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#1 User is offline   mid life marky 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Hi there people !!

Joined this site only last month, and already really happy with the replie's to my question's

Cheer's guy's !!! . Couple of time's didn't know what to do , but good advice really help's.
Anyway, bought a puma black edt with short mot n tax. ( 300 quid !!)
Not a bad start for 300 quid , telltale rust on arche's ,rear axle bushes gone and the most
amazing stone chip's on the front of the car !!!
If Patrick Moore was still alive he could make a new solar system !!!
Car has now been outside on my drive on axle stand's and iv'e
just finished covering the underside with WAXOYL !!!
Also just fitted new exhaust , done the axle bushes .
Took out the (really stupid carpet !!! inner arches )
and found on the drivers side by the bottom right hand side
the inner wing just below the fixing had rusted away from the main
chassis . Will i get away with welding a small plate over it ??
Also need advice on what cover to use, as this will be outside this winter
I'm out there doing my thing , trying to save what i think will be a future classic !!
Will post some picure's on how i'm doing once i talk to my daughter into doing it,
aint got a clue !!!

Hope for replie's
mid life marky

#2 User is offline   happy-kat 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:44 PM

Perhaps a picture in a bit will help with replies on the wing :)
When I had my car outside I didn't cover it, will you still be driving your Puma or is it to cover and leave?
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#3 User is offline   mid life marky 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:00 PM

Hi Happy-Kat !!
my puma is off the road so no rush on getting her back !!
Be nice to get her in the garage but some how it's full of crap !!
Will sort photo's asap
cheer's

MLM

#4 User is offline   nottadam 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:03 PM

Hi
Keep up the good workPosted Image
Those 'stupid' wheel arch liners actually do a good job protecting the arches from stone chips. Also help cut out road noise.
It's a misconception that they cause the arches to rust, that comes from inside the double skin.
Paul
FRP#008, 2001 1.6 Med Steel Blue, Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Zetec S

#5 User is offline   mid life marky 

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

HI Paul
Thank's for quick reply !!
You are the first person to back up the liner's !!
Iv'e alway's heard that when they get wet all the water
retain's at the bottom of the liner ( for ages !!)
and so causes the rust from the inner wing ??






View Postnottadam, on 02 October 2014 - 09:03 PM, said:

Hi
Keep up the good workPosted Image
Those 'stupid' wheel arch liners actually do a good job protecting the arches from stone chips. Also help cut out road noise.
It's a misconception that they cause the arches to rust, that comes from inside the double skin.
Paul


#6 User is offline   Wolf 

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:13 PM

Mine has the Liners, removed them to underseal etc and not a spot of rust underneath, the only problem I find with them is they are leaf magnets.....

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