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    Comprehensive S14a refurb

    Index now added.

    I have tried to explain as much techie info as I can in this thread. If you are unsure of anything please feel free to ask or PM me but make sure you have read the whole thread first

    Some of these topics span several pages but as a rough guide.....

    Subframe off

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=2


    Removing fuel tank

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=4


    Rust in arch seams

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=5


    Rust removal

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=7


    Boot carpet refurb

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=16


    Box section wax inside of subframe

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=25

    Back of shell painted and stonechipped

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=26

    Plating guide

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=28


    Rear suspension assembly

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=31


    Door handle removal

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=40


    Engine bay strip down

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=43


    Engine bay parts refurbished

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=45

    Prepping fibreglass for paint

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=47


    Engine and gearbox out

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=55

    Bling rocker cover

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=65

    Some engine pics

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=70

    Front suspension removal

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=72

    Engine bay cleanup

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=79


    Engine and gearbox back in

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=283826&page=95

    Almost finished. Lots of pics

    http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.p...83826&page=108


    Suppliers

    Electrox primer, Deox rust remover, Dynax box section wax
    http://www.bilthamber.com/

    Xylene to thin Electrox primer
    http://www.anti-slip-paint.co.uk/xylene-litre-p-31.html

    Plating stuff, plastic brushes, alloy cleaner
    http://www.frost.co.uk/

    Stainless hose clips - New supplier - (Stagonset is now westfieldfasteners )
    http://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk


    Small stainless hose clips
    http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/SA...4fb9a02d79335d

    Stainless metric fine nuts and bolts. (1.25 pitch)
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/WVS-FASTENERS

    High temp paint
    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/produc...&pcode=NIM1004

    3M stonechip (underseal) Type in "3M black shutz" in the search window. You can also phone them.
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Car-Spares

    S14a this time but Lynxy is doing all the work

    Got the stands under the subby at the mo. Can't see where the best place is to support the shell to drop it



    It's not too bad for 10 years old








    Surface rust where the back panel joins the boot floor




    Tow eye



    Tanks full of gas and this strap has to come off






    ARB is a bit of a mess




    Arch seams are fine



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    Apprentice





    OS arch



    Nuts to remove rear bumper inside rear 1/4




    Bumper off




    Anyone know a good place for galvanising?

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    Poor young Lynxy having to clean that lot, looks an absoulute mess! You bad man Petrol!

    The poor boy is going to be worked to the bone!





























    And yes, that was sarcasm!!

    I wish mine looked like that to start with! lol

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    That looks amazingly clean to begin with.

    Fancy swapping it with mine so that you have a proper challenge?

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    looks pretty good condition to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam0bmx0 View Post
    Poor young Lynxy having to clean that lot, looks an absoulute mess! You bad man Petrol!
    You made me feel guilty so I took the diffy pump and rad off – lots of 10mm bolts

    When it was jacked up I also thought that it looked pretty clean and had second thoughts about stripping it. When I look at the rust pile though, I am glad that we started I guess when the subby is off, this pile will be a mountain




    Diff cooler pump is a real mess

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    I went to remove mine when I did the diff oil, loads of rusted on 10mm. Shear-heaven I thought. How much does the cooler weigh? What top you block the pipes with? Sorry to go off topic a bit!

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    I just took the pipes off and drained the fluid into a bucket. Still need to drain the oil out of the diff before the subframe assembly is removed. The pump and radiator weigh very little really

    If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to fire away Comments and suggestions are, as always, more than welcome
    I am sure I will be asking lots of questions and all
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    I will be watching this thread with great interest Keep up the good work

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    This is going to be good
    Why do it now though Pete with the summer coming surely this should be a winter project

    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

    And if you can't fix it with a hammer,you've got an electrical problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdh14a View Post
    This is going to be good
    Why do it now though Pete with the summer coming surely this should be a winter project
    Its more pleasant to work on the car is suppose now Better with 20 degrees than with -10 degrees

    Looking good mate keep it up

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    i look so cool undoing the wheel nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynxy View Post
    i look so cool undoing the wheel nut
    clean aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynxy View Post
    i look so cool undoing the wheel nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by _James_ View Post
    I went to remove mine when I did the diff oil, loads of rusted on 10mm. Shear-heaven I thought. How much does the cooler weigh? What top you block the pipes with? Sorry to go off topic a bit!
    Just loop the pipes use one of them and reconnect it to the other outlet

    Weighs a bit, say 4/5kgs guesstimate?

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    OT: where did you get that rain cover from?

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    I'd be much more interested/worried about sills (inside)

    What did you decide to do about them Petrol, as I last remember with the S13 you were considering them...........


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    Is it summer already, footy is still on

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    Those bits only looks rusty because they aren't covered in crud like 95% of ours are

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    Quote Originally Posted by archenemy.co.uk View Post
    I'd be much more interested/worried about sills (inside)

    What did you decide to do about them Petrol, as I last remember with the S13 you were considering them...........

    I sprayed waxoyl inside the S13 sills and heated them up until it ran out. This left a smooth finish. My theory was it would allow water to run out rather than puddle.
    I took the NS skirt off the S14 and there was no rust on the outside. I will have a look inside the sills when I take the rear ¼ and door step trims off. The car has never been jacked on the sills so the paint is intact. Hopefully they are OK

    Quote Originally Posted by tej View Post
    OT: where did you get that rain cover from?
    I bought it from covercraft but it doesn’t fit properly

    Quote Originally Posted by SM View Post
    Is it summer already, footy is still on
    Work stops play today I will leave Lynxy a list of jobs to do
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