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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:45 pm

colin rooney wrote:do your self a big favour paul and fit disc conversion on the front

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I'm trying to keep her as original as possible with only a few minor bits changed Col, cos she's an old girl and needs keeping like that - Now If I got another - not quite so early, and not a special!! I might be very tempted to have a play around and fit lots of tricky bits :twisted:
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Post by Mike Hanna » Wed May 01, 2013 7:28 pm

Hi all. I know the manual says to fit the rack plates with flanges facing up,but logic says to fit them facing down as the alloy clamp blocks don't have a chamfered edge to match the curvature of the plate flange. I have looked at 5 of my low mileage cars which are untouched in the steering department and found that the "63" Delux= flange up, the two "64" Zimps= flanges down, "66" Delux= flange up and the "74" Super= flange down. I think it all depends on which production line the rack/steering/suspension assembly came off. Cheers. Mike
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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:12 pm

It all depends on which way round the assembly bod picked them up :lol: I am sure cars were built with them different from side to side! Now theres a thought!
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Thu May 02, 2013 12:43 am

Mike Hanna wrote:Hi all. I know the manual says to fit the rack plates with flanges facing up,but logic says to fit them facing down as the alloy clamp blocks don't have a chamfered edge to match the curvature of the plate flange. I have looked at 5 of my low mileage cars which are untouched in the steering department and found that the "63" Delux= flange up, the two "64" Zimps= flanges down, "66" Delux= flange up and the "74" Super= flange down. I think it all depends on which production line the rack/steering/suspension assembly came off. Cheers. Mike
I'm going with your '63 Deluxe then as thats what she is and leaving them edges up (or down in the upside down assembly picture above :? )

Well today has been a good day for the back- it seems to be improving alot, did a bit of Gardening, picking up twigs and things and pulling a few weeds, and chatting wth the neighbours quite a bit- you know nothing strenuous, bit of shopping, then later on this evening it was back to GLAd's bits and pieces

Mounted the back plates for the front brakes on the hub
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dug out some new bits
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fitted the cylinders
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and the shoes
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Then had a think about whether to go traditional brake hoses or go for the goodridge, braided stainless.
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but i did notice the difference in length of the goodridge
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So I'm still thinking on that one!!!

a productive day today!

Tomorrow is 'Hydrotherapy day' thats swimming to you and me!!!
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Sat May 04, 2013 12:01 am

Oh how I wish I was up in Scotland- just looking a the pictures and video's here and on the facebook page makes me really Jealous- if it wasn't for my bl@@dy back I would be there!
So I had to console myself with sorting out the hubs.
rear new brake bits- cylinders, shoes, springs fitted- but I need to sort out the bearings in the back before I can go any further

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Only thing thats not new are the Hold down springs and cups, But when I'm back at the yard there's a box of shiny new ones waiting!


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After I spotted my mistake on the picture I corrected it!!

So thats as much as i can do on the back, so I returned to the front hubs

Quite a combination of bearings here - but they all fit.

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And finally after removing lots of paint from mating surfaces!!! running chasers down all threads, they got put back as a unit.

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So A little bit more done, but wish I as in coventry now-guess thats why it's so quiet on the forum!!!
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Post by super66 » Sat May 04, 2013 5:38 am

It must be nice to be working with all new components!
Brakes are looking smart, I look forward to be at this stage.
I know what you mean about being jealous of everyone up north, looks like they are having fun.
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Tue May 07, 2013 11:15 am

Cheers Noel,

Health update, consultant has discharged me as I'm getting better than needing an op so back to the normal docs now, ween me off the tablets as necessary, etc so well on the road to recovery, I'm back to work from this week for 'light duties' so all going in the right direction yeahhhhh :D

but as the sun was shining I kept my self busy
I came to fit the brake pipes that I could to the hubs and wasn't happy with the ends so I borrowed a sykes Pickavant brake pipe flarer and - wow the ends are so much better - so i reflared all the ends, to make them much nicer.

Got the front ones fitted, kunifer is much firmer to bend than copper!!

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This weekend I also managed to get the rear bearings out and new in with relative ease after having the bearings in the freezer over night and the arms in the hot sun for the afternoon, the outers just needed gentle taps, the inners a little heavier but not much at all so i was able to put the back plates on and pipe them up too

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Problem is that the more components I get together the heavier the pieces are and I need to be careful of that!

