Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
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#1
i realise this build thread is now 80 pages long there has been lots of work coved on my car
here are some short cut links if you were looking form something more specific to save going thru the 80 pages

working on keeping the car clean and doing a Restoration rear to front 2012-2013
recent work forum short cuts
headlight self levelling setup
Astra G headlight self leveling investigation
Retro fitted climate control system and fixings
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
LED speedo mod
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Retro fitted headlight washer system and fixings
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
how to change the LED's in the radio controls on the steering wheel
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
handbrake cable change and adjustment
http://z22se.co.uk/resources/hand-brake-cable-change-and-adjustment.62/
Front caliper strip down and recon
http://z22se.co.uk/resources/brake-caliper-seal-replacement-and-refurb.76/
Full astra GSI recaro interior
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
balancer shaft delete
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
DIY short shifter
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Retro fitted front seat airbag system
http://z22se.co.uk/threads/seat-air-bags-parts-required.23431/
Broken Manifold stud in the head removed and replaced
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Supercharger Fitting Guide For Astra G
http://z22se.co.uk/threads/supercharger-fitting-guide-astra-g.24487
Repairing Dented Supercharger Inlet Laminova Cores
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Fitting Charge Cooler Radiator
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Reconditioning Of An Alternator
z22se alternator repair
New SAAB B207R engine build
Project Freeze My Engine Off
Walbro 255 uprated pump fitting
walbro 255 uprated fuel pump fitting Astra g
Diy Crank Pulley Tool
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Drive Shaft CV Boot Replacement
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Astra VXR front brake conversion
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)

Balancer shaft delete
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Broken Manifold stud in the head removed and replaced
Project Freeze My Ass Off (rear Poly Bush's Astra G)
Supercharger Fitting Guide For Astra G
http://z22se.co.uk/threads/supercharger-fitting-guide-astra-g.24487
New SAAB B207R engine build
Project Freeze My Engine Off
Walbro 255 uprated pump fitting
walbro 255 uprated fuel pump fitting astra g
Vectra B rear pads/shoes/disc change
http://z22se.co.uk/resources/vectra-b-rear-pads-shoes-disc-change.89/



ok so its 5pm and im set to take my rear beam to work in the morning for 8am to get it shot blasted
looks like its going to be a long cold painful night of me shouting swear words at the bottom side of my car lol

pics to follow later
here's one to wet yer whistle
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evocarlos

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#6
right im done did not start till 7pm had a mahoosive tea to eat lol
90% of removing it was easy as most of the bolts had been copper slipped in the past the 10% that went wrong were with the white line anti roll bar the bolts had seized and sockets would not fit had to take the bolt out from the chassis to get room to fit the spanner in with the ARB off the rest was easy
here are some pics not many was really in to the job :)

before (wheels off)
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one hub off
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two hubs off
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tadarrrr
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the lonely after pic
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in the pics you can see a icicle hanging from the back bumper
but it really was not that cold had some work gloves on that helped with keeping me hands warm

and i only had to put £2 in the swear box when the bolt snapped of the cheap aussie ARB

i've got 4 bottles of schutz in the boot ready for tomorrow :)
 
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evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#10
thanks Matt
just got in from my trip to work
here's what the ARB and rear beam look like now

in shot blast
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after 4 rotations
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back home clean as a whistle
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just need to cut the old bushes out and then respray and start putting it back together
 
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evocarlos

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Staff
#12
bush's out used a blow lamp and a huge t*** f*** stick

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had an error with the 1st coat of paint it appears hammerite don't like being mixed 50/50 with thinners is like water
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got it sorted now just added more paint its prolly more like 70/30 now
waiting for it to dry then spray the other side
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evocarlos

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#16
ive got some silver paint for the ARB but need to repair the mountings before it can go back on ive got all new bolts for it just a case for getting all the old ones off it

the heater made all the difference to painting the rear beam
 

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#18
thanks :)

ok so i went on to refit the arm here's some pics
copper slip every where
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new bushes
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i needed a way to get the beam under the car with out damaging the paint work hows this :)
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only a case of bolting it up to the chassy then
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got round to fitting the hubs and brake pipes springs and shocks
but when i was trying to bleed the caliper there was way to much air rechecked the nipple as it was blocked and stiff to get out
looks like it had wrecked the thread on removal
i tapped it out to 1/8NPT and fitted a refrigeration fitting with a shrader valve (tyre valve) its sealed and bled
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