And so it begins...

And so it begins...

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Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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...the long road to Monaco and a massiv job to get my s3c ready for battle!

Day one:
Cleaning the garage and park the S-fighter smile



and one more thing need fixing frown




Day 2:



Don´t know what happened last night, but I got a bad hangover today :P

mk1fan

9,400 posts

158 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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Great target date. What are the plans?

I was in Solentuna last week.

GreenV8S

25,974 posts

217 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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What's that thing on the floor by the back wheel? Looks like it might be a black hole waiting to suck in any small parts or fasteners you drop.

yknot

425 posts

71 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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GreenV8S said:
What's that thing on the floor by the back wheel? Looks like it might be a black hole waiting to suck in any small parts or fasteners you drop.
Looks like an accident waiting to happen, ouch!!!

On the other hand, it could be a central drain for the garage as it rains/snows a lot in Sweden?

Good luck with the rebuild, Maffe, and looking forward to more post as you progress!!

magpies

3,744 posts

115 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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above all ENJOY the build
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Longers

4,364 posts

161 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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Don't worry about the rear screen Maffe, you'll not need the roof up where we're going wink

Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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@mk1fan: Lots of maintainens work, 27 year old car that have not been much done to during the 15 years I owned it. Only fluids and brakes have been done regularly.
So now it´s:
- Shocks/springs, 27 years old
- Drive shafts, just got them loose a few min ago and the splines (?) are bad so new needed.
- Poly-bushes going in, old rubber 27 years old :P
- Clutch
- Oil sump, have a big dent in it...
- Gaskets and stuff
- Water pump needs to be replaced
- Rocker covers, got "new" power coated
- Reline the wires to the "Maffe-button" that I installed 10 years ago on a parkinglot in Poland :P
- Quickshifter going in smile
- Back screen, even thou Longers think it´s not needed. May in north Sweden will be not that hot!
- Brakes need an overhaul as well, might put bigger discs in have a set of Chim-discs on the self. Any one have a tutorial for converting the rear drums to disc? smile

Have most likely forgot something, Going to do a bigger service on the engine when it´s out of the car.


@GreenV8S: Yes it´s a singularity where I put all garbage, most likely it opens up in some garage in England wink

@yknot: Yep, central drainage, or a black hole...

@magpies: Thx! I will, even thou I have used bad words about people in Blackpool :P

@Longers: Totalt agree! Just ignore bad weather biggrin


Edited by Maffe on Tuesday 7th November 11:15

mk1fan

9,400 posts

158 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Have you checked the chassis? biggrin

Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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@mk1fan: Removed the whisbones today to get the new power flex bushings in place, now the whisbones getting a nice new powder coating :P
Chassie actually looks good, only been driven during summer so no salty roads

GreenV8S

25,974 posts

217 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Maffe said:
Chassie actually looks good
Have you looked at the top of the outriggers?

mk1fan

9,400 posts

158 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Go on. Stick in an LS. biglaugh

Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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GreenV8S said:
Have you looked at the top of the outriggers?
Whats an "outrigger" sounds like a boat thingy :P


More serious, the parts that I can see and feel with my fingers looks/feels ok. Guess the body need to be lifted to be certain?

Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Exhaust and shocks removed and some other bits and pieces


27 years apart


My father taking care of some f***ing bolt that was giving me a hard time

GreenV8S

25,974 posts

217 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Nice new suspension components well set up will make a huge difference.

Is the new spring softer than the original, or is that my imagination?

Longers

4,364 posts

161 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Maffe, as usual your photos are stunning, even your "work in progress" ones in the garage!
Looking forward to seeing what take on tour next year...

Say hello to Harald for me wink

TVRees

835 posts

45 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Maffe said:
Whats an "outrigger" sounds like a boat thingy. More serious, the parts that I can see and feel with my fingers looks/feels ok. Guess the body need to be lifted to be certain?
Are you planning on lifting the body ? Might be worth a partial or full lift.

I found the chassis on my S2 in a good condition after lifting the body. One of the outriggers, on the inside side (!) had a hole after seriously poking around there with a screwdriver. Attached photo shows the cut out area for repair, before welding the new piece in place.



Keep up the good work with your resto and good luck.





phillpot

14,253 posts

116 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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GreenV8S said:
Is the new spring softer than the original, or is that my imagination?
looks thinner, and less coils?

Maffe

Original Poster:

443 posts

192 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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GreenV8S said:
Nice new suspension components well set up will make a huge difference.

Is the new spring softer than the original, or is that my imagination?
Just asked Derek ( Absolutely Shocks) and the Gaz Monotubes are 450/375 silicon steel smile
Thin my s3 will get pretty transformed with these babies and the powerflex bushes!

zombeh

590 posts

120 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Maffe said:
Guess the body need to be lifted to be certain?
You should be able to get a reasonable idea by taking the rear part of the front arch liners out. They rot out along the top of the sill tube there and sometimes further back by the seat belt mounting point. Basically anywhere the body mounts trap water and mud.
Having a very close look around the trailing arm mounts would also be a good idea.

You can get a very good idea of where they rust from various people's body off photos and get to look at most of it without lifting the body.

phillpot

14,253 posts

116 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Maffe said:
Guess the body need to be lifted to be certain?
With the space and facilities you have there a 3 or 4" (100mm) body lift wouldn't be a particularly big job. even if all is good it will give access to clean up and re-paint smile