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#1 Broomer

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:11 AM

Morning all,
I now have 4 new rubber dohnuts for fitting this weekend, one thing I have noticed is the steel rings at the base of each cone are only bare metal with no treatment.

Do others paint these prior to installing? Pretty sure it just looks like a mild steel not stainless.

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:15 AM

you can. originally they were a black colour.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

Thought so, slightly dissapointing though.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM

The "Black colour" was never much more that just that, so for 50 years, I have always treated mine with underseal.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:55 AM

2k brush painted on mine. Mine werent bare metal originally though?

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:02 AM

Thought so, slightly dissapointing though.

they are/were a service part so were replaced before corrosion was an issue. Also painting would have to be done after bonding.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

Thought so, slightly dissapointing though.

they are/were a service part so were replaced before corrosion was an issue. Also painting would have to be done after bonding.
Would look shagged in 5 minutes otherwise, I feel for 57 pound each a lick of paint wouldn't hurt.
Maybe it's my OCD...

Edited by Broomer, 17 May 2019 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:26 PM

The front ones fair better, but salted roads attack the rear ones, and as I get my rear subframes galvanised, when I strip and rebuild, everything under there gets given as long a life as I can manage.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:31 PM

I think the current set are 20 years old, so if they last that I'll be happy 😁

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:45 PM

Does anyone know roughly how much the new cones should settle by after a few miles ?

Car was at 7" to sills with old cones and now 9" with Hilo wound all way in.

Please don't tell me I need to remove and machine the hilos as my engine basically had to come out to fit them 😟

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:16 AM

Only 9 inches?

 

I remember new Mins rolling off the transporters looking like beach buggies - what the youngsters call stance, I believe.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

At least you're able to go off roading without ripping the front plate off! They will settle, eventually it'll settle so much you'll have to wind the hi-lo back up...



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:44 PM

Turns out it's dropped an inch in 40 mile, I will give it a couple hundred miles then re do the alignment. Cheers guys.




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