MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:19 pm

Thanks Darren,
yes I remember we had a conversation about the lifting system some time ago, my original idea was to lift from one position in the centre of the RSJ, using 4 straps from one chain winch,
I spoke to you about it and you suggested using 2 chain winches so it lifted straight up from both sides, I’m glad I took your advice as I think one winch on its own would have been a bit unstable, thank you for your top technical advice it worked a treat ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Darren C » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 pm

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby hana 5284 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Oh wow mec I am still trying to work out your lifting method it looks a bit sketchy but works really well so you didn’t use the normal block method very clever but again don’t look that safe....lol
Keep the pics coming. I wish I was doing mine over there it is frigging hard work trying to figure it all out by yourself.
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby hana 5284 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:27 pm

Are you going to replace a load of parts along the way?
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:02 pm

Hi Tys

Yes the lifting system bolts through the floor where the seat would normally bolt so it cant slip out, nope no blocks here, it was just like having a ramp, very easy to lift and very controllable, so if anything needed disconnecting or adjusting last minute it could be.
I imagine it must be hard doing a resto over your side of the pond, good on ya though, your doing a superb job !
Yep there are going to be a lot of new parts needed as its not had anything done underneath since the engine rebuild in 2011 !!
The rebuild was very long overdue to the point of being dangerous and its gona need most things changing !
I'l update with pics as much as poss :dmcdoors:
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby hana 5284 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:24 am

Nice one!
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby CFI » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:05 pm

So far so good! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 am

Right then update time...

not loads but progress none the less, i got all the front and rear suspension blown apart ...

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needless to say all the ball joints have had it and the bushes aren't great, i then got a new tool to make things easier...

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so all the bushes came out ..

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So now I'm getting quite a collection to be blasted and powder coated ...

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and that's where I'm up to at the moment, got to go through a few more parts then off to the powder coaters

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Dan 6511 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:55 am

Looking good mec :thumbsup:

Looking at your pics, are those wheel spacers you had on the back? Proper essex :thumbsup:
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am

Dunno mate, they look original ? .. I think Arran sells em, not sure why they are there
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