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
- 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