Loading...

quantumowners@googlegroups.com

[Prev] Thread [Next]  |  [Prev] Date [Next]

RE: [Quantum Owners] Re: bulkhead refurb update stage 2 begins Ken Needham Sun Feb 19 10:00:11 2012

Hans, you could try RIVNUTs, They work well in fibreglass and are available in 
stainless as well as ally regardsKen
 > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [Quantum Owners] Re: bulkhead refurb update stage 2 begins
> Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:36:30 +0100
> 
> I used a soda blaster like this - all rust gone
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Lb-Portable-Soda-Blaster-/320849370056?pt=Sanders_Sandblasters&hash=item4ab41cdbc8
> 
> hans
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "jin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Quantum Owners Group" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:19 PM
> Subject: [Quantum Owners] Re: bulkhead refurb update stage 2 begins
> 
> 
> today's jobs
> 
> started to clean up the chassis at the rear,
> unbolted the steering rack as the bolts ans washers looked a bit
> tatty, lo and behold my worst suspicions were confirmed in that the
> one vertical mounting tube was half full of water! probably since
> there is nothing actually sealing the interior to the elements but
> nothing actually allowing any accumulating water to leave either,
> worryingly I've not got any aspect of the car wet for 4 months so god
> knows how long this has been sitting there it certianly didnt taste
> too nice when i blew it out with conpressed air, i drained the rest by
> drilling the base and flushing with solvent, I've tapped the hole M6
> to plug it once I've worked out a good way to seal the tube and bolt
> holes
> 
> http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/18022012035.jpg
> 
> then it was just a case of stripping the rust and paint back, it was
> concerning as to how easy the original paint flaked off with just a
> rudimentary scrub with a hand held wire brush, its a wonder its
> survived this long, but the progress has been good
> 
> http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/18022012039.jpg
> http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/18022012040.jpg
> http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/18022012041.jpg
> http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/18022012042.jpg
> 
> the bulk of the rust removal was done with one of these
> 
> http://www.frost.co.uk/automotive-cleaning-tools/stripping-disc-for-angle-grinder.html
> 
> really effective cuts and removes rust really well, i even tested it
> on my finger just to check!
> 
> as you can see its pitted quite a bit so ill rely on the acid to
> remove the last bits of rust from them but its all going to plan,
> looks soo shiny its gonna be a shame to paint it
> 
> quick question, can anybody tell me exactly how to space the steering
> rack so i can make proper spacers? a sensible person would have
> measured it before unbolting it, i thought it would be obvious but it
> looks like it would need spacing both sides to be even?
> 
> On Dec 30 2011, 2:40 pm, jin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > update
> >
> > ive removed the pop rivets and P clips that held the brake pipes on,
> >
> > http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/DSC02331.jpg
> >
> > they didn't fit too well and the pop rivets didn't go through the
> > bulkhead so only served to swell out the fiberglass and let water and
> > dirt in, evidenced by the dirt that had crept within the hole around
> > the rivet, i chamferd the holes to remove the contaminated fiberglass
> > and gelcoted from the outside with a thin layer
> >
> > http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/DSC02333.jpg
> >
> > then filled the rear with slow set araldite to seal the join and
> > hopefully put a bit more strength back in
> >
> > http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/DSC02336.jpg
> >
> > the tape is just to stop it running out and keep it smooth
> >
> > cut out the first hole for my cable glands, i found a cone step drill
> > very handy for enlarging holes (I'm using one of my extra? servo mount
> > holes that were drilled but unused?) since they locate and don't
> > wander about ripping the gel coat like normal twist drills, only thing
> > to do is drill both sides sins the steps are shallow,
> >
> > http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/DSC02332.jpg
> >
> > tapped it out to the right size
> >
> > and sealed the fiberglass with araldite resin and wound the gland in
> >
> > http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/jindal/DSC02335.jpg
> >
> > then gave a wipe round the inside with more resin just to be sure,
> > these should be very water proof now, this one will be for the wiper
> > motor
> >
> > as for the brake pipes, I'm not too sure how I'm going to secure the P
> > clips, I'm not going to use pop rivets fore sure, i may drill a few
> > holes and tap a thread then wind in a stainless stud with araldite to
> > seal unless anyone knows a batter way?
> >
> > cheers for any info
> 
> -- 
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
> "Quantum Owners Group" group.
> To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To unsubscribe from this group, send email to 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> For more options, visit this group at 
> http://groups.google.com/group/quantumowners?hl=en
> 
> IMPORTANT NOTE: All information presented herewith is provided on an "As Is" 
> basis, without warranty or the implication thereof. Neither the Quantum 
> Owners Club nor the individuals associated with the Quantum Owners Club or 
> in the preparation of the above information shall have any liability to any 
> person or entity with respect to liability, loss, or damage caused or 
> alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained 
> within this or related message(s).
> 
> 
> -- 
> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
> "Quantum Owners Group" group.
> To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> For more options, visit this group at 
> http://groups.google.com/group/quantumowners?hl=en
> 
> IMPORTANT NOTE: All information presented herewith is provided on an "As Is" 
> basis, without warranty or the implication thereof. Neither the Quantum 
> Owners Club nor the individuals associated with the Quantum Owners Club or in 
> the preparation of the above information shall have any liability to any 
> person or entity with respect to liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged 
> to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained within this 
> or related message(s).
                                          

-- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Quantum Owners Group" group.
To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
For more options, visit this group at 
http://groups.google.com/group/quantumowners?hl=en

IMPORTANT NOTE: All information presented herewith is provided on an "As Is" 
basis, without warranty or the implication thereof. Neither the Quantum Owners 
Club nor the individuals associated with the Quantum Owners Club or in the 
preparation of the above information shall have any liability to any person or 
entity with respect to liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be 
caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained within this or 
related message(s).