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  1. This is where my english is a bit narrow. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by holds, but I take a guess that you mean all the bolts and bits. All of them were sand or soda blasted and then zinc plated. Unfortunately there are not many (2 as far as I know) companies in Estonia that do plating and the one closer to me had quadrupled its prices. I think its mainly to scare off hobbyists like me.
  2. Some pretty little things. Preparations. Had to replace 3 doors actually, the one I didnt, has been replaced in the past. So there will be no original doors :D
  3. I'm not sure you could call mine i200 as it is not a Swiss car. The car has been sold new in Sweden instead. Good news, I've found better doors for the left side. From my hometown, cost me nearly nothing. Happy about those.
  4. Out of 4 doors 1 seems to be more or less OK. Left side doors are worse than right hand side ones. Long way to go still .
  5. Just to show some signs of life. Made some mistakes with the filler, but hey its my first time. Will redo.
  6. Fuel gauge sender units, are these something that are related to body/tank, or engine, or something else? Earth terminal has rotted away on mine, I think it could be welded back, but the little pipe is the bigger problem here. I dont think these details could be bought anymore...
  7. I dont have much to report other than I accidentally found another set of Ronal Irmschers on sale. The only reason I bought them was the centercaps and a special tool for them. Now i need to find replacement logos for them, mine are all hazy and cracked. Anyone knows where to source these?
  8. Thank you for your kind words and support! Happy new year aswell to everybody! As seen on the pictures, the underside ( and trunk ) has been painted, to a dark grey colour. I've also drawn some circles around some holes. I dont think it would be smart to leave these like this, but cannot recall if they had something in them from the factory or not? Ofcourse i mean only those that are just holes, not the ones meant for bolts.
  9. Still not sure about the boot paint scheme.It seems some parts are white, some are dark grey. Maybe someone has a picture of how it should be done? Im currently thinking of painting the boot and underside of the car at one go, with dark grey.
  10. Took me 4 days to get it all sanded and all the little rust spots removed. At least those i could see. Ive also brushed seam sealer all over the place, which made it look horrible now, but i think another layer of white will not harm anyone. Question aswell. What colour should I paint the underside? I dont think white would be very practical, but if the underside would have been white from the factory then... Another recommendation I got was to do something with the sunroof drainage pipes at the front. From factory they just end at the inside of the sills. No go, I have sealed those completely, the water would have no escape from there. So maybe an attempt to shorten them, continue with softer and smaller diameter pipe/hose, and guide those to the wheel arch?
  11. Painted and covered with stone protection. Im going to add another layer of paint on top of it, that is when im done sanding the inside of the car, and painted that with primers.
  12. Now whats left? Some holes here and there, the roof, and the front apron, but that can be welded on after I've finished the underside. Oh, forgot about few brackets and those welds that need over doing. My idea is to apply all necessary coatings to the underside while the car is still on the rotisserie. Plus maybe to do the brake and fuel lines.
  13. Working on the boot/rear apron. Since my tools are limited to hammers and dollys, and also some bits of wood, the result is nothing near concours quality. But the grooves there are necessary, so they had to be done somehow. I have also ordered new front and rear aprons, hopefully they arrive next week. Some sandblasted and painted bits.
  14. I have indeed. The doors were in when i marked sideskirt holes on the sills.
  15. It probably isn't 100% , thats just something i will have to live with. I just hope that the difference will be hard to notice. Final adjustment to rear axle will most likely require large hammers and violence. 😀
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