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Offline z3i

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2014, 10:14:26 am »
Haha :P
I found a website that sells near identical rubber things for cheap
I'll post it up later

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2014, 11:51:32 pm »
Taylor pointed me in the direction Bigg Red a brake refurbishment company! So decided the brakes needed stripping and prepping as they have a lot of surface rust!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014, 06:50:20 am »
Talk to me.... ive got some calipers fresh refurbished but one has an issue... at very least they can be used for new pistons,  piston seals, nipples etc!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2014, 07:15:24 am »
Nipped ha
Martin stripping his calipers down at 1 in the morning :P

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2014, 09:25:43 am »
Gotta squeeze every hour out of the day! Especially when the missus isn't round!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2014, 06:46:49 pm »
Righto, been about a month since my last update… So here is my process so far, this is the slower slightly less revolutionary stuff, but a big ol' learning curve never the less.

here are the areas of greatest concern.. drivers side sill


coil pack area


and bottom of the passenger side front wheel arch corner


First bit of fabrication


And the rear wheel arches are in decent condition, nothing a quick sand and primer won't sort


Arches are fully stripped and welded up, welds are still looking urrrrgggeeellly but doing the trick


Annd the drivers side with the rust patches brushed out and etch primered up


Empty bay with small weld job by the coil pack area


brakes and steering arms are close to being refurbed so not long till she is rolling once again….

Offline z3i

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2014, 07:33:52 pm »
Ahh! Yes!! She is bare indeed! Love it dude! She is going to look epic once painted ;)

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 01:44:21 pm »
So update, most of this was on a thread but trying to keep it sequential

Found the drivers side chassis leg is cracked and slightly off, so i need to get hold of a stage 2 subframe from PPP and get it welded up, not ideal but it will be worth it when its finished.



from the underside, its cracked the underseal which isnt ideal


and separated slightly


this also looks fairly lairy but i was calmed by the other G40 chaps and with it due a respray in the next month its going to look quality when all put back together


I have also sent the rear axle off for sandblasting as its looks pretty rusty.


Picking up the painted front struts with fresh skf bearings thanks to Taylor and all parts to refurb the rear drums inc cables and bearings (PeteG40).

Will be at Stanford hall this weekend so good motivation to get the polo finished

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 01:57:21 pm »
Here are some photos of the front struts being painted and other bits and bobs

Here is how the strut started out


Once sandblasted and painted (z3i or Taylor)


Painted disc protectors, fairly pitted but Taylor has done a cracking job


bearings pressed in and looking goood. Thanks again Taylor top lad


Steering arms also needed a refresh


and paint


I have painted them black since, just don't have a photo of it


any way I think that's pretty much it so far..

Offline randombadger69

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2014, 01:50:22 am »
Some top work going on here!

Keep it up!

Haha :P
I found a website that sells near identical rubber things for cheap
I'll post it up later

GSF list the Fuel pump bracket rubbers for fairly cheap under "injection parts" iirc.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2014, 02:11:15 pm »
Afternoon all, mid week boredom has kicked in so updating this with last weekends work!

First things first (rear axle bushes going in) questionable choice in footwear i agree and the track suit trousers shouldnt really be worn in public but fashion isnt a priority anymore, getting this car finished is.


This is where the weekend started, no wheels and no engine


Coming together with the GAZ rear coilovers i purchsed off Matty! cheers lad


All in place ready for the wheel


And finally she is rolling again (sort of)


Fitted an uprated radiator brace in prep for the PPP stage 2 subframe and welding that will happen soon


Sun is shining all is coming along well so i decide to take another look at the drivers side sill which isnt looking too great


Its fairly rotten all the way along, so currently assessing my options.

Offline z3i

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2014, 03:20:11 pm »
You make that brace yourself? Nice idea!!
Rear axle looks so clean man! Nice work!!

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2014, 03:56:06 pm »
Love it ;D

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2014, 04:02:30 pm »
Got the uprated rad brace off vee_dub90, mild steel and zinc coated! quite the weapon. twinned with a stage 2 she will be a handling monster

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2014, 04:40:46 pm »
And modified chassis! And Gaz coilies! Oh and weight saving from all those rust holes :P
You decided on front shocks yet?