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Posted 08 October 2021 - 05:33 PM

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There's a couple that explain the good bits!

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 02:18 PM

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 10:22 AM

Got the rear calipers on. Because they're a slide caliper, I just have to get a couple of little hoses made to go between the caliper and the hard line on the diff. Did some measuring and scribbling last night, I'll hopefully get something made today after work.

I've found a set of 15" steelies to get it rolling for the time being while I get the Mawers sorted, just need to clean them up, give em a squirt of black and get some tyres on.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 06:12 PM

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Little hoses made! Need to sort out some brackets to secure them to the diff, and bend up the hard lines.

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 06:03 AM

A few pics of progress over the last few weeks

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I didn't need the big M20 shifter hole any more so I bent up a bespoke aluminium blister to cover some excess hole.

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The engine bay has had a quick clean up with some rattlecan black. At some point I will do a proper engine bay resto, with hidden wiring and relocated battery etc etc, but for now I just tidied it up.

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Had some dramas with these spring insulators until I found some ~10mm longer bolts... Straight in.

And a while ago I found a set of bumpers that are in heaps better nick than the set I had. Not pristine, but the chrome is in good nick and there's only a couple of little dings.

I fitted and polished the rear, which made the taillights look shit, so I touched up the blackouts and generally cleaned them up as well.

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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:34 AM

Ha ha - nothing like putting new bits on to make hitherto okay bits look utterly rubbish. Looks great!



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Posted 17 October 2021 - 09:29 AM

Another little hurdle, the closed wheelnuts I bought didn't fit over the long studs on the rear, so I hit 10 of them with my handheld 5" lathe and give em a squirt of brake paint... Sorted!

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 08:29 PM

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Got her properly on all 4 wheels today. Happier with the ride height, I'll get it on the real wheels with smaller tyres and see how we look.

Got the last couple of brake line brackets welded onto the diff too, now I just need to make the hard lines to go across the diff and the brake system will be complete!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:08 PM

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I bent up these brake lines for the diff, and went to fit them...

The little hoses I had made the other day have metric fittings, and I only had imperial flare nuts 😭 I didn't realise until after I had flare both ends, but luckily I had enough length in the pipes to cut the flare off and redo it without starting from scratch.

While I was at Power Brakes today I grabbed a new body-diff hose as well, just so that the whole system is new.

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Pretty happy with these little brake lines now!




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