Red Rattler Revamp

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Wow I wish I had a bit of bonnet like that mate that would make life way easier....


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gledge wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:47 am I have been looking for struts for the last hourImage


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I ordered a couple of pairs today , want me to order another?
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That would be great mate or just send me the info and I will just order the same ones.. which ever is easier


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Great work and mods there Blacky and that bit of bonnet looks like one I got back from the blasters :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Struts arrived today , 2 sets for me and a set for Gledge ImageImage


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Jeez that were quick

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Errol62 wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:14 pm Jeez that were quick
Damn straight - I ordered them this morning around 9 and they were delivered about 1:30 :thumbsup:
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Got a couple of little jobs knocked over tonight, one of our club members was having trouble with selecting gears in his FB so I went over for a look , found some adjustment issues and some flogged out selector rods and linkages on the gearbox so I took them off , bought them home and gave them a birthday
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Did a bit on the rattler and the VS as well , the drop spindles I have had for years are finally making their way onto a car, but of course they don’t fit ImageImage
I shouldn’t be surprised I guess …. What kind of a moron designs a spindle with 2 mounting positions but only one of them can be used ???? ImageImageImageImageImage
Fixed it with my trusty hand held milling machine Image
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Blacky wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:43 am Did a bit on the rattler and the VS as well , the drop spindles I have had for years are finally making their way onto a car, but of course they don’t fit ImageImage
I shouldn’t be surprised I guess …. What kind of a moron designs a spindle with 2 mounting positions but only one of them can be used ???? ImageImageImageImageImage



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Mick wrote:
Blacky wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:43 am Did a bit on the rattler and the VS as well , the drop spindles I have had for years are finally making their way onto a car, but of course they don’t fit ImageImage
I shouldn’t be surprised I guess …. What kind of a moron designs a spindle with 2 mounting positions but only one of them can be used ???? ImageImageImageImageImage



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i've fitted probably a dozen sets of dropped stubs never had an issue
You must have had the steering arms on the bottom hole every time, or HQ short arms are a different shape to all the other ones…


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Got the front end pretty much all buttoned up , just waiting on a couple of bits - lower ball joints and brake pads . Painted the steering arms and caliper brackets and finished off the sway bar links.


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Blacky wrote:Image

Got the front end pretty much all buttoned up , just waiting on a couple of bits - lower ball joints and brake pads . Painted the steering arms and caliper brackets and finished off the sway bar links.


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Looking good Blacky - that tie rod end looks to be at a weird angle? Or have you just not tightened yet?


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FJWALLY wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:13 am
Looking good Blacky - that tie rod end looks to be at a weird angle? Or have you just not tightened yet?


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Just mocked up mate, so I could get the sway bar link rod length close - waiting on bottom ball joints so the wishbone has to come back off
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Cool Beans - what brand ball joints do you go with?
Blacky wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:55 am
FJWALLY wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:13 am
Looking good Blacky - that tie rod end looks to be at a weird angle? Or have you just not tightened yet?


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