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Old 01-13-2019, 01:45 AM
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:00 PM
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Adjustable plates probably make way more sense. Who knows, I may even go that direction someday once I stop feeling bad about modifying a longhood. I have two very original cars - so this is a bit new to me. Still trying to balance stock and mod - eventually that balance will falter!
Adjustable spring plates are a good thing. Everyone at my shop said so. We obviously are not building concours cars, so, that provides some leeway.

I just had my CVs rebooted. I've done it before, but hate that job, so I had Chris at Mayo's do them for me. God bless him.

Nice work on the heater boxes Bill ! Per Ed, I used red oxide paint and clear over that.



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Old 01-13-2019, 05:04 PM
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^Agree on spring plates. The challenge is the balance - as I was refinishing my steel trailing arms I was wondering if I should have just replaced with aluminum arms (from later models) - decided to stick with stock steel trailing arms and stock spring plates.

I took your tips on heater boxes - I already had the high temp clear from touching up my 'big red' calipers on my 993.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:10 PM
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Well the driver side rear is back together. Took a little while to figure out how to put the ebrake assembly back together. Also fought getting the hub in the new bearing - I even had the hub in the freezer. Still waiting for calipers to come back from PMB. Will torque the hub nut and insert the cotter pin once I get the car back on the ground.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:24 PM
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Looks really great!
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:22 PM
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^, ^^ thanks guys

Took Rob's tips on restoring the taillight assemblies. They were sandblasted and painted using exactly what he posted to use. I did get a couple small runs, but the seals will cover the runs on the edges. The back covers were plated
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Those look great! Good job!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:51 AM
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Yep they look like new again....
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:08 PM
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^, ^^ thanks guys

So it has been raining like crazy in SoCal - haven't wanted to even go in the garage (yes, weather wimp). So I thought I would clean up my taillight lenses to look good with the cleaned up housings. I already had the paint from cleaning up the housings so decided to clean up the chrome edges to remove dirt and loose paint - there was quite a bit of chrome paint missing. Then masked them off, painted with the chrome paint and sealed with clear to protect the new finish. Came out decent for low effort low cost. Was afraid to completely strip the original finish due to concerns with clouding the plastic with removers (these are old original lenses). Areas that don't look quite as good are due to marks in the plastic. Ordered new seals.
I guess I accomplished something this week
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Too much work. No progress for me in two weeks.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:14 AM
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Too much work. No progress for me in two weeks.
I love working on cars. I donĺt have the time at the moment. Work. Gotta pay for these toys. So i let the shops do much of the work.
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:21 AM
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Too much work. No progress for me in two weeks.
I hope to get the passenger rear finished this weekend. I understand about work. Busier times are coming my way soon at work. I think the front end is going to take a lot more time.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:04 PM
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PMB shipped my rear calipers today along with fresh Porterfields and speed bleeds Cant wait to get the rear suspension/brakes back together!
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PMB shipped my rear calipers today along with fresh Porterfields and speed bleeds Cant wait to get the rear suspension/brakes back together!
Nice. BTW, when I need porterfields I just call them and drive over. They're just down in Costa Mesa.
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