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  1. otipoiss

    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    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.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    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.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    I have indeed. The doors were in when i marked sideskirt holes on the sills.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    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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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Top layer welded on. Effectively it is pretty much the same as the one under it, which was shown on previous pictures, just a tiny bit larger in every measure. Other side needs same treatment, but axle pivot for this side needs to be done first. I don't think I'll ever be able to get these 100% correct and true...
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Ah at least that wont be buggering me anymore. Time for some 3D CAD templates again. (Loving this expression by the Legends at Bad Obsession Motorsport)
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    I was told that Opel Vectra (MK3 Cavalier) shares its whole underside with MK2, so I should have been looking for those bits aswell. Right now I don't even care, seems more interesting to try and reproduce the longitudinal members myself. Some pictures too, winter is giving up slowly. I have managed to source a set of Irmscher wheels for this car. I've wanted these for a long time now and they were an absolute steal. Unfortunately i dont have centercaps, but hoping to find those aswell.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Unfortunately no, I'm just going to try and reproduce those myself aswell. I hope i will manage, thicker sheetmetal is tougher to form.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Slowly stiching it up. At the moment the work has stopped due to too cold weather (-25c).
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Thank you for the information 242! Unfortunately not much developments have taken place with my car. I cant get my hands on the right hand side longitudinal rear chassis leg (or whatever its called). Left one could be ordered still i think, but I asked the shops that Greg linked here for the right hand side - not available. Im still thinking which way to go, the left hand side part on my car could be saved i think, its definately better than the one on the right, but if im supposed to build the right hand side from scratch on my own, then theres not much point on spending any money for the other side.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Hello, some rust has been replaced with metal again. Now, I have a bit of a problem aswell. Maybe someone can be of help here. I need these rear axle parts. I can only get left one from parts store, right hand side is no longer available. Where to look?
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    That needs a replacement part. Other side might be repairable, but the curvatures there are difficult to reproduce from sheet metal, for me atleast. Some curved multi-contour parts at the front of the floor taught that to me. Replacement part is 150 euros i think. Also discovered that the sunroof's front edge side of roof is rotten. Weird , im definetly going to inspect the sunroof closely as its already off the car. Any advices? Also, are there any pictures of inner sills on a factory car? I have a feeling that they should be spotwelded to outer sill, would be happy to be sure. Some kind of repair manual maybe has this kind of information. Could anything be read from it's VIN?
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    I'm using regular MIG, with CO2 mix. Tall beads speak of my inexperience. Sometimes it's a pain to weld to the old metal that just melts away. First step was blasting the thing with glass particles. But that only took off the rust, it just bounced off the rubbery material that was used to cover the underside of the car. That I have removed using wire wheel on an angle grinder, alot of time has gone into this and im not even finished, 3 wheel arches still to go. Actually I was wrong, the first step was to finish off someones rotisserie project, this was used for blasting aswell. Saved alot of time and money. Some more pictures: