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Offline LEE H 69

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Time to start my rebuild project
« on: June 10, 2013, 07:39:51 pm »
Well finally about to start the repairs to the old girl, so good time to think about a full rebuild.
we now have another front clip to swap over, just waiting for the door and front guard to arrive.
planning on a few upgrades and mods along the way,
The car is now in the repair shop along with the new front clip so they are just about ready to start.
I've had the car stripped down since February, so been a while waiting.....   so let the games begin :evilone:   



« Last Edit: June 10, 2013, 07:45:23 pm by LEE H 69 »

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 08:53:32 pm »
Excellent news, hope it all goes well Lee

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 11:31:05 pm »
very nice..keep us updated and pics...we need pics..

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 04:42:42 pm »
Well out with the old and in with the new, as they say,

the damaged front end is removed, still have to unstitch the chasis rails, and get pulled to re-straighten the, then cut and regraft the new front clip,

 



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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 08:01:37 pm »
geez louise but that was a big nasty hole in the front clip. can't wait to see it as it gets complete good luck!
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 08:11:36 pm »
Looking good so far, might as well do all the mods while she is in pieces.

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 08:26:54 pm »
well I haven't upated this for a while, so here are a few more pics of the new front clip relacement, and panels mocked up to check alignment.
so far so good. now straighter than it was pre accident, also found other damage to the drivers side A pillar from a previous poor repair job, plus the appearence of a few rust spots that will need repairs. still a long way to go.......












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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 08:43:32 pm »
What a great job. Really need to be on the ball with the measurements on that one. 
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 09:00:50 pm »
Looking good

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 10:42:14 pm »
starting to come along nicely

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 11:18:05 pm »
Looking good Lee..... :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 06:56:27 am »
Looking good.

Did your insurance company write the car off ? A repairable write-off I would assume ? And then you bought it back off them?

Seems like a long time you had to wait to get it fixed.

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 09:22:21 am »
nice to see your pride and joy coming back together............good luck
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 09:41:25 pm »
Looking good.

Did your insurance company write the car off ? A repairable write-off I would assume ? And then you bought it back off them?

Seems like a long time you had to wait to get it fixed.

Cheers,
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yeah you're right Frank it has taken a while.
It didn't get writen off, the insurance agreed the repair bill and sent me a cheque.
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 10:07:55 pm »
i too wondered what had happened , great to see it moving along now looks awesome
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2013, 10:42:23 pm »
Ok Lee, cool.

Looks like it will come back good as new.

But I am kinda hoping LSV dont see this thread , if you get my drift ...

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2013, 10:34:38 pm »
well story so far, just about finished replacing the front clip, repairing the rusty bits and previous dodgey repairs, and filling all the unwanted badge holes.
I know they wont be to everyone liking but we've picked up the new wheels and tyres..just to add a little bling.

     


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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2013, 10:44:17 pm »
Verrrry Nice :thumb:

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2013, 06:21:22 pm »
Nice wheels man, I got boyd coddington junkyard dogs for mine. I wanted to be different too, lots of cars seem to have torque thrust II on them  :coolpic:
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2014, 09:19:25 pm »
Finally about to resume this little project,
I should re title this thread "Time to RESTART my rebuild "

anyway after a long time waiting for the container full of parts to arrive,
( had a few hiccups) but it's now hear, so time to kick this back into gear,
haven't wasted the down time though, been planning mods etc, research, designing and prototyping, So I'm expecting a busy time ahead and plan to get this finished this year, so fingers crossed.
Here is part of the brake upgrade, made one caliper and now off to get it tested and approved,
eight stack injection all designed and ready to be made, just need to plan things around availability of the cnc mill.
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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2014, 09:29:43 pm »
Thanks for the update. Love the calipers

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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2014, 09:24:45 pm »
well I gotten a bit more done today,
redrilled the holes for the "shelby drop" just need to fill the original holes,

and then the first step in strengthening the shock towers,
planning to wrap the towers next week.






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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2014, 08:34:23 pm »
Well we finished the wrapping the shock towers today, just need to dress back the welds to make it shmick





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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 08:48:38 pm »
after hooking up all the front suspension we test fitted the new wheels to check clearances etc. And just my luck one of the front wheels has the bloody wrong hole pattern. What an absolute bitch. Bought these from the states last year so we'll see if they will exchange it or not.


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Re: Time to start my rebuild project
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2014, 07:14:42 pm »
Well I got the caliper tested this week,
and we got good even clamp pressure between all pistons,
and pumped in excess of 1600psi pressure into it without any leaks or problems of any kind, so I'm pretty happy with that.
now to find time to make the rest of them.