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Old 18-10-2020, 05:57 PM
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So as most of you know iv started doing my car and thought ill do a progress so far and keep adding as I go.... So here it is im just starting to get the front running gear stripped ready for a rebuild with new shiny parts and all the sub frame and other parts have been sent out for power coating.

I have spent loads already at ICP and have loads more to go lol.

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Old 18-10-2020, 07:25 PM
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Looking good so far

Its good to see a nice lot of poly bags full of goodies.
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Old 18-10-2020, 08:03 PM
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Wow looks a big project, are you a mechanic ? I used to mess around with car mechanics a long time ago,but much too complicated for me now.
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Old 18-10-2020, 08:42 PM
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Wow looks a big project, are you a mechanic ? I used to mess around with car mechanics a long time ago,but much too complicated for me now.
Am I a macanic ha I wish I just wing it and learn as I go and ask if I dont know. Iv never done anything like this before but its time I get to know my car better and im having fun doing it ....


I just hope it will look as good as I hope it will.
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Old 18-10-2020, 10:55 PM
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Old 19-10-2020, 01:37 PM
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Am I a macanic ha I wish I just wing it and learn as I go and ask if I dont know. Iv never done anything like this before but its time I get to know my car better and im having fun doing it ....
Same as me mate, learn as you go. Only problem is real work getting in the way for me, had no free time for a month now
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Old 19-10-2020, 06:46 PM
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Looking great mate, just keep going bit by bit, it's rebuilding that is more of a pain lol
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Old 19-10-2020, 07:15 PM
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Same as me mate, learn as you go. Only problem is real work getting in the way for me, had no free time for a month now
Tell me about it its so hard finding time to do it I haven't done anything for 3 weeks now but I plan to spend all next weekend down there.
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Old 19-10-2020, 07:18 PM
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Looking great mate, just keep going bit by bit, it's rebuilding that is more of a pain lol
Cheers i will chip away at it im looking forward to start putting it back together but don't know where to stop i keep taking bits off lol once iv cleaned the front ill take rear apart and do that so should be like newish once iv done
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Old 19-10-2020, 07:52 PM
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Cheers i will chip away at it im looking forward to start putting it back together but don't know where to stop i keep taking bits off lol once iv cleaned the front ill take rear apart and do that so should be like newish once iv done
Haha well good luck mate. If you ever need another hand then just give me a call mate
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Old 19-10-2020, 11:03 PM
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Wish I could still do what I used to ,ok under the bonnet but canít kneel or get under car without a lift theses days ,bloody frustrating,and it takes longer I judge a job by how many cups of tea it takes
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Old 20-10-2020, 08:12 AM
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Wish I had your garage space, I have just enough room to get in and out of mine and the door only just shuts.
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Old 20-10-2020, 07:08 PM
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Haha well good luck mate. If you ever need another hand then just give me a call mate
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Old 20-10-2020, 07:09 PM
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Wish I had your garage space, I have just enough room to get in and out of mine and the door only just shuts.
Ha I wish I had more room and hight for a lift in there.

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Old 20-10-2020, 07:10 PM
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Got some nice shiny bits back today

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Old 24-10-2020, 03:36 PM
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Spent this morning sand blasting and painting im very happy with how they turn ed out. I have also clear coated the alloy bit so might stay clean ish for a while.

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Good job mate, I wished I had clear coated all my stuff when I had the chance
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Old 24-10-2020, 06:01 PM
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Everything else has had a good clean and it coming up nicely.... the steering rack iv change the trackrods and the ends. The rest was just degrease and scrubbing

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Looking good. Wish I'd clear coated my aluminium lower arms, spent ages cleaning them up and they were trashed after one drive on winter roads.
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Old 25-10-2020, 08:23 AM
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Looking good. Wish I'd clear coated my aluminium lower arms, spent ages cleaning them up and they were trashed after one drive on winter roads.
It was something you said on a old post about you cleaned then and the after one ride they was dirty again. .. that's what made me think about the clear coats.
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A small win for tonight I managed to get a hour in on the car and put hub together.

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Got to spend a couple of days looking at car so stripped the engine down to see whats wrong and no obvious damage apart from a small sharp bur at the end of the cylinder but then after further investigation it looks like the crank shaft has been slowing started to rub on the block so that must be where the metal in the oil came from.... and the crank shaft has about 2.5 to 3mm movement side to side.

The gear box is in for a rebuild now so should be back next week.


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Old 09-01-2021, 05:14 PM
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Drive shafts done just waiting for CV joints to arrive...

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Nice one mate, good to see you're making progress.

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Nice one mate, good to see you're making progress.



I really want your heater for my garage
I really want your garage.
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Old 10-01-2021, 01:44 PM
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Nice one mate, good to see you're making progress.







I really want your heater for my garage
Cheers i was only going do the engine but once you start and it goes on and on but its a perfect time to do it with the lock downs.... not that I can work from home so I still got to go in.
As for the heater there not expensive only £150 max and works a treat. I see your one is coming alone nicely now its looking good 👍.


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Old 10-01-2021, 01:47 PM
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I really want your garage.
I wan't a bigger one its never big enough when your stripping your car apart im thinking of renting a bigger unit so I can put a lift in it and can work on car better and have a lot more room.

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Old 10-01-2021, 01:51 PM
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I wan't a bigger one its never big enough when your stripping your car apart im thinking of renting a bigger unit so I can put a lift in it and can work on car better and have a lot more room.

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If you get a unit with a lift it will pay for itself by renting out to people.
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Old 10-01-2021, 02:05 PM
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If you get a unit with a lift it will pay for itself by renting out to people.
Yeah iv seen one its about 12m x 25m with toilet and kitchen and has the hight. Its cheap and a friend want to go half's so will only be a couple hundred a month so worth it.im looking into at mo see what happens as I'd like the space to do evo properly when I start.

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