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Old 05-04-2017, 04:57 PM   #171
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Is that an m2 in the background?

(I've probably noticed it earlier in the thread and forgotten)
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:16 AM   #172
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Wow, done this sort of stuff with bikes for nearly 40 years but to do this to a car takes some skill and dedication. You have made some very good decisions here and your passion shows, good working practice too. My OCD kicks in regarding the bolts finnish have to replace or replate, but on a bike these are a lot more obvious.

Wondered about BH Hydrate, have used Metalmorphosis from a land rover guy with great results, it goes on blue and turns black.

http://www.landroverblogger.com/product/metalmorphosis

Loved every page of this thread, will stay tuned.

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My bandit cleanup i am on with now
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:08 AM   #173
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Wow, done this sort of stuff with bikes for nearly 40 years but to do this to a car takes some skill and dedication. You have made some very good decisions here and your passion shows, good working practice too. My OCD kicks in regarding the bolts finnish have to replace or replate, but on a bike these are a lot more obvious.

Wondered about BH Hydrate, have used Metalmorphosis from a land rover guy with great results, it goes on blue and turns black.

http://www.landroverblogger.com/product/metalmorphosis

Loved every page of this thread, will stay tuned.

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My bandit cleanup i am on with now
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=392534
Thanks very much. Kind of you to say so. These type of projects seem to drink time and money but it's my hobby so I get a fair amount out of it. As for bolt finish, I think there may be an additional project next winter to replate all the bolts underneath. Just very time consuming given all the other work I've got on.

Metalmorphosis looks very similar to BH Hydrate. Even the same colour! That type of product are an essential part of the armoury for projects like these!

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:49 PM   #174
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Little bit more done. I've had the front forks and ARB bush mounts soaking in Deox C for the last couple of days. You can see what they looked like in some of the previous pics and below is what they look like straight out of the bath. 95% of the crud gone with just a little bit to grind back.



Gave them a coat of Electrox and also got the front and rear ARB bush mounts painted.







Also got the new ARB end bushes pressed in. I'd previously got the bar blasted and coated again.



And then got it all assembled back onto the car.





Also got both the new front upper arms fitted and the bushes clocked to the same position as the old ones.

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Old 16-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #175
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Decent day of work done. I had the front lower arm bushes, lower ball joints and front wheel bearings pressed out and new ones pressed in this week so today I set about getting the various bits ready for refitting.

First up, grinding back any corrosion and applying Hydrate 80.



This is once the Hydrate had done its stuff.



I then got them painted up with Epoxy Mastic and high temp paint for the heat shields.





Also new compensator bushes fitted.



So once it'd all dried it was on with the struts, lower arms, ARB mounts and bushes.





New droplinks on.



And then the knuckle and hub assembly on and the new tie rod ends fitted.







So in summary, plenty done but a fair bit still to do tomorrow. Starting to look like a car again and looking forward till I can drop it back on to its wheels and take it for a shake down drive.

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Few more bits done today. Clocked all the bushings, torqued all the front end bolts to spec, fitted the front brakes and painted up the calipers.

Need to tighten on the ARB once its on the deck and do a few other bits bit we're getting there.







The trouble with this type of project is that doing work on the car you invent another hundred jobs you'd also like to do. The To Do list is expanding!
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When the time comes that the car is fully finished and road ready you won't want to go out in it.

You've spent so much time and put so much hard work in to it that it'd break my heart to get it mucky.

But then again, that first drive is going to be a "wow" drive I'm sure.

Keep up the good work dude.
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When the time comes that the car is fully finished and road ready you won't want to go out in it.

You've spent so much time and put so much hard work in to it that it'd break my heart to get it mucky.

But then again, that first drive is going to be a "wow" drive I'm sure.

Keep up the good work dude.
Cheers. I know what you mean, but it's never going out in the wet anyway so it'll stay pretty clean anyway. Next winter it'll be back up in the air for the front subframe and tank removal and refurb. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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Now THIS is what you call a project car.
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Got her down on the ground and rolled out for to wash Al the dust and crap off. Really nice to be rolling again and whilst I've still got a load to do to get to where I want to be she's looking really well.

Haven't done the tracking yet but I took her down the road and back and everything seems fine. Lovely.













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