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87 RX battery area cancer pics
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:44 AM
After looking at the area good and close, it appears that at some time in this cars life it had a battery explode. Not bad, but I can tell from the paint and where the steel is corroded that something along those lines happened.
After cutting some of the original battery platform out. See the hole? The splatter on the radiator support.(grey)
Little cleaner, not so daunting a task as I initially thought.
Going to be taking this box and the the flat part of the inner fender too. Just looking to take enough out to get to good metal on the RX.
I've given this part of the car a good once over thinking that the acid had started an unstoppable bout of cancer. It seem to be concentrated in just this one place and didn't make it to the frame rails. Maybe not an explosion, just a badly done battery fill with a hose?
Breaking out the MIG. I hate welding on this thin stuff. Give me a piece of 1/4" plate anytime.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 10:27 PM
Does anyone know what spray bomb color matches the original white on the RX the best. Since I only have this one spot to do I'm not going to break out the paint gun.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:23 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 08:07 AM
I have seen this area in EA82 cars being non existent. Not there.
Note the first ever use of a smiley to denote sarcasm.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:56 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 11:43 AM
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