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tomdoc1962
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My last attempt to finish my ss1

Post by tomdoc1962 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi, not a newbie, have been a member on two previous occasions. Its now or never to complete my restoration of my red ss1. Has been ongoing since 2010
and have given myself a target of April next year to complete it. Hopefully I will be able to source a lot of advice from everyone when I am at my wits end and ready to throw in the towel. I have disassembled and repaired most of the chassis and reassembled the running gear, rebuilt the 1600 engine. I am at the point of rejoining the tub, but I need to know where to mastic the tub onto the chassis, if anyone can help me out that would be great. I will try to post some photos of the work so far on the ss1, many thanks, Tommy
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My car before I found that chassis was rotten
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Part of the chassis
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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:35 pm

Welcome back :D

Down the A posts, along the top of the sills and across the seat rails is standard I think. I've run a bead up the B post on the latest rebuild (Megan).


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:58 pm

tommy_jobson? 6a, then 5a?
erikscimitardemon wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:23 am
tommy_jobson wrote:
I've just part ex'ed against a 1986 Jaguar XJS 3.6, with almost no working electrics. Don't yoou just love old Jags?
It sounds to me you are a masochist :mrgreen:

You'll be back..


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by tomdoc1962 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:42 pm

Hi Jim, thanks for the info on fixing the tub to the chassis. I read that sikaflex is a good fix for this or does anyone know of a better type of mastic. I have a some photos of my resto back to 2010 and would like to know where I should post them on the forum. Many thanks, Tommy



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Post by scimjim » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:47 pm

tomdoc1962 wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:42 pm
Hi Jim, thanks for the info on fixing the tub to the chassis. I read that sikaflex is a good fix for this or does anyone know of a better type of mastic. I have a some photos of my resto back to 2010 and would like to know where I should post them on the forum. Many thanks, Tommy
I use sikaflex.

start a thread in project progress and try out the new picture uploader :D


Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

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Post by tomdoc1962 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Thanks again. Will start a new thread on project progress asap



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Post by mikerf » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Only two years so far? That's nothing :D :D Took me 6 or 7 years to go from a pile of scrap to get to an up and running car although I did have some extenuating circumstances along the way.

My thread 'another SS1 rebuild' is, I think still on the forum.

BTW, everything Jim says about sticking the tub in place is correct. There was a particular type of Sikaflex I used but I can't remember which it was atm.

Keep it up, you'll get there and, believe it or not, it IS worth it.



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Post by tomdoc1962 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:35 pm

Hi mikeerf,thankyou for your support. I have owned my ss1 since early 2009 and had a great time driving it for about six months :lol: then one day I had a flat tyre and tried to jack it up, unfortunately the jack continued to rise but my car didn't :shock: . Realised I had a bad case of metalmorphosis :w . Car has been off the road since and completely stripped down, now in the process of rebuilding, like yourself it has taken me approximately 7 years to get to this stage mainly due to unforeseen circumstances. Many thanks, Tommy



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