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Se5 Project

Post by veganight » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:51 pm

Evening all,

I have made a purchase of an Se5 just over a month ago and have decided to start documenting the journey with the aim of completing a full rebuild giving my self 18 months to 2 years.
Aim high and be ambitious I was always told. :D

I am at the point where most of the ancillaries have been removed from the bay and I am frustratingly working my way through the body bolts, carpets removed and seat belts, what’s left of them, and their securing bolts along with ‘roll bar’? Securing bolts are now my nemesis.
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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:06 pm

See you found the mole wrench.
Good luck with the project, will be interesting to follow, with lots more pictures.
Cheers.


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Post by veganight » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:24 pm

Sheared timing case, alternator bracket bolt :( !
Will upload more pics as I delve deeper!
If there is any advice for the following steps would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all



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Post by veganight » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:25 pm

For some reason my pictures upload sideways?



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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 pm

Happens regularly, due to the camera - in your phone I assume?
There's a thread somewhere on the Forum discussing this.


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Post by veganight » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Has anyone used similar to cut bolts that the grinder can’t get?
Roll bar bracket being the main one as I am hesitant about cutting the fibreglass to get access to remove the bolts?
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Post by philhoward » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:43 pm

Get a very good dedicated metal cutting blade for it (and expect to use a couple) but I've used one to cut though some 1.5" box section steel that was well rusted. Not on a Scimitar but rusty steel is rusty steel :mrgreen:


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Post by rjudcsx » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:56 pm

I appreciate your reluctance to cut a hole in the fiberglass , however , I think in the long run it may turnout to be a better idea as it would give you a better look at what needs doing and better access to do the work . Numerous posts on this forum to guide you along [ going in from the out side or in from the inside , sounds like a Pink Floyd song :lol: ] Buy yourself a basic fiberglassing kit and have a practice on some broken bits that will not be seen before you commit to cutting the panel . Even if you lift the body you will probably find the need to do some glassing . Mull it over . Regards Richard



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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Actually DON'T buy a basic fibreglassing kit. Even experienced people hate them and they are very difficult for newbies to get reasonable results from because it goes off far to quickly. It's also a very expensive way to buy it.

Avoid all the Isopon type kits and buy proper fibreglass supplies from the likes of CFS or East Coast Supplies. Even a beginner can get good results that way.


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Post by veganight » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:48 pm

A few more out
2 x Seatbelt
4 x cabin behind rear seats
1 x Roll bar
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Post by veganight » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:18 pm

Two left!
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Post by adamwilkes » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:28 pm

Well done - access is far better with the body out of the way :) It's easy to fix afterwards.


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Post by veganight » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:18 pm

Thanks Adam, Bars look in okay condition also which is a bonus.
Now to tackle the connecting cables, earth wires etc



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Post by Cartrain » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:56 pm

So pleased that you have committed yourself to having a go at this project.

Especially getting into the ‘guts’ of the car.
Unfortunately, there is too much focus on what you can see, rather than what you can’t.

Don’t put put yourself under any pressure and eventually it will be all worth while I promise !



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Post by veganight » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:49 pm

Almost at the ‘Body off’ stage, Any advice folks other than 4 corners four guys?



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