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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon19 Nov 2010 23:50
Just picked one up yesterday. Needs a total resto. Anyone partaken in one who knows the pitfalls?
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
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Bonneville (01-08)


icon19 Nov 2010 23:55
Haven't you got enough on your plate without adding more crap?
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 00:01
Thanks for the kind words Paul.:lol::lol::lol:

Bought it for her m8. Gives me some peace and quiet. She can't moan about me being in the garage now. I'll just tell her I'm working on hers.:lol::lol::lol::lol:
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Boycie
Winterdown,
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Speed Triple T509


icon20 Nov 2010 00:15
These guys did a nice job ... good build pics in the gallery49

http://www.race-taxi.ch/indexx.htm

and in action ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKV9PVHw2...
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 00:15
Boycie:
These guys did a nice job ... good build pics in the gallery49

http://www.race-taxi.ch/indexx.htm

and in action ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKV9PVHw2...

That is one sick ride. Not quite as I had planned tho. She'd kill it.:lol:
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red baron
n\w london,
United Kingdom

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Daytona T595


icon20 Nov 2010 07:59
i have a friend who rebuilt one or two in the past - owns his own repair and paint shop
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Bugsy
Vienne (86),
France

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icon20 Nov 2010 08:37
Give Luke a ring at my old garage.

http://garyangellracing.co.uk/

He will be able to help you.:thumbup:

Gary.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 09:38
Thanks BB, some nice work going on there, I am going to restore it myself just wondering if anyone on here has done one and what I should and shouldn't do.
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~EARL~
gods country wales,
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icon20 Nov 2010 10:22
exup watch campervan crisis on discovery that should highlight the pitfalls

oh and


:worthless:




i'd quite like a camper meself
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 11:44
She's a rotter but has potential. I think I used Tim's camera btw.:lol:
Scuse the s!$% pic. iPhone camera and darkness don't mix.

http://www.triumphtorque.com/media/file/...
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Malcolm
Lancashire,
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Daytona 955i (02)


icon20 Nov 2010 11:46
Bought a T25 earlier this year but didn't really gell with it, sold it on to fellow T595er Dom,who is loving it.

Campervan crisis is indeed an excellent series(you can get it on DVD) but it will probably put you off !

My mate imported a T2 from California , probably the only way to get a rust free one.

Blooming flip !

just seen the photo ... you're a very brave man !

LOL
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 11:48
My m8 has just finished restoring a 1969 splittie from Cal. It was rust free and just wanted minor work before painting. Stunning bus.

Lol @ mal
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~EARL~
gods country wales,
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icon20 Nov 2010 12:45
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1962-VW-SPLIT-SCRE...



how fecking much :speechless:
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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Tiger Explorer


icon20 Nov 2010 12:51
Seems about the going rate..........................not.

But a splitty well restored is worth what the mug of a buyer is prepared to pay.
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John Nelson
Coventry,
United Kingdom

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Speedmaster


icon20 Nov 2010 13:56
I passed one on a trailer up the M6 earlier today - looked like someone had bought a project.

Very faded and a bit rusty with a very old faded Arizona plate!


FFS people ship this junk halfway round the world to pour work and money into. :lol::lol::lol:
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Bugsy
Vienne (86),
France

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icon20 Nov 2010 18:31
The last one I did, bare-metal restoration.

I owned it for ten years.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p211/...
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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Tiger Explorer


icon20 Nov 2010 18:34
I know of a splittie going cheap.

This one is ultra rare as it has a sliding side door. Rumour has it that it was a show model and therefore possibly a pre-production as it was just before the bay window came out.
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Grand Pa
The seaside,
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Sprint ST (02-04)


icon20 Nov 2010 18:50
Iv'e done a few in years gone by & found you can buy pretty much all the parts on the net, you will need replacement panels for just about everywhere except the roof. if you take the side windows out & replace the rubbers you'll need to soak them in boiling water to soften them & put a couple of hours aside just to fit them :sad:
Good luck your gonna need it :thumbup:
hope you can weld :blush:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon20 Nov 2010 19:59
Ta guys, BB that looks sweet and a testament to your work that it lasted 10 years.:thumbup:

P@, I will be getting new rubbers all round when it's done as I don't want to spoil a nice job with s!$%ty rubbers. Thanks for the advice.
Fretty Merckx:
I know of a splittie going cheap.

This one is ultra rare as it has a sliding side door. Rumour has it that it was a show model and therefore possibly a pre-production as it was just before the bay window came out.


How cheap is cheap Fret? Too late for me tho.
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ollie
dorset,
United Kingdom

Posts: 2,917
Daytona T595


icon20 Nov 2010 20:09
my brothers got an ok t25 and hes doing a bay window now.makes what youve bought look immaculate12 as been said though you can get all the repair panels. although it adds up to alot in parts youve got something that will be worth some money and atleast hold its value when done49
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Big AL
Darn Sarf,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 955i (99-01)


icon20 Nov 2010 22:16
Fretty Merckx:
Seems about the going rate..........................not.

