Thursday, June 10, 2010


Well the last few weeks have been really informative for some team members: learning about rust and just how far the damage can extend from where you think it stops. Most important however is learning to deal with it!

Firstly, we decided to tackle something "easy", fixing the front shock tower rust holes. For our devoted readers, you may remember these used to be patched up with fibreglass. Well, we started by recycling the front fenders from the Firefly and start cutting up some patches. This is a fairly straightforward operation and quite boring, unless...

You decide to cheap out, because it's a Lemons project and you will weld up everything using flux cored wire in your MIG welder!!! Needless to say this was a horrible idea. For anyone who's ever tried this, you will sympathise. For anyone who have never tried it, don't! Save yourself the trouble.

To make a long story short, I eventually bought shielding gas and things are better now... Pictures show work done so far:

On a side note, a big shout out to Bill from California. He's a seasoned Lemoneer who decided to visit us and share an absolutely astonishing amount of information with us. I'm glad to say we we're also able to teach him a little something too: there's a BIG difference between a 500$ car in California, versus a 500$ car in Ontario. Thanks again Bill!

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