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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3389 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2020 :  11:32:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
My 95 had a similar shock conversion done before I got it, very useful upgrade.

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green96v4
V4 Mad

Canada
610 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2020 :  11:54:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
whilst I loved the patina on your pick up - this also looks fabulous!
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UK_Sub
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2322 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2020 :  15:20:01 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words, it's certainly been a labour of love!

At least lockdown has given me some extra time to work on her, although being made redundant has slowed me down financially!

The suspension feels a lot firmer, it was very bouncy before (almost as if the lever arms weren't attached). When I removed the old shocks I was surprised to see how stiff they were - I was expecting them to have no oil in them at all.

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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
874 Posts

Posted - 18 Aug 2020 :  22:17:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking great Simon, must be nearly there now?
Cheers and good luck getting it finished!
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UK_Sub
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2322 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2021 :  21:10:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I can't put it off any longer, time to paint the engine bay!

So, engine and gearbox out the way.


Gearbox was pretty filthy!



After some degrease and wiping down with some old rags



Got a question for the people that know - does this look like acceptable play in the release bearing / clutch lever?


Video of play in lever/bearing
https://flic.kr/p/2mgi9kj

All that sludge did a pretty good job of preserving the steel


Edited by - UK_Sub on 10 Aug 2021 09:33:45
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UK_Sub
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2322 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2021 :  21:30:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Got most of the gubbins out of the engine bay



And hosed it down with some degreaser



Next its doing a bit of welding, treating the rust, rubbing it down and masking it up
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2322 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2021 :  18:17:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Bit more progress at the weekend, more gubbins removed (steering rack put up a good fight), degreased, wire brushed and zinc primed...



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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
3389 Posts

Posted - 13 Sep 2021 :  18:28:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking good Simon! Ready just in time for Swedish Day?

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