And while I was cleaning things up I did this aswell and gave it a quick coat of paint

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so a steady but productive bank holiday weekend,

Off up to look at GLAd and see what I need to do to her body to get it ready to bolt some of these bits back on her.
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Post by colimp66 » Tue May 07, 2013 11:19 am

All looking good Paul.
Good to hear you are on the mend now aswell, take it easy & don't overdo it once your back to work..

Good luck.

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Post by ImpManiac » Wed May 08, 2013 10:17 am

That's great news on the health of your back, Paul! :D :D

GLAd's undercrackers are looking rather good. 8) You must be pleased with how she's beginning to come together.

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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Tue May 14, 2013 11:02 pm

colimp66 wrote:All looking good Paul.
Good to hear you are on the mend now aswell, take it easy & don't overdo it once your back to work..

Good luck.

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Thanks Colin- I must have a peep into your thread and have a nosey what your up to soon!!
ImpManiac wrote:That's great news on the health of your back, Paul! :D :D

GLAd's undercrackers are looking rather good. 8) You must be pleased with how she's beginning to come together.

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Thanks paul, I'm pleased with whats happened so far, though it's only a tiny weeney bit of what needs doing.


Well I'm back at work- all be it on very easy duties, and It gives me a little time to spend with GLAd while I'm up there!

And yes as the title suggests- while I have been away she has been a very dirty girl.

There were two big hulking cars hanging around her and when I went back it was time to get them started and out of the way - so that done I spent a little time with GLAd
She has been FILTHY or should that be FIW---FY (spoken like Al Murray - the pub land lord)

Look at her!!

(appologies- it was quite dark and the camera didn't auto focus as good as it should)

and after all that polishing I did!!
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so an hour later soaking the sponge and leather thats been festering in a bucket for at least 4 months she had a blow off, rinse and leather

still shiney underneath it all, few bits that still need polishing though!!

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Then came the task I have been dreading- the removal of all the masking paper, tape and foam edging!!!!
It must have been on about 9 months at this point and it wasn't all willing to come off easily, luckily (touch wood) the hours of flatting that I did means the paint had held onto the car rather than the tape!

Partially revealled

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Then fully revealled

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I have loads more to take off covering screw holes, bolt holes, grommet holes etc and now she needs cleaning in all the recesses that polish can get into,
but it's a bit of a transformation to see her like this!

soon....but very steadily!!!
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Post by chris d » Wed May 15, 2013 9:32 am

very nice paul
done a cracking job there (or should I say uncle john has) :lol:
glad the back is on the mend
now get a move on
still be done for the national
if you work 36hours every day :lol:
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed May 15, 2013 8:24 pm

Your (and Uncle John's) hard work is really showing in those photos, Paul. GLAd's a little stunner! 8)

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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:39 pm

will she be wearing her stiletto's or her flat shoes! (high or low suspension)
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Post by Dom » Wed May 15, 2013 9:18 pm

Looking great paul! bet you cat wait to start fitting bits to her! :D keep up the good work

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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Thu May 16, 2013 11:49 pm

chris d wrote:very nice paul
done a cracking job there (or should I say uncle john has) :lol:
glad the back is on the mend
now get a move on
still be done for the national
if you work 36hours every day :lol:
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not planning on National this year It would be too much stress on my back to do it all for then.
ImpManiac wrote:Your (and Uncle John's) hard work is really showing in those photos, Paul. GLAd's a little stunner! 8)

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She will have her original pigeon toed suspension on Jeff!
Dom wrote:Looking great paul! bet you cat wait to start fitting bits to her! :D keep up the good work Imp029
Thanks Dom. speaking of fitting her bits

I was away on business yesterday and when I got in this morning Uncle John, superstar that he is, had recoated the back passenger wing for me last night so now she is painted everywhere,
she just needs a few spots polishing on her and her paint will be done.

(and the colour looks so much better with a bit of daylight on it)
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But more pressing is that where she is, is going to be another spray booth, so she needs to be a rolling shell as soon as possible. So she can be moved right to the back of the shop- the plus side is she will then be on a ramp so i can work all around her, under her, over her - ('wombeling free' for those that remember it!!!)

so this afternoon I have carfully applied some carpet to the top of the axle stands -3 of which I could lay my hands on straight away - the fourth had vanished!!!
and get her high enough so that I could get underneath her on a crwler board! my theory is that laid on my back is a good position fr it so besides getting on and off it it should do me some good at the same time.

