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Old Jun 30th, 2023, 06:20   #21
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Same rusty bits in the rear windows as mine.
I dealt with them, of course.
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I wouldn't have saved a car as bad as the Rustburg though, I don't have the facilities! or the faculties to be honest.
I agree Bob, I'm impressed with Jackman's resolution: the Rustberg will not be worth saving, but he is still going ahead regardless.

Chappeau! Jackman.
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It's worth saving depending on how you look at it.

If I was going to just fix up and sell it's not worth it, however I plan on keeping it and using it as much as I can.

I'm going to keep at it and make it solid again, watching some Indianapolis wheels on eBay just in case. Never seen them before.

Really need to start a proper project post on this car.
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It's worth saving depending on how you look at it.

If I was going to just fix up and sell it's not worth it, however I plan on keeping it and using it as much as I can.

I'm going to keep at it and make it solid again, watching some Indianapolis wheels on eBay just in case. Never seen them before.

Really need to start a proper project post on this car.
You are a top bloke Jackman. Not many folk would have the resolution to continue with a project like this one. Good fortune.

Would the Indianapolis wheels be the Jaguar ones?

You could just carry on with this thread for the project Jackman.

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These are the wheels, never seen something like them before.
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https://youtu.be/0tjXsuhy8bU

Latest video, more rust is found.
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Ive just watched the video - very brave indeed. You are well beyond the point of no return now, so you might as well finish it
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My word Jackman, you are a brave chap. Well done for being so resolute, Im pretty sure Id have given up on the Rustberg some time ago.

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My feelings too. In fact, given my welding skills (a negative number) I'd never have started. That said, good luck to you fella. It's thanks to enthusiasts like you that some of these classics are kept alive.
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My feelings too. In fact, given my welding skills (a negative number) I'd never have started. That said, good luck to you fella. It's thanks to enthusiasts like you that some of these classics are kept alive.
Jackman is certainly a top bloke, not just for saving an older Volvo but for having the resolution to continue with a job that makes no sense.

When I was watching the video last eve I couldn't help thinking that if this was a MG B then Jackman would be buying the 14,000 replacement body shell from the MGOC.

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Hats off to Jackman, this car is becoming very rare now. Yes its rusty beast but it will be so worth it.

If you haven't seen the steady progress of this car will be shown on this channel www.youtube.com/simpsonsclassics as well as Jackman's updates on here.
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Thanks everyone. Yes it is bad but it can be saved. At the end of the day it's nearly a 50 year old car which is been fixed for MOTs rather than restoration.

Still motivated to carry on and looking at parts and things I need. Also thinking of upgrades like using poly bushes instead of rubber as from what I've seen modern rubber does not last long at all.

Working on the wing repairs now but that's very difficult as there is no reference to how it should look and line up from the sill to the rear of the panel.

I'm budgeting around 1.5k to get the underside of the car solid and finished.

There will be other expenses in regards to safety items that I might just replace even if they look ok.
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