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by Gillsfan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

adamwilkes wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Cut your welded-on wrench shorter and you have your external square-drive nut :)
You make a good point :D
by Gillsfan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Well it got drastic.....
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But it worked :D
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Anyone know what tread the plug is please, I'd like an external hex/square one rather than an internal square.
by Gillsfan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Latest problem...the drain plug on the bottom of the diff is not budging, any square drive a put in slips. Before I get drastic are there any top tips?
by Gillsfan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Mark thank you for the offer on my wanted post, I've found my one know (right after I'd made one :roll: )
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by Gillsfan
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger I'm back. I've been very slowing bushing and painting the starboard side forward (drivers side front) suspension. Today I refitted it :D only fly in the ointment is that I can't find the anti-roll bar mounting bracket, no luck so far with a wanted post :cry: Next on the ca...
by Gillsfan
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted anti-roll bar link mounting bracket.
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Wanted anti-roll bar link mounting bracket.

Guys, I need an anti-roll bar mounting bracket that attaches to the lower wishbone. Item 8 in the picture below. I have a passenger side one but I need a drivers side one please. God knows how I lost it :w
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by Gillsfan
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Superpro Bush Kit - Review
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Superpro Bush Kit - Review

I've been the the superflex place, and the people are really helpful and would happily sell you individual bushes or sets. They said to me that they could match a bush from stock if I gave them dimensions. They also admitted that they aren't experts on all makes of car and relied on owners giving th...
by Gillsfan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: To pinstripe or not to pinstripe
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

To pinstripe or not to pinstripe

Another no vote from me.
by Gillsfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Thank you. I've got it off and finished work on Rat Rod for the day so you get a rest bite from my stupid question for a bit.
by Gillsfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Way too low

My shock are now out of the car and they measure 390 mm
by Gillsfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Thanks Phil I was just looking at the parts catalogue and realised. Next stupid question, how do i separate the trunnion from the vertical link. I'm being a biff and it looks like it's just sat in, what secures it in place?
by Gillsfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Well that got serious quickly. I set about removing the front suspension this morning. the trunnion and its bolt gave become one, my plan was to remove the whole thing brakes/hub complete and address the trunnion on the bench. Well the front lower arm gad also become one with its bolt. After pen oil...
by Gillsfan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

It turned out that my loss of patience was quite timely, the head light wires had melted :shock:
by Gillsfan
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (progress)
Replies: 1712
Views: 118553

Rat Rod (progress)

Ladies and Gentlemen Since getting Rat Rod I've been plagued with electrickery problems, most recent are the lights. They worked a few months ago but when i checked them a few weeks ago one indicator was playing up, then the side lights stoped working then they worked, then I could have main beam or...
by Gillsfan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Way too low
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Way too low

I measured my damper unloaded (car is up on axel stands) and middle of the top bolt to middle of the bottom bolt is 390mm. I was going to measure it off the car as well but the trunnion and its bolt have become one. If I managed to part them I'll let you know. Not sure if it helps but I'm taking the...

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