The Rust Killing Blog

When the book was written there was some interesting material that was left unpublished. New material is also continously being added so we have decided to publish new additions in the form of a blog. Some blogposts will be quite substantial whereas others will be kept shorter.

We do this primarily to address particularly important and interesting moments in the often difficult art of repairing bodywork without leaving any visible traces of the work that was done.

Video: Shaping of an Alfa-Romeo 2000 Berlina chassis detail using a beakshaped stretching tool

16. Broken screws, a common problem

The name of this blog is “The rust killing blog”. Most of the content happens about repair techniques of rusty panels and sometimes about repair of panels damaged in accidents plus presentation of interesting tools and machines. But this time I`m concentrating on a very common problem and tell how to solve it correct.

15.1 Kei car, an almost unknown phenomenon outside South East Asia

Before the repair story starts I recommend the curious to study Kei-car in Wikipedia. Mazda produced 4000 cars under the name Autozam between -92 and -94, primarily for use in Tokyo. The car is imported from Japan in extremely good condition with only 500 kilometer on the odometer and in a condition as an almost new car. Few cars, less than 10, are known in Europe.

14:1 At last back after summer vacation!

But first, a warning: don´t act like me. During the end of the vacation an offer emerged at the computer screen, several times and with shorter and shorter intervals.

13.2 Repair of Mazda Miata rear wheelarch and wheelhouse, continuation

After the work with modification of the new panel it was painted in the same way as the wheelhouse, Image 1. Note that the shape of panel has been modified, the B-post area is removed and the size is reduced. The intention is to keep the repair area as small as possible by removing surplus material.

13.1 Repair of Mazda Miata rear wheelarch and wheel house

Before we began the work on the rear wing repair on the Miata, we make you a new tool offer. This time you can buy an electrode shoe for invisible spot welding.

Panel Beating Doctor Bengt Blad

At this point in my life when I was about three quarters through the medical schooI I discovered the English wheel and the Eckold machine, and, one thing leading to another - no more time for med school.

More about the book

This book, with around 1,500 pages of reader-friendly text and about as many illustrations, is a summary of 40 years of working with vintage, collectors' and racing cars.