So up she went on axle stands on good engineering breeze blocks

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tonight I have got a kitchen full of imp brake pipes, suspension and steeering etc ready to take up tomorrow and start fitting some bits to her.
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Post by Lars Hagermark » Fri May 17, 2013 12:15 am

Happy to see the progress. Even happier to see you're getting better. :D
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Post by kilty » Fri May 17, 2013 6:51 am

Excellent mate. The best looking ones usually are the dirtiest. :wink:
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Post by 617sqn » Fri May 17, 2013 8:35 am

The best looking ones usually are the dirtiest
haha :lol:

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Post by ImpManiac » Fri May 17, 2013 3:34 pm

^^ Got to agree. :wink: :wink:

Lovely work! And as Lars said, it's good to hear that you seem to be on the mend. Take care, though, especially fitting suspension bits. :!:

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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Fri May 17, 2013 7:14 pm

Lars Hagermark(DJH705) wrote:Happy to see the progress. Even happier to see you're getting better. :D
more progress today!!
kilty wrote:Excellent mate. The best looking ones usually are the dirtiest. :wink:
Well, I've been warned before that this is a forum for family viewing, so I will just answer :wink: :wink: :lol:
ImpManiac wrote:^^ Got to agree. :wink: :wink:

Lovely work! And as Lars said, it's good to hear that you seem to be on the mend. Take care, though, especially fitting suspension bits. :!:

IM 8)
Thanks Paul, I am mending pretty well but today I felt a twinge while I was on the crawler underneath her so at that point I took it to say - Time to give it a rest !
So what I have done will seem totaly random at this point

First bit back in

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Front shocks and springs on

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Back shocks on

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And I have put the brake 3 way and four way splitters on and loosly put the pipes in, but I had forgotten my bender for the pipe work so not fitted properly yet.

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Not sure if I will get up over the weekend, but if I do it will be taking it easy again but I'm writing lists like - find the handbrake grommet - buy some more grommets etc
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Post by Dom » Fri May 17, 2013 9:44 pm

Looks great :D so excited to se the rest of the progression! keep the pics coming, glad your feeling better :)
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Post by ImpManiac » Sat May 18, 2013 11:06 am

It's all progress. :wink:

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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Sun May 19, 2013 12:49 am

Dom wrote:Looks great :D so excited to se the rest of the progression! keep the pics coming, glad your feeling better :)
Thanks Dom
more pics!!! on go on then!!
ImpManiac wrote:It's all progress. :wink:

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It is indeed - a little more today too, but only a little


At the meeting on Wednesday Pete Witkowski, gave me a genuine MK1 washer bag hanger, it got cleaned straightened and painted
Thanks Pete
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I remembered the Handbrake Grommit and fitted the handbrake

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and I fitted the long brake pipe that goes from the 3 way to the 4 way junction.
problem was I fitted it to the wrong side!!! ie the right of the channel, so i straightened it again and fitted it to the left of the channel problem is I did it so neat in the end that its exactly where it should be and is about 5" too long so i need to shorten it and re do the end of it at some point.
I fitted the pneumatic pipe to the accelerator pedal but I can't find the bolts to attach it to the floor so fed the pipe through anyway
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Post by GJM » Tue May 28, 2013 10:23 pm

Hi,

Quick question.
The silver bezel in my binnacle has rusted and looks rather nasty. Would like to restore it like you have done so well to yours.

You mention earlier about removing rivvets the take apart the binnacle, sounds like a chore, how did you get it all back together again if its rivvited together originally?

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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Tue May 28, 2013 10:33 pm

I cheated on mine and used a nos surround, and needle for the speedo, and refitted these to the mk1 binacle with the speed in gears on!
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Tue May 28, 2013 11:41 pm

GJM wrote:Hi,

Quick question.
The silver bezel in my binnacle has rusted and looks rather nasty. Would like to restore it like you have done so well to yours.

You mention earlier about removing rivvets the take apart the binnacle, sounds like a chore, how did you get it all back together again if its rivvited together originally?

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well its unbelievably over 2 years since I did it but IIRC there are six little rivets that hold the bezel to the surround,(think you can just see them in the picture above) i have a dremmel type tool that I carefully ground the heads of the rivets with and then put them back with pop rivets, they are hidden behind the surround so I was happy enough to use them, it makes a world of difference to how it looks now though, just be very gentle with a tiny grinder and they will come, get some white paint as well for inside as after 40-50 yeaars it dries and turns to dust and goes everywhere, on the glass, on the black of the gauges etc
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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Wed May 29, 2013 10:39 pm

I have borrowed a crawler/creeper board from the garage for a 'few days' (mwwaaaahhhahaha-lol)
and do you know I've gone from lying on my back in bed to laying on the creeper under GLAddis, so my excuse is it's quite healthy!!

