Danny's RX7 FB

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Casey
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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by Casey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm

Yep, some very tidy work there - liking it W(p
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by danny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:22 pm

Well, here we go again...rust repair.
ImageImageImageImageImage yay

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by richrx » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:37 pm

That looks unbelivable... And is very insperational!

Any more pics of the process?

Rich

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by danny » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:54 am

Next thing is the left side of the car. It is as bad as the right was, so again a lot of work! Later i will take the rear section on. Also some cutting and welding there. Stangely, seeing the underside completely rusted, the doors, wheelarches, front wings and so, are in very good condition. The interior is allso scrap, but i met a some guy who has a complete set, in red, stored for 20 years. I can have it for free, he says...first i have to see it for myself. Still looking for a glass roofpanel, anyone?

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by Adrian » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:46 am

Helo.danny that fabrications really impressive as you know that's what my rx7 needs still looking for someone local to take that on meanwhile I'm getting on with aĺl.the other jobs good stuff adrian

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by danny » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:49 pm

Well Adrian, all these works are very time-consuming as you will know. sheetmetal is not expensive, but labor is, and there is the problem if you have to pay some one else to do the work for you. Everything is made by hand with basic tools, some are selfmade. Hamers, pieces of pipe, pliers, snips, adapted vise, MIG welder, grinder, drill, etc...I'm a self-teached guy by try and error. I'm a warehouse-manager in a local factory for a living. Aslong as you enjoy working on these old cars, everything is fine. Once you had enough, better to stop for a while. It will come back...This is my third car-restoration in 12 years. First a 323 GT 1984, then my 929 Coupe 1974 and now the RX7. The 929 was probably even worse. I also had a Piaggio Ape project a few years ago. It is now inside an Italian restaurant, used as a small bar. There is one more old Mazda on my wish-list, a B1600 from the 70's or maybe a Bongo from the same era. Or a RX3, or...or... (hp)

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by danny » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:57 pm

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Front end of the car is cleaned and repaired where necessary. Layer of epoxy sprayed on to it, ready for the next step.

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by gt_james » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:40 am

Looks very clean, great work th:

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by Hobbawobba » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:39 pm

Wow. Awesome as aye. I need mine to be this clean and rot free :lol:

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Re: Danny's RX7 FB

Post by danny » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:46 pm

Well, it takes time and dedication. And a welder, grinder, sandpaper, paint, and other stuff. :lol:

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