My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW parts. HUGE WRITE UP!

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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:02 pm

Finally finished spraying my last wheel. Ive also added the green bolts, really sets them off now. I would have fitted the new Honda CR-V centerwheel caps but they are slightly too big :/ i tried hammering the clips in a bit on one of them, it worked but thwy wouldnt stay on so i might have to resort to refurbishing the caps that came with the wheel and get some Honda stickers put on :(.

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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:40 pm

These are the Honda CR-V center caps i had that are about 5mm too big :/ didnt cost the earth so not worried there.
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Sanded and etch primed the center caps. They must have been electro chome plated from factory because as i rubbed them down i found a thin copper film wrapped around the plastic.
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Received the 2" Honda gel coated stickers the other day.
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Bought a can of Tetroseal silver chrome. I wasnt expecting much at first after the 1st coat but once it came out the can quite thick and fast there was no turning back. Looks amazing, sprays completely different to normal colours. You cant help trying to do a slight dusting coat because this stuff just wont let you.
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Center caps on, wheels finished.
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Um next job is securing the rear bumper. Rear arches need welding and need a plate in the boot where one of the bolt holes for the bumper have rusted through.
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Also going to start making the boot water tight as i keep getting condensation on boot lid and a puddle of water in the spare wheel well and surface rust all around the boot :(.

Has anyone layered their boot lid with some sort of material to stop condensation occuring?
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby gwhoo4t » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:44 pm

Da(15)z wrote:Also going to start making the boot water tight as i keep getting condensation on boot lid and a puddle of water in the spare wheel well and surface rust all around the boot :(.

Has anyone layered their boot lid with some sort of material to stop condensation occuring?


Just a thought - Aldi bargain this Thursday:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/t ... fills-1kg/

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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:49 pm

Thanks Gaz good idea, should be better than a old sock full of rice lol. Just the one you think would be enough? How often would they need to be changed?
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby gwhoo4t » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Haven't got a clue, but I guess it depends on how much condensation you're getting - and why you're getting it. They have refills for sale too, so I guess it's a case of suck it and see, no pun intended :mrgreen:

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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby rodney19890161 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:47 pm

there is a how to on here some were to stop the boot leak all you need is silicon.
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:13 am

Cheers rodney, yes i found the how to the other day about silicon around the white sail locator plugs and the other clips. Also the how to clean the drainge pipes is going to come in very handy. I wil be getting around to this very soon while sorting the boot rust out.
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:33 pm

Got welding done on the rear bumper. Yes its about time i can finally secure my bumper with nut and bolt not cable tie haha. Went round my mates the other day and they got to work on one of the bumper mounting points (as seen in recent post)
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Plates welded and sealed
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Grinding the arches clean ready to weld
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Plate welded and sealed
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Bumper back on but still sagging :(. Maybe i didnt hammer the bar straight enough.
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This is the state or surface and deep rust in the boot at the moment. Just got to wire brush and grind to clear it up and weld plates if any turn into hole
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:O Big whole found!
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Another 2 holes found and thats the last of them.
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Used a whole tin of Tetroseal on the boot and it wasnt put on sparingly haha. Make sure the surface is completely dry before attempting to put any of this on as i found out in the corners it wouldnt stick properly.
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby richie13 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:35 pm

Car is coming on great
Don't you just love rust I had one bit of rust on my del-sol about 1inch long but on my mini had to put a hole new floor and still
Can't wait to see it finish
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks Richie. I hate rust :/. The car has gone now dude I found more rust underneath the car. 2 spots about 12"x4" and gone through most of the chassis so I started ripping the kit of so I wouldn't put it back together again lol. It took so long just to get to the stage it was at and just seemed it was going to take just as long to finish the engine was on the way out too. Another Sol gone :(
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby SiR_chris » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:39 pm

Ah no have you got another?
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Re: My frankenstein Sol -Jap, blue oval rust bag and VW part

Postby Da(15)z » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:31 pm

No I haven't got another one was tempted. One of the boys near me has a sol too and he was trying to convince me to get another Sol :) lol but I think I'm leaning towards a newer car now. The sol has been a learning curve.
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