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Title: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 26, 2012, 09:46:50 AM
Christmas day was great until at 9.30 in the evening the local Fireman knocked on the door to dell me my 126 had been stolen and dumped in the local village pond.
Insurance just expired. (no cash before Christmas to renew).  :cry:

£420 recovery costs.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0036_zps92179ec7.jpg)

Now for sale for spares. Anyone interested please PM me.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 26, 2012, 09:51:17 AM
I also have a garage full of parts that can go with it. Wheels, engine, suspension, doors, bonnet, boot, glass, 3 carbs 'refurbished'. Too much to list really.

Please make me an offer for the whole lot.

I really need to get a cheap runabout and pay the recovery asap.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 26, 2012, 10:05:44 AM
Oh, Dajwid, that's terrible, very sorry to hear, hope you get sorted.   :(

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: popik81 on December 26, 2012, 11:08:37 AM
try to dry it and fix it... beryl was fantastic, and will be great?? (want headlights if they are ok, but in february-christas drain my pocket)
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: pietschokkenbroek on December 26, 2012, 12:34:56 PM
Ugh  :(, that's a bad Christmas for you  :cry:. I wish your much strength. There must be a way to get the car back in order, even though I understand the frustration. good luck!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 26, 2012, 01:17:43 PM
Oh no :o
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: grubscrew on December 26, 2012, 03:57:00 PM
b*******s. Dont despair haul it out and let it dry out, then tackle it once more, although the vultures may be circling , it is recoverable. Mike.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 26, 2012, 05:06:00 PM
When it was lifted out the roof Just above both doors has creased.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0049_zps53d92816.jpg)

You can see the water level. The mess everywhere is Marcs fault (bloody cat litter). ;) :D Marc you are wrong is does not soak up as much damp as I thought 'note it was in the car before and during the dip' ;D

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0051_zps99530d32.jpg)

See where the door was forced

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0052_zps4342230a.jpg)

I will remove the carpets (and wash)  seats are vinyl so should be fine. As for the steering column being crow barred off as the steering lick was on I don't know yet.

Biggest problem is that the roof is  :rant


Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 26, 2012, 06:09:15 PM
Do you know if it was running when it went in the water? Hopefully it wasn't. Have you got any photos of the roof?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 26, 2012, 06:20:31 PM
No it looks like it was dragged. Then just rolled down the hill into the pond. The pond is only about 100 yards from my house. I back onto the park, so was an easy job for them.

They also smashed windows on 10-20 other cars.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: popik81 on December 26, 2012, 06:35:31 PM
in Polish they are - pierdolone gówniarze.... dont translate it ;)....
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 26, 2012, 06:36:08 PM
W**kers!
The engine shouldn't be damaged then, just drain it well.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 26, 2012, 08:31:52 PM
It is leaking oil, I think the sump got damaged as it went in.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Blonde126 on December 26, 2012, 09:51:17 PM
That is horrific, why would anyone do that?!

Don't give up hope though!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Amateb8 on December 27, 2012, 12:43:33 AM
WHY???? Unbelievable!! I am speechless. With a bit of work, Beryl will be as good as new.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dorian_gray on December 27, 2012, 01:02:31 AM
Mate I feel sorry for this misfortune.

Whoever did this to you shuld be brought into justice.
Who the f...k can be as stupid to do such thing? Where were the officers that night?

I am pretty sure that the car can be restored once again but after being dropped into water my concern would be the corrosion afterward.

The engine shuld be fine but the electric wires - all around- can be pain.

Anyway good luck mate.

P.S. Could you please post the pictures of the roof?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Eire126 on December 27, 2012, 01:49:05 AM
Thats crazy. Hope you get all sorted,
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 27, 2012, 09:38:52 AM
Luckily it is fresh water, not salt, so corrosion shouldn't be too bad. The relays and fuse box would be my biggest concern, also drain the petrol out and chuck it.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Amateb8 on December 27, 2012, 03:18:12 PM
Was the car completely submerged into pond? Marc is right though. At least it was fresh water. Salt water could have been disastrous, particularly for the engine. It will dry out eventually. Use an air compressor to ease out trapped water from the fuse box and other areas.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: stuey on December 27, 2012, 03:57:06 PM
Really sorry to see this- that's just awful- I think i have a bis ignition barrel and key at home if you want it to help start to sort this, I'm sure that other members of the community might be able to help if you decide to fix it....

I'd start by getting that interior out and get some trays of cat litter in there to pull the moisture out!

