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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by PapaJo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:43 pm

Now you have a spare head and parts from motor with repaired hole in block.
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by DeanK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:05 pm

hopefully not for too long
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 pm

PapaJo wrote:Now you have a spare head and parts from motor with repaired hole in block.
Yep, hopefully I can look at everything this weekend and then possibly decide what I want to do...decisions...decisions...
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:46 pm

DeanK wrote:hopefully not for too long
Hahaha PM sent bud
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by PapaJo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 pm

kylebassani wrote:
DeanK wrote:hopefully not for too long
Hahaha PM sent bud
Hmmmmmm, I like the direction of this. :hurray:
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 pm

So this happened...(decided I was going to do things properly)
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Took out the rear carpet, it's in quite a good condition just needs a clean. Any advice regarding that would be much appreciated
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Found these original sound dampening pads underneath the carpetImage
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A bit of the engine bay... with some much needed love and attention.
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My return in the investment lol
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So got this far and decided to call it a night...
Busy removing the dash, any advise on how to do this properly and also for some things to watch out for...
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by PapaJo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:39 pm

Look in the raintray behind the wiper arms. There are two 6mm bolts with 10mm nuts on. If you don’t remove those two nuts you will not get the dash out.
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:07 am

PapaJo wrote:Look in the raintray behind the wiper arms. There are two 6mm bolts with 10mm nuts on. If you don’t remove those two nuts you will not get the dash out.
Thanks, I'll see if I can get to it tonight
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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:42 pm

kylebassani wrote:
PapaJo wrote:Look in the raintray behind the wiper arms. There are two 6mm bolts with 10mm nuts on. If you don’t remove those two nuts you will not get the dash out.
Thanks, I'll see if I can get to it tonight
So managed to remove the dash and the front carpet
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Found this in the dash some time back...
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Found a lot of bad wiring methods!!
It really rubs me up the wrong way, stripping the ends of two wires joining them together by twisting them together then covering with insulation tape is not a connection!!

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Re: Nasty surprise - Rescued!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:07 am

Mods, please can you move this to the rides topic
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:40 am

It would be wise to lay some rubberizer/ bakkie and van coating on the floor while you still have the carpet out, this should keep rust away for a few more years if you are planning to keep the car that long.
I did the same on mine.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by PapaJo » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:21 pm

Doing it in a proper way. Well done on the amount of work done sofar.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by Wolf Mk2 16V » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:46 pm

Best way to clean carpets is with a pressure cleaner on paving...don't worry you wont damage them
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:49 pm

175SBU wrote:It would be wise to lay some rubberizer/ bakkie and van coating on the floor while you still have the carpet out, this should keep rust away for a few more years if you are planning to keep the car that long.
I did the same on mine.
This is definitely on the table, saw some spray can one the other day. Will try to get the name and check if those are fine.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:49 pm

PapaJo wrote:Doing it in a proper way. Well done on the amount of work done sofar.
Thanks, appreciate it :hurray:
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:50 pm

Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:Best way to clean carpets is with a pressure cleaner on paving...don't worry you wont damage them
What chemicals or detergents can I consider using?
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by PapaJo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:36 pm

kylebassani wrote:
Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:Best way to clean carpets is with a pressure cleaner on paving...don't worry you wont damage them
What chemicals or detergents can I consider using?
Hosehold carpet shampoo
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by PapaJo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:36 pm

kylebassani wrote:
Wolf Mk2 16V wrote:Best way to clean carpets is with a pressure cleaner on paving...don't worry you wont damage them
What chemicals or detergents can I consider using?
Household carpet shampoo
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The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:55 pm

This is how mine came out, i used Sunlight dishwasher. It took a few cleans.

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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by Wolf Mk2 16V » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:47 am

Jeez quite a remarkable transformation, that looks good as new!
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by Stripes » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:34 pm

Carpet looks nice and clean
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Wow bud!! The carpet came out great!!!

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The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:25 am

Thanks guys, i also never thought it would come out this was way, i got same results on the panels.



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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:10 pm

So unfortunately not much updates at the moment been really hectic at work.

Did manage to play around with the tapet cover though

Before: was taken while I was busy cleaning it before sanding it down a bit
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 am

Holi mother that looks clean can i give u mine to do same please. What did you use?


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