24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

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Mish_Mish
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24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:08 am

Working on all the bugs and damage, first few steps are wiring, cooling and body repair.
Some pics below will speak for themselves.

P.S. no more fancy car jack rocker plate.
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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 am

More pics...
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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 pm

You're not taking any chances there, are you...angle iron for the return flange...

That type of rot is pretty typical.

I'm envious of your car, good condition to start with, Mandarin and no sunroof.

You should source some original wheels, they suit the Series 1 better.

We can supply all your other parts...eventually.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
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92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:29 pm

I am a simple man, angle irons and ability to jack up my car anywhere I want are a must.
you should see my '82 Jaguar XJS, 16 gauge floor boards and angle irons inside rocker panels make it very rigid.

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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Dieselman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:21 pm

As you will have seen, the Xm cills (rocker panels) have a centre upright welded to the outer skin and the high strength A pillar inside the A pillar. That provides a lot of strength and rigidity, so ensure you copy that.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:48 pm

As you can see on the picture, I already tied 3mm plate from angle iron to the A pillar reinforcement, now I will be connecting angle iron to the middle plate inside the rocker, before I model the outer sill from 1.3mm sheet.
All simple tasks and very gratifying to see how the rot is being replaced with rock solid metalwork.
I need to tidy up all the sheet metal and prepare her for a re-spray ($2100) without roof and rear hatch.

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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:31 pm

Few more pics, final reinforcement for the angle iron and fabrication of the missing outer sill section.
Not the most beautiful welding I have done, but she is not my E-Type therefore strong and ugly will do.
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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by misha » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:42 pm

Been there...done that...last year.
Good luck!
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Re: 24 Valve scrap XM from US project.

Post by Mish_Mish » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:15 am

That side finished, now need to fab. lower fender and move to the right side.
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24 Valve scrap XM from US project

Post by Lindabeele » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 pm

The beat up civic with no interior. Hope you at least got your turn signals working I drove around a car for over a year without em it sucks

Image ;-)

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