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Author Ed's Corsa B - Updated 05-06-2010 - P49
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19th Dec 05 at 15:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Finally got round to re-doing a few bits of bodywork on the Corsa... All the pictures are located in my garage, though I will be posting a few as I go along.

Here's how it looks at the minute:



There are various little cracks and things in the bodywork like these:




As well as that nothing seemed to fit right:



Also a certain bodyshop left it's mark on the car by bodging a lot of things on it:




So yesterday I wheeled her into my brand new workshop (Thanks Dad!) to get set working on the problems...




I shortly found out later that all the bodywork had far, far too much easy sand filler on it, but underneath everything was properly bonded and fibreglassed. So instead on completely re-doing everthing I made the decision to remove all the filler and re-skim the work using far, far less filler. This will hopefully not crack as easily, but only time will tell...





Once I was done sanding everything I fibreglassed over (with real chopped strand fibreglass and resin) the holes and low spots on the metal and fibreglass, trying not to get anything on the plastic arches. I managed to do that in most places apart from the end of the sideskirt. However I did put in four self tapping screws into the end of the sideskirt to prevent movement and cracks.



I'm just waiting for the resin to dry now so I can sand off the excess and get skimming, sanding, priming and saning again. I sould hopefully have this side done by today...

More images located here:

http://www.corsasport.co.uk/board/garage.php?action=usergarage&owner=ed&carid=4022



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good work

wish i knew the first thing about car body work
Adge
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cool mate, any chances planned? or just repairs
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Cool. Like seeing people giving things a go themselves
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quote:
Originally posted by Adge
cool mate, any chances planned? or just repairs
Repairs mainly, and a bit of a smoothing mission too. Loosing the door handles. Oh and possibly a slight bad boy on the boot.
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nice! cant wait see it all dun!
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bet its nice working inside somewhere like that.
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looking good mate. seeing this makes me want to do something to my car but it hasnt been on the road since its had a full respray going to start work on a project fiesta once my engine is sorted
looks like you are making a good tidy job
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quote:
Originally posted by Matty G
Cool. Like seeing people giving things a go themselves


We do all our own work on cars, so you 'like' me

Seriously though, ed, looks good, will you be painting it yourself or will that be handed over to a bodyshop?

nice car BTW
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Yea, it's great working in a lovely light workshop. It's soon to have a painted flor, extractor fan, 50 litre compressor and work bench fitted in...

I'm off to go sand the resin down on the fibreglass and to get skimming the work in a min, will hopefuly have a few more pictures of it all later on today.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jamie Walby
quote:
Originally posted by Matty G
Cool. Like seeing people giving things a go themselves


We do all our own work on cars, so you 'like' me

Seriously though, ed, looks good, will you be painting it yourself or will that be handed over to a bodyshop?

nice car BTW
A friend of mine is going to be painting the car for me, but I'm going to get him to teach me how to spray so I can give the interior plastics and other things a go later on next year...

I will hopefully have the exterior fininshed by Max Power 2006

I want this car completely fininshed for PVS...
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fair play to you mate
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really, really cool.
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Nice little workshop mate, good luck with it all!
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got a bit done after i left then

nice one dude.. bet you were dead cold
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Who did the work before?
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Midas styling
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or (un)styling as the case may be
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quote:
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Midas styling


that name sends a cold shudder down lots of peoples spines
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yesh we need Ian to make corsasport flash thunder and lightening everytime the name is mentioned.
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i wish i had balls to do sumit like this to my car good on ya fella, the closest of got to playin with fibreglass in watchin my mate make a tv screen holder an repairin bumpers,

think the old doorcard pods are on the cards as im dyin to give it a go
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i think Midas was pot look on what day as work on my car was mint.

BUT we just got the Nova Pickup in for all its work and thats the worst workmanship i have ever seen, i am cutting into 3" of fiberglass in some places rather want make it out of matel and skim with FB and Filler they where making the car out of Fiberglass

will get some pics so you can all have a laught
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like the home made body shop cant wait to see it when it's finished
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quote:
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will get some pics so you can all have a laught


Cool
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well done for avina go defo worth doing it urself if u can.


this shocks me tho form wot the last bodyshop did

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