KJX935G The Re-Birth ! the re-fit.........

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KJX935G The Re-Birth ! the re-fit.........

Post by 1969SE5 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:38 pm

2 years in, grabbing half an hour here, hour there, i am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully not a train coming the other way !

chassis sorted and solid, 90% wiring sorted, suspension sorted and fully adjustable, 15 inch PA alloys with decent rubber, engine running ( but several oil leaks ) cooling sorted ( inc heater !! hooray ), interior and bodywork are the main works in progress, new carpets to fit, holes to fill where the previous owner butchered in 2 mini heater boxes to the front kick panels, and then several hours flatting anf filling to follow before the paint !

will add some pics later that hopefully will show some progress, like everyone else i think you forget all the small things that have been resolved that took hours.... like the floor reinforcement strips for the seat mounts, or the fuel lines, or rebuilding the tailgate, upgrading wheels.......i could go on !
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after getting rid of the god awful sunroof...


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Post by 1969SE5 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:23 pm

still struggling to get photo files to be small enough to post... any tips anyone ?

just about finished replacing the Rad, which led to a new steering rack and mounting an Engine oil cooler, while it was all out !! you know how it goes... will post some pics once able.
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next step getting the roof lining to fit the roof !! seems shorter than it should ideally be...........


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:18 pm

most of us use something like Photobucket to upload pics to, and then just add links here, so no issues of image size.

nice job on roof repair :-)

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Post by 1969SE5 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:32 am

15 inch PA's now booted and fitted, now figuring out the heater valve pipework, promise to add pics real soon........


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Post by philhoward » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:43 am

Where are all these sets of 15" PA's coming from??


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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:46 am

Don't know - but I like it :-)

I suspect Pepe would be interested in knowing what offset they are - and whether you needed spacers on the front as the 14s do?


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Post by philhoward » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:30 am

Same here - anyone fancy swapping a set for some 7x15 Appliance slots? 6J will do me ;)


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Post by 1969SE5 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:36 am

they came with the spacers for the front, bought them of e-bay about a year ago ! damn they look good, gone with 205 55 15's


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:14 pm

1969SE5 wrote:they came with the spacers for the front, bought them of e-bay about a year ago ! damn they look good, gone with 205 55 15's
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: with the wheels :)

Well done with the recommissioning.


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Post by 1969SE5 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:58 pm

thanks mikey, all seems to be taking forever, but secretly loving every minute !


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Post by Pepe » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:10 pm

Hey guys!

Thanks for letting me know there are some more 15" PAs...

Windy has some too :) (At least he sold me his).

@ 1969SE5:
Any more infor on the wheels re offset?
I checked mine but they just tell me "6XJ15" "MAG" and Made in England" (of course).

Did you by any chance measure the spacers? I can then try to have them turned by somebody...

I had a look in the "Road Wheels seection" of the RParts as well as "Optional Extras" but do not find the spacers there....

Your 5 looks great. Like the colour. These cars look best in light colours.

Regarding Foto upload:
Have you tried to create a "dropbox" account? I got rid of all the Photo hosters and have all Pictures in my dropbox. You can copy "Public" Links from there and copy those in my posts.
this way I have full control of my intellectual property. If I want to resize this is easy as well as deleting Photos and so on....

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Post by 1969SE5 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:06 am

sorry for delay, will try and get spacers measure in next few days.


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Post by 1969SE5 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:46 pm

finally..........
sorry taken so long, one disaster after another......... 7mm !


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