a pinprick for the water to get under it and start rusting. By the time you find out it's too late. The worst thing is when people apply it straight over a welded repair without painting first!

None of my restos have ever had any underseal. Just good primer, several good topcoats, and regular cleaning & checking. Even my daily driver Mini Sky is pristine white underneath, floor, arches and all! (well actually not pristine right now as it needs a wash of course, but once it's hosed down... Wink

I had a beautiful A40 Farina a few years back. Runner-up in the A40 club show; the judges respected & liked my combination of a body resto & respray with cleaned original chrome & carpets. I sold it; the next thing I heard from the new owners was that they had undersealed it and bought new carpets! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  Elf Service on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:27 am

asahartz wrote:
Big_Al_Smith wrote:lashings and lashings of underseal to keep the wet out after you fit the new one methinks.... Smile

Aaargh no! Underseal is one thing that has no place on any of my cars! It's so difficult to apply properly, so all it takes is a pinprick for the water to get under it and start rusting. By the time you find out it's too late. The worst thing is when people apply it straight over a welded repair without painting first!

None of my restos have ever had any underseal. Just good primer, several good topcoats, and regular cleaning & checking. Even my daily driver Mini Sky is pristine white underneath, floor, arches and all! (well actually not pristine right now as it needs a wash of course, but once it's hosed down... Wink

I had a beautiful A40 Farina a few years back. Runner-up in the A40 club show; the judges respected & liked my combination of a body resto & respray with cleaned original chrome & carpets. I sold it; the next thing I heard from the new owners was that they had undersealed it and bought new carpets! Rolling Eyes

Quite agree, If you really need to further protect the underneath, use waxoil and keep the underside clean.
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Re: Elf rear valance

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:54 pm

i stand (or sit!) suitably chastised! must confess rusty's underpinnings are covered with several coats of my favourite hammerite.... Smile
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