Originally Posted by jarpickle
You could use it in any order doesn't make a difference.
If you sand the panels properly the filler will stick to it else you need primer so that the filler sticks to the primer.
What's the deal with that idler switch hanging out like that.Find the other end and plug it together.
Why do you have a fuel filter in your engine bay?
did you just move the one from the bottom into your engine bay?
Thanks for the info on the filler & primer thing. The previous owner has relocated the fuel filter. I dont know the actual location of the fuel filter (yet to see in other cars), Yep, that idler wire will be back to its normal position.
Originally Posted by samsag12
Corrosion should be arrested at the source thus IMO
best will be to use the Primer (Zinc?) first followed by a light coat of body filler (if necessary).
A suggestion, if possible remove all the drain hole plugs (including small ones) and treat the surface for rust protection. IIRC there are 4 rubber and 6 plastic plugs on the floor.
I have already removed the rubber drain hole plugs, now removed the plastic ones below rear seat too. Yes I am using a Zinc Primer (Yellow colour) instead of the usual grey coloured stuff.
Originally Posted by sankyp
I guess this is a non-collapsible steering column. Can we replace it with a collapsible one? WHat wud be the approx cost?[/QUOTE]
Will repaint the steering column, I have no idea about the non-collapsible steering column in Maruti 800. Did the type 2/3 come with those? Can you please share any info on that. Although I am not planning for it now it might be useful in the near future
Originally Posted by drivetech4
I have gone through your thread from start end, never commented, I was waiting for getting your work completed, Couldn't stop myself from complimenting you! Hats off to you man!This is real passion and dedication. Once your car is ready its value for you will be far more than any brand new merc /bmw or audi. Cheers mate! Keep it up n all the best.
Waiting for your next update.
PS: @350Z TAI
should start some kind of award or recognition for such outstanding DIY jobs.
Thank you so much drivetech4
. Yes you are absolutely right, when this (interiors) is done it will be like E-class to me
. This car has made tremendous changes in my life. I left my old desk job, working on car for atleast few hours everyday, borrowed loans, DIY addiction, learning so much & it goes on like this. Infact I am happier than ever before, this car has changed the way people look at me. I owe a lot to her. Small update:
Tried sanding more today & found there are more of these rust dots (kind of bubbles) here & there. Instead of doing patch work, I better repaint the whole floor. I have seen a couple of powertools -
Grinding tool - Rs.1500/-
Orbital Sander/ DA (Dual Action) Sander - 2500/-
Air compressor - 15ltrs tank capacity - 0.5HP - Rs.8000/-
I had plans of opening a Water Wash Center that also does Dashboard & pillar trims painting. But thanks to a unexpected cheque bounce all my loan applications & plans are paused for a month atleast. If I buy these tools I will be able to do a clean paintwork for my car interiors & later use them in my business too, if at all I succeed in starting one.
Here are a few pics of sanding + applied little primer on the metal using brush. I know brush work just cant provide that finishing still just wanted to try it.
Rear Seat area
Sanding edges & rust dots
WIth primer (not diluted)