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    Not sure then, it should undo to the left of that red circle, off the lever, and pass out though that circled bit.

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    Handbrake and front cable is one piece





    Welded




    And rivited




    Sussed it

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    Fuel tank supported for removal








    Lowered the jack and out it came





    Behind the fuel tank










    This is the worst of the rust on the N/S




    O/S




    N/S



    N/S chassis leg under the boot cleaned up. Bit of surface rust on the seam

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    it looks easy, doesnt it

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    GTT's don't run with the oil cooler either & they run more power than 200's standard

    Pete, Gimme a shout if you need anything galvanised

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    The start of another excellent thread Petrol and lynxy
    Please, if you don't mind put pics up of every single step so the not so technical minded can learn.

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    i dunno what everyones problem with rust is - its just natures way of improving the power to weight ratio

    love the 14 fuel tank....no reason to change that ever
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    I'm not a big ford fan but the RS500 is a legend, you cannot take away from it its Icon status and to suggest that its a chavvy car is like saying Kirsten Scott Thomas is a council estate slapper

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplepower View Post
    Pete, Gimme a shout if you need anything galvanised


    Quote Originally Posted by IKRAM View Post
    Please, if you don't mind put pics up of every single step so the not so technical minded can learn.
    OK will do

    Quote Originally Posted by jrtuning_ben View Post
    i dunno what everyones problem with rust is - its just natures way of improving the power to weight ratio

    love the 14 fuel tank....no reason to change that ever
    Yeah but think of the gains when its all shotblasted The trouble is, it will end up with about 2 gallons of paint and stonechip on it
    I dread to think what Nissan would want for a new tank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol View Post




    OK will do



    Yeah but think of the gains when its all shotblasted The trouble is, it will end up with about 2 gallons of paint and stonechip on it
    I dread to think what Nissan would want for a new tank
    no i meant no need to replace it with an aftermarket one - its ideally placed
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    Quote Originally Posted by S14 Stu View Post
    I'm not a big ford fan but the RS500 is a legend, you cannot take away from it its Icon status and to suggest that its a chavvy car is like saying Kirsten Scott Thomas is a council estate slapper

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    Parts cleaning -engine degreaser, a washing up bowl and a paintbrush
    Engine degreaser also removes tar and waxoyl.



    Diff cooler cover cleaned up



    Fuel filler neck bracket needs some attention




    Started degreasing the shell, again using engine degreaser. Best way is to work it in with a brush for a few minutes and wipe it off with a rag.




    One side cleaned up




    The other side to do, need to lower the brake and fuel lines first. The bolts are soaking in WD40.

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    After swilling in engine degreaser under the car all morning, a courier arrived at lunchtime, great I thought, time to get some bits shotblated and "blinged" up




    There is a bit more to this plating jobbie than meets the eye There are quite a few processes to go through, the temps and PH of the solutions have to be right as does the current which depends on the surface area of the component to be plated




    I hope their techie support is good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol View Post



    Ooh maths - what fun!

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    Help!

    Does anyone know how to remove these brake pipe clips without breaking them? They really need to come out but knowing Nissan, they will want an arm and a leg for them




    Lxnxy has been polishing up the exhaust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petrol View Post
    Does anyone know how to remove these brake pipe clips without breaking them? They really need to come out but knowing Nissan, they will want an arm and a leg for them
    What ive done in the past is to use a fork and slide the prongs under it and pull it upwards, but i supose it 50/50 chance of still breaking them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKRAM View Post
    What ive done in the past is to use a fork and slide the prongs under it and pull it upwards, but i supose it 50/50 chance of still breaking them.
    The fork was a bit too thick but gave me the idea of using a plastic card



    You can see in this pic where the prongs are

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    Degreased the callipers and used 3 layers of masking tape to prevent sand getting behind the seals







    Low pressure shotblast @ 60 psi, again to reduce the chance of sand in the seals, took ages though





    Then brushed any loose sand off with a clean paintbrush and sprayed 1 thin coat of U-Pol acid etch primer. This needs to be left at least overnight before applying a topcoat.






    That will be £164.30



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    Hi Petrol, is the upol acid etch sprayed from a rattle can or from a gun?
    Good work by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKRAM View Post
    Hi Petrol, is the upol acid etch sprayed from a rattle can or from a gun?
    Good work by the way
    Itís a rattle can IKRAM but itís worth noting that if you intend to drive your car hard or track it, you would be better off using a high temp calliper paint. I painted the callipers on the S13 with 1 coat of U-Pol acid etch followed by 3 coats of 2 Pack car gloss using a spray gun. They havenít blistered or discoloured but itís not surprising the way I drive
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    Worth noting that I used high temp caliper paint on my disks hubs / calipers a few weeks ago and one track day caused the paint to blister, crack and fall off...

    The calipers are now a sickly yellow instead of gold too!!!

    Considering getting them powder coated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OCD View Post
    Worth noting that I used high temp caliper paint on my disks hubs / calipers a few weeks ago and one track day caused the paint to blister, crack and fall off...

    The calipers are now a sickly yellow instead of gold too!!!

    Considering getting them powder coated!
    powder coating burs off too

    ive never had hammerite burn off though
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    Quote Originally Posted by S14 Stu View Post
    I'm not a big ford fan but the RS500 is a legend, you cannot take away from it its Icon status and to suggest that its a chavvy car is like saying Kirsten Scott Thomas is a council estate slapper

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