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#181 Jared Mk3

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:33 AM

That is looking nice now, but I do like white cars!

 

I'm leaning that way myself!



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:27 PM

Looks absolutely brilliant, you are a few steps ahead of me , I can use your rebuild pictures as a reference for mine !

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:35 PM

Looks absolutely brilliant, you are a few steps ahead of me , I can use your rebuild pictures as a reference for mine !

 

Thank you! I often check on your build for inspiration on this car  =]



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

I haven't spent too much time on this car in the last couple of months - work commitments and time just haven't been on my side. I also wanted the paint to 'cure' slowly before I start adding bits. I want to polish the car at some stage too before I add too much. It's still sat under the plastic cover that was provided by the paint shop, so it's dust free and protected.
 
Anyway, in the meantime, I made a start on the upper control arms. I started with some really grimy parts :
 
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While cleaning, I noticed that the LHS arm was quite badly worn where the knuckle locates, which necessitated the need for a replacement. I just wasn't happy from a safety standpoint. I found a suitable replacement from Doug in Pinetown and fitted new kits to both arms, along with new shock pins and grease nipples. I reused the original rubber dust shields rather than the new items. I don't trust the quality of rubber products and the originals were near mint, so it was a no-brainer.
 
I ended up with these :
 
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And lastly, today, I started fitting the tail lamps. New screws and seals were used here, but the quality of the lamp to body seal leaves much to be desired . . .
 
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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:20 AM

Hopefully the taillight rubbers last. I've bought a set of them too and I'd be pretty upset if they don't. I suppose an alternative would be to measure them up and buy rubber sheets and cut them to size? 



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

Hopefully the taillight rubbers last. I've bought a set of them too and I'd be pretty upset if they don't. I suppose an alternative would be to measure them up and buy rubber sheets and cut them to size? 

 

The way the lamp to body seal is shaped, I doubt flat pieces of rubber would work. I just wish more effort was put into the quality.



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:46 PM

 

Hopefully the taillight rubbers last. I've bought a set of them too and I'd be pretty upset if they don't. I suppose an alternative would be to measure them up and buy rubber sheets and cut them to size? 

 

The way the lamp to body seal is shaped, I doubt flat pieces of rubber would work. I just wish more effort was put into the quality.

 

Are there any other alternatives for this particular seal? 



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:53 PM

 

 

Hopefully the taillight rubbers last. I've bought a set of them too and I'd be pretty upset if they don't. I suppose an alternative would be to measure them up and buy rubber sheets and cut them to size? 

 

The way the lamp to body seal is shaped, I doubt flat pieces of rubber would work. I just wish more effort was put into the quality.

 

Are there any other alternatives for this particular seal? 

 

 

Good originals.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:31 AM

 

 

 

Hopefully the taillight rubbers last. I've bought a set of them too and I'd be pretty upset if they don't. I suppose an alternative would be to measure them up and buy rubber sheets and cut them to size? 

 

The way the lamp to body seal is shaped, I doubt flat pieces of rubber would work. I just wish more effort was put into the quality.

 

Are there any other alternatives for this particular seal? 

 

 

Good originals.

 

I guess those would be very difficult to find. Sigh. 



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:13 PM

It's been a while, but I decided to try and make some progress today. I did a 'light' refurb on the steering column. I decided not to repaint the column and brackets, just give everything a nice coat of polish to give it some life again. I did the same with the cowling pieces, which were in surprisingly good condition. Lastly, I fitted some new bushes into the column; the old ones were a little worn, with the nylon bush being quite brittle. Replacing the bushes was a rather frustrating job :
 
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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:01 AM

I like the leather wrapping on the steering wheel. It's been done very well. 



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 11:18 AM

I like the leather wrapping on the steering wheel. It's been done very well. 

 

Still the original covering that's received a lot of care by me  ;D






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