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Project money pit
« on: 22 November 2020, 13:07:45 »

I bought this manual 3.0 in September, for cheap knowing it will cost me reasonable amount of money to fix, but I plan to keep it as a summer time car anyway, so the work can be done slowly.
It's driveable, has MOT and more important - I was on a hunt for one of these for a long time.
So here she is



Right away the work started. As any Omega, this one had some rust problems. What I've learned in almost 10 years of Omega ownership is where to find the hidden rust.
If your Omega has foggy windows look for this in driver/passenger side footwell



And fixed with new metal welded in



Removing the carpets revealed another spot



Repaired, new plate welded in and protected




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« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2020, 13:20:32 »

Spare wheell well was also rusty - repaired with new and protected



Front Bose speakers were fubar but I found an audio repair shop that was able to repair both




 

 The rust on the lower door edges visible on upper pic was also repaired
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« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2020, 13:26:17 »

As usual ::) Glowebox repair



Saggy roofliner repair




 


It looks like this now




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« Reply #3 on: 22 November 2020, 13:33:59 »

Repairing and adding some sound insulation after I cut it out to check for rust under









Some sound deadening material was added inside all doors



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« Reply #4 on: 22 November 2020, 13:39:14 »

Nice work. Do it properly= do it once.  :y
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« Reply #5 on: 22 November 2020, 13:39:50 »

Cleaning the sticky rubber from doorcards with degreaser and cleaning wipes went really easy. They look brand new now



Plastic under door handles was flocked due to being scratched and I think it came out nice





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« Reply #6 on: 22 November 2020, 13:49:49 »

Reverse ring broken? Can't get it into reverse? No problem ::)





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« Reply #7 on: 22 November 2020, 13:50:38 »

Well, she looks nice on the outside, this is the interior now





Rust work is done, interior is done, I have some new goods for her allready but they need to wait until the lockdown is over :(



I also bought four new summer tyres which will be fitted when bushings and wheel alignment is done.

Next part will be engine time, need to buy new radiator, battery, AC condenser while I'm there etc...to be continued
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« Reply #8 on: 22 November 2020, 14:07:01 »

Certainly coming along nicely  8)
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Re: Project money pit
« Reply #9 on: 22 November 2020, 15:40:54 »

Cleaning the sticky rubber from doorcards with degreaser and cleaning wipes went really easy. They look brand new now



Plastic under door handles was flocked due to being scratched and I think it came out nice






I think that's an excellent solution. If it were mine, I would also flock the 'carbon fibre' trim that runs along the rest of the door so that everything matches. On the dark colour interiors this would require a keen eye to spot it isn't a factory finish :y
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« Reply #10 on: 22 November 2020, 15:58:37 »

I did some trial and error with flocking bigger flat surfaces but got mixed results. However it is good solution for smaller uneven items like plastic part on pic
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« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2020, 16:27:29 »

I did some trial and error with flocking bigger flat surfaces but got mixed results. However it is good solution for smaller uneven items like plastic part on pic


Fair enough :y
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« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2020, 16:33:32 »

Looking good :)
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« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2020, 17:03:46 »

Good job! Your project is progressing much better than mine  :)
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« Reply #14 on: 22 November 2020, 23:11:53 »

I'm impressed  :y

Not normally a fan of light interior colours but that seems to work.
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Re: Project money pit
« Reply #15 on: 24 November 2020, 18:00:21 »

If your Omega has foggy windows look for this in driver/passenger side footwell


Cant see from image, but was the black plate holed?  Did you fix the black plate, or just weld over the bulkhead?

My black plate has quite a big hole, but not sure I can get to the edge to weld a plate on, due to where its rusted.  I need to clean it up a bit more to find where the good metal is...   ...or look at other ways of sealing - its only got to last through until probably 6 months.
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Re: Project money pit
« Reply #16 on: 24 November 2020, 18:07:18 »

Wire brush it, West System epoxy and woven glass mat/tape, then spray stone chip onto the outside.

Or a foil tray and sikaflex if you cba to do a reasonable job.
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« Reply #17 on: 24 November 2020, 18:09:35 »

Wire brush it, West System epoxy and woven glass mat/tape, then spray stone chip onto the outside.

