Pixie Puma down.....but not out!!

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Pixie Puma down.....but not out!!

Post by dan and ange's XR2 » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:33 pm

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Well, after 2.5yrs loyal service as a daily driver and fun car , Pixie is having a rest.

Amazing running costs over this period, between 38-45 mpg depending on season, tyres , 2x rear wheel bearings, alloy wheel repair from pothole damage. She only cost me 900quid back then and now at 21yrs old I will repay her service!.

I am off work on furlough leave due to Covid-19 and boredom got the better of me - I cleaned the car inside and out......

Removed nearside wheel arch liner and set about a clean and rustproof/paint.

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looking good so far hey?

Sills looked good, so I cleaned off the Ford underseal and found pinprick holes.......which I cleaned up so I could 'deal' with them.

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So, never go into a 'little job' with just a screwdriver.........

Out pops welder...........and grinder......

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Inner sill /chassis part cut back and I made a small repair plate which I spot welded at first and stitched up ready for cleaning and prepping for outer skin.

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Fortunately the main chassis leg by the rear suspension mount is super good.

Stay tuned for more Pixie updates.
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Pixie Puma down.....but not out!!

Post by red » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:30 am

It's certainly one of those things you don't go in to with just a screwdriver :-)
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Pixie Puma down.....but not out!!

Post by dan and ange's XR2 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:24 am

I managed to patch up the outer skin with one large length of new metal. I hate welding up-side-down. :roll:

Tomorrow I will 'beautify' the welds and get ready for seam sealer and paint. Refit suspension and viola! one side done. :wink:

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