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Rear arches repair , the datsun method
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davidb




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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

You can get a retaining nut from Toyota that screws onto the thread and holds the spring down, it's about 2.

part number 09756-00010

I did it in the past on MGF calipers (equally as bad), and it was a good amount of messing getting the spring compressed and the circlip on! Toyota nut took 10 seconds after fitted. [Smile]
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

That cheap , I din't know that .
Din't even know it was available .
Lucky I didn't start machining the nut [Smile]

Now that I have reluctantyly decided that an engine upgrade will not be done , I'm thinking of retrofitting an airco to my MK1 .
Can it be done without to much trouble .
Guess I'll have to drop the fuel tank , but I have a lot of experiance
doing that .
I've also worked on AC 's before , I have a vacuum pump and a set of gauges and stuiff like that .

Anyone have one for sale , or pictures that can show me what I'm up against .


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I think there was an AC pump on ebay not long ago, it may still be there!
At least the 4AGE has the two belt pulley there for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The hardest parts to find , iI think , will be the parts underneath the dash .
vaporisor , air duct's and all the plumbing .
And I need them for a left hand drive .

Pat
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Couple of pictures of the car being towed to be resprayed .

No body filler has been applied yet . As you can see , even without any filler the rear arches look quite good .
The white stuff is an epoxy primer .

The mr2 is being towed with a triangle bolted to the front bumper mounting holes . It was fun watching the steering wheel move in my rearview mirror . It towed very well , better then I expected .





All other parts , lids , doors , bumpers , the list seems to be endless with an mr2 , are already resprayed . It's been a long time since I've handled a spraygun . The front hood has a small runner in it . Barely visible , but an imperfection none the less .



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice work, 're the aircon, the loom is already wired to run aircon as standard.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

oukie wrote:
Nice work, 're the aircon, the loom is already wired to run aircon as standard.


Are you sure about that ?
I've had the car virtually stripped of everything , but didn't come across any not needed wiring .
Maybe it wasn't present on the earlier versions ?

Picture of the now painted rear arches .


Serviced the engine today , t-belt , oil , spark plugs ....
Yesterday I swapped the old C50 transaxle for a freshly build c52-c60 hybrid . Big thanks to paul woods for putting all the info on the net .

so It's mainly some details left .
Driveshafts , bleeding the brakes ... couple of day's and it should be running .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Oh and btw , I hit a small snag .
My car is a 1986 MK1 .
The front spoiler is rusted , I think beyond repair .

So I got me a 2 piece MK2 lower front , thinking it would simply bolt on .

Well that is not true .
The MK1b is quite different in that area. [Sad]
The crossmember on wich the radiator rests is different , and welded to the body at a different angle .

So I have some adapting and fabricating to do to .
To bad , didn't count on that .

But as all the parts are already painted , there's no turning back .
I'll adapt and gett hem on somehow [Smile]

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Here are a couple of pictures how I fixed the sagging doors .

Started by removing the old hinges with an angle grinder .
Didn't want to touch the part that is bolted to the body , as it still is nicely sealed .
The hinge pin in pressed and rivetted , si I just ground it away completely .


The moving part was bored and reamed to a bigger size .




Phosfor bronze bushings , interference fit pressed in and reamed to size .
Bushings have a larger contact area then the originals , so should last a little longer , I hope



The entire assembly was trimmed to the right length on the lathe .



And a new hinge pin completes the job .
In an ideal world , this pin would be heat treated and ground to size .
Don't have that equippement , so I used a good quality bolt as a blank , and polished the pin .




The result is a rock solid door that has no play whatsoever , and hopefully will last longer then the original .


4 hinges took almost a full day's work , but it's well worth the effort .
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