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  • #17928
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    So project “Walter Deconstruct” is pretty much complete.  Today carefully cut out the rear corner panels,, it means the blasters get good access in behind, they are available as a repro panel up to the hip line.  Also cut the bottom of the front away for the same reason.  So now will book it into the blasters and get it down there.  Tomorrow should be clear now to do some stuff on the Senator.

     

    #17929
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    Holy hell Gary

     

    that at is some serious work there

     

    I dreaded pulling a perfectly good car apart to paint it but that is just hole different level

     

    so once blasted then goin to dip it ?

    #17934
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    Hi Pete,

    Yea I know, going to be a bloody big job, but I am in no rush.  According to the Kombi guys its not worth dipping it, as long as I send it to a blaster who who knows what he is doing that’s the go.  Could take up to 12 weeks to get it back and its only after that i will really know how bad it is (I expect the worst).  But given its only cost me $500 to buy it (and maybe $100 in angle grinder blades so far :) ) its not too bad :wacko:

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    Damn, you have dug in deep. It looks restorable from current condition. 12 weeks is a fair wait for a blaster if left unless between jobs. Will be a good investment if it pans out ok. A mate restored 2 but his wife took off in one and become a groupy for Indy bands. Still seems to be going lol..

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    Well it looks like you have opened it up quite a lot so if you can get primer sealer into every where it’s ok and makes sense

     

     

    #17940
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    Yea that’s right, the “Kombi Guru” said the same thing.  The idea is to open it up as much as possible so they can blast in behind the panels then seal it.  The reason its around 12 weeks is there is apparently only really one crowd in SA that do these well so there is a bit of a back log.  I am not worried about the wait, actually frees up the shed so I can do some more work on my daughters Hiace etc.  Also gives a bit more time to scope out the panels etc.  I’m sure the blasting will show up quite a bit more work but that’s the deal.  Funny posted this also on a Splitty forum and they are saying how sound it looks :-)

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    Finally got the car booked into the blasters, been waiting months, but seems they are the guys to go to.  Taking it down next week end, expect he will have it for a couple of weeks, then I can actually look at what I have to work with and order some parts to start “Project Walter Reconstruction”

    #19713
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    Next stage done on project “Walter Resurrection”.  Off to the blasters today.  Have a bit of a crook ankle so nice to get a couple of mates to come give me a hand.  Have more pics but waiting to get them off a mates iPhone (groan) but here is a few anyways.  Once its back I will have a better idea of exactly what i am up against :wacko:

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    Always good to have some progress Gary. Will be good to get it back and get started on the restoration work. :good:

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    For sure, funny to have an empty shed :)

    #19729
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    So loving this project and the progress, albeit it too slowly for me…  I just find myself checking in for updates.  :wacko:

    And I love how the end result and plan includes your wife and you cruising Oz in something you built.

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    Yea it has been too slow, unfortunately I have been at the mercy of the blasters.  I am hoping once its back from there I will be able start getting stuck into it more.  Still going to be a slow process I have alot to learn/teach myself.

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    I’ll leave this here for inspiration :-)

     

    #20005
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    How cool is that!!

    #20013
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    Keen to see it all back together.

    ...so I said "orange ya glad I didn't say banana?"........hahahaha.....hhhmmmm...pffft.....

    #20014
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    That is sweet.

    #20039
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    Should be back from the blasters soon, cant wait actually to get stuck into it :)

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    What do you have to put on it so stop rust wont it come back bear metal?

    #20041
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    No it comes back basic primered :good:

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    Just bumping this up to see if it is back from the blaster yet?
    I am quite impressed with your head on approach with doing all the bodywork yourself, that’s how I learned to work on cars  :good: :good:

    All this body work is reminding me of a online show on YouTube called Project Binky. The only thing original on that car is the roof lol.

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