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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:23 pm

AnotherTim wrote:Planning on making a front gril to cover these home cut vent holes. Either vertical chrome spoke bars, or a black mesh inside a black holding frame...

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You could refit the standard grille? Cover the holes too because it'll muck up the underbonnet air pressure and the only thing it cools is the spare tyre :-)


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:23 pm

AnotherTim wrote:A few more pics from today. One thing that's perplexing is that the front wheels, when turned in, rub against the wing. I'm hoping this may be a simple issue of having the wrong profile tyres on the front, but I fear it might not be that simple. I think the front tyres would have to be significantly lower profile to miss, changing the rake of the car dramatically...

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What size and profile are they? Has the body been removed at some time?


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:24 pm

scimjim wrote:The hatch hinges on a steel bar that goes the full width of the hatch, you can only see the outer few inches as its bonded into the roof. If it siezed and shears off you're looking at an awkward fix.
Ah right. I'm guessing this will be case, otherwise the hinge wouldn't be off. I might need to find a way of securing that rear hatch for a while so I can lift it in and out while I investigate what can be done. I'm going to assume at this point that the steel bar has indeed sheared.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:25 pm

AnotherTim wrote:The chrome-work (what's eft of it) in general isn't three bad. I have no rear bumper at all so will be looking for a neat solution to that. The fronts will either need rechroming, painting a tactical colour (might look good in black if I can match to the car) or replacing with new ones if such things are available...

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New ones available in stainless for £600/700. I have some useable ones painted black - ad in the for sale section somewhere.


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:27 pm

scimjim wrote:You could refit the standard grille? Cover the holes too because it'll muck up the underbonnet air pressure and the only thing it cools is the spare tyre :-)
Spare is not under the bonnet at the moment as the standard plate is missing and it has a basic fabricated piece in there. I will probably keep the spare in the back anyway. Seller told me he'd cut the holes in the front grill area to assist cooling. I took his word for it. I'll have to think on about this one. Not a priority for me at the moment but good to know it needs investigating.

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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:28 pm

AnotherTim wrote:
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A Rover P5b owning friend of mine suggested that red strap might be from a P4.
Standard fit on the SE5 - they're grab handles for getting out of the back seats and are originally fitted to the B post above the seat belt mount :-)


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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:30 pm

scimjim wrote:What size and profile are they? Has the body been removed at some time?
I was told "We had the body off" so I assume it has been off. Looking at the side view now, I think both front and rear wheels look too forward in the arches. This could be the biggest bogeyman of the car.

I'll worry about this another time :shock:



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:31 pm

scimjim wrote:New ones available in stainless for £600/700.
Well now, mine suddenly look absolutely fine to me.

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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by rebel alliance » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:50 pm

Tim do yourself a favour and get the spare wheel out of the back.If you have a head on crash at lets say 40 mph you will have that in the back of your head also doing about 40 regards j



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:57 pm

It does secure in the back. It doesn't look it in the pics because I took it out to mooch, and haven't put it back. There's a fixing bolt been put in there, and the net to hold it down... the net also fastens down. I'm not planning on driving this until it's a known quantity to me and I've spent a bit more time looking over it. I don't have the correct 'stuff' in the front to fit it where it should be so for now, I'm making do with what I've got. Thanks for your concern and advice though. Much appreciated.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:57 pm

Just to be absolutely sure though, I'm going to have it on my lap if I do need to drive anywhere.

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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by rebel alliance » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:04 pm

Ok Tim no prob ...there mat be a bolt through it i suspect only going in the fibreglass floor likewise the straps .that wheel will kill you if it breaks free please tim check the fixings



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:15 pm

Indeed. I did think I ought to check if it's just through the FG or to metal. Likewise the rather hokey harnesses, which appear to be correctly affixed but again something I intend to check before it sees any more tarmac.

There's a lot to do. I'm going to start by nibbling at the edges on easy cosmetic stuff. In my experience that alway throws up more stuff to add to the list anyway.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by AnotherTim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:19 pm

If anyone happened to have a pic of where the spare wheel usually goes, but without the wheel in place, I'd appreciate seeing what should be there.

I have a simple home cut slab of something that offers no clues to what it should look lime down there.



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Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Post by DarrylWebb » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:45 pm

Replacing the sill section, as Andy says, this can be temporarily held in place with small metal straps and screws, and re-bonded.

Door seal strips are available from various traders, but as you might need some hardware for new door cards, another option is keeping an eye out for some doors of a breaker car.

Front wheels. Tyre dimensions plus the width/offset of the wheels would help here. Those wheels look like they're fairly deeply dished, and the tyres look large. Wide/dished wheels tend to produce that problem unless you go smaller and narrower with the tyres.


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