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post 23rd April 2015 21:19
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 23rd April 2015 16:47) *
what did you pay for the powder coating ?to be done
did you do all the prep work or did they do it all ?


I think I paid 120 for the shotblasting of all the small parts and powder coating of the both subframes and ARBs. They coated them silver and then added a gloss lacquer coating on top. I didn't haggle because they coated a set of Speedlines for a another 145 a while ago and I was impressed with the finish. The subframes and ARBs (I think) were too big for the powder coating place so I got them shot blasted prior before sending them to the powder coaters.

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QUOTE(Ganz @ 23rd April 2015 22:19) *
I think I paid 120 for the shotblasting of all the small parts and powder coating of the both subframes and ARBs. They coated them silver and then added a gloss lacquer coating on top. I didn't haggle because they coated a set of Speedlines for a another 145 a while ago and I was impressed with the finish. The subframes and ARBs (I think) were too big for the powder coating place so I got them shot blasted prior before sending them to the powder coaters.





i really like the detailing in to something you wont see much But you how much time and effort to get it looking that cool coolio.gif worshippy.gif worshippy.gif
i got a phase2 to start a.s.a.p HaHa laugh.gif


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post 24th April 2015 23:11
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 24th April 2015 20:20) *
i really like the detailing in to something you wont see much But you how much time and effort to get it looking that cool coolio.gif worshippy.gif worshippy.gif
i got a phase2 to start a.s.a.p HaHa laugh.gif


I only intended to powder coat the sub-frames but then when I saw the ARBs, wishbones, the struts, the discs, the calipers, the brake lines, the brackets, the holes, the exhaust, the nuts, the bolts, the washers, the rust... = PROJECT! I guess it's just my personal philosophy.

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post 25th April 2015 00:04
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 25th April 2015 00:11) *
I only intended to powder coat the sub-frames but then when I saw the ARBs, wishbones, the struts, the discs, the calipers, the brake lines, the brackets, the holes, the exhaust, the nuts, the bolts, the washers, the rust... = PROJECT! I guess it's just my personal philosophy.




it will be a well sorted underneath once you get it all back. What rubbers are you going to use on the anti roll bar ?
And What's the job on the To'Do list ??


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post 5th May 2015 22:51
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 25th April 2015 01:04) *
it will be a well sorted underneath once you get it all back. What rubbers are you going to use on the anti roll bar ?
And What's the job on the To'Do list ??


I've brought some SuperPro Poly bushes. They're a cool blue colour! See the next post pics

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August 2014

Discovered more rust!!

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offside rear wheel arch area

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After a bit of wire brushing

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Nearside was rusty too.

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Offside near rear boot corner

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My Philips alarm


Started the engine after nearly 8 months standing. She fired first time biggrin.gif


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post 5th May 2015 23:33
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January - March 2015

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SuperPro Poly bushes for my Fiat ARBs

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On the powder-coated ARB

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Also got some SuperPro (I think they were the same company) drop link and poly bushes.

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Time to decide what to do with the old steel brake lines..

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NF's cool looking 145 QV

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Lancia Dedra brake calipers look exactly like the 145s. Wish I could get hold of those brake dust shields.

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Decided to replace the old corroded steel brake pipes. Cut them off so no going back now. Gulp!

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This was one job I dreaded - indeed, I thought I took on more than I could handle. After lots of practice with different types of flanges and familiarising myself with the tools it was quite enjoyable. I started with copper but then..

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I used the hand held flanging tool which is quite good and will enable me to flange on the car too. Tested them to make sure everything was air tight. The pipes will make their own seal.

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I got some copper nickel (Kunifer). At first I couldn't really work with this but I started to get used to it and before long I had confidence and was making replacement piping. If anyone wants some cheap copper roll I've got nearly 2 rolls. I'll sell them for a tenner.

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Really enjoying working with Kunifer now.

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Comparing the copper, original steel and Kunifer flanges

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Making the replacement pipes

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The Kunifer is much stronger than copper and more resistant to corrosion and doesn't get brittle like copper.

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The tools I used. It's a Sunday morning job whilst watching repeats of Wheeler Dealers. It doesn't get better than that!

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post 6th May 2015 00:02
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there was a guy down this way who could make most things like this !
i will try to fined his number i spoke to him at a show& shine show


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post 6th May 2015 12:47
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 6th May 2015 01:02) *
there was a guy down this way who could make most things like this !
i will try to fined his number i spoke to him at a show& shine show


Making the brake lines has now turned into one of the most satisfying jobs on the car. I've also got all the new braided hoses so can't wait to put it all together.


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post 6th May 2015 14:36
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 6th May 2015 13:47) *
Making the brake lines has now turned into one of the most satisfying jobs on the car. I've also got all the new braided hoses so can't wait to put it all together.





i did ask him if could make the dust covers in stainless but he said the metal was to hard to shape
left him a message


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post 6th May 2015 23:42
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 22nd April 2015 22:30) *
looking good once it's done you will have a well sorted car worshippy.gif coolio.gif
Are you going to paint the brake calipers . ? as they are off


Calipers are going to be red. If I had to chance to paint them again it would be yellow. The way I see it once I'm done I'll have a well sorted car that will go for another 20 years. The only other thing to look at will be the engine cam belt replacement which I can't wait to do myself.

