Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rust is like an iceberg: The rear hatch re-skin

The one thing about rust is that it is like an iceberg. The tip you see on the outside is always a fraction of what lies beneath the surface. When we bought our Dino the rear engine cover had the smallest of rust bubbles on the surface and we thought it to be an easy fix. As with all things on the Dino nothing is ever easy and the original skin was rotten all along its supporting frame. Evidence was found where others attempted to fix the panel with a small patch here and there but the correct solution here was to remove the skin from the frame and start again. Yes it is much more time and money to do it this way but we can now ensure that the beauty of our car is more than just skin deep.

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