Bognor Lean-to Project

Ian&Sue

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The rebuild started today , when I actually put some bits back onto the car =))


Admittedly it was only a few new fixings and parts on the on the slam plate and fixed the cooling loop back into place …..but it is a start. Oh and I also pushed in all the new wheel arch nylon body nuts.

also after an early start this morning finished the slam plate and wheel arches with a coat of Topaz Blue.
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Tomorrow I should be able to start on all the big stuff that fix, turn, spin, spring, damp, brake and locate the big round rubber things .
Gradually getting the hang of these technical terms:whistle:
I have worked out ( based on the Zedshed build of about an hour per side) it should only take me about …………

10 days. ( per side :arghh:)
You are an inspiration Mazza. Every time I read this thread it makes me want to go into the garage & start pulling the car apart! Sue on the other hand would prefer to enjoy the car by driving it not as the pile of bits that she imagines we will be left with if she ever lets me loose on it. :eek:

Ian.
 
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Mazza

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Well today was a bit of a non event.... I was hoping to really get on with it but like all good ideas......it went south!

Started with finding a container with all the hub nuts and bolts.....which hadn't been cleaned and treated....
So that was the first job..
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Then thought it would be a good idea to get all the parts in one place, rather than scattered around the house.
So sorted out all the front end parts into N/S and O/S

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Lots of bits.....but thats when I found I still had parts missing :arghh:
So. Checked on RealOem and got all the part numbers, called the local stealer and ordered a few of the bits 2 brackets for the front drop links, the nuts and bolts , and a couple of other fixings,,,,,,,bye bye to £70.00 !!!!!!!
But the front and rear ARB bushes are on a worldwide shortage and on back orders......so didnt bother.
So tried a few UK suppliers and front ones available , but no rear ones,,,,,
Checked Autodoc, and they had fronts (Febi) and rears (Moog) and also got all the ABS sensors .......another £75.00
and it will be another week before they arrive.

Sorted out the plastic trim pieces that fit around the front end, only to find a few issues, but will all be sorted with a trip to Andy’s

One thing I can do is reinstall the exhaust manifolds, and the new studs, so may do that tomorrow.
So may be able to report on some actual progress =))


EDIT........just looking at the pictures and realised I need the 4 jubilee clips for the track rod gaiters....... :arghh:
 
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Mazza

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So .....did I get the manifolds on?......no!

With all the painting and welding that has been done, the garage was covered in a thick film of dust.....so rather than keep laying in it, I thought I would have a clean....
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I did look at the manifolds only to realise I had missed a bit of painting,,,,,so got that done first, while access was easy,
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It was the lower part of the chassis I missed
Masked it off so I didnt have any overspray , and worked out ok
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I also noticed a wiring repair on the temp sensor. Wires twisted with a covering of selotape.....FFS !!!!!!
Stripped it, cleaned, soldered, sleeved and then the taped.
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Its left just hanging as I have no idea where it goes :whistle: I’m sure I’ll find a hole somewhere that it fits into=))

Other than that I painted the fuel tank with a new camouflage paint......seems to work ok, and the tank is pretty much invisible...........
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😵😵😵
 

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Very impressed Malc 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
 

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Could do with some of that paint myself, wor lass wants the kitchen tiling.
Good spot with the temp sensor, another future problem sorted.
 

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After a run over to the stealer to collect some bits, ( which they forgot to put two nuts in the package :arghh: )
So will mean another run over tomorrow to pick them up,.....,:):):)

So onwards and underneath.....
First part....8 studs inserted using two of the old nuts locked together
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Then the gasket. ( and luckily got the stud pattern correct as there are 4 holes not used)
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Then the rear manifold with new nuts and subsequently torqued up. Had to work out how to get to to them all and tighten them in a sequence from the middle out in 3 stages.
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Then the same for the front one., which is easier to start them from the top, and then underneath to finish torquing.
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Next bit is to route and connect the sensors, and while I am there, blank off the smog filter vacuum line at the back of the block.....but the sun is out, and I had something more important that I needed to do........:whistle:



Go for a play,,,,=))=))
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Anyway, too hot to be stuck in a garage......
 
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