Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Errol62 wrote: Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:53 pm The usual cancer. Remind me why we love these cars again?


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Nostrovya to that cobber 8 ) 8 )

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Hi Rob;
Yes there is a fair bit to do to bring Franks Bride back to life not to mention the roof is being changed as well :roll:
I think it took me 2 years to repair Frank but this is far worse and you are right I will need all those parts I think, I have sent you a PM mate.
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Well after a couple of busy months of weekends doing family stuff :roll: and my right knee replacement coming good :clap: I was able to get into my workshop this weekend and start the laborious task of drilling out spot welds and cutting out rust :gasp:
Decided to start on the drivers side back floor as it was the worst and I need to get strength back into the floors before tacking the dash and roof replacements :shifty: :shifty: :wtf:
As you can see this is just swiss cheese and so thin its like tissue paper
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Did a rough cut out before turning the rotiss back so the wagon was flat again and I can lay the floor pan flat.
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When I opened up the rear chassis rail (you can see it had a hole in it anyway) it was full of rust and of course garnet from the blasting, I'm sure it wont be the last place I find this stuff.

No going back now, but I do question myself a lot :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Good work Neil. I see that you have lots of unique tool holders under there.
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Good to see you getting stuck in Neil. I reckon Thompson chassis in Traralgon are making those sections under the rear seat.


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Errol62 wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:27 pm Good to see you getting stuck in Neil. I reckon Thompson chassis in Traralgon are making those sections under the rear seat.


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I believe he may have already relieved EKmart of one .... :wink:
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Yes EK Mart is the store that just keeps on giving, Jack Daniels seems to go there a lot :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The cut that I got does have a lot of bits I’m going to be able to use but the driver’s side does have a hole in the under seat area so I may have to get one of those pieces or become inventive :shock:
I had a look at Thomason’s site looks like they do some good stuff.

What would be the best thing to treat the rust inside the chassis rails with?? They are narrow and I don’t have a blaster.
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I have cut 3/4” holes in the top of the box section and got the pressure washer drain snake and even the garden hose in there. Also a length of thick wire with bends running in and out to loosen any scale. Areas I could reach from repair holes I cleaned and phosphoric acid converter treated. Eventually I virtually flooded the whole thing with fisholene. Best done after paint perhaps.


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Cheers Clay thanks for that I will give the phosphoric acid converter a go and hen fish oil when finished.

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