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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:14 pm PostPost subject:
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Built up the newly powder coated trailing arms - could I find the hubs??? Nope - guess they got chucked when I cleared out some junk a month before Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad So I needed to pull the hubs off the 316 and hope they fit!! Anyway here are the photos



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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:14 pm PostPost subject:
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Hubs from the 316 fit thankfully this is new state of the art paint booth!!

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I think they turned out alright!!
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 pm PostPost subject:
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Had a good poke about with the subframe out, looks alright

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Dropped the box . . . big bugger

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:15 pm PostPost subject:
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Then the tank

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Looked good I thought . . . .

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Oh . . wait a second . . whats that black dot beside the filler
Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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There is no way that hole will get smaller as I clean all that tin worm away . . new tank please!!

New tank arrived from Germany within a week.
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:16 pm PostPost subject:
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While that was going on - I had a look at the pedals

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Really tricky unbolting that - very uncomfortable position to contort yourself to get there. Not my favorite job so far thus all the extensions on my socket.

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A casualty - speaker was just lightly bumped with the pedal box - Fe ck
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:18 pm PostPost subject:
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This is all taken from another forum which I havent updated since the end of the summer. I have done a wee bit more since . . . . but its really slow progress with work life split!!!!
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:30 am PostPost subject:
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Looking good! I'm after a 2dr E30 myself next, but I started with breaking donor cars first!

Looking forward to seeing more!
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:12 pm PostPost subject:
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The price of e30 and all associated parts are climbing fast. I went to buy an M tech steering wheel, ended up buying three different wheels when ever they came up for sale. Almost a year later . . . . Now worth 75-100% more. My man math says why didn't I buy 4!!!
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:18 am PostPost subject:
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Yeah they definitely are! I'm hoping to avoid all of that, very little of mine will be original.
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:52 pm PostPost subject:
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I have been working away over the cold months, just not had a chance to update this thread. With the petrol tank away, not much left on the underside - so i got to scrubbing the underside clean to see if there were any areas of concern. Found a few, but generally very happy with the state of the car.

I cleaned the underside, with a rub down with a stiff brush. Because my car is sitting in my garage on stands a pressure washer was not an option!! Using bike cleaner (muck off) got it pretty clean. I then used road traffic film remover. Spray on and leave for a wee bit then clean off with clean water. Once I dried the underside I could see the areas needing attention. Where there were signs of tin worm I give them attention with a knotted wire wheel and treated where I could. I used a combination of "Deox Gel" and krust.

https://www.bilthamber.com/deox-gel

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This Deox Gel stuff is amazing - but I will show you results later.

Here is the underside of the car as I did it. - not the best photos but hopefully give an idea.

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Winter tyres for the daily sitting in background!!

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:53 pm PostPost subject:
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Where I would find some rust, I would wire brush back to steel, then add Deox Gel (some of those photos you can see the gel kinda greeny colour) then clean and apply Krust then paint. Here are a could of photos of other rusty bits to show how it works. . . .

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After a wire wheel,

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On the second covering - see it fizzing up where its attacking the rust.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:54 pm PostPost subject:
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This was the extent of the rust on the underside. . . .

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:56 pm PostPost subject:
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For the coating I went for Jotun Jotamastic 80 epoxy paint.

https://www.paints4trade.com/jotun-jotamastic-80-epoxy-paint-4112-p.asp

Its used on all sorts of marine environment steel work.

After first coat . . .

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It feels almost rubbery to touch.

Cleaned out my paint pot a couple of days later - handle broke off the paint brush when I tried to pull it out.

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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:21 pm PostPost subject:
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Now the rusty bits!! My plan is to get this rolling again so I can get a couple of rotten bits sorted out.

Pesky battery tray,

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Rear valance - battery tray!

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There is a wee bit in the of the inner arch

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Ouch not nice . . .
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:22 pm PostPost subject:
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So I started by assembling the front . .

Reinforced subframe, powdercoated,
purple tag rack as I had one in the compact and loved it.
"Dan The" UJ kit
Eibach anti roll bar and polybushes
Refurbished control arms
New Lemforder joints
Ecentric lollypop bushes - polybushes - easy to replace if I dont like them, had OEM ones in my last two e30s and I liked the turn in.
Have a GCF strut brace to go on too!
Front struts as noted earlier - freshly powdercoated
Bilstein B12 suspension including spring seat pads and top mounts
New OEM dust plates
New wheel bearings.

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