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by MarkW
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 1325
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Re: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

Many thanks for the recommendations - the JLN outfit looks ideal. I'm going to give Steve's DIY suggestion a quick try but if not 100% I'll be off to these guys ASAP.

Mark
by MarkW
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 1325
Great Britain

Re: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

Thanks everybody for your feedback. Steve's comment about doing it piecemeal and being able to prime straight after is an excellent point and has prompted me to have a go myself regardless of the mess! I have decided to buy an 'Abrasive and Soda Blast Intro Blaster Kit' from Frost as a trial and if ...
by MarkW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 1325
Great Britain

Re: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

Hi Steve, I do have a decent compressor so I guess it is a possibility. My main concerns are: how messy is it, how much material is needed and more importantly, is it going to be as effective? I need to get a good blast up inside the 'C' posts and hopefully to the unseen (but rusting) bits like the ...
by MarkW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey
Replies: 11
Views: 1325
Great Britain

Sandblasting NE Hants/Surrey

I am at the stage in my FHC body-off restoration where I need to take the roof panel/rear-end assembly somewhere to get it sympathetically sandblasted. The roof panel itself is good but everything else needs blasting. Any recommendations please?
by MarkW
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC windscreen pillar assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1503
Great Britain

As suggested Andy at Hutsons was very helpful. Although he can't supply he did confirm that the pillar is the same as the OTS but with an additional triangular assembly welded on the top - which was a great help. Now waiting for a new OTS pillar from Robey, so this weekend I took the plunge and dril...
by MarkW
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC windscreen pillar assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1503
Great Britain

Thanks I'll call Hutsons tomorrow - the top part of the pillar looks far too difficult for me to fabricate successfully!
by MarkW
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FHC windscreen pillar assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1503
Great Britain

FHC windscreen pillar assembly

My DIY body restoration has reached a major crossroads: the windscreen pillars and support structure needs replacing. My real concern is how the pillar attached to the roof cantrail assy. Is the FHC pillar unique or is it just the OTS version welded to separate corner bracket assembly? Mine has rust...
by MarkW
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Fleet, Hampshire UK with basket case 1962 3.8 FHC
Replies: 3
Views: 2239
Great Britain

Thanks for the welcome guys

Very encouraging to know the support is out there! I will try some photos but my small garage makes it a little difficult. Serious front bulkhead work in progress at the moment requiring new o/s windscreen pillar after I fabricate new dash panels, box section stiffeners etc...
by MarkW
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member Fleet, Hampshire UK with basket case 1962 3.8 FHC
Replies: 3
Views: 2239
Great Britain

New member Fleet, Hampshire UK with basket case 1962 3.8 FHC

Hello Forum! I have recently joined and I am looking forward to benefiting from everyone's restoration experience but first a bit about me... I have had my car for many years but for most of that time it has been in my garage undergoing serious body restoration. Like many people I have had other com...