ZX Volcane Sold - getting fixed up

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Re: ZX Volcane Sold - getting fixed up

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Just so long as it wasn't the Trump "My nuclear button is bigger than your nuclear button" proof!;
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Repair parts formed in sheet steel
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Thin Steel for the body work

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Hammering the shape for the box section in the thick steel was hard work to get an accurate fit. Now the box section is fitted I will trim the rail U section to be a better fit/look better when welded in.

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exactly the same areas as my 'Spares' ZX was rotten in (it probably had rot elsewhere too, but I never bothered to investigate)



a young Jeremy Clarkson was impressed with the ZX back in the day.
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That's looking very good Alasdair :) Just need to apply a bit of metallic glue now ;)

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Naaa, going to use expanding foam and a bit of filler then Shultz the bugger, then flog it to a sucker :)

Yes, my friend up the hill is lending me his MIG set up, better than struggling with a Stick Welder

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Stickyfinger wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 10:18
Yes, my friend up the hill is lending me his MIG set up, better than struggling with a Stick Welder


Definitely a MIG job; a stick welder will jut blow holes in it!

I need to get practising and master the art in readiness for potential welding on Jodie ;)

I have a goal in 2018 to get to grips with both welding and bodywork fettling... Jodie will act as a practice piece for me...

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I have lots of spare steel (thick and thin) here now Jim, get here as early as you can and do some scrap practice.

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Stickyfinger wrote:
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I have lots of spare steel (thick and thin) here now Jim, get here as early as you can and do some scrap practice.


Thanks Alasdair, I will do :) You can then teach me the art and that will be excellent :)

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LOL.....yeh right :)

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Does any of this spare steel include a xantia hatch rear left door to replace mine which has a creases in it before I paint the car? Not really worried about colour, just not rusty or bashed.

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I will have one shortly Davie due to a V6auto Xantia scrapper arriving shortly. God knows (pallet, which I have ?) how to get it to you however.

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Courier?

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Pallet to the depot for pickup might be cheaper ?...I can wrap it as I have a fair amount of bubble wrap here and could put some thin ply to protect it.

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If a price which is reasonable could be found to send it to a couriers Aberdeen depot it may interest me. Most couriers charge a standard price for Aberdeen, then use a random number generator to do the last 45 miles to me, witness the "free uk mainland postage" quoted for a pug 107 engine that turned into a £100 surcharge. Last time I looked I was still on the UK mainland. There is no sea between Aberdeen and Macduff.

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daviemck2006 wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 01:28
Last time I looked I was still on the UK mainland. There is no sea between Aberdeen and Macduff.


Not yet there isn't... Just give global warning a bit of time to get its act together ...

Seriously, could you have it shipped to Aberdeen and then collect it from there perhaps... A bit of diesel may be cheaper than the surcharge and it'll make a nice day out...