I am an Activaist-v6 and a 2.1Estateerr

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Re: I am an Activaist-v6 and a 2.1Estateerr

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Just a note.....who cares when they replace it free of charge, life time, no quibble anyway ?
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A little bit of work happened today....

Well that looks horrid....heated and now soaking in penetrant
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Prep work on the V6 (288mm disks) caliper upgrade for the 2ltr TCT Activa
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I had to drill out and re-tap the disk retention screws
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Just out of interest, Alasdair, what's your favoured rust converter / treatment ?
Sadly no longer a C5 owner :(
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Bilt & Hamber 100%
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Can you paint some new wheels for my Trials Land Rover ? he asked......Sure thing I say
Bit of a rush, need them by the weekend he says......Sure thing I say

Then he does this with them !......and no, it is not broken and he drove out of it !....I understand it is called "flex"
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Re: I am an Activaist-v6 and a 2.1Estateerr

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That looks a bit like a skeleton chassis to me -- it's got nobody to go with? :-D
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Nope, Defender....but just the frame, the rest (suspension mounts etc etc) chopped off and new axles, arms, free floating springs etc added.

If it is not having a mud bath he just throws it at rocks and off cliffs......Mad bugger !

All thick wall tube under the body work.....which is green plastic chemical barrels cut to fit and riveted on !
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With the departure of the XM, I am now a diesel free Zone.
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It's quite an easy task to convert an Activa to be powered by a 2.1TD Alasdair ;)

Something to bear in mind when you start to miss this big gap in your automotive life...
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A little bit of AX work needed today.

I spotted a tiny "rust stain" so I thought I would have a look......I stuck in a thin screwdriver......I found two 3mm "pin holes" that were strangely next to each other with no other signs of rot.
I sanded the stone chip away, opened up the holes to make way for a small patch to be made and etched the clean metal ready for welding.

Very strange....
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I reckon the result of a flaw in the metal Alasdair, possibly a bit of slag when it was made...
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Hole is now De-Holed.......wire feed and welder power all set to the lowest setting ...No2 power blew a hole in the AX tin-foil/original thickness of metal :)
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I will zinc prime it, fiber glass putty (waterproof) and "dress" that whilst it is soft to recreate the thickness and texture of the stone-chip coating before putting a primer/colour coat on top...as well as touching up the bare metal earth contact on the jacking tag.
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Good work Alasdair :D
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More work to tidy up the very neglected AX (Daffodil).

When the car was with Jim we noticed some corrosion under the rear window seals (very common as the inner/outer wings have no seal sealer etc).

The lower edges have suffered badly and a small hole had developed ! BUGGER ! I left it WAY to long.

So had I had to get the welder out and stitch in some small runs to rebuild the edge and fill the 1 penny sized hole.....sadly the head discoloured the white a little in one spot near the hole and that was going to show despite the quite wide seals.

Rather than try to match 30 year old white I have gone for the Mk1/GTi "flying roof" look :).....it is easy to cover the damaged paint with satin black.
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Note the use of Viz magazine, some left over Frog and some good old Gaffer tapes....quality bodyshop masking materials :)
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Good work Alasdair, I do like the contrasting black 'Flying Roof' look :D
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