Rebirth of a Dino

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby matthiasappel » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:02 pm

Ups, very nice to see my pictures from this Dino Spider in my garage.

It makes me happy, to see, that this car will be on the road next time.
Zorglub, are you the man, who had bought this car some years ago near Heidelberg ?
Where is the car now?
I found this car 2007 or 2008 in Freiburg in the south of Germany. In the 70 years this car drove in north germany, later it comes into the south. Since the early 80th it stood in a garage.
It would be nice to see the car, when it's finished.
Best
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby iceblue » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Wow, you just raised the bar on restoration!
I have to get cracking on mine now......
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby DinoTomNL » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:47 pm

That's looking fantastic! Great!


What did you do with all the small brackets and bolts in the engine bay? zinc electroplated and afterwards yellow passivated? (I did this to some of my parts here locally, but they are not as bright yellow as yours.....)


Regards
Tom
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Jos_2400 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:21 pm

Great Job! Respect!
Keep on posting your progress.
Will follow it with interest.
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:44 pm

matthiasappel wrote:Zorglub, are you the man, who had bought this car some years ago near Heidelberg ?


Yes that's still me. The car was in shambles…and the restoration was quite hellish…


But car is near finished. Will post new pictures
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Dino John » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:16 pm

Great work , it must be a great feeling seeing the progress and anticipation of things to come.

Cheers
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:33 pm

OK here are some pictures of the body. Pretty nasty rust everywhere...

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:18 pm

What I mean by nasty rust is rust UNDER rust. Plus botched old repairs (you can see Frankenstein soldering jobs in some of the photos).

That meant stripping the whole body bare on a rotisseries, and then peeling it layer by layer. Since no panels are available, we had to recreate many of them from scratch (we used a slightly thicker and better grade of steel for the load bearing parts)
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:06 pm

Here is some deep surgery

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Dirk1529 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:29 pm

Hi Zorglub
You are doing a great job , but i cannot recognize any stiffenning.
Remember the Dino-chassis is very soft. Deformation can cause a lot of problems later, seen in my Dino Spider
years ago. Good luck Dirk
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