Hi, Do you happen to have any hfc available to buy?
How are you still alive?
Very pleased you are though
As is now normal I’ve been to busy to post, I’ve been to busy to do anything! Ended up working this Saturday but got a quiet afternoon on Sunday so took the R8 out for a spin – That was fun, decided to go and find an ice cream in the New Forrest, beautiful surroundings gorgeous weather and I got to drive my toy
Meanwhile back at the Zed Shed I am back on The Bug,
Still lots to do but you have to start somewhere so I started at the back with the luggage rack as this holds the rear lights which all need replacing,
Not impressed with the old light holders and it was more work to modify them than to just start again so they went
Bit of metal
Number plate for size
Mark it out
Cleaned up the metal as I won’t be able to get at it with the sand blaster when the new mount is welded on.
Missed some pics but all together it looks like this
Then onto the front grill
So I cut the old mesh out and straightened the frame
Then put in a new bit of mesh
Now to remove the bearings (they need replacing anyway) and hub from the rear arms before sand blasting
Hmm no idea how they come out, lets assume they work like any other hub and simply apply pressure
Yup that works
I found this crack in one of the hubs
It goes all the way through so a new one has been ordered, the fact that it is a different colour to the other one leads me to believe it was also damaged in the crash that this Bug most definitely had at some point in the past.
Then I stripped the reverse box
Then the suspension strip down, but they are so small my spring compressor won’t fit them
Here is a stupid idea,
Yes, I ratchet strapped the spring to the top of the 30 Ton press then pushed the shock down
That will let me clean this up
Not sure if they will be painted of re-plated yet
That’s all for now
Keyser - Why is Monday so far from Friday, and Friday so close to Monday?
Do you have a photo?
Just a small tip. Keep an eye on the passenger door handle when you have passengers with long nails. I have a minor hair line mark on that side and dont know where it came from lol
I get my BRZ touch up from a main stealer, not usually too expensive.