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Finally got these installed. I have a factory alu engine lid that I will eventually install, but I thought it was better to make a mistake(s) on the FBG lid...considering my track record.





Nice result.

Next step was to repair some of the previous owner's work on the petrol tank. They had installed a OE filler neck in the middle of the tank. So I removed this, installed a new breather, and closed up the hole. Then welded in a filler neck to fit under the bootlid.







Everything was going fine until I had an idea.
Now buy now I should know that when I have an idea, I should write it down and leave it for a week - until the madness passes.
Alas....





So now I have another job on my list.
I really know how to complicate life for myself.
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This idea is to use the dimple in the existing tank in the newly fashioned shape. Hmmm. We'll see if that plan comes to fruition.
I will, regardless, add some baffles to my new 'custom' tank.

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The CAD template.
I may well be looking for a 2nd hand tank....

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Door cards.
Had these laser cut out of 2mm Alu.
The idea is to work a bead down the lengths to strengthen them.
BUT, the bead roller has rather sharp edges on the female die.
Which scores the edges when working the steel. So these will have to radiused....need to find an idle lathe.






Got a whole bunch of stuff back from the platers. They did a great job.
Some bits will go back along with all the MFI hardware, but overall a great result.
For comparison, here is condition of the stuff supplied to them - they did all the cleaning and prep work. For R500...which is about $40!




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Rebuilding and servicing all the suspension parts.
Steering rack.
Stripped, sand blasted, cleaned, painted, lubed and upgraded with some turbo tie-rod ends.









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Front suspension, with all new bushes, refurbed OE torsion bars, new ball joints and bearings. Alu calipers look great.
Boiling water, some dish wash liquid and an old sash clamp made the job a bit easier.
Working with nice clean, plated hardware makes such a change from the dirty, oily toil of the last 5 years!

Slight issue may raise its head: I have a set of oriignal hydrostatic shocks from an E that have been gutted and Bilstien'd. There may not be enough clearance between the original front anti-roll bar and the strut housing.
Anyone have experience of this?











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Rear suspension.
No new bearings (which may prove to be a mistake) but everything else is once again new or refreshed.





And after 5 and a bit years, the rear wheels turn!

A sandblasting cabinet is a wonderful thing. Have got carried away many times.
Decided to refurb the horn.




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Same treatment for the wiper motor and mechanicals.
And the MFI.
Must be about 2 kg's of hardware that comes off the MFI.
All of this will be replated and reinstalled with new gaskets.
Also gives me a chance to give the motor a proper clean; removing all the ancillaries.
Must be another 2kgs of oil, grease and dirt in all the crevices.











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that lid needs a nice grille... from this dude: spadescustomz.shop
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