On the issue of my back it's getting better day by day and is now allowing me to do a lot more and I feel much better for it.
I have to do the gettting up and down in a thought out way but it's not hurting

So here's the pictorial update of activity for the past week or so, bit at a time inbetween getting back to work
got the accelorator pedal in, along with the tube for it, but i need some of the smaller bolts so can replace those rusty ones in the bottom

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Got my light seals in with the correct plastic rootes rivets (thanks Steve-Cally)

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Fitted the engine cover spring retainer, - didn't want it resting on the body finisher anymore!!

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Got curious as to what she would look like with part of her face - though i still need some smaller bolts and some tiny nuts to secure thse top plates!!

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few bits now in the front

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brake and clutch pipes in the front almost as neat as how I want them

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And at the back - kind of in place but not fully secured - put the cross member on to see where I was with the back pipes and then got a call out so it still needs sorting

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I still need to clean the dust and, polish dust off from lots of places, but then she will get her full polish once she is on her wheels- hopefully early next week- back permitting!!!
but I'm waiting for the nylon fuel pipe that I decided on in the end to get here and it should have been here last thursday!!! but I'm pressing on with bits and pieces in the mean time!!


oh and SSSSSSSSshhhhhhhh she's sleeping!!!!

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though it looks like there's a ghost in her engine bay!!!!
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Post by kilty » Thu May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

I hope you're using Wincey Flannelette sheets there?! :wink:
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Post by chris d » Thu May 30, 2013 3:37 pm

nice job paul
keep at it, soon be bombing around in her.
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Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) She's getting rebuilt--slowly

Post by sammy the sturgeon » Fri May 31, 2013 10:22 am

kilty wrote:I hope you're using Wincey Flannelette sheets there?! :wink:
they are soft and thin and light- and freshly laundered!!! lol
chris d wrote:nice job paul
keep at it, soon be bombing around in her.
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Little update - its bits and bobs between jobs so just a few pictures of the first corner in place, nothing tightened up yet cross member is in and torqued up though.

copious amounts of copper slip being used (must wipe the excess off the shocker bottom as it looks like rust!!!

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Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) She's getting rebuilt--slowly

Post by chris d » Fri May 31, 2013 5:29 pm

NIIIIIIICCCCCCCE
are you going to fit the half shaft and uj insitu or remove to the bench.they can be a bit of a bother.
watch that back
you've only just mended it
keep it up
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Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) She's getting rebuilt--slowly

Post by sammy the sturgeon » Fri May 31, 2013 9:17 pm

chris d wrote:NIIIIIIICCCCCCCE
are you going to fit the half shaft and uj insitu or remove to the bench.they can be a bit of a bother.
watch that back
you've only just mended it
keep it up
chris d
Cheers Chris
They are spare drive shaft ends (that's why the locking washers aren't knocked over) - the nicely painted ones are made up with the UJ's in them,in bubble wrap in a box!! but I didn't want them bouncing around underneath while she is being wheeled around.
I'm just getting the basic suspension on her so she is on her wheels, then I can get her on the ramp at the back and leave room for uncle Johns mini pick-up project as while she's on the stands she's blocking space for three cars.

I have had fun and games with the rear bearings - but more on that in a bit!!!
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Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) She's getting rebuilt--slowly

Post by sammy the sturgeon » Fri May 31, 2013 10:26 pm

Been at GLAddis some more today between jobs

First thing I had to tackle was the rear bearing on the n/s driveshaft, end went in fine, hub on fine, tighten it up and it was as though it was a taper bearing!!!
As soon as the nut was on finger tight there was a great deal of resistance to the hub turning, so it was a sit back and think about it one.
There should be no reason for it to tighten unless the outer races weren't in the right place/ stuck etc and the nut was tightening the inner races -in effect pulling them nearer than the outer races.

So i stripped it al down took the shaft out, eveything looked alright- I could tap the inner against the spacer ok- nothing stopping it from moving to the point where the outer started coming out so i knocked it back in and rebuilt it.

Same again- as soon as the big nut was finger tight it resisted turning - so i turned the nut one flat tighter and it locked almost solid.

Strip down again!!!! but I decided this time to take the brake back plate off as well, to see exactly what was happening, so I part built it on just the suspension arm and everything was fine, turned ok, so, as I had another cig and about the third cup of thought liquid, and was just staring at the bits laid on the floor, I noticed that the inner edge of the brake back plates 'grease lip' (plate inside thats spot welded to the back plate to make a little lip ar the back) was shiny! and a look at the hub showed that it had marks in my lovely painting as well!!!!

