I only learnt gas welding years ago. I much prefer it but it’s not very practical for diy use. I switched to arc as the units are cheap and will weld heavy stuff. Never tried mig. Most learning was YouTube and trial and error. I’m not good still but getting the hang of it now.
It’s one of those jobs trying to decide where to stop. I ended up thinking to paint what I could get to without taking more stuff off and live with it. It’s not a full restoration after all. I will do the same on the other side once I do the cambelt. It’s worse so needs doing but access will be more limited to.
I watch a lot of restoration videos (my mechanics, Hand Tool Rescue, AT restoration, LADB etc) and the electrolysis tank crops up frequently - the resulting gunge always reminds me of the homebrew kits I used to attack in my mis-spent 20's
Hi Joe, All very good here thanks. Time has flown by. Been here over 2 years now. How are you two doing in France? Hope everything is going well and that you are still getting on the track as much as you can. Frazer
Yes. Very happy with how it looks. I could have done more, but decided early on that it wasn't going to be a full restoration. I wanted everything to be in good working order for long term reliability. Hopefully that's what I have managed here.
Once this is finished Karen can use the car this summer and we can look at getting a respray done over the winter ready for Turin. Well, that's the plan at least!!!.
Well, from the looks of it, you've given it a good going over. Must be so satisfying. Mine was a semi resto too. Plenty more I could do but just getting mechanically sorted plus sorting out any rust. Respray is the next and hopefully final job....
I'd hoped to be bringing a 20VT to Turin, but didn't go ahead in the end. Probably a regret but can't justify the money at the moment. So it will probably be the trusty VIS again.