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Post by gasjunky » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:30 pm

How lucky you are I spent 2 1/2 days on my back underneath my Chrysler 300c 5.7 hemi estate wire brushing , then rust cure , then zinc spray then epoxy top coat and finally underseal with 1 trolley jack 4 axle stands ,glutten for punishment me then did my v6 diesel same type same process.



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Post by adamwilkes » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:37 pm

veganight wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:03 pm
Another £100 on Trestles I hadn't budgeted for
A set of wooden dining chairs from the tip work really well :D

EDIT: Considering h&s implications, I shouldn't recommend that :?


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Post by veganight » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:18 pm

Almost in position for the body off process, Met a great guy yesterday, Paul in Brough gave me some great advice.
Unfortunately the pedal box wasn't just 3 bolts but Hammers, Screwdriver and pry bars galore :lol:
Need to purchase the Crane/Hoist, Engine stand and Leveller and a Matress!
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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:57 pm

I presume the pedal box had to come out for refurb?


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Post by veganight » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:20 pm

Thanks Jim, I believe so.

The Girling units were of a state that were fused to the threads and looked as though my Rabbit had spent a drug fuelled weekend in the engine bay based on the amount of white matter.

Happy to be wrong, However the importance of the units in terms of safety etc I would rather replace for piece of mind.

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Post by limegreen5A » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:12 am

veganight wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:18 pm
Almost in position for the body off process, Met a great guy yesterday, Paul in Brough gave me some great advice.
Unfortunately the pedal box wasn't just 3 bolts but Hammers, Screwdriver and pry bars galore :lol:
Need to purchase the Crane/Hoist, Engine stand and Leveller and a Matress!
Looks ike that set up should work - I measured the fence posts that I have my 5a body resting on last night to see how long they. They're 2.4m, I recall buying ones too short because the tressle feet stick out along way and having to rush out and buy some longer ones while the body was half in the air! good plan to measure it first!


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Post by veganight » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:08 pm

Thanks Pete,

Yes the Scaffold poles are 2.2 metres with the angled tube joints (Not shown) giving a little extra purchase on the trestles, Hopefully snug enough to roll the chassis through.

Next purchase is to be the Compressor, Crane, Stand and leveller. SGS is the most appealing I've seen so far, Work and delivery schedules currently conflicting.

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/sc50h-5 ... TREALw_wcB

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/ec2000- ... ifting-set

James



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