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Pete 126bis on December 27, 2012, 05:15:55 PM
 Sorry to hear about this  :( , take time to think about it before you say good bye to her it looks like a nice little car , like others say could be restored cheers all the best Pete
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 27, 2012, 05:51:46 PM
Don't sell her, Beryl is one of my favourite 126's on here. It all adds to the story of your ownership.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: grubscrew on December 27, 2012, 06:59:11 PM
 Before you turn it over, remove the plugs then spin it on the starter, to get all that water. You will need to drain the gearbox oil out as well, leave it over night to do so. you may also use a wet and dry vacuum to suck all the water out of the fabric. If things are really that bad perhaps we could all set a fund up for this poor fella even if its to pay for the recovery. ? Say a fiver each might help .Im just seeing the numbers of people read this post(ok some will be read by the same persona fw times but even £5.00 from 100 readers thats new oils points and recovery paid for.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: thepuddlejumper on December 27, 2012, 08:20:27 PM
Good idea 5 spot would be ok by me to help a mate out at this time, maybe through paypal through the contribution account if that would be ok by all.

Ralph
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 27, 2012, 08:24:21 PM
I'd be very happy to make a small donation - I would be beyond words if that happened to me.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 27, 2012, 08:56:10 PM
The moral support and technical help will be enough.

I still can't really face inspecting the car fully. Will have a good look at the weekend.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: wsmitwil on December 27, 2012, 09:30:19 PM

stupid thugs , they need to be cought

hope you get it sorted
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: cjk16666 on December 28, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Kent126 on December 28, 2012, 08:25:15 PM

Where were the officers that night?


There probably wern't any! You can blame the government for that!!!! 20% cuts to policing means more crime, and more w****ers like this on the streets!

But on the brightside, as there are fewer police on the streets when you find out which gimps did this to your car you can go and give them a hiding and probably get away with it  ;D

Hoep its not too bad, and it can be salvaged.

Tom
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 28, 2012, 08:35:24 PM
Now 2 days later, no contact from the police, no neighbours asked if they saw anything. Nothing at all.

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 29, 2012, 03:48:48 PM
Update:-
Interior removed (all sitting in my works boiler room) Carpets will go into washing machines Monday. Seats are Vinyl so not much of a problem, should be Ok.


Water soaked up from inside, lots of pond weed and leaves removed.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0105_zps58dd12b3.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0104_zps27d696b8.jpg)
Everything covered in WD40 is says 'Drives out moisture' Lets see how well.


The steering column will need re-fixing somehow  ???
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0096_zps34446414.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0095_zpsf6393073.jpg)


These are the problems with the roof and door frames:-
Any Ideas?
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0088_zps83e43766.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0087_zps1418fd78.jpg)

I removed the dip stick, is this normal?  :$
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 29, 2012, 03:51:02 PM
Come on own up !!!! you laughed when you saw the video >:( Then you said Oh my god.

What do I do? Just drain it and refill a couple of times? Or do I rebuild?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Kent126 on December 29, 2012, 04:59:18 PM
Personally I would re-build it, because you wont be able to tell how far in the water has penetrated. Strip it down, and re-build it with a few extras  ;D

Tom
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: markymarc on December 29, 2012, 05:38:42 PM
This is shocking and I hope the lil 126 can be saved?

Marc
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: michaelodonnell500 on December 29, 2012, 06:56:58 PM
that's harsh, it's like watching the engine cry!
Rebuild is probably the safe bet.
Rust is unlikely yet, but all it would take is a little water to get trapped somewhere to cause a nightmare.
Can you part strip the engine and put it in the boiler room with the carpets?

for the door frames I would suggest getting some help from a panel beater.
a hammer and block would get the gutter almost aligned top and bottom, but it will still look like someone has squashed in the sides. It's a pain since it's a double wall section. One of those hooked dent pullers would work, but it involves drilling holes that would have to be filled.

If It were mine, I would:

The rope caused a pincing damage to either side of the car, this is the closest way to replicate the forces being applied in the opposite direction

I would hammer the steering column areas flat, then drill and bolt together using at least 6 x M8 bolt/nuts. Or drill through the plate and weld. Welding is preferable, but there are only 4 bolts holding the column onto the plate, so you would be exceeding that retaining force with 6.

If there are any parts that you need, put up a list. I'm happy to post anything I can spare, I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: grubscrew on December 29, 2012, 07:20:08 PM
Good on you mate for getting stuck in. If the door pillars are well in you could use an acro builders prop to push out both pillars at the same time, a bit fiddly but with a few pairs of hands to help. This way you can do it by gradual degrees.
As for the engine, short of rebuild, I would turn engine over by hand , less the plugs, if thats ok , after new oil, turn with starter on to flush out any water in bores, you could even put a dry rag in to soak any thing up , then put plugs back loosly and see if she will go. Good luck.Mike.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 29, 2012, 07:25:49 PM
If there are any parts that you need, put up a list. I'm happy to post anything I can spare, I'm sure I'm not the only one.

