7161 Chassis restoration

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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby MikeWard » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:44 pm

Nice, that looks awesome! :thumbsup: :dmcdoors:
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby Darrenre » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:49 pm

Brilliant! Super timing too with time off
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby cis6409 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:39 pm

Looks really well! :mrgreen:
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby cis6409 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:10 pm

How did you get on with the re tapping of the threads, did you use anything in the end to stop them being filled up.??

It's gonna be very satisfying putting parts onto a lovely clean sorted frame 8-)

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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby bandit » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:31 pm

I remember that stage well, it’s nice to start putting all those nice clean new & refurbed parts on
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby eric » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:22 am

Thanks Chaps, Certainly exciting, been hunting various pipe clips today, the little plastic ones which many broke upon removal.

cis6409 wrote:How did you get on with the re tapping of the threads, did you use anything in the end to stop them being filled up.??

It's gonna be very satisfying putting parts onto a lovely clean sorted frame 8-)

Cheers
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Alex filled each one with fire cement so hopefully I should just need to drill out with a smaller drill then it should crumble away and just need clearing. I am hoping and told this should just need clearing through with a bolt/tap rather than re-grind of the threads. We had a count up and there are 30 or so. Number one is to get it on its edge so I can get better access.

Once one is done I should be fine :)
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby cis6409 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:47 pm

Great to hear good stuff..
Might do the same idea myself when my chassis gets to that point :thumbsup:
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby bandit » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:38 pm

cis6409 wrote:Great to hear good stuff..
Might do the same idea myself when my chassis gets to that point :thumbsup:


I’m sure that might work fine, but if it was mine, I would just screw a load of ‘shitty’ bolts into the captive nuts before having it done. Then you can just undo them once you get it back & it’s sound
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Re: 7161 Chassis restoration

Postby eric » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:03 pm

Bolts would work but various sizes and some of them are big ones..... I think the issue is most folk are distant from their chassis when it goes from the "fixer" to the galvanizers so finding bolts isn't something which is easy vs a few quid for 2kg of fire cement.

I will take some pics and do the first one tonight, I have been putting it off tbh.
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