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Old 13-07-2019, 07:22 PM
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I take it you won't be at Silverstone then!
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Old 13-07-2019, 07:59 PM
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I take it you won't be at Silverstone then!
I will but not with the coupe - just posted a message on .org thread and on here
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Old 29-08-2020, 12:21 PM
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Reminded by all the other rear subframe refurb threads that I hadn't updated my journal with how mine turned out. I ended up doing a combination of restorative, preventative and cosmetic work. Used Hammerite products throughout (Grey No.1 rust beater, direct-to-rust metal satin black paint and underbody seal)

On the underside I sanded back the surface corrosion as much as possible, primed in grey and finished in black. Not oem but tidy. Had a good look at spot welds and diff mount - all good



Got behind the fuel breather and tidied up the corrosion on the pipes there:


Replaced the old fuel tank straps


Replaced the handbrake cables and tidied up the entry point to the cabin






Refurbed the diff with a new oem bush, new gasket, new bolts, drain & fill plugs, removal of surface corrosion, primed and painted.





Removed all the surface corrosion on the subframe, primed, painted, replaced the swing arm bushes with oem and subframe bushes with powerflex. New bolts all round.



Cleaned up the rear heat shields as best I could - refitted these with some additional stainless penny washers as I had to cut some of the original retaining nuts away and some of the shields had corroded away around the mounting points.



Freshened up the exhaust with some heat resistant paint and put it all back together with new exhaust mounts. You'll also spot the H&R ARB if you look closely.







Lots of work but worth it
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Old 29-08-2020, 04:09 PM
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Splendid work - looks terrific.
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Old 31-08-2020, 07:00 PM
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Looking good Ian
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:03 AM
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That looks awesome man!
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:38 AM
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Replaced the rear brake shoes, discs & pads and tidied up the calipers



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Old 06-10-2020, 09:33 AM
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Looking really great, like new under there now.
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