Singh's Rocco

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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by Rob-p » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:10 pm

Nice right up! I should be a moderator!

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Day 1

Post by dsingh » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:18 pm

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Thats my first day of work on the car, took the body skirts off and found my wheel arches are rotted pretty badly, i will attempt to cut and weld new arches made by hand, might try creating flared ones or make originals to but the skirts back on. Not sure yet but i am going to strip the car down to the shell so i can do some cleaning and rust repair and cover it in rust protection. I am a novice but i am wanting to test my skills and knowledge and hope to gain alot more in return. luckly for me i bought the car off a close friend who actually owns a car garage and i am allowed to use it to restore my car. Only going to be finding the time to do this at the weekend so its going to be long project so bare with me and follow closely as i will try to update on a weekly basis.

Recap:
Front bumper is off. (that took some effort, certain shows that this car is built like a tank, not like these modern day cars)
Headlights are off.
Front and side body skirts are off. (revealed alot of rust on wheel arches)
Bonnet is off
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Day 2

Post by dsingh » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:00 pm

Beginning of Day 2, its only on 3 axle stands now resting on something more solid other than the wishbones.
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Started from the back this time to remove more stuff, so thats the rear lights comming off.
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Rear bit of Exhaust snapped off as it was rusted at the exhaust muffler.
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Knocking off the exhaust resonator then it falls off.
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Trying to prise away exhaust manifold from engine bay.
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Turned the exhaust manifold pipe around to get it out.
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Exhaust manifold now easily pulled out.
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Unplug and unbolted horn assembly.
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Screwing off fuel accumulator rubber pipe from metal pipe going towards engine.
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Now the fuel is pouring out of the tank, was not sure how much was in it.
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Attach pipe to petrol tank pipe to syphon off petrol.
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Syphon off the petrol, must of had a good 4 litres.
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This is the fuel pump and fuel accumulator comming off together.
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Couldnt think of what next to do so i drained the engine oil.
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Taking passenger side rear wheel off.
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Passenger side rear wheel off.
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Front end currently.
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Passenger side wheel arch rust, dont know how i am going to plug this hole.
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Passenger side skirt under door, rusty hole which i think is where the body kit skirt is meant ot secure to.
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Passenger side back body panel near rear wheel arch.
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Rear end currently, i quite like this as it is, looks very racey, redirecting exhaust pipes throught the bumper bracket would look awesome.
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Fuel filler neck was rusted and out now.
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Fuel tank with no fuel filler neck.
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Where the fuel pump and accumulator was.
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Metal Fuel pipes going to engine hanging which are completely rusted and useless.
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The rusted exhaust, see the snapped off Muffler now removed.
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clearer picture of where the exhaust was.
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Again where Exhaust was and the gearbox linkage.
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Empty area under boot where the Muffler was.
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Backend of the car currently.
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Front of the car currently.
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Re: Day 3

Post by dsingh » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:09 pm

Hand Brake assembly current condition, Shoes look newish and drums just need cleaning and cable in good condition.
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Rear axle off at 1st angle.
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Rear axle off at 2nd angle.
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Passenger side view.
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Passenger side rear wheel arch.
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Passenger side rear wheel arch rust.
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Passenger side rear wheel arch rusted away.
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Drivers side rear wheel arch rusted away.
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Fuel cap from inside
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Nice and clean under where the fuel tank was, just like it came out of the factory. Surprisingly enough that there was still fuel in the tank sloshing about but was not able to get it put, it was just trickling out but there was loads still in there so just left it.
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Another view.
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Passenger side rear axle mount rust.
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More passenger side rear axles mount rust.
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Even more of that passenger side rear axles mount rust.
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need i say more about passenger side rear axles mount rust.
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View of under car from the back.
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The rat of a hole on driver side rear axle mount.
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And again.
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Another angle.
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Driver side wheel arch rust.
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Driver side wheel arch rust again.
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Current look of car from the front.
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Had to cut off the brake lines to remove axle. will make new ones.
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Wishbone nuts comming off.
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Current view of the front.
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Wishbone nuts are off.
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Recap:
Rear Wheel bearings off.
Brake Drums of rear wheels off.
Undid the handbrake cables.
Cut the brake lines.
Unscrew the suspension and axle off mounts.
Fuel Breather pipes off and fuel level sensor (i think, some electrical thing plugged into tank) now unplugged from tank.
Tank removed.
Removed remaining parts of Brake pipes from the rear of the car.
making start on removing the front wishbones then steering rack.
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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by Brunty » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:23 pm

Wowee! What are your plans? I hope you can weld :)
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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by The Interceptor » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:53 pm

Cripes!
Can't wait to see what this looks like when finished. :D
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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by dsingh » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:21 am

Its a learning process but i sure we will sort it out and learn a bit of welding on the way. :?

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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by dsingh » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:28 am

Well to be honest i know it was bad from the outset bearing in mind its be sat outside in the GREAT British weather for around 1460 days or roughly 4 years, regardless how bad i am determined to save this Rocco because its a Storm. The breifly scimmed the welding website and that has great trips but at my uncles garage i think they will have people in mind to help with the welding etc... though i will give it a bash myself.

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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by eefy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:28 pm

Fair do's t you mate, thats one hell of a project to cut your teeth with, I applaud you :) cant wait to see the progress on this :)
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Re: Singh's Rocco

Post by dsingh » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:44 am

I cant wait to see it either :D hope i dont rush it just for the sake of finishing :thumbdown: but should be a sweet ride in the end.

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