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Fleas sh*tter project

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:47 pm

Now i can get at & see everything a bit better.

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:40 pm

Well happy with the wings that i removed. One has still got stickers on & the other is in first class condition too as you can see :-D

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Also the off side rubbers were both near the end of there life so off with that & i found a very small tear in the upper one on the near side so i'll get that one off too later. The lower one on that side is new & i found a receipt for it from a previous service. Put my order in with a little list to Autolink :dance: So i better get my finger out on cleaning up & painting them areas

That's not grease leakage from the lower boot i put a load of penetrating oil on the nut a couple of days ago :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Got down & got dirty today after a drive in the country.
Wire brushed & rubbed down all the wishbones & underside of the front & put some converter wash all over me bits including the bodywork under the wheel arches so now we are getting there :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:47 pm

Not so much done this evening due to playing on here :whistle:

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:38 pm

Removed the anti roll bar, drop links front & back this afternoon along with the exhaust & that rotten old rear heat shield. I may be able to sort some thing out on new rear heat shields if anyone would like one. I'll know for sure in about a week :wink:
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:06 pm

Cleaned all the rear end up & put converter wash over everything to see what she is like. Not to bad i don't think considering never been sealed. Got rid of them drain disks in the boot. They must be real cheep metal as i pulled them off so easily. Have to have some stainless steel ones made like on the flea.

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Right after a very intensive look with a tiny mirror between the sub frame & the bodywork i decided there was no need to remove the sub frame as i can still get to all them areas with my small gun. Gave it a coat of zinc primer on all bare bits at the rear end including the edges under the rear wings just in case.

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:39 pm

Now its all clean under there i think i need to start on the inside of the rear wheel arches where no body has bothered to look after them as you can see from the picture above
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:26 pm

Change of heart today. I thought id share a tip with you on how to change the lower ball joint rubber.

First cut away the top part of the rubber so you can see what your doing.

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Then wipe away the surplice grease. This will remove any grime that may have got through the split in the rubber :wink:

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Take a bit of tissue like this.

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And push it around the shaft of the ball joint like so. This will stop anything else getting into the grease.

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Place a screwdriver under the bottom lip & give it a gentle tap.

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And remove the remainder of the rubber.

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Now for the tip. These are what you'll need.

A wast pipe straight connector 40ml like this. You can get one from any plumber supplier.

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A hose clip big enough to go around the above fitting.

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A flat bit of metal. Anything like this will do.

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A G clamp.

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Put the hose clip on the straight connector like this. Its important to leave about a 4ml gap from the end.

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Remove the tissue from the joint.

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Put some fresh grease around the ball joint. Don't over do it :naughty: as when its all fitted together the rubber will compress & the grease will have to go some where. It could also damage the new rubber.

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Place the new rubber over where it wants to go.

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Place the waste fitting over the rubber with the hose clip near to the joint. Place the steel plate over the top of the wast fitting & the G clamp like so.

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Slowly tighten the G clamp & the edge of the waste fitting will push the rubber into place. Just to let you know the reason for the hose clip is to stop the waste fitting splaying out as the clamp is tightened & enough to not damage the new rubber. It works a treat.

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JOB DONE :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:06 pm

I have also worked out how to make a tool that wont damage the top ball joint cover & it's simple to make & you can keep it to use again & again. I know you can use a 30ml socket but i have found some a bit tight & this way you won't damage anything You'll need the following.

The same straight 40ml straight wast pipe connector.

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Also a 40ml to 32ml converter waste fitting. It looks like this.

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You'll need to cut the flange off with a hack saw as shown.

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Then glue the two parts together like so using pipe weld also avalable from your plumer supplies.

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Remove the old rubber cover.

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Remove the old grease so that you get rid of any dirt that may have got in through the split.

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I found it best to put some fresh grease in the new rubber cover.

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Then put the new rubber into the location as shown.

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Then place the tool we made up earlier like so.

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Put a G clamp over the top of the ball joint & place a piece of metal plate over the bottom of the pipe so the clamp can clamp down & slowly tighten the G clamp like this.

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Job done :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:27 pm

Not done anything today :sad: Had a job come up & not long been home
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:53 pm

I've removed all the rear panels now the two bolts that join the rear bumper to the wing with screw drived heads were a bummer so i just drilled them out after faffing about with the first one.

Been doing loads more wire brushing & sanding down underneath today & i'm gradually getting there.

After further inspection of the inner rear quarters now the jollop has done its stuff I think i'm going to cut them right out too just to be on the safe side as i can see some tiny pin holes.
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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:37 pm

Bit of an update

All the rear bits removed.

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All the front bit also off.

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Also got all the inside of the rear wings cleaned up to see if there was any rust but luckily all is well so they are all primed ready for wax oil now. That will have to wait until the rear quarters have been welded (to follow later).

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It seams that its had a bit of a knock on the of side rear as you can see but all solid & ready the same as the nearside one.

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Also been carrying on the cleaning of the rear sub frame. Still a ways to go but getting there.

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Removed the headlights ready to treat the minor rust areas.

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Thanks to RS & The Captain for letting me have a spare cam cover & inlet manifold to fettle.

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Getting a bit cluttered now with all the bits & pieces.

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:27 pm

Rear wish bones & bits now. :text-thankyouyellow: To all for letting me know how to get that bolt out of the bottom one. :whistle:

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Re: Fleas sh*tter project

Postby flea » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:46 pm

Started cleaning up some bits today Now i got them off.

after giving the rusty areas a good soaking about 4 weeks ago & allowing it to do it stuff. I then use
a small hammer & tap away all the deposit.

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Making sure to get into all the tight angles like here.

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Also inside bits you can't see.

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Then i give it a good rub down.

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& add some more dollop just to make sure.

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& they should end up something like these. Ready for another rub down & primer.

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That's about all i had time for this evening more to follow later.
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