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Well after being alerted to the fact that my brown rocco was suffering deterioration due mainly to the enforced outdoor storage, I decided I'd better get my a$$ into gear and do something about her...

She was duly fitted with some front suspension, wheels then trailered from the farm to my workshop nearer my residence...

The process of removing everything that is bolted, glued, nailed etc to a car body began...


Some components were'nt that easy to remove...

More dissasembly showed prescence of ferritic carcinoma
expected from a 28 year old car i guess...




uncovered was some decidedly dodgy crash repairs from the "bog and flog" brigade..



With all this work happening and the other cars to follow I decided to construct a rotisserie device...


Had to do overtime to finish the construction, mainly due to a fortnight break in "Blighty " where I manged to check out polov8's fleet of Scirocco's, even viewing the hidden stash of MK1 goodness Andy has kept secret for so long...



What can i say ?? mightily impressed with the workmanship carried out in his Mk1 turbo build.. great stuff..

Andy afforded me a quick tour of several local breakers yards. Something I just dont get to see here in Australia ( Vw's in the dismantlers..!! )


happened upon a couple of guy's seeking rocco spares while we were there...http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Thanks to you and your Mum for the hospitality shown Andy, to be returned when you make it to Oz.. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
So where does this leave my shell ??? have already chosen a KR engine, jury is still out as to fit the O2A or O2J trans yet...


Once I have located some repair sections for the tinworm, the plan is for either chemical dipping the entire shell and / or blasting .... any comments on each appreciated...
to be continued.....


Modified by roccodingo at 12:23 AM 2-11-2007
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (roccodingo)

Looking good Grant.

hey...the Englishman made it onto a picture...
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Falcor)

Grant-
As soon as the weather here warms a little, I'll get some detailed pics of my 80 scrapper emailed to you.
I know that 20% of what you need might be sound enough to cut n salvage on that one. Pretty good for being a NE Scirocco it's whole life.

btw... nice rotisserie! Seems like it allows you some extra storage

welcome back... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
...to um... Australia
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Michael Bee)


Ah.. Deatons in Stavely. The best scrap yard around here. I've spent many a happy hour in that establishment.

I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.
 

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Hey Grant!
Im likeing that rotisserie! Is that the sameone from before, or is that a new one? If its new, did you do and modifications to it?
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (roccodingo)

Ooohhh....rotisserie!!

BTW Grant, you can say ass on here; like this:
I need to get off my lazy ass and send you your stuff.


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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (roccodingo)

Quote, originally posted by roccodingo »

Once I have located some repair sections for the tinworm, the plan is for either chemical dipping the entire shell and / or blasting .... any comments on each appreciated...
to be continued.....
Modified by roccodingo at 12:23 AM 2-11-2007

sandblast, if you acid dip it it'll weep rust out of the seems forever http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Michael Bee)

Quote, originally posted by Michael Bee »
Grant-
As soon as the weather here warms a little, I'll get some detailed pics of my 80 scrapper emailed to you.
I know that 20% of what you need might be sound enough to cut n salvage on that one. Pretty good for being a NE Scirocco it's whole life.

btw... nice rotisserie! Seems like it allows you some extra storage

welcome back... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
...to um... Australia

Thanks Mikee, have been looking in UK for shells also..But i'll take whatever I can use from you mate..
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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Dr Dub UK)

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Ah.. Deatons in Stavely. The best scrap yard around here. I've spent many a happy hour in that establishment.

I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.

Enjoyed looking about the scrapyards, we dont get any VW's here as the local VW breaker sold up a few years back, leaving us all high and dry..

Should be back over mid to late July, so will catch you then Ritchie ... looking at a trip to wolfsburg/ dresden also...
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Same as the one I IM you about. think the web site was on there..?
Cut the size of the tube down one size as It isnt going to be holding a Chev..

If ya build one, lemme know and i will give you the pivot heights for near perfect balance when turning..
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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (veetarded)

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Ooohhh....rotisserie!!

BTW Grant, you can say ass on here; like this:
I need to get off my lazy ass and send you your stuff.


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hehehee, when your ready will be cool Willy...
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Lysholm)

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sandblast, if you acid dip it it'll weep rust out of the seems forever http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

Dipped doors before, as long as the solution is neutralised I think it would be ok...
Think the sandblasting would distort panels ??? or is there a specific technique to use ?? .
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (roccodingo)

Double-edged sword:
Dipping has the potential to run and media blasting can cause bubbling in the paint as well....the common denominator is how well you clean it up before it sees the booth.
Do it your way Grant, that's the only way that matters.

...more pics please.
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (Dr Dub UK)

Hey Grant, Missed this post yesterday! Rotatable Scirocco envy! Garage envy! rust....err....NONE envy!
Looks great, there can't be a better way to do a restoration than with one of them!
Quote, originally posted by Dr Dub UK »

I didn't know you were coming over Grant. It would have been great to meet you.

He'll be over again in July Ritchie, we'll have to all meet up.... Probably in Deatons!

Oh, and Grant, Check these guys out: http://www.surfaceprocessing.co.uk/ I realise they aren't local to you in any way, but I spoke to them at a show and they were really helpful, they might have some good pointers for you. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by polov8 at 11:48 AM 2-11-2007
 

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Re: (roccodingo)

Quote, originally posted by roccodingo »
Same as the one I IM you about. think the web site was on there..?
Cut the size of the tube down one size as It isnt going to be holding a Chev..

If ya build one, lemme know and i will give you the pivot heights for near perfect balance when turning..
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Ill let you know once I'm back on my feet again!
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (roccodingo)

Grant can't wait to see how this one turns out. How do you get so much rust Down Under?? Seems like it wouldn't be that pervasive...isn't your climate pretty dry and warm?
 

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Re: Brownrocc resto thread... (petebee)

It's not the climate, it's that since the scirocco was never sold there you have to bring them in from somewhere that is alot more rust-prone.
....which is one of the reasons that Grant is cool.
 
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