76 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 24th September 2015, 1:27 am
77 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 9th January 2016, 8:51 am
Got my self an AEM wideband O2 Kit, just need to wire it up and get it on the car. This way i keep an eye on the air and fuel ratio, make sure it doesnt run lean in the future.
Also as my GTIR wheel was ripped and mouldy i got a replacement aftermarket wheel, took my old wheel apart and fitted the GTIR emblum to the new wheel.
And tomorrow im picking up these seats and harness, very cheap only 100 quid for the pair including the harnesses.
Also stripped out the rear of the GTIR and painted it all black as well as fitting a battery box and relocating battery to behind drivers seat.
Also ive designed up a rear strut brace and friend of mine is a tig welder so he is going to do the welding and local company is water jet cutting the 304 stainless steel plates. Struggle to find a rear strut brace for a decent price so just designing and making my own.
Welding is going to get done in march/april time.
Next job over next few weeks is the following
- Remove and refurbish rear calipers
- Fit new rear discs
- Weld o2 sensor thread insert into downpipe and replace flexi section
- i would like to remove subframe and all rear arms and powder coat them but bushes look good so dont want to have to remove and replace components that are in good condition.
- Once welding is done the tyres will also need replacing as its been sat for a year on them.
78 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 9th January 2016, 9:47 am
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81 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 2:35 pm
Anyway here is an update.
I made up some custom brackets for the passnger seat and got the passenger seat fitted. I didnt fit slider rails as it would of sat too high. I cannot fit the drivers seat yet because the captive nut came loose on the chassis cross section so i need to get a new one welded in.
Also got water getting into the passenger footwell from somewhere. Its not from the sunroof as my car doesnt have a sun roof.
Also removed the stereo and center heater from the center console and fitted blanking plates, as well as fitting the steering wheel. Was able to wire in my wideband o2 sensor as well.
I sat the wideband sensor in the exhaust tip just to check its working, on idle its around 14.5 when you rev it in neutral it goes super lean, obvisous not very accurate as its just sat in the exhaust tip rather than bolted into the downpipe.
Today i jacked the car up and set about the rear brakes, i got new discs and pads for the rear but as the nipple had snapped in the drivers side i want to refurb the calipers and rebuild them before fitting the new discs.
I checked over the rear subframe and all the arm bushes and they all look ok, only the drop links need replacing. The subframe has surface rust and i would like to replace it at somepoint so when i have some cash i will.
Also going to strip rear suspension and rear spray the GAB shocks and springs like i did with the front.
Still need both rear arches and both sills replacing and that is currently booked for april time.
82 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 8:05 pm
83 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 9:09 pm
Natural selection does not work quick enough
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow...
84 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 9:40 pm
85 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 7:27 pm
The hubs look good just need to clean the threads of the studs. i tried to remove the bitch bolt from the hub but failed so just kept the hubs on the car when i spray them.
As the above picutres show i also cut away some metal. The rear air vents were completely rusted aroudn the outside so i cut all this away and rather than building them back up im just goin to get plates welded in to blank them off. My plan is to cut the rear bumper high like the below picture with some kind of diffuser under neath at some point.
Also stripped my spare rocker cover and smoothed it as well. Still need to strip the recessed areas with nitromorse and then fill the holes with metal filler.
Im not to sure what colour to do the rocker cover so im thinkning of the following;
- Wrinkle finish black
- HKS colours
I striped my rear calipers but im contemplating weather i just buy seal kit £25 from Bigg Red or send the calipers off for new callipers, pistons and respray for £99.00. Im tempted to just have them completly refurbished profesionally as it saves me a fair amount of time.
Also got my new dipstick from nissan on friday £25.00 and nissan badge for the front grill.
The captive nut on the front seat rail came loose on the drivers side so im going to get a plate welded in with a new captive nut.
Plan for this week is as follows;
-Decide corse of action for rear calipers
-Jack up front and remove down pipe
-Drill hole in downpipe for wideband o2 insert to be welded in
-Measure Flexi and ordered replacement flexi
-Get plate welded in with captive nut and fit drivers seat
-Connect second VAC line of downpipe to VAC source
Also trying to source an aluminium radiator overflow tank
86 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 8:17 pm
87 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 9:53 pm
@gtir_woody wrote:Nice progress mate. I like the wrinkle black finish for the rocker cover btw
Dam! Woody you just got a free rep point, I put my fat finger on it on my mobile, I was supposed to hit quote and I agree with the wrinkle rocker cover, it looks amazeballs lol
88 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 9:54 pm
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91 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 6:21 pm
Here is a before picture of the suspension, the ARB looked just as bad.
Here is afterwards. Need to leave it over night for the paint to really dry off and harden. Once harden i will build them up again and upload a picture or two.
Also bought some new rear drop links. As the nipple snapped in my rear caliper ive tasked our machine shop at work to remove this snapped bleed nipple. Using a reverse turn easy out tool didnt work, so they are going to drill it and clean up the thread. Once this is done they need to be sent off.
92 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 7:02 pm
This should be in an art gallery
93 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 7:36 pm
I need to do all mine.
94 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 7:52 pm
@Stu wrote:They look as good as new.
I need to do all mine.
Thanks. Yer pain in the arse Espically as won't see it when it's on the car. But least I know it's been done....and if anyone does get run over least they have something pretty to look at.
Need to get new dust covers though..don't know where to get them from or if they do univeral ones
95 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 8:08 pm
96 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 8:48 pm
98 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 17th February 2016, 9:37 am
99 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 21st February 2016, 7:33 am
My rear calipers are going off to Bigg Red for full redbuild new pistons and seals. Its only £99 for a pair, which i believe is a bargain as they will be pretty much brand new when i get them back.
I will have them back on the 3rd of March, That weekend i can then get the system bleed and take it for a quick drive up and down the road to make sure its ok before it goes off to welding.
100 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 21st February 2016, 10:05 am
"Official post whore" and all round superhero....
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