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Good work! worshippy.gif


Cheers mate!


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 6th May 2015 15:36) *
i did ask him if could make the dust covers in stainless but he said the metal was to hard to shape
left him a message


Interestingly, I asked a couple of places about making and flanging brake pipe but they'll only work with copper. Cunifer (copper nickel) is not that much harder to work with once you get used to it.

Copper, if you had to reshape it, as you do sometimes when you don't quite get the contour of the original pipe right, always feels like it's lost some of its strength.

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April 2015

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Time to replace the front struts.

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Old strut came out really easily

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20 years of use.

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Underneath seems in good condition.

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Supporting the front axle

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De-rusted the front axles

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Comparing the lowered FK springs to the original springs. Seems quite a drop.. blink.gif

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New goodies!

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The new struts are also lower

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More new items for the front struts


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Decided the replace the strut bearings, bump stops and strut mount with new items. The spring rubbers I cleaned up.

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Sizing things up

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Decided to fabricate my own front dust guards and brackets for the struts for the ABS cable

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New discs going on all round

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New brake hoses too.

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Powder-coated the rear dust guards and petrol tank straps.

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Got the springs put on.

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Hope these aren't going to be too hard!

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Repaired holes in rear wings and painted.

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Painted underneath but only where treated and needed.

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Routed the new brake lines

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I started with the front of the car. I had to take the throttle body intake hose to get better access to routing the pipes.

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Bolted on the front struts

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Routing the brake pipes

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One of the toughest jobs was to clip the plastic bracket around the rubber grommet that fit around the pipes. Real ball ache this one.

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Satisfying job though to feed the new pipe through the original fitments.

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Now to flange the pipes with the connectors.

Hoping to get the front sub-frame assembled in next post biggrin.gif


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post 28th May 2015 13:23
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can i ask what you paid for the discs and are you going with a soft pad
i need to replace the full set of discs but i do like the look of the grooved discs just trying to find them with vented front that don't cost loads


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 28th May 2015 14:23) *
can i ask what you paid for the discs and are you going with a soft pad
i need to replace the full set of discs but i do like the look of the grooved discs just trying to find them with vented front that don't cost loads


Yes mate. It was 69.99 from seller mtec100.

Just make sure you stipulate you are looking for 280mm. I've painted all my front calipers now and got my Powerflex camber bolts.


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QUOTE(Ganz @ 1st June 2015 23:30) *
Yes mate. It was 69.99 from seller mtec100.

Just make sure you stipulate you are looking for 280mm. I've painted all my front calipers now and got my Powerflex camber bolts.




Me & Brad done a all the rear calipers last weekend . rain stopped play on sunday But i did not no how f,,ked ? the sliders where! So now all good now . and got new bearings new ish shocks and springs ON
just got to get new pads and discs as the problem with the slider have not done them any good
going to get the stainless flexsys brake pips and new discs + pads all round plus i got the power flex bushes to put on
and going to send the new bumpers to the pain shop is he will paint the side as well as i'm going to sort all the damage from last f**king week


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 2nd June 2015 00:52) *
Me & Brad done a all the rear calipers last weekend . rain stopped play on sunday But i did not no how f,,ked ? the sliders where! So now all good now . and got new bearings new ish shocks and springs ON
just got to get new pads and discs as the problem with the slider have not done them any good
going to get the stainless flexsys brake pips and new discs + pads all round plus i got the power flex bushes to put on
and going to send the new bumpers to the pain shop is he will paint the side as well as i'm going to sort all the damage from last f**king week


Yeah, sorry to see your 145 got dented. Hopefully the stats dictate you won't have another for a while if at all.

My rear sliders seem ok. A little bit of pitting but nothing major that copper grease can't put amend.

The thing about a project like this is every job is a major job and I have to do two or three of them to do at the same time otherwise I'll be here till 2016 huh.gif


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QUOTE(Ganz @ 3rd June 2015 00:13) *
Yeah, sorry to see your 145 got dented. Hopefully the stats dictate you won't have another for a while if at all.

My rear sliders seem ok. A little bit of pitting but nothing major that copper grease can't put amend.

The thing about a project like this is every job is a major job and I have to do two or three of them to do at the same time otherwise I'll be here till 2016 huh.gif






That's the thing you can't leave something if it needs to be done as you are doing the job and it's your car
trying to stop parking in the same space but we got the summer holiday with f**king holidaymakers that can't reverse park into a space ??????????????? no3.gif mad.gif angry.gif


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Nice work there m8 coolio.gif
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QUOTE(IgoRR @ 4th June 2015 07:55) *
Nice work there m8 coolio.gif


Cheers Mate! I'm loving this project. Just want to get it done and take it out on the race track!!!!!! I think I'm going to have to work night shifts to get it done.

The thing about a rebuild is if you don't work on it at least once a week you can forget where everything goes.


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