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Old 06-30-2020, 02:53 PM   #201
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Your work on that bumper is impressive. I have a feeling that with the recent explosion of enthusiasm for 80/90s cars, we're going to need more people with the ability to fix stuff like that. Great job.
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Old 07-15-2020, 05:42 PM   #202
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Cool we should meet when both out SE kit cars are done!
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:04 AM   #203
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Your work on that bumper is impressive. I have a feeling that with the recent explosion of enthusiasm for 80/90s cars, we're going to need more people with the ability to fix stuff like that. Great job.
Thanks! As a community we grow in experience as our cars get older, so long we still have a deep appreciation for them.

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Cool we should meet when both out SE kit cars are done!
Sounds good! We'll meet at Sander's to encourage him to get that spaceship on the road

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Unfortunately the car has taken a seat in the background as I'm still rushing to finish building a 3d-printer for a customer...



...but that doesn't mean that Olga has been put on hold

From the ashes of the sandblasting cabinet



emerges new life!



And now I've gone down the rabbit hole...













So far I haven't discovered any really bad rust or corrosion, but renewing the zinc plating can only improve longevity.

If I've taken the rebuild this far, might as well go all the way. On the other side, as soon as I start putting these shiny parts in the engine bay I'm going to feel the need to pull the motor and do the same to it at some point. Glad it's just a hobby I've got here, so no need to get that done yesterday
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:15 AM   #204
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keep the updates comming! the project keeps getting better and better
So the doorlocks could be zink plated with the rubber parts still attached?
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:28 AM   #205
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keep the updates comming! the project keeps getting better and better
So the doorlocks could be zink plated with the rubber parts still attached?
Will do! I still got a lot of things to get done, so rest assured more updates will be coming

Zink plating is more or less a cold process, so the plastic wasn't warped at all. But I was still surprised at the quality that came back. I'll be doing that again for sure
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:04 AM   #206
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Sounds good! We'll meet at Sander's to encourage him to get that spaceship on the road
I'll fire up the BBQ Nice work on getting all the small bits and pieces like new again.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:21 AM   #207
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The fresh plating looks great!
Tempted to do the same now my car is off the road as well.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:36 AM   #208
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I'll fire up the BBQ Nice work on getting all the small bits and pieces like new again.
Lets do it! 700 crew

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The fresh plating looks great!
Tempted to do the same now my car is off the road as well.
Let me know if you do, looks so nice I might join in
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:22 AM   #209
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Der wird richtig hübsch.
Saubere Arbeit mit den Stoßstangen (und dem Rest). Also... deine Arbeit. Wenn man nicht selbst macht... Das ist echt schlimm geworden in den letzten Jahren.
Schönes Projekt. Weiter so.
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:31 AM   #210
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Looking good!
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