Started by Trebordoody, August 1, 2021, 12:15
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Quote from: 1979scotte on August 1, 2021, 17:42What's it like underneath?
Quote from: The Other Stu on August 6, 2021, 08:58Have a really good look underneath - nappy off and up on stands. Unfortunately, the hole in the subframe is often where you can't see it - near where the welds are, hidden.My first one had a hole the size of a tuppence. The second one, was about twice the size. Both on the right hand side as you look from the rear.
Quote from: Chilli Girl on August 6, 2021, 17:59These are awesome cars so much so I'm on my third in 16 years! Can't live without one!
Quote from: Trebordoody on October 6, 2021, 08:35Thanks Topdownman and Roj, really useful feedback.I won't be able to weld anything, but can definitely rub down, treat and paint. Hopefully that patch remains solid for a while!And I'm glad the suspension can wait. I do want to do it, but not just yet. I'll probably do the whole thing and replace the bushes at the same time in the spring. Thanks again both of you.Cheers, Rob
Quote from: Roj on October 6, 2021, 11:39Top tip for the future if/when you take things apart to replace or refurbish them. Buy yourself an impact gun, specifically one with a decent break out torque rating. Life changing piece of kit!
Quote from: Trebordoody on March 15, 2022, 20:21Still the rears to do, but hopefully they'll go quicker!
Quote from: shnazzle on March 15, 2022, 22:04The only big difference on the rear is that the pistons need winding in with the correct tools (easily available at your local) and that the handbrake cable gets in the way of swinging the caliper off the carrier.Some people undo the actual cable. I just undo the bracket held on with the 12mm bolt.Handbrake OFFWind the piston in,mount it all up. Get in the car, pump the brake a good few times. Press and hold in, then pull the handbrake. Over 4 mr2s and 10+ ; ) years this never failed me
Quote from: AlexKnight on March 15, 2022, 21:38LOL - enjoy resetting the handbrake 🤪