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Offline physicsfool

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2014, 11:12:36 am »
Yeah Taylor, reckon I will hold out for your booth. May even learn something at the same time. Let me when when it's up and running and I will sort out a trailer.

Yeah I will get one sorted for the rebuild Tom, to save money I am cleaning the plastic connectors. But replacing wire and pins.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 11:59:58 am »
Sent off the flywheel and got it back looking shiny and thinner, looks to be about 1kg knocked off which is spot on


This kick started the motivation and I stripped the front wings and struts off


plenty of seized bolts means I am going to have to get hold of an impact driver again, but that shouldn't be a problem and then I can drop the struts and brake carriers in deox-c and get them painted.


Next step will be to clean up the arches, check for cracks and get the bulkhead strengthened.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 02:51:32 pm »
It looks like this workshop/booth is getting built sooner than later
My mate is digging the foundations already, concrete should be layed this month
Started buying equipment, bought an £850 compressor...
When you looking to get it sprayed mate?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 03:14:19 pm »
Ah excellent news, probably take me 3 months to prep/weld engine bay and struts/rear axle as its a time/money project. So any time after April/May time will probably be realistic.
Are you able to cut holes for the repeaters in the new wings?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 04:28:48 pm »
Leave the repeaters out man looks loads better!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 04:43:45 pm »
Leave the repeaters out man looks loads better!

Ah tom, need to keep the car standard looking.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 05:02:22 pm »
yeah sure man! between me and my mate there really isnt anything we cant do!
hes a panel beater and restored his golf, replaced floor pans did loads of metal fabrication :D
your car would be in good hands :)

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014, 10:12:53 pm »
Found this recess tonight while fettling...... Any ideas? Or just a good stashing place


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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 10:20:02 pm »
That's one of the factory holes when they build then, for either lifting the car on the production line or for when squinting waxoyle in, either way that sticky thing you pulled off needs to be stuck back on and re sealed :) don't want water in the chassis leg

We welded and sealed Ryans ones up as it's a bit of a week point on the leg

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2014, 02:49:27 pm »
Recent activity has included stripping fuel and brake lines, now the bay is looking bare and ready to be sanded and welded.


The struts have been causing me all sorts of problems due to seized and snapped bolts. Had to get my mate and his torch on the carrier bolts. Happy to say they are now stripped and ready for a deox-c bath.
Added pressure of my parents wanting to move in the very near future means i need to get the old girl on all 4 tires again.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2014, 06:48:08 pm »
What condition was fuel tank in?
as I know they corrode on filler neck, yet also know a few mk3's all running the original tank still.

Nice work

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2014, 08:34:56 pm »
About 3 months ago I had to swap my old tank for this one from a mk3 polo van! It had a hole around the filler neck! And was pissing fuel, reason for a sudden drop in mpg!

Por15 the hell out of the tank pictured and still looks good!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2014, 09:20:07 pm »
Lol, that rusty fuel pump bracket is such a pile of poo, they rot out so bad and then those little rubber doobries always snap and end up being cable tied up haha

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2014, 10:16:37 pm »
Haha had to cut 2 cable ties!!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 08:50:20 am »
Mines cable tied on too haha