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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:56 am 
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Take it easy man.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Picture of the front missing. Didn't even have to take radiator out!
Image18950964_1778671278809761_2848147753796345134_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Both front panels for comparison.
Image18921878_1778671512143071_5049095005923653899_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Cut this section from the TX panel.
Image18952678_1778671445476411_8158937236344652578_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Cut a similar smaller bit from the C2 panel.
Image19105496_1778671408809748_436801196004516906_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

TX section on C2 panel.
Image18951345_1778671348809754_1155095037798764251_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Maybe tomorrow I'll trim things so it fits exactly then weld it in.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:37 am 
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Looking good mate

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:24 pm 
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Thanks man!

Trimmed the C2 panel to suit the TX patch and welded it in. Considering it was done with a gas-less mig and my welding is generally crap it came up pretty good.
Image19059265_1780388121971410_7713840978389135968_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Extended the bar bracket cutouts to suit the Gemini bar and hit with some black paint to slow the rust down until I get back to prepping the whole panel for paint.
Image19106073_1780513598625529_8509792765328989390_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Placed it on the front of the car for effect!
Image19059112_1780513668625522_3283860835389428415_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:48 pm 
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Front panel is now welded in.
ImageDSC_0437 (Medium) by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0438 (Medium) by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

I had to cut slits into the outer edges of the inner guard and stretch either side about 5mm to fit around the indicator holes.

Test fitted the guards. There's a little bit of massaging to fit properly but pretty good.
ImageDSC_0439 (Medium) by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr
ImageDSC_0440 (Medium) by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Next thing is to fix all the rust that is covered by the guards then bolt them on.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:11 am 
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Nods approvingly.

Excellent progress.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
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Very good. The falcon is parked close too!

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:05 pm 
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I tackled the rust in the reinforcing section on the drivers side near the windscreen.
Cut the box section off to see how bad it was.
Image19756446_1814373108572911_7098715263431834891_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr
Image19553914_1814373065239582_534632068594610621_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

The plan was to use this box section off the original GEM77A.
Image19657351_1814373038572918_8639046186055589691_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Ended up cutting a section of the engine bay panel out and welded in a piece of GEM77A.
There were a few pin holes in the GEM77A box section which were welded up and then it was welded to the car.
The sill section that sits under the guard only had surface rust, which is amazing, so a quick sand and painted all the bare metal.
Image19657416_1814372975239591_7068990556395807165_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr
Image19657338_1814372928572929_6352942184025405331_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

The engine bay side will be ground down and smoothed when I do the engine bay.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:32 pm 
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Passenger side today.
It wasn't anywhere near as bad as the drivers side.

But the lower section of the pillar had some small holes.
Image19959332_1824433427566879_5102450242374895828_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Only cut the lower section off as the top is in really good condition and better than the replacement panel.
Image19905378_1824433504233538_1468064946710824345_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

There were a few small holes through to the engine bay and the pillar section under the box was gone. Welded up the holes and welded a section into the pillar then painted everything inside the box.
Welded the new lower box section on.
Image19875173_1824433354233553_2157390470589682404_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Cut the rusty bits off the lower pillar then cleaned out and painted inside.
Welded small patches in then painted everything.
Image19732328_1824433184233570_1448491676769300436_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

Next is to sikaflex all the seams and bolt the guards on.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
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Hey Off topic.

Have you read this thread at all?

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=48535

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
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Yes did hear about it. Cross that bridge when I come to it.
I have copies of everything anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
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One thing I have noticed with the C2 front panel is that it lends itself to having intercooler pipes easily! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
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Did bugger all today as I had to look after Kadyn and fix forum pics.
First there was Imagefuck
Then Photofuckit
and now Flucker!
Fixed some of the missing imageshack pics while I was at it.

I did dig up the guard bolts but only found 2 washers in all my boxes of crap. I'll just have to buy some!

Image20031768_1835062126504009_8934185660584703528_n by Justin Sherwood, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:01 am 
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I really should update this thread so here it is.

Not much since putting the front end on due to pissing about with multiple Suzukis but I did recently pick up C24SE Rodeo gearbox and hopefully getting the engine tomorrow, a Z20LER from an Astra. There are some pics to put up and I will do so if I get time.

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 Post subject: Re: The Kadini coupe!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:29 pm 
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Yes please update it :D

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