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101 Re: Another restoration thread. on 14th March 2018, 7:10 pm

typeritr

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One front wing off. Not too bad underneath









Here is the majority of nuts, bolts and brackets from underneath the car.



Once they are fitted though they are all getting undersealed onto the car too, point being to stop water getting into the joins of where bolts meet metal.

102 Re: Another restoration thread. on 23rd March 2018, 9:03 am

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My jacking points looked like yours, but still had some strength left to them. I used my hydraulic porta power to straighten them out, then I wire wheeled off all the surface rust, and welded some 1/8' reinforcement plates on both sides, hit it with Corrosealrust converter so it could seep up in the areas I couldn't get to. Primered it and covered with undercoating. Strong as an ox now

103 Re: Another restoration thread. on 26th March 2018, 9:49 pm

typeritr

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I reckon I will do the same, straighten it, rust convert it and weld it up for strength.

I did another bit of work this weekend. I finished stripping the back of the car and grinding the underside. Some pictures may be hard to see or understand what you are looking at but here you go.

Here is the underside after being cleaned up. There are some bits of the original underseal left on. These are in patches, when I started removing it, the metal was perfect, so I thought no point removing it. I found it very hard to get into certain areas and angles but a lot of the areas are OK. It might not look the cleanest but I made 100% sure to check everywhere, and get any bad patches etc... I was happy enough in the end to move onto the next stage.
I spent about another 3 hrs after i took the pictures hitting the small patches that can be seen
















I stripped the exterior of the arches too just to make sure there was no rust coming through under the paint.


Once I had the grinding done, I applied a load of rust converter just to double make sure nothing was missed or if there was any residual rust stuck in the metal or anything.

Rust converted surfaces

















I was a bit unsure when I spotted the colours things changed, It went orange (strangley like the colour of rust!!) and purple. Used Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80.

Now the Bad Bits, I was not fully lucky enough to avoid all the rot!
Behind the bumper bar and the inner arch sills.






Started to work on the passenger side from the rear arches to the front arches but at this stage my angle grinder started started to smoke then spark and finally packed up. Time to get a better quality one tomorrow at lunch time and get back at it tomorrow evening!!





104 Re: Another restoration thread. on 27th March 2018, 7:00 am

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You're lucky, looks way cleaner under there than mine does! I'm gonna start a thread soon with my rust repair pictures and you're gonna shit a brick when you see what I've had to replace.

105 Re: Another restoration thread. on 27th March 2018, 7:46 am

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Loving the updates, lots of attention to detail mate thumbsup its great alot of that surface rust is coming off without any major spots, not surprising there is a few places that will need repairs though. Great work Smile

106 Re: Another restoration thread. on 14th May 2018, 11:26 pm

typeritr

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Another bit of work completed.












I have not got everywhere under here, there are still a few bits more to tidy up. But that so far is 2 layers of rust bullet. You can see along the bottom where people have tried to jack it up various times in the wrong places. Annoying, but not really the end of the world.

Drivers side arches with some top coat on it.






I also got a billet shifter stabilizer and some energy suspension shifter bushings.
Got some keys too (I know it is not s GTR but i just loved the key!!) a keyring and finally a 3d printer GTIR badge.






I put in a new Kemso fuel pump into the tank and while I was at it replaced all the lines.

Also assembled some of the rear linkages onto the subframe.
Can anyone tell me, is there any bushings between the metal of the subframe and the rear diff? I was going to put it ll together but then though that there would be some type of bushing there.


107 Re: Another restoration thread. on 15th May 2018, 8:49 am

gtir_woody

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Looks great mate.

108 Re: Another restoration thread. on 15th May 2018, 9:01 am

Ryaneg6freak

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Looks bloody fantastic! No, I don't think there are bushing on the diff itself, but I could be wrong.

109 Re: Another restoration thread. on 15th May 2018, 10:32 pm

typeritr

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Thanks, I didn't have any bushings lying around from the diff either so i assume you are right about it not needing bushings.

The kitchen table is the perfect place for doing greasy work



Can anyone tell me for a fast road setup where on the dial these bolts should be?




Tomorrow im going to fill the diff with oil, through the breather hole at the top of it, then mount the whole assembly to the car as well as the fuel tank. as the fuel tank has to go in first i believe.

110 Re: Another restoration thread. on 16th May 2018, 12:44 pm

Ryaneg6freak

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I can't tell you where they need to be, that's going to vary for each and every car. You'll need to take the car in for a 4 wheel alignment, those are your toe adjusters.

For best tire wear the rear toe should be set at zero, but if you want a little more lively handling, a bit of toe out will give you some mild oversteer, at the expense of tire wear.

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