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Old Feb 2nd, 2018, 17:00   #27
marches on his stomach

Last Online: Jun 12th, 2021 10:22
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default Rust damage report

All in all I'm quite happy with what I have found so far.

There is a bit of rust damage but it isn't utterly dreadful. I'm most concerned about the body rust under the front right hand wing - but there' no point sticking your head in the sand about it...

The front cross member has rusted through on one corner and there's a fair amount of rust on the inside of the tube. It has to be replaced. Whilst I've seen a replacement part for sale I'll probably just go and find a bit of 2 inch tubing and weld the old mounts on that and save some money.

The front panel has a bit of rust on the lower edges in the corners. I reckon I can repair that quite easily. I'll weld in new metal.

The wings also have a few moth eaten edges that also need new metal.

Long live TIG!
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