But a splitty well restored is worth what the mug of a buyer is prepared to pay.


Well restored is the key word.. All versions of the Transporter are well loved , and hold money like no other ..

Ive got a 2007 kombi at the moment , but if i was in the market for a Camper / dayvan , I would rather put my hard earned into a Classic splitty , than a mid 1990,s Talbot Express conversion for same the outlay ..........
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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Tiger Explorer


icon20 Nov 2010 22:28
I've always wanted the one with the roof windows
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon21 Nov 2010 15:59
Well folks, I collected my new project (well, the wifes lol) this morning. It's a little disconcerting towing a vehicle home with an 'A'frame when you check your mirrors and the vehicle looks like it's trying to overtake you weaving back and fore. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, here she is. What you guys think? Not the worse excuse for a bus out there hey.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/ex...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/ex...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/ex...

and the worse part of the van,
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y148/ex...
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon21 Nov 2010 16:00
Do you come from a land down under?
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon29 Mar 2018 22:46
Can't believe it's been over 7 years since buying this and aside from today's 4 hours of welding work, it hasn't had the welding torch near it for almost 5 years!!!
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon29 Mar 2018 22:55
No need to use a welding torch, a can of petrol and a lighter would work.:smirk::lol:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
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Daytona 675


icon29 Mar 2018 23:15
:tongueout:

It'll probably catch fire at some point anyway Dave, either when I welding or when I take the insurance money!:lol:
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----KK----
West SX / London,
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icon29 Mar 2018 23:40
:smirk::thumbup:
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon30 Mar 2018 18:40
Good thing with older vehicles like the T2 is you can get right down to the bare shell pretty quickly compared to modern s***e with a million miles of wiring and ecu's etc.
I was actually thinking of doing a resto myself at some point and have been researching different routes to tackle it . Nowadays you can get the whole vehicle blasted ( Nick might be able to advise there ) and you can see exactly what you are looking at . There are also good bare metal protectors (far better than plain Shultz ) available now which may be a tad expensive but will pay dividends later on .
I think you may be spending more money and time than it's (financially) worth but that's not the point though , is it ?
I'll personally find it interesting though :thumbup:

Here's the job being done properly , imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAv6Xw9U...
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon30 Mar 2018 20:06
Cheers dude. Just picking away at the rot and replacing it with new fresh metal. Got a few jacking points and outriggers replaced over the last 2 days and repaired one of the front chassis members.

/media/file/133798.aspx

/media/file/133799.aspx

/media/file/133800.aspx

/media/file/133801.aspx
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Paolo
Kent,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon31 Mar 2018 13:58
I have a '68 karmann ghia, so know a fair bit about VW's.,
Check out https://www.thesamba.com/vw
Theres everything you would ever need to know there.
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon31 Mar 2018 14:11
Exuptoy:
Cheers dude. Just picking away at the rot and replacing it with new fresh metal. Got a few jacking points and outriggers replaced over the last 2 days and repaired one of the front chassis members.

Have you got shares in Red Bull :lol::lol: ?

The way you are doing it is much cheaper than a full resto , which is what I thought you were planning . The only problem I see is that if you do "just enough" you will end up forever having to work on tackling rust . Not good if you're keeping it , but if you're thinking of selling it you may get a decent profit if it looks tidy enough :thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon31 Mar 2018 15:58
Cheers lads.

Mach, it is what it is matey. It's no californian import so will always have its value which will never be mega bucks. Picked it up 7 years ago for £850 so irrespective it'll always be worth more but it'll be a losing battle keeping it long term.

Today's instalment.

These parts are quite flimsy (read s!$% quality) which meant lining up as I went.

Working towards the rear corner next, a couple of repairs then it can go back on its wheels. :smile:

/media/file/133804.aspx

/media/file/133803.aspx

/media/file/133802.aspx
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Mach 1
Durham,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon31 Mar 2018 21:42
I've been a bit confused until I realised the original post was 2010 :lol::lol::blush:.
Was thinking you had picked it up a couple of days ago and had it stripped and on it's side in 48hrs hence the Red Bull comment :thumbup:.
It's a daunting task taking on something like that but as you say , it is realistically never going to lose money , especially for the price you paid for it . Classic car prices have gone mental in the last few years , even if you just left it you wouldn't lose out :thumbup: .

And I still say you've got reserves of energy to get involved :smile::thumbup:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon31 Mar 2018 22:04
:lol: Ah, ok!

It's been sat here in the way for far too long, so this week I decided I was gonna put it on the bay, I went up the garage to stick its wheels back on and get it turned over onto its rubber and started cleaning off the bus as its become a large shelf and decided I could perform a small repair and improve things and all of a sudden I have the bug (not the best choice of word, its a bus not a bug) and I'm enjoying it once again.:thumbup:
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bollockscatweasel
Awaywiththefairies,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,341
Sprint RS (00-01)


icon01 Apr 2018 09:44
I was chatting to a chap last summer who'd just pulled up in a very tidy vw camper.
He'd fitted a Subaru engine in his. :smile:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon01 Apr 2018 09:59
I know, nuts isn't it. I'm a sucker for originality though, I also have brand new pistons, pots, heads and a carb here.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
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Daytona 675


icon01 Apr 2018 20:02
Only went up the garage between 4-6, had a bit of a tidy up then mixed up equal parts of Epoxy Mastic 121 and brushed it onto the fresh primer. I know it should be applied onto bare metal but I already used etch primer so hoping it should be ok.