I agree, don't bear the parts burden all by yourself, we've all got ''junk'' that it would be good to put to good use, if it helps I've got (what I think is) a spare RHD Carello headlight that is in good condition that I'd be happy to send you free of charge.  It's taking up space in my shed so you'd actually be doing me a favour.  If I shift it, I'll have room for yet another car (!!)  ;D
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: michaelodonnell500 on December 29, 2012, 07:35:40 PM
If the door pillars are well in you could use an acro builders prop to push out both pillars at the same time, a bit fiddly but with a few pairs of hands to help. This way you can do it by gradual degrees.
Around that area there is an inner skin and an outer skin. You can push from the inside where the seam is, This will get the gutter into place, but it won't reposition the other skin.The dent on the outside will remain, and there will probably be a new crease on the inside as well.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Westy on December 29, 2012, 07:55:39 PM
Terrible news. Just mindless b*******s. Ive been offered a spare 126 rusty but running, Just shout if you need anything
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on December 29, 2012, 08:10:03 PM
Unlucky mate ! When you consider all of the usual problems we face every day trying to keep these cars on the road idiot brained vandalism is really something you could do without. Re the water in the engine, when my Bis which was just over 2 years old blew the head gasket there was no manual available at the time . I needed the car back on the road PDQ so did what I thought was right but unknown to me I had allowed a lot of the coolant into the sump. When I restarted the engine & it got warmed up I had not seen anything like it . What I thought was smoke was in fact steam which belched out for 15 mins or so then stopped. I topped up the oil and the engine was fine. I would be very confident that if you drain the sump , fill with a cheap oil & let it run for 30 mins, drain and refill with decent oil that engine will be OK  :)
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on December 29, 2012, 08:17:03 PM
Terrible news. Just mindless b*******s. Ive been offered a spare 126 rusty but running, Just shout if you need anything

Thank you so much,

THANKS TO EVERYONE.

I hope to drain all the oil out tomorrow, the fill up to the very top with cheap oil, drain again, refill and see what happens. The worst thing is that the engine dies, but to honest I really don't have much to lose.

Will a battery still work if it has been under water for 3 hours? I suppose in the morning I will find out.

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Eire126 on December 29, 2012, 09:25:29 PM
Best of luck tomorrow dajwid. Was the car inspected by a police examiner for fingerprint lifts etc??  I doubt it would have yeilded anything due to the water and also anything that may have been recovered during the inspection, its evidential would be compromised due to the car being man handled during recovery. In my opinion, the only chance of finding the offenders is that someone in the area may have seen the act being carried out and in a position to id them or describe them to the Police and/or Police information. Did you make an actual complaint to the Police, as in a complaint in writing?? If not the Police may not have recorded the crime and as a result may not be investigating it. Best advice, contact the local Police and find out what the low down is if you wish to try and locate the fools that did this. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 30, 2012, 01:50:45 PM
I agree with rusty, a full rebuild shouldn't be needed as long as it hasn't run with water in.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on December 31, 2012, 10:13:54 PM
It was really nice to meet you all earlier, what was planned as a quick fag break and stretch of legs, with an associated nose at Beryl, turned into a very pleasant two hours. Cheers!! :D
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 01, 2013, 10:15:03 AM
It was great to meet you and have a chat, thanks for the support.

Most important question from my daughter. How long did your beard take to grow?  ;D


This morning I filled with oil, removed plugs and turned the engine over by hand.

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on January 01, 2013, 10:36:57 AM
Had it so long and trimmed it so much it is hard to tell, but probably about three years.

Did you get a lot more water out?

Have you thought of renaming Beryl the Torrey Canyon?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 03, 2013, 03:59:48 PM
Todays local paper:-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/photo_zpsd62aa4b1.jpg)

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Amateb8 on January 03, 2013, 04:16:38 PM
Your car is a star!!!! Presume they are still after the culprits.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on January 03, 2013, 04:26:29 PM
Who took the photo?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 03, 2013, 04:31:01 PM
I took the photo on my Mobile phone, then sent it to the local paper. I must admit, pretty impressive picture for a mobile taken in the dark.


Pleased to make the front page though. It says they are looking for the owner of a red Corsa, seen in the area.

