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    Default The final touch....

    One part that was still missing in the restoration of my DSuper was the underbody and the exhaust. So I took the car onto the hoist at the Lubritorium in Geebung (not many places have a hoist where you can blast the dirt off your chassis) and got the underside water blasted for $90. Came up ok, not 100%, but pretty clean. Excuse the sideways photo again...

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    Ever since our Bunya trip there has been a funny rattle that appeared to be intermittent and come from the engine bay or steering or... from the exhaust! A piece of the Flexi hose had broken off and settled in the muffler. I couldn't get it out by shaking the s$&t out of it, so I cut it in half... and welded it back together. Bit of paint... and pretty good again.

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    The offending piece shown above. The Flexi pipe was also stuffed, so time for a new one. Exhaust parts and heat shields before the cleaning. Didn't know the car had a Stainless muffler and pipes - not bad.

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    Attachments all pretty foul and in need of some TLC:

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    Sorry, wonky again. But it is looking good with the painted heat shields, Muffler and new Flexi pipe.

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    Nice and shiny again. The photo also gives an idea how the water jetting came up. Not bad, compared to 45 years of encrusted dirt and dust.

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    So, I think the car is now in pretty good shape. Let's see what's next....

    Sven

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    looking good Sven, even though I feel like I am up skirting
    cheers Tony

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