The welds look solid, certainly better than I could produce.
As for the filler, I am leery of using that, simply because it is a water absorber of note, wouldn't a seam sealer be a better option? You can brush it on and smooth it to the point where it's hardly noticeable and you get the security of knowing it's going to stay dry and solid.
Hi John, get where your coming from & thanks for compliment on the welding too
I'll go over the welds with red oxide before adding the smear of filler, I will use seam sealer but on the welds that cannot be seen once its back together & where I have removed the old sealer whilst cleaning off the old under seal, the whole lot will be painted in red oxide then sprayed with Gravitex stone chip, this is stuff is amazing, goes really nice and drys fairly hard but still acting a resistant covering, then painted over in satin black paint. Some more progress pic's! Cheers Damian.
Unstable John is quite right, I second his notion, seam sealer (Bilt Hamber, sticky 'orrible stuff!) is preferable to filler.
Good work going on there Damian. Nice when the exposed cavities look as good as that. Better than opening a can of worms. Crack on!
Red oxide painted and now the stone chip sprayed on, next will be a coat of satin black & then on too cleaning all the suspension/rear axle parts prior to them receiving a fresh coat of black metal paint.
urm... I was but budget ran out and time scale, I will fit them though as matter of safety, budget is being refuelled with my big 50 birthday on Thursday and kind donations as gifts, so water pump, 2 x upper ball joints, set of spark plugs n hopefully bumps stops !
Good Monday morning all, more progress pics, same old cleaning, painting, re-bushing & refitting! have new bushes for bottom arms, fitted new pan-hard bushes, will replace the top links one too. Diff cleaned up well, new oil and will refit with cleaned rear caliper's. Getting there bit by bit
Be good the get it back on all four wheels before Christmas!
Painted & new bushes fitted to the lower arms, will strip n clean the rear calipers & fit new seals before bolting the diff back in as so much easier to fit them back, still need to change the diff oil too! After this I'll get the lower arms/springs/shock bolted back and then start on the drive shafts, upper links & de-dion tube clean n paint with black hammarite.