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#76 Jared Mk3

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 02:55 PM

The front subby is now bare. What a mission! The driver's side rubber cone had so much dirt and rubbish inside it that I couldn't get the compressor tool screwed in. Eventually got it out.
 
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 01:41 PM

Any plans to get Hi-los and 4 pot calipers for this car? 



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 04:42 PM

Any plans to get Hi-los and 4 pot calipers for this car?


Hi-Los, yes. 4 pots, no. The calipers will be redone like I did for the Mk3. New discs etc.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:02 PM

 

Any plans to get Hi-los and 4 pot calipers for this car?


Hi-Los, yes. 4 pots, no. The calipers will be redone like I did for the Mk3. New discs etc.

 

A pic of a low riding GT must be taken once she is rebuilt :D



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:47 PM

 

 

Any plans to get Hi-los and 4 pot calipers for this car?


Hi-Los, yes. 4 pots, no. The calipers will be redone like I did for the Mk3. New discs etc.

 

A pic of a low riding GT must be taken once she is rebuilt :D

 

Definitely!



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:49 PM

The rear frame is almost completely free of grease and grime. There is so much sand - in all the cavities! 
 
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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:12 PM

There is so much sand - in all the cavities!

 

 

Do you keep popping down to the beach at Margate? I was born just down the coast from there.

Oh, hang on wrong Margate.

You going to fit stainless brake pistons or just normal ones?



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:13 PM

Also in great shape Jay. Keep cracking on. Absolutely love following your build. 



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:17 PM

 

There is so much sand - in all the cavities!

 

 

Do you keep popping down to the beach at Margate? I was born just down the coast from there.

Oh, hang on wrong Margate.

You going to fit stainless brake pistons or just normal ones?

 

 

This is more 'middle of nowhere' sand than beach sand - even stones are coming out. 

 

Yes, will be fitting stainless pistons.



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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:19 PM

Also in great shape Jay. Keep cracking on. Absolutely love following your build. 

 

Thanks for the kind words  =]



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 03:53 PM

At last! Two grease and grime free subframes :
 
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:40 PM

I realise the updates seem pointless, but I do it to keep a record of exactly when things were done, even if they're small jobs.
 
Finally managed to get the hubs dismantled completely today. Knocked the bearing races out; got the balljoints off and removed the steering arms :
 
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Made a start on the lower suspension arms as well. Filed away the rough edges from the casting. 
 
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Also, I had a look at the upper suspension arms and might need to replace the LHS one due to excessive wear from the knuckle going through the nylon cup.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:30 PM

The hubs and lower arms are now clean :
 
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Time to do a little work by hand and then some paint to go on.


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:42 PM

 

The hubs and lower arms are now clean :
 

You call that clean? -Must be the thin air at that altitude affecting your brain.

Now do it properly before i get the whip out :trooper:

 

Warm temperatures!.... you lucky so & so. In the UK if you left ANY trace of rust it would be as bad as before (or worse) after a year.



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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:54 PM

 

 

The hubs and lower arms are now clean :
 

You call that clean? -Must be the thin air at that altitude affecting your brain.

Now do it properly before i get the whip out :trooper:

 

Warm temperatures!.... you lucky so & so. In the UK if you left ANY trace of rust it would be as bad as before (or worse) after a year.

 

 

Clean is considered grease free  :lol: Nah, I still have to do some work by hand before I lay any paint on there.

 

If I remember to do it, I'll take the shock mounts off tomorrow and show you how lucky I really am.






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