Or a foil tray and sikaflex if you cba to do a reasonable job.
The fibreglass option was considered, and not yet ruled out. Though same issue, as I think usable metal is out of reach/view
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« Reply #18 on: 24 November 2020, 18:19:15 »

Foil and Sikaflex it is then :D

Presumably you have pulled the glovebox? If you need the airbag out of the way, the cover is only held in by a long bolt easily removed once the passenger vent is removed. (the three torx bolts underneath have to be undone to remove the glovebox)  ;)
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Re: Project money pit
« Reply #19 on: 24 November 2020, 18:23:49 »

New metal plate was welded where the rust was. I had the same problem on my 2.5 v6 but on the driver's side. Rust hole was small, but enough to leak under the insulation foam.
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« Reply #20 on: 24 November 2020, 18:30:37 »

New metal plate was welded where the rust was. I had the same problem on my 2.5 v6 but on the driver's side. Rust hole was small, but enough to leak under the insulation foam.
On the black plate?
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« Reply #21 on: 24 November 2020, 18:35:00 »

I don't do welding so I can't tell you that. I just know that the welder said he never wanted to see me again after welding that tight unreachable spot.
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« Reply #22 on: 24 November 2020, 18:38:16 »

What is the purpose of the black plate ?
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« Reply #23 on: 24 November 2020, 18:43:23 »

It forms part of the bulkhead, but would be in the way when the shell is assembled  ;)

It gets fitted and bonded in after painting
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« Reply #24 on: 24 November 2020, 21:35:12 »

What is the purpose of the black plate ?
I think its all part of the cup that makes the scuttle drain.
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« Reply #25 on: 24 November 2020, 22:00:01 »

What is the purpose of the black plate ?
I think its all part of the cup that makes the scuttle drain.
You wish...
Item #1 it is actually the dash substructure that dictates* right or left hand drive...

http://www.catcar.info/opel/?l=bWFya2E9PVZYfHxzdD09NTB8fG1vZGVsdHlwZT09Vjk0fHxtY29kZT09VlhNfHxsYW5nPT1HQnx8c3RzPT17IjEwIjoiXHUwNDFjXHUwNDNlXHUwNDM0XHUwNDM1XHUwNDNiXHUwNDRjIiwiMjAiOiJWYXV4aGFsbCAgT01FR0EtQiAoIDE5OTQgLSAgMjAwMykiLCIzMCI6IkEgQk9EWSBTSEVMTCBBTkQgUEFORUxTIiwiNDAiOiIgNCBEQVNIIEFORCBTQ1VUVExFIiwiNTAiOiIxLkRBU0ggUEFORUwifXx8c2NvZGU9PUF8fHNzY29kZT09IDR8fG1uY29kZT09MXx8c21uY29kZT09LTd8fGlrZXk9PTg%3D

*the shell also varies as the cabin air intake/engine bay panel is actually part of the shell. That black panel is added during final assembly it's probably what those bolts on the outside of the A pillar (above the upper door hinge) hold in place ;)
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« Reply #26 on: 24 November 2020, 22:25:38 »

Ah, the left / right hand drive part solves the riddle of why its there.  :y
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« Reply #27 on: 25 November 2020, 17:00:49 »

What is the purpose of the black plate ?
I think its all part of the cup that makes the scuttle drain.
You wish...
Item #1 it is actually the dash substructure that dictates* right or left hand drive...

http://www.catcar.info/opel/?l=bWFya2E9PVZYfHxzdD09NTB8fG1vZGVsdHlwZT09Vjk0fHxtY29kZT09VlhNfHxsYW5nPT1HQnx8c3RzPT17IjEwIjoiXHUwNDFjXHUwNDNlXHUwNDM0XHUwNDM1XHUwNDNiXHUwNDRjIiwiMjAiOiJWYXV4aGFsbCAgT01FR0EtQiAoIDE5OTQgLSAgMjAwMykiLCIzMCI6IkEgQk9EWSBTSEVMTCBBTkQgUEFORUxTIiwiNDAiOiIgNCBEQVNIIEFORCBTQ1VUVExFIiwiNTAiOiIxLkRBU0ggUEFORUwifXx8c2NvZGU9PUF8fHNzY29kZT09IDR8fG1uY29kZT09MXx8c21uY29kZT09LTd8fGlrZXk9PTg%3D

*the shell also varies as the cabin air intake/engine bay panel is actually part of the shell. That black panel is added during final assembly it's probably what those bolts on the outside of the A pillar (above the upper door hinge) hold in place ;)
Hmmm, that could be more than an hour's work ;D

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