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John Besley


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Is this savable? Reply with quote

Clearing out the hedge at the bottom of the garden and this fell out at my feet... no idea how many years it has been there as we've lived here since 2002



Was removed to the workshop for assessment



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 off course, I drove around in a car with more corrosion than that - Morris Marina I recall.  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to be the one to say it but that is a dead standard time to get the gas axe out on the other hand you never know what  can be done with a bit of filler and a rattle can
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Love it is it a Austin Somerset   Perhaps not a Somerset as they did not have the extra window on the side  
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http://www.sellmyoldcar.co.uk/?gc...IVExIbCh0Ivw7lEAAYBiAAEgJRu_D_BwE
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete the steam wrote:
http://www.sellmyoldcar.co.uk/?gc...IVExIbCh0Ivw7lEAAYBiAAEgJRu_D_BwE


Pete everyone a Gem  Thumbs up!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrMamod wrote:
Love it is it a Austin Somerset   Perhaps not a Somerset as they did not have the extra window on the side  

Dinky standard vanguard no 153
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tony  Thumbs up!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try electrolysis and see what remains of the car. If it comes out intact. Lots of filler primer, after solder and filing. (Or some newspaper, chicken wire, body filler)
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Jon Cameron wrote:
Try electrolysis and see what remains of the car. If it comes out intact. Lots of filler primer, after solder and filing. (Or some newspaper, chicken wire, body filler)

So it was you that sold me that mini  
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boxman wrote:
Jon Cameron wrote:
Try electrolysis and see what remains of the car. If it comes out intact. Lots of filler primer, after solder and filing. (Or some newspaper, chicken wire, body filler)

So it was you that sold me that mini  


What goes around comes around I'm buying rust from you now  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you really want to give it a try, wash it with soapy water and then put it in a jar with salad vinegar.
Leave it for about 3-4 days and see what happened.
It should eat away all rust and leave bare steel.
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Dampfzauberer wrote:
If you really want to give it a try, wash it with soapy water and then put it in a jar with salad vinegar.
Leave it for about 3-4 days and see what happened.
It should eat away all rust and leave bare steel.


Does that work??? I know it can work for brass, though not 3 days lol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this case I would give it a slight clean and keep the rest as it is.
A real abondoned rusty car in model scale, that looks nice.
Maybe build a little "barn diorama" around it and put it on display  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon Cameron wrote:
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Jon Cameron wrote:
Try electrolysis and see what remains of the car. If it comes out intact. Lots of filler primer, after solder and filing. (Or some newspaper, chicken wire, body filler)

So it was you that sold me that mini  


What goes around comes around I'm buying rust from you now  

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