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on January 03, 2013, 04:52:36 PM
So they are doing something then. It is a good pic considering.

http://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/classic_car_rolled_into_pond_on_christmas_day_1_1780831
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: skoda_norman on January 04, 2013, 09:32:22 AM
I have just heard about this - utterly shocking. I'm really sorry to hear about it. I can't offer much in the way of help but if there is anything I can do, let me know. :(
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 06, 2013, 04:29:24 PM
Great news. Essex Police sent me a lovely letter, telling me they are looking for my stolen car. If the hear anything they will contact me, Should I hear any information I should contact them.

I went to my local Police station to ask if they:-

A) read the local paper
B) remember what they were doing on Christmas day
C) Have any bloody idea what their job is.

Sadly the Police station is closed at the weekend.

My faith in the police lessens by the hour.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: DEYAN IYI on January 23, 2013, 11:00:33 AM
Hi, mate! What's goin on with your case?  ??? Hope you feel more positive and soon your pet will be on the road (to Zvolen) again. :)
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: tmf123 on January 23, 2013, 06:36:20 PM
a tip for your engine, remove the sump, clean the oil filter out, replace both and run some 'cheap' oil through it with the starter motor only. Repeat the process and you should have most of the water out.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: madbaz on January 23, 2013, 07:07:02 PM
Not forgotten your relays dave! just had alot to do this past week what with the snow etc ill get them in the post to you asap matey!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 24, 2013, 07:09:29 AM
Thanks a million.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Abiella on January 24, 2013, 11:53:58 AM
SO SAD, makes me very angry.   >:(
Hopefully they are feeling very guilty. It was probably some bored, scared kids showing off to each other and none of them really wanting to do it in their own minds. that's the sad thing, it's just stupidity that will be regretted. no reason for it at all.
I hope Beryl makes it... lovely Fiat we don't want to lose.
It makes me want to booby trap my car... like home alone. I wonder if there is a way of fitting a taser so that thieves get a nasty shock???
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: popik81 on January 25, 2013, 12:58:45 PM
how is beryl now??
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 25, 2013, 05:23:41 PM
She is going into a friends body shop. He has an oven for her to warm up a bit and dry out.

Engine was drained, overfilled with new oil and is turned over by hand daily.

Next job is sort out the wiring, I spent so long sorting out  :cry: That got pulled out of the dash.



Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: kev126 on January 25, 2013, 08:06:56 PM
Can't get over this. Some people make me so sick. When they grow up I hope their pride and joys in life meet a bad end. Best of luck with the revival.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: popik81 on January 25, 2013, 11:14:49 PM
http://www.rezerwa126p.pl/warsztat/warsztat-elektryczny/52-schemat-instalacji-fiat-126p-fl

maybe this will help You....
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: laura126 on January 27, 2013, 07:10:02 PM
when shes done, fit some hefty bumper iorns and run them down, then they'll know how they made you feel :P

sadly this is the problem with owning a classic car.. they stand out.
out of the whole street, expect the special one to get special treatment. people get jealous and have to damage other things, bet you they dont have anything nice like what they damaged at home!

best way to get your own back is to get her back to her former glory! dont give up, just keep working at her, it'll be slow but you'll feel like a champion once you've done it!

it adds to the cars history!

as a community, we'll give you all the support you need!

laura x
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on January 27, 2013, 07:25:49 PM
Can you believe today I cleaned and polished the car  :$
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: ciaoflyer on January 27, 2013, 08:36:13 PM
Just read this and am shocked :o  You will get it sorted!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Darrell on January 28, 2013, 04:10:27 PM
thinking of bolting mine down to the drive..
Damn crap news bud!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: popik81 on January 28, 2013, 11:10:32 PM
well done!!!! how is roof??
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: AlleyNiki on February 18, 2013, 09:30:00 PM
Very sorry to hear that. People can be absolute #$%^%. I hope the restoration is going well, it's a pity it happened in winter.

The first week I had my Fiat I parked it in the city behind a group of shops and some b^stard decided to use the roof of my car to climb up onto the roof of the shop.  :( Still got the dent in it!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Amateb8 on February 26, 2013, 10:43:22 PM
David, saw a feature of your car in Practical Classics magazine regarding the incident. Your car is a star!!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on February 27, 2013, 06:46:46 AM
Fame at last  ;D
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: grubscrew on February 27, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
   Ironic how bad news turns to good, at least you have had the last laugh. Mike.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Blonde126 on February 27, 2013, 06:33:31 PM
I forgot to mention that I saw the article in Practical Classics - just by chance as well I was in ASDA with my flatmate and I told him I was just going to flick through the odd car magazine in case there was the rare case of a Fiat 126 being in it - low and behold I flicked open to the right page and saw your 126!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on February 27, 2013, 06:52:09 PM
Did they get in touch with you David?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on March 02, 2013, 04:41:42 PM
Yes contacted me for the story  ;D

I had a bit of a play with Beryl today.
I removed the steering column to look at re attatching. The whole assembly is knackered and bent.
It looks like they tried to force the ignition lock and managed to bent the shaft in the process.

