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#1 Entwistlecymru

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:56 PM

I’m in the process of stripping all body panels off to tidy up the bodywork and was wondering what jobs I should do while everything is off. I’ve already given the suspension and brakes a birthday and have an updated heater to fit, but is there anything else I should check or replace while the car is bare?

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 09:17 AM

Subframe shims

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 10:40 AM

Radiator, oil service. Fit a new hubring with the ABS wires before the useless effin things snap.



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 05:42 PM

Gearbox oil?

 



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 11:13 PM

Side engine mounts replace, poly inserts front and read, timing chain (water pump while you're in there).  At the front replace the fog light bulbs, if you're planning on upgrading the heater might as well do it now too.  Plus, radiator pipes if you're replacing the radiator.  Silicone ones are a good shout.

 

If you fancy playing, then balancer shaft delete, braided brake hoses etc

 

All these jobs are possible with the clams on, just easier with them off.  A couple of the ones mentioned above can only be done with the clams off

 

 

 

 

 

Supercharger :ninja:


Edited by TheRealVXed, 18 April 2020 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:12 PM

check rear brake lines in sills that corrode. 



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Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:47 PM

Front tow bracket replace while the clam is off

#8 Entwistlecymru

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 06:16 PM

All handy suggestions - shims are a good shout. Thankfully a lot of the jobs mentioned have been done over the last few years.

I’ve got a water pump and all the service bits on their way, steering rack is out for refurb along with new UJs, and I’ll check the brake lines though I think they’ve been done.

Supercharger.......... yeeeeeessss, it’ll have to wait though.....

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 06:24 PM

weeeeee  rallly



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Posted 19 April 2020 - 08:13 PM

Front tow bracket replace while the clam is off

 

i'm in the middle of making a nice uprated one atm  :) complete with post and toe eye as a kit. 



#11 Entwistlecymru

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 09:52 PM

Well I’ve done the shims - not a bad job and it got my 9 year old involved! My steering rack is knackered so I’ll be ordering a quick rack this week.

A mate of mine is making me a towing eye bracket already - mine was nasty! I’m also tidying up the cobbled up inlet pipe work and changing the rear brake pipes as they’re a bit crusty, oh and giving it a full respray while everything is off.

Inside I’ve got dynamat ready to go on the floor and bulkheads, new steering UJs, DAB radio and speakers.

Has anyone got any recommendations on what to use for a new exhaust heat shield? I’ve been looking at the zircoflex sheet - would that suit?

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 10:08 PM

Has anyone got any recommendations on what to use for a new exhaust heat shield? I’ve been looking at the zircoflex sheet - would that suit?

 

I've used Nimbus before and seems similar to OE material.






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