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Scorpion # 253 project

Discussion in 'X1/20 Forum' started by BEEK, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. RJ80

    RJ80 True Classic

    Very interesting. Makes me wonder (worry?) about what is lurking underneath my pristine looking floorpan undercoating.
     
  2. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    this was believed to be a rust free car when i purchased it. Granted rust free and scorpion are oxymorons... but i still believe for what its worth this is a very rust free car. I actually have a scorpion who's floorpans and everything else is pristine. Thats another project...lol

    Glad I have taken the time and tedious work to take this car far deeper than I ever thought I was going to. The end result will be far better.

    My goal is to now have the car ready for FFO18 in Orlando
     
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  3. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    How did you remove the undercoating? Wire wheel?
     
  4. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    actually used a gasket scraper and child labor! and a lot of my own labor. It scraped off with a little help. no heat or chemicals though. just scraped it a little at a time
     
  5. DeadScorpion

    DeadScorpion Daily Driver

    Location:
    the desert
    Love the engine build up!
     
  6. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    Parts scorpion #302 has made it home. Thats 5 scorpions now, 3 parts cars and 2 restorable cars

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  7. kmead

    kmead True Classic

    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    You are a little bit selfish, Scorpions should be spread around a bit more!

    Congrats.
     
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  8. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    those are just for spares. i have the kids at school strip them down as an assignment. They have fun and learn at the same time. I figured it would be better to part these out than see them go to the crusher. Not much saveable, but the parts i can save i will. Really dont need any parts from old cars, only new parts now unfortunately! Hopefully soon I can get the car chassis painted and completed. I just keep finding more and more to do and there is no reason to do a poor job at this point. My goal remains the same, to be driving by the fiat freak out.
     
  9. kmead

    kmead True Classic

    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Totally the right thing to do, cars beyond redemption should be stripped to their minimum of useful bits for the survival of the remaining members of the tribe.

    Though, up here that might be considered a restoration candidate...
     
  10. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    Worked on the car again today. decided to build the drivers floor pan replacement panel. Measured and then fabbed the replacement part. Cut out the old part. Then welded in the new piece. The metal was very thing is some areas of what i kept so I am having to make a few smaller pieces to fill some additional holes. When I am done It will not be noticeable that it has been replaced to the untrained eye. There will be a few discrepancies, like the beaded area will not be dimentionally correct. But who cares, it will be just fine
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    this is not done, have a ways to go. I will take pictures when it is finished. I am not going t use any filler. Will be all steel.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2018
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  11. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    IMG_5016.JPG update on floor pan progress
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  12. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    After wire wheeling the floor pan I discovered a few very small holes. I probably created them by using the wire wheel. But that is fine. I would rather address them now. After trying unsuccessfully to weld them, the metal is way too thin and I just keep chasing a hole. So I have 2 options. replace a very large section which really is fine or use some lab-metal / all metal aluminum putty to fill the holes. most likely por15 will fill them anyway but to be safe i will use the all-metal first before i por15 the entire floor pan


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  13. Chad C.

    Chad C. Daily Driver

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    This is an inspiration, it's looking very nice!
     
  14. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    thank you very much. This has been a lot more then I intended to do when I started. But what the heck. I have a goal date in mind. Lets see if I make it!
     
  15. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    IMG_5051.JPG a little off topic. I picked up a free 81 zagato today... complete but rusty...This will give me the needed parts to finish my zagato project, that project # 3427 lol
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
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  16. RJ80

    RJ80 True Classic

    Beek, I'm buying a set of Zagato headlamps for my Scorpion. Can you tell me a little more about what you did to get them mounted? I'm assuming I'll need to source a Montecarlo-style middle noseband section from Monte Hospital to get it to look right. Also thinking about not mounting the exterior Zagato light trim piece to give them more of the "floating" look that they have on the 037. Would greatly appreciate any thoughts and keep up the great progress on your project.
     
  17. BEEK

    BEEK True Classic

    Location:
    Clermont Fl
    i will take some pictures of what i made to mount them. was all hardware store aluminum bar and a few rivnuts. too bad the car i just got is missing the headlights, I would have given them to you. and yes the fiberglass nose band from montehospital is what i have. Is not a perfect fit and will take a little work, but still a nice piece.
     

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