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  1. otipoiss

    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:
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Hello, time has passed but i thought I'd give a little update to this thread here. As one might notice, Estonian winters have pretty much destroyed the body shell. I had no practical experience with sheet metal before this project, slowly I'm beginning to learn now. I know the patches don't look too well finished, but this is the limit of mi skills at the moment. The struggle is real, limited set of tools and time makes it sometimes difficult to even find motivation. Maybe next year I have it all patched up.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    I have removed most of the interior, hoped to get further by now but thats how it is. Any ideas what this might mean?
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Hello again, since I didn't find a buyer for the car, I'm going to try and repair it completely. It will be a slow process with the intention of learning, DIY and anger management . If there is any interest I could keep updating this thread.
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    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    Some recent photos.
  14. otipoiss

    Estonian Ascona C Irmscher 88'

    -25 degrees celsius, old halfdead battery, but this thing starts :)
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