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Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by resto_d1, May 6, 2018.

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    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh sorry yes I did same re spacer plate
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Not sure I'd go that far
    I think he knew you were the next victim and were responsible for the road works at the end of his street that lasted for years LOL
     
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    I will try and take some pics tomoz when i can find the floor section ;) :eek:
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    There, corrected that for ya ;)
     
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    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

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    You’ll all think I’m sad but attention to detail matters and I like getting bits cleaned up. I’m noticing that there’s a fair bit of cream trim which means I may not need to color my new seats :cool:
    I still won’t be putting carpet in - probably raptor as flooring with some mats on top. It’s a while off but it’s more off the list. Took the sag out of the overhead cargo pockets by moving crimp down.
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    attention to detail matters :)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    It does, but I often find I spend far too long fettling and fiddling than I really ought to, especially when there are much bigger jobs to be cracking on with lol
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    You are proper getting back into this project now :)

    I can sense it, you seem much happier and are tackling and sorting out a few jobs that need done as well as having the next stages planned out.

    Top man ;)
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Think twice, cut once..
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Oh not many problems there, occasional but not often ;), I tend to over think things to the point where I've talked myself out of doing something that 10 minutes previously I thought was an awesome idea :rolleyes:
     
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    why is there half bottle wine left ??
     
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    :D:D

    Thanks guys. Yes I’m back into it as it’s not such a chore now. Welding up that chassis wasnt much fun. I just hope I’ve built it strong enough to be safe and last!
    The interior was just covered in mould and there’s a big parts bin inside that I work through when doing dinner etc. I love beige interiors. My last bm had one and it was such a nice place to sit. That’s probably the only thing I’ve got lucky with is that I have a beige dash lol
     
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    Your right. I've just checked and a GKN coupling is costly for a bit of rubber. No point if its not going to last. If it wasn't lifted I would be seems dumb to buy. I have seen second hand diff flange and prop but ideally wanted a new one. Only thing I can find OEM is britpart which I don't want. I thought I was ordering a HS one but when I went to checkout it still says Britpart..
     
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    2nd hand is fine, just replace uj’s
     
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    Thank you. I'll risk it then. I think a GKN coupler is best part of 50 quid so that's a stupid buy if I'm going to rip them. I inspected the donut on there and its torn. Its wrong application isn't it if lifted. Do I need a spacer?

    Again - thanks for help and such a prompt response!!
     
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    The donuts will wear quicker if lifted

    Spacer comes with flange
     
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    Got a 200tdi prop with diff flange second hand. If flange is no good I'll get a new one. Also ordered a genuine diff seal. New piston kit (correct length this time) en route for the rear calipers where I installed front pistons into rear :rolleyes:
    Also got donated some sheet to carry on with the boot and floor.
    Hoping to get brakes bled and leak free next weekend as parts should arrive next week.
    Should be moveable then :D

    Next items on list are:

    Continue with my rear door build
    rear brakes and brake bleed
    200tdi prop and diff flange install
    pillar repairs
    floor repairs
    cut away old sills and clean floor/box joints up

    I am going to do the boot floor without a kit now. I am going to sheet it up to a point then bolt in the centre piece so I can still access bits. DD didn't you find some sealed nuts to do this?
     
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    Did yu get the spacer with the flange? Yu will need it!
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I have but not in the UK, awaiting my delivery from the good old US of A :D

    Terribly expensive for the amount I need but needs must and all that.
     
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