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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:21 pm

Finally finished the inner arch the welding is not that pretty combination of galvanised panels and upside down welding but it’s strong and once the seam sealer and under seal is applied it won’t notice plus it’s underneath onto the rear xmember next then down the other side
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:22 pm

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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Bob » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:57 pm

Looks solid, well done.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:59 pm

Some photos or the rear xmember going to cut out completely have had a complete panel made by a mate don’t understand why people don’t get their bongos undersealed as soon as they are imported the background rust looks quite bad but it’s not really it will cut back then a good dose of converter then underseal
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Allans » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:17 pm

You're making a big difference! 👍
Luckily there aren't many that are beyond repair.
This is a rear crossmember. The tow bar ripped off it. I removed and replaced it, prepped the rest of the underside and undersealed.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:38 pm

Looks nasty it seems a weird set up at the back with osr bumper mount nicely part of the chassis leg but near side is part of the xmember might alter it a bit if it’s not too much ag
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Allans » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:43 pm

The original crossmembers are only spot welded. Bongos were not originally designed to tow, so worth strengthening.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Virtually finished the rear xmember but will be putting a tow bar on it and didn’t like the design so I made a copy of the osr mount which is an extension of the chassis leg took a lot more time but worth it in the end I’ll probably have fun with the exhaust but at least the tow bar won’t fall of
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Re: The Rust Directory

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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:47 pm

Onto the os front now almost all round the bongo now
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:43 pm

Pretty much finished ns front inner and outer sill will start os tomorrow
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Bob » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Coming on a treat. =D>
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:32 pm

Finally finished the welding I’ve been pretty much all around the bongo so it’s integrity has been restored and improved in one area. Now to de scale the surface rust in the rear section I did buy a shot blaster with vacuum for this task but have gone back to old school manual grinding as the blasting is painfully slow then I can get on with finishing the transplant the last photo shows the nsr chassis leg extension to match osr for tow bar mounting.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by willow2u » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:33 pm

Sorry 2nd photo is tow bar mount