As the weather was good today ( even if it was only 2C! ) i thought i would make a start on Jason, have a really good look at him and see exactly what needs doing to bring him up to standard. also i planned to remove the 'wiring loom', rollcage, and seats.
i started by removing the seats which wasnt easy because of the harnesses being bolted to the floor and back seat. was a bit of a struggle removing the bolts for the harnesses but once i'd done that the seats came out
Then i started undoing the rollcage bolts - easy. removing the rollcage, not so easy lol! whoever fitted it glassfibred the feet down! doh!
one ratchet strap and a big screwdriver soon sorted that out though hehe.
had a look at the rear:
looks like a new set of shoes are needed! i think the cylinders have seized aswell
a little bit grubby but generally ok. not sure about those homemade looking hi-los...
took the rubber cone out to have a look, WOAH why has it been cut? where has the metal bit gone !!!
seats and rollcage out
removing dash and wiring
Also had a look at the front suspension:
may need some work here too ...
dont like the way the front wheel stud all just fall out when you sneeze
so yea, ive uncovered a whole ton of previous bodges and nasties that need sorting, and theres a very strange problem with the clutch and brake pedals. They both move at the same time and dont return back up. it looks ok but i cant think why it would do this.
the steering bracket is dangerously loose. some idiot in the past has just bolted it to the fibreglass with no washers or plates to spread the load and the nuts have nearly pulled through! glad i spotted this.
Oh yea i had to rip off the petrol cap too as i dont have a key for it... now need a new petrol cap lol.
The other jobs i have to do include:
make a new dashboard, something more retro and inkeeping with a classic car.
rewire the whole car... couple of hours?
fit quick release pins to the boot so it stays shut as the standard lock doesnt hold.
fit a mk1 grille
put the radiator fan on the correct way round!
re-route the fuel pipe inside the car so its out of harms way.
fix a broken bonnet pin mounting plate
get proper hi-los for the rear
mount seats further back and lower so i can actually fit in lol!
Edited by minidan, 07 March 2010 - 05:28 PM.