/media/file/133809.aspx

/media/file/133810.aspx

/media/file/133811.aspx
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yorkybar
Quickborn,
Germany

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Tiger 800XC


icon03 Apr 2018 09:02
Lyn, please keep us updated with pics,I still think its amazing what you take on as I said I envy your talent.:thumbup:
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

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America (02->)


icon03 Apr 2018 10:28
Exuptoy:
Only went up the garage between 4-6, had a bit of a tidy up then mixed up equal parts of Epoxy Mastic 121 and brushed it onto the fresh primer. I know it should be applied onto bare metal but I already used etch primer so hoping it should be ok.

/media/file/133809.aspx

/media/file/133810.aspx

/media/file/133811.aspx


Lyn, where or how to you have the space for all your projects, especially as this one is more space consuming than your bike projects.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon03 Apr 2018 14:16
Thank you lads, it's nice to know the threads are being read and maybe even appreciated. Regarding the garage is 33ft x 13 (ish). Admittedly with the bus in there it can get a bit tight but it's been in there for almost 8 years now so I'm used to it. There is a space in front of it for a bike on a stand and room to get around it and when the bikes are mobile they just about go along side it with room to work.
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
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Thunderbird Sport (98-00)


icon03 Apr 2018 14:28
if I open my garage door things fall out....:tongueout: hell if I open my House front door things fall out:cry:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon03 Apr 2018 15:51
:lol:

I forgot, along side the free space there is a partition wall with a workshop the other side, not that big or organised but there's a big metal bench with a vice for bashing things :lol: and a 10 ton press and 100ltr compressor in there.
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yorkybar
Quickborn,
Germany

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Tiger 800XC


icon04 Apr 2018 09:00
yep, you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Andy
Newbury,
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icon04 Apr 2018 12:16
~Bluelabel~:
if I open my garage door things fall out....:tongueout: hell if I open my House front door things fall out:cry:


I do hope this is not some sort of euphemism ........ and before you reply, I don't think we need to know if it is :smirk::lol:
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~Bluelabel~
The Shades, Ongar,,
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Thunderbird Sport (98-00)


icon04 Apr 2018 14:48
I say....:lol:
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Daytona 675


icon05 Apr 2018 22:50
Had to fill in around the torsion bar before going any further.

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...and coated to avoid flash rust.

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and made a start on the last section on the nearside.

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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 15,285
Daytona 675


icon06 Apr 2018 16:08
Decided to remove the rear hub assy and clean & paint some bits. Already looking better but loads to do. Once the last section of chassis is done I can concentrate on the beam then.

https://postimg.org/image/gkppawd4l/

Inside of the drum looking a bit tired though. Need to order some bits.

https://postimg.org/image/5l4hzb251/
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 15,285
Daytona 675


icon07 Apr 2018 17:06
Stripped off the drive shaft and back plate earlier and found a tub of Bilthamber Deox C I had purchased when I had the Mini but forgot about.

This stuff mixes 1 part powder to 19 parts warm water and just leave your rusty bits to soak overnight. For bad rust you can do 1:4.

I decided to drop in a load of bits like the brake seperators and bolts etc along with the hub assy and only half the back plate to see the difference. I'll do the other half tomorrow along with the drum. I also stuck in the rear shoe backing plates but only submerged half as a comparison.

https://postimg.org/image/6xd5meb4n/

This was only after 1 hour in the solution and no rust agitation!

https://postimg.org/image/k2snrxrzb/

This was after a flash over with the wire wheel!

https://postimg.org/image/inr337j6f/

Best thing is you can save the solution a keep reusing it until it turns black!
My stuff is back in the bucket until tomorrow.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 15,285
Daytona 675


icon08 Apr 2018 19:13
Got my tubs emptied and cleaned off. Happy enough but it's not the most amazing outcome. Cleaned off the back plate and stuck it in the solution for another evening, it also needs a repair. I may get a new part yet. Be a shame to spoil an otherwise nice job. We'll see.

https://postimg.org/image/dr4nvopsb/

https://postimg.org/image/pg8njn917/

Brake arms look ok and once given a coat of satin black will be ok.

https://postimg.org/image/ips6a81az/

Hub looks ok and wil be fine once it's had some paint.

https://postimg.org/image/f668kf6az/

Bolts cleaned up pretty well. Look at my flower pot underneath, no coating left on it!!!

https://postimg.org/image/szul9g417/

Remember that brake shoe?

https://postimg.org/image/5lmlxiee3/
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