Has anyone got a -

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0261_zpsc09e77ec.jpg)

Mine is rather:-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0265_zps10cea024.jpg)


I would also need the key as the lock is also damaged.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on March 10, 2013, 03:56:26 PM
I had noticed that on removing all the interior some of the 'tarmac' was starting to crack.
That is the 5mm black tar that covers the interior of a 126. I picked off a couple of bits and was amazed that is was still holding water. I have now started the laborious task of removing it all.
Behind the rear seat was first, that came away with a heat gun and scraper.  Water was sitting in the ridges.
I have nearly finished  the back parcel shelf. I needed to chisel the bits off in small chunks.
 I assume the floor will be the worse.
I was wondering how much all this extra weight actually weighs. Has anyone weighed it?

Is this just sound insulation? it is certainly not to keep water out  :o

If anyone has removed this, what method did you find best?

(http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv95/fronty4sale/image.jpg)


 
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Fiat500f on March 10, 2013, 04:07:53 PM
I've got a steering column and stalks you can have, it's from a Lhd  but I'm sure it's the same
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on March 29, 2013, 06:01:55 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0393_zpsdf4331d4.jpg)

The sun came out so I had another look at the steering column, The steering lock had been damaged, so was stopping the actual shaft from turning.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0392_zps6e557a7a.jpg)

It looks like they used a lot of force to cause so much damage.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0394_zps5f0f4669.jpg)

Out with the trusty angle grinder and the damaged part is removed. Works OK but I will no longer have a steering lock.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/IMG_0395_zpsf43e350e.jpg)

Next job to straighten the bracket and weld back in place.

Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on April 25, 2013, 07:23:02 PM
I have had time 'and weather' to get on with Beryl again.

Finished removing all the 'tar' sound insulation. 12KG!!!! removed. Interior the sprayed with underseal.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/dajwid/936850_342923045830022_2147146508_n_zpsd6df7c8b.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/dajwid/media/936850_342923045830022_2147146508_n_zpsd6df7c8b.jpg.html)

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The bracket straightened, drilled and painted. Dashboard was worse than I thought but straightened and repaired.

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Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Kent126 on April 25, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
How are you going to repair the bent roof?
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: grubscrew on April 25, 2013, 08:14:23 PM
 Tar stuff, mmmmm , they (FIAT), even used it in the 500`s, . It is there for reducing the "drumming"  effect , as it has sound insulating properties, you may find its louder in the cabin after its removal, and yes it can hold a film of water but does`nt absorb the damp as fabric insulant tends to. I shall be using some of these tar mats as they are quite good. Mike.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on April 25, 2013, 08:24:13 PM
How are you going to repair the bent roof?
Once the car is mobile, I have been offered the use of a Portapower. I plan on using the long poles/rods and simply pushing both sides out at the same time.  :- ??? ::)

Re the tar, I had a lot of water trapped under it, it has bubbled in a few places. I will try it and see how it goes with just the mats, if not I will need to buy Dynomat.
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on May 03, 2013, 07:00:43 PM
Tar stuff, mmmmm , they (FIAT), even used it in the 500`s, . It is there for reducing the "drumming"  effect , as it has sound insulating properties, you may find its louder in the cabin after its removal, and yes it can hold a film of water but does`nt absorb the damp as fabric insulant tends to. I shall be using some of these tar mats as they are quite good. Mike.

My film of water was UNDER the tar  ??? ::) :cry:
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 03, 2013, 07:17:55 PM

My film of water was UNDER the tar  ??? ::) :cry:
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I doubt it's normally used on submersibles.
I am fairly certain you will need something to replace it, have a good look around though, there are so many different products out there.
http://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-thermo-coustic-sound-deadener-material-9-pieces.html

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18-SHEETS-23sq-ft-Car-Vehicle-Sound-Deadening-Insulation-Proofing-Pads-Absorber-/281088893100?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D170906420858%26ps%3D54
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: Lloyd74 on May 03, 2013, 10:40:36 PM
is this the car from practical classics in which case my heart snapped, good luck and so good to see you haven't abandoned it a great testament to you steely resolve!
Title: Re: :cry: Bad Christmas
Post by: dajwid on May 03, 2013, 11:04:47 PM
is this the car from practical classics in which case my heart snapped, good luck and so good to see you haven't abandoned it a great testament to you steely resolve!

Yes that's the one.