Scrappy rescue project SE5A

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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by AJL Electronics » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:24 pm

I have repaired one as bad as that.


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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by scimjim » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:39 pm

I think I would have set up some kind of jig before lopping it off?


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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by Joe. » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:01 pm

Toecutter wrote:Is it worth the bother or should we just bite the bullet and source a replacement? Its a shame because the other side is fine.
I've done this job twice on my 5a once for the origonal axle and again when I fitted another axle with an LSD!

I highly reccomend using the replacement sections from QRG Scimitar, They are straightforward enogh to fit though they do need to be cut down as they are made suit an Se6. They save hours of messing about fabricating new ones from scratch. I also modified mine to have a large drain hole at the bottom as I think poor water drainage is a factor in them rotting out.

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A few more photos of fitting them here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5676&start=60z



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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:21 pm

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Made a newun. Hopefully get round to glueing it on at the weekend. Hopefully be back on its own feet soon. Other side is fine other than a small patch to repair.



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Re: Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 08, 2016 2:48 pm

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Quite a bit has been done in the last couple of months, lots of bits blasted up and fitted. Axle mount repair worked out well in the end. Was nice to roll it out and do a few bits in the sunshine. Still got to nip up suspension components and check/replace rear wheel cylinders etc. Also waiting on boots for steering rack to turn up so that can be thrown back on. Then time to start on the engine...



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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 08, 2016 2:52 pm

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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun May 08, 2016 6:15 pm

Yes, looking back to the photos on page one, that's really come a long way and is a big improvement. :)


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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by Scimher » Wed May 11, 2016 11:56 am

...Great work - chassis looks brilliant. Keep going!



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Re: Scrappy recue project SE5A

Post by MikeyBikey » Wed May 11, 2016 9:32 pm

Wow. Looks great. Bit different to when I'm lying upsidown at an oil and rust laden labrinth


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Re: Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:17 pm

Got cracking on this again recently after being very slack and hardly touching it over the last year...Will have add some piccies of the progress over the next few days. Good to be back on it.



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Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Got the body back on today. What a mission with just the two of us. Bit of ingenuity with an engine hoist and a pallet but we got there. Too tired for pics right now but will follow shortly. Well earned beer and many more to come this eve. Glad that's done so can now crack on with all the other little bits and pieces. Anyone carrying out body removal/installation, I would definitely recommend more people lol. Don't want to go through that again any time soon haha :)



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Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Rev Light » Sun May 27, 2018 6:33 pm

Well done. I look forward to seeing the pictures.

I am slowly coming to the realisation that if you really want to be sure of the condition of your chassis, it makes a great deal of sense to do a body off restore like yourselves.

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Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 27, 2018 6:44 pm

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Little Dolly I made to transport the body 200 Yards or so from the other lockup.



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Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 27, 2018 6:47 pm

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Dodgy pallet setup holding the back at the right height. Notice the ratchet strap attached to the boot/fence post to stop the body moving forward and killing us haha.



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Scrappy rescue project SE5A

Post by Toecutter » Sun May 27, 2018 6:52 pm

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Back where it belongs. Bit of a faff, giggle here, giggle there. Front wheels appear to be sitting quite far forward in the arches though, looks a little odd. Can't remember it looking like that. Will have a look back and see what it was like before. All holes mount up correctly though. Annoyingly trapped the cables for the rear lighting on the upper chassis mounts but will sort that next time. Lots to be getting on with 8)



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