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76 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 24th September 2015, 1:27 am

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Stu wrote:Well done.
Those disks have come up a treat Smile
Agreed Very Happy

77 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 9th January 2016, 8:51 am

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Been a good few months so here is an update of work completed so far.

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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Nice update mate, love the way the car is looking. The strut brace sounds interesting. Refurbing the sub-frame is so worth it though, you dont realise how old some of the bushes are until you take it out. It also makes the rear end look super clean Laughing

79 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 9th January 2016, 5:41 pm

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Great update your idea on strut brace sounds similar to mine but mine is bought part welded Inbetween the dual front brace

80 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 9th January 2016, 5:41 pm

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Great update your idea on strut brace sounds similar to mine but mine is bought part welded Inbetween the dual front brace

81 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 2:35 pm

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Ok so been a while again since last update, i will try to update this thread a bit more often. My aim is to have the car on the road by april but having a new house and family to provide for plus pretty much a single income its hard to find spare cash to buy expensive bits for this car.

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

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Looking good mate. In regards to the leak depending where it is exactly it is check door seals or mine was also leaking through the large loom grommet in the top passenger outer side.

83 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 9:09 pm

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With regard to you subframe, if its only survace rust just get it shot blasted and powdercoated


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84 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 31st January 2016, 9:40 pm

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Nice progress. Look forward to the pics of everything cleaned and painted etc Smile


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85 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 7:27 pm

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Bit of an update today, got the grinder out and also the wire brush attachement. Striped the hub with the wire brush attachment and also under the boot. under the boot had a lot of surface rust. I stripped it back as much as physically possible then zinc primered it all. Once this was dry i then used waxoil spray to underseal it. After this i gave it a spray with normal matt black spray.
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


- Yellow


- 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

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Nice progress mate. I like the wrinkle black finish for the rocker cover btw Smile

87 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 9:53 pm

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gtir_woody wrote:Nice progress mate. I like the wrinkle black finish for the rocker cover btw Smile

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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Great thread and the car looks like its coming along nicely good work bud Smile

89 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 10:42 pm

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I'll take a free rep, thank you Laughing

90 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 7th February 2016, 10:45 pm

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LOL no probs im sure someone forgot to give you one for your services Laughing

91 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 6:21 pm

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this weekend i spent refrenshing my rear suspension and rear anti roll bar. Got the grinder and wire brush adapter out.

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

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This should be in an art gallery Very Happy
Nice work

93 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 7:36 pm

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They look as good as new.
I need to do all mine.


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94 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 7:52 pm

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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

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Looks good mate, what paint did you use? The finish looks great.

96 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 8:48 pm

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Think nomad or Mr B posted links to dust covers and bump stops a while ago. Think it was a e bay link to universal ones but had a wide range

97 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 14th February 2016, 9:18 pm

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gtir_woody wrote:Looks good mate, what paint did you use? The finish looks great.

Black was hammerite smooth
Red was hycot brake caliper red

98 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 17th February 2016, 9:37 am

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Nicely done, that must take 5 years of the car Smile

99 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 21st February 2016, 7:33 am

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Got the rear suspension back on yesterday and rear anti-roll bar with new drop links.






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.

Thanks

100 Re: JoetheEskimos GTIR Build on 21st February 2016, 10:05 am

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Dont mean to piss on your bonfire .... but without boots on the shocks it will not pass a mot fella .....


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