Sunday, 25 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Today I peeled out the sealer along the whole joint, this revealed there was surface rust along the whole joint. I sanded the rust back to metal using emery glued to a scraper, the rust had extended round into the door shut, then I blew away all the dust and applied sume Hammerite cure rust.
Next problem is on the crease line of the passenger door, again it looks as though the paint has cracked, allowing moisture in. I sanded back the rust and applied cure rust.
Would have done more, but the shower head broke in the house giving me an excuse for a trip to Beccles Homebase and back. Too cold for the hood down.
Have a few more areas to tackle next week. In the meantime I will have to look for some painters in this area.
First thing was to remove old rusty brake pipes, brake pads, and handbrake cable and discard, then remove the rear cover and check operation, the diff feels ok, very little play in crown wheels and pinions, half shafts also have no play in them, the oil was quite dirty but expected in a 20+ year old axle. Wondering if to just refill with clean oil or give it a wash out with petrol or paraffin first?
I started to clean the rear cover with a wire wheel on the angle grinder, then gave it a coat of rust cure. Just this one part took around an hour to clean up, so I will investigate a local shot blaster for the rest of the axle, making sure breather is plugged first, I cant face all that wire brushing.