So to the vice with the back plate, removed the paint from the grease lip and the hub back and when I put it back together I put the four nuts in the back plate and just went finger tight with them, put it back together and made sure the rear plate was central and hey presto the bearing is fine with the nut a little way tightened up.
tightened the brake back plate bolts up and it's still all good - turns out there is a tiny little movement in the back plate tolocate it(but only very tiny) and the clearence between the grease lip and the hub is literally thousandths so if you go to thick on the paint you may have the same problem too!

Anyway as it was all hunkey dory it was time to put that trailing arm on- and use the right bush bolts this time!!

I took the other side - that I put on yesterday - off as well and put the proper bolts in that too, so now I have this


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and both rear arms are on now

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there's still lots of tightening and torquing up to do but cant do that till theres weight in the car etc, but the back end is almost a rolling shell now - front suspension next week!!!


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Post by bazzateer » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:26 am

Great work as usual Paul, really looking forward to seeing this one.
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Post by Bobbycham » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:23 pm

Looking really good there , pleased to see some pipework pictures as they will be used as reference for when new ones are fitted to Pet. I didn't take them off so it's really a case of look at pictures on here and common sense.
Really satisfying getting her back on wheels eh? won't be long now.
Thanks for heads up on the paint on backplates problem.
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Post by ImpManiac » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:10 am

Lovely work, Paul. :D :D Interesting about the back plates too. Mental note made. :!:

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Post by sammy the sturgeon » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:07 pm

bazzateer wrote:Great work as usual Paul, really looking forward to seeing this one.

Not quite sure when it's going to be bazz- but I'll introduce you to her when she's out and about!!
Bobbycham wrote:Looking really good there , pleased to see some pipework pictures as they will be used as reference for when new ones are fitted to Pet. I didn't take them off so it's really a case of look at pictures on here and common sense.
Really satisfying getting her back on wheels eh? won't be long now.
Thanks for heads up on the paint on backplates problem.
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ImpManiac wrote:Lovely work, Paul. :D :D Interesting about the back plates too. Mental note made. :!:

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Thanks Paul, It's nice when people like yourselves post a response - just keeps up the enthusiasm of what your doing.

Another little update.
Got to work Monday morning about 10.00am and had to do the exhaust gasket on Laura Landrover (my company car if you like) first, she was sounding like a traction engine and all her turbo boost was just making more under bonnet noise and filth, than power,

Then it was time to give GLAddis some love!!

I got myself a trolley (remember the old bread trolley- comes in really useful) some carpet on top and spent the afternoon building up the front suspension ready to be wheeled under and lifted into place

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Then at 7.00pm as I was admiring my handy work, I got a rather long job, sheffield to nottingham, to manchester airport, to oldham, to sheffield!
So it was half past 2 this morning when I got back to the yard!
Time for a well earned cuppa and a cig,
but you know when you look at things and think - it would only take half an hour to get that loosely bolted in!!!!
have I got the right bolts to hand?
yeah what I'll do in the morning is hang it loosely on the shockers kind of like this, oh I'll just pop an odd bolt in her to se what it would look like, may as well do the other side as well just to get an idea.....
they are the bolts I will need for the floor plate at the back and those for the front, and they would go in like that

so I thought what the heck, go on, get it in place!

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Nothing is torqued up or fully tight yet as I need some different length bolts in place of some of the ones in there,

But looking at these pictures- I should dust the parts before I put them on as they look awful, I should wipe all the copperslip excess off, and hand prints, that are all over before taking pictures!

And the thing that bugs me more is I should have painted those shock absorbers before I assembled them a couple of years ago!!

any way about 3 am I got another call out to this
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So monday started early and finished about 7.00am on Tuesday and it was full and productive inbetween- I'm off for some more sleep!!
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Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) She's getting rebuilt--slowly

Post by colin rooney » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:29 pm

paul you may find it better to fit the bottom shock bolt from the other way it just makes it easier to remove if you need to as they don't like coming out with the trackrod in the way ,I know if you look in the manual it goes the way you have it

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Post by ImpManiac » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:25 pm

When do you find time to sleep, Paul? :?: :? :wink: I didn't notice any dust or greasy marks on your suspension until you pointed it out! :lol:

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Post by kilty » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:49 pm

Not a Rover with a snapped driveshaft is it?! /\/\
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