Project freeze my insignia 4x4 off 2018

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#61
fuel tank cover got painted so not to rust like the last one
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star silver
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all the rear subframe parts came back from the powdercoaters
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car is now stood under cover till ive the time to get the whole floor pan done
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the work on the 2nd 4x4 has been keeping me busy :) build thread for that one coming soon
 

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#63
after pinching the 20" wheels for the other 4x4 i found a 2nd set of vx line 20" going cheap and only 3mile up the road
went and fetched the most of them were curbed and tyres were all odd
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after getting the tyres pulled off i found one buckled and cracked
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just one crack did the same procedure as the the other set thats been on the other car for a while now and done quite a few mile and the crack has not returned.
drill the end
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cut the crack open to get all the gunk out so its all nice and clean for welding
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new tyres came falken azenis fk510 245/35/20
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on with the welding found the reason for it cracking bit of crap in the alloy it wouldn't weld had to drill it thru a then fill it up
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thats better
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flapy pad to make it all tidy
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inside tidied up
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sent them off for powdercoating and what a job they did like brand new again
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had to order one more centre cap as the wheels only came with 3
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evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#65
bit of an update with this one
bought a shot blaster and went to work
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the dog looked it over 1st lol
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blaster making it easy work
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some overspray from painting a minidigger took ages to get it off
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grit every where
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all the loose stuff gone and rest removed
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had chosen to go with a raptor body colour smooth finish on the under side so used the raptor anti corrosion epoxy primer this also save a few steps of using etch primer and adhesion promoter as it does both in one step
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full under side covered
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the raptor mixed at 3:1 with 10% paint and 20% thinners to fire it thru a spray gun
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nice finish out the gun
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metallic particles came thru as well as the colour
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g3 clay bar mitt removing loads more over spray from the mini digger
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tryed to fit the fuel tank but the have supplyed me with 2wd straps so its on hold till i get the right ones
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new heat shields and plastic retainers fitted
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jet washed the chassis rails out wth drain cleaning attachment to wash out the grit once its dry i will wax oil the inside of the rails
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