#ZedShed Mary the Orinoco 2.8

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Nice big juicy update: I took receipt of all the powdercoated bits Monday whilst the last of the parts arrived this week. Todays job was to build the front end.

Unwrapping the first key item, front subframe
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Old engine mounts removed, these broke in two on removal.
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New mounts fitted to the subframe ready for install.
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whilst I got this fitted the guys built the front shocks. We noticed these springs were unuserlly long so will see how she sits at the end.
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with all the big bits ready to assemble it didn’t take long to come together.
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then all buttoned together. We ordered all new nuts & Bolts for this stage as the others were too far gone.
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Dust shields, followed by bearings and brakes. Looking very nearly done up front.
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with the roll bar in the front is very much there.
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least with the front all bolted together we can removed the gearbox. We also did a couple of jobs ready for next week when the rear end goes in. Subframe bushes fitted and rear shock assembly’s built.
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Watch this space :)
Blimey, you certainly cracked on once I left you alone:thumbsup:
 

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Huge update, two days worth of work crammed into this postFriday was an assembly day starting with building the rear arms and getting it all ready for refitting.

Laying out the powder coated bits, they look so good.
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First job was getting the new wheel bearings in. only the finest Febi parts, along with a new bung in the oil hole.
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next job was removing the old bearing race off the hub, I do this by making a slot and giving it a whack with a Hammer.
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arm and hub ready once the backing plate went on.
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fitted
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next up we fitted the swing arm bushes. 5min job on the vice.
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then a quick coffee starring at a busy garage. You can see a shinny finished Nessie MK2 finished.
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once the arms are done it’s then onto the fidderly bits. Handbrake mech
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Followed by the disc, carrier and handbrake cable.
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final job for the day was giving the diff a quick clean and bulk of the paint so it can be handle on Saturday.
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everything laid out ready for a mega Saturday.
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PTO
 

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Today was a mad one. We got the gearbox out and the subframe in.

Continuing with the Diff we started giving her a spruce up. Old bush removed and new one in.
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New paper gasket in along with speed sensor plate. This gives you a good view inside confirming it’s an Torsen LSD unit.
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whilst the diff was drying we removed the gearbox. Showing a very clean flywheel, and hardly worn clutch assembly.
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gearbox off now for new seals and shift pins. Will get a pressure plate and clutch assembly ordered.

Last item fitted to the swing arms were the drive shafts. Annoyingly we normally order new but the new supplier has already run out so this time we’ve had to clean up the existing shafts.

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swing arm
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shaft now in.
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so along with the diff we can build the subframe assembly back up.
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Whilst doing this the guys cleaned and under sealed all the seems. New fuel tank straps fitted.
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Then onto the main event we refitted the subframe.
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all looking fresh.
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lots of shinny bits.
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Beam bushes sitting nice n high now.
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another week down and we’ve done a ton of work. I have the last few bits to order now I know what’s needed. The end is very much in sight. Mary is keeping good company over the weekend with the Jag land yacht.
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Another load of excellent work. Well done guys:thumbsup:
 

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Wozas got a lot done there.

Was it a new clutch as I couldn’t find any receipts from it being changed
 
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Another big 3 days worth of updates inbound. Starting things off with replacing the gearbox pins and new clutch assembly.

Sturdy ZF gearbox.
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All the new bits ready to be fitted
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Old pivot arm looking very worn on the pivot point.
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Also release bearing not looking great.
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First of the shift pins going in
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they’re the easy ones.
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then onto the main problem pins, you can see here the liner worn
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that’s reverse and 5th gear fixed
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full house, all pins replaced
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With the gearbox out it would be rude not to fit new seals. First main seal removed
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new seal in
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then the selector seal, this seal is always the one leaking.
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new hardware ready, pivot arm, pivot pin and release bearing.
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with the gearbox done we installed the clutch assembly
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followed by pressure plate
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now ready for the gearbox
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hour later and she’s all torqued up with a new Guibo bush.
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lots of work going on in the engine bay over the last two days. We noticed way too many cracked vacuum lines so it was time to tidy it all up and get the engine running right. First thing we did was fit some new Aux belts and remove the cat blower unit.
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new throttle cable in and now running the correct route.
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brake components also got a touch up with paint to help them stay tidy over the coming years.
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exhaust system also went on.
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vacuum boost finally removed. Blank fitted to the engine and all the vacuum lines removed.
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everything that was removed
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Engine bay looking tidier, just a couple bits left to arrive to seal up that intake system.
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the spare wheel carrier also went back on followed by the wheels.
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we have a couple of bits left to fit, full service kit to do and she’s booked in for a two day ceramic Coat. Also all the power steering lines need changing, luckily all these bits are straight forward. She’s nearly there now! :D
 

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2/3 Days of detailing has begun. This colour looks amazing. These photos are before it’s even been cut back. Wheels are also being painted so Mary’s sat on our MV1’s till they’re back.
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2/3 Days of detailing has begun. This colour looks amazing. These photos are before it’s even been cut back. Wheels are also being painted so Mary’s sat on our MV1’s till they’re back.
I need to buy another Z3 just to get it booked in for the full treatment like what Mary's had - how far out you booking Lee so I know how long I've got =))
 

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I need to buy another Z3 just to get it booked in for the full treatment like what Mary's had - how far out you booking Lee so I know how long I've got =))
it’s gone mad again mate, we caught up at the start of the year but now have a solid 25+ people on the wait list. The top 10 changes a little depending on location and jobs that need doing.
 

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it’s gone mad again mate, we caught up at the start of the year but now have a solid 25+ people on the wait list. The top 10 changes a little depending on location and jobs that need doing.
Brilliant and obviously a testament to the quality of work you do - you can't beat a business model that is fundamentally based on previous customer referrals :thumbsup:
 

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The first time I saw an Orinoco thought fantastic colour I really wanted one at some point .

The pearlescent paint looks slightly different depending on the lighting you have done an amazing job as always paint looks like new top work.
Stephen.
 
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