ZX Volcane Sold - getting fixed up

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Davie Try Shiply for a courier quote - haven't used them personally but have heard good things.
Alternatively, I work in Aberdeen, if I can fit the door in the back of my Impreza (sorry) I'd happily pick it up and make a trip to Macduff, or meet you halfway. Small thanks for the amusement your blog has provided me over the years :)

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I'm in Aberdeen on average once every two weeks anyway. I've started getting things delivered to my brother, but not big stuff, he is 18 floors up in a tower block lol.

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CitroJim wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 08:27
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...

What is diesel? :rofl2:

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CitroJim wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 13:18
Thanks Alasdair, I will do :) You can then teach me the [welding] art and that will be excellent :)
Quite happy to PM you a copy of my 'Learning to Weld' notes Jim. It was a lengthy process for me, but I 'got there'.

Part of the difficulty I had is there's a lot of mis-information out there, and people on Youtube welding beads on half inch thick steel (irrelevant)

.... but, as with most things, there is some really good stuff out there.

Photos also available, but there is such a thing as 'too much information'

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Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 21:28
CitroJim wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 13:18
Thanks Alasdair, I will do :) You can then teach me the [welding] art and that will be excellent :)
Quite happy to PM you a copy of my 'Learning to Weld' notes Jim. It was a lengthy process for me, but I 'got there'.



Thank you sir, that would be appreciated :D Email me rather than PM as I don't 'do' PMs ;)

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Well, that is the "shaped part spotted into place, time to clean it up and get to the flat bits.
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That's looking excellent Alasdair :)

A proper job =D>

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I will run a bead of weld once all the other parts are spotted into the correct position. The inside edges and small inside plate by the subframe will test my yoga skills :)

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I was wondering what that long thing was on the left. Then I realised it's the earth clamp! :rofl2:
Is that under the pedals, or t'other end? :eh:

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nice job, that's the back of that one 'broken' :)

I guess it proved most practical to work from the outside rather than the inside?

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@ demag:
The bottom of the right side front wheel arch and the short section of the chassis rail/cross member behind it. Also extends on the inside edge of the chassis rail under the fuel lines to just short (thankfully) of the subframe mounting area.

@ Pug:
No penetration through the double skin so the footwell skin is intact.

I am very lucky it is so localised, as I said, another 6-12 month and I would have sold it on as spares/project or scrapped it

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Yes I thought that area. Is there any more rot apart from that already outlined Alasdair?

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All clear, which is nice and reportedly very unusual for a ZX of this age :)
Some areas of underseal have taken a hammering and are breaking down so I have to do some dirty work on that for preventative reasons and I think a good Dinatrol injection into the box sections and double skin areas would be advantageous for the long term as I am sure there are areas "inside" that need it now.

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Thanks for that Sticky, I've not welded a floor as yet and wasn't aware that they're double skinned.

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Most modern late 80/90's car onward are I think.