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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: KevinMcR] #712173
30/07/21 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by KevinMcR
Looked up the bill for mine and in July 2019 one wishbone was 344 including VAT and looks like 3 hours labour to fit so all in was 560 quids! Times 2 that if being on the safe side which I was. Seemed like a lot of money until the next bill of 2.5k which included so much it was like reading a book!

Still I’m sure the next custodian will thank me even if the wife thought divorce was a cheaper option.😁


- Ouch... doh

James


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #712182
31/07/21 07:08 AM
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My thoughts exactly James but then suppose you can’t do without your steering rack, power steering pump, track rod ends, various rose joints, stub axle, etc, etc, etc…….
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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: Viper] #712453
02/08/21 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by SimonH
I've only seen the Series 1 wishbones fail, but that doesn't mean it wont happen on the later cars

The lower front wishbone typically fails where the caster rod bracket is welded on (circled in red) with the crack rotating around the tube

These are a set I reinforced for racing years ago in the same way we did for the British GT car, by welding in additional sheet metal to prevent the wishbone from lozenging.

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The top rocker arm fails around the pivot tube boss

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The rear lower wishbone likes to bend where the coilover is fixed to it


Thanks for the info Simon, do you supply and dare I ask the cost?


Originally Posted by Viper
Oh. More money needed


Sounds about right! gloomy



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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #712712
04/08/21 12:46 PM
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Not much to update other than work is progressing, I have ordered weatherstrips to replace all the different ones over the car - as makes sense to do so now.

I am also having a specialist aluminium fabricator work on something custom for me (not as exciting as it sounds!), and just trying to source some new bits and pieces such as headlights.

Once all done it will need to go off for PPF, but I might sort the wheels, tyres and brakes whilst the paint is "curing" so to speak.


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #712852
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I can recommend a good couple of places (one in Surrey and one in Kent) for PPF if you don't already have a trusted installer.


Cheers, Paul
Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: PJC] #712906
05/08/21 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by PJC
I can recommend a good couple of places (one in Surrey and one in Kent) for PPF if you don't already have a trusted installer.


I’ve put snuck in touch with the guys I’ve always used in Kent, possibly sane people you’re thinking of. Super car paint protection


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: PJC] #712912
05/08/21 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PJC
I can recommend a good couple of places (one in Surrey and one in Kent) for PPF if you don't already have a trusted installer.


Thanks Paul - as Lee said might be the same place!


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #713040
06/08/21 04:55 PM
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REEP in Dunsfold, Surrey is the other one.


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #713765
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Thanks Paul.

Been keeping the postman busy recently..
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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #724000
08/11/21 09:54 AM
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Few updates, bodywork is all done now - car back needing a good clean!

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Spent some time fitting all the new lights/fixings I have at the rear.

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Just needing to refit all the trim now, the front end I haven't started as I am still trying to source a new headlight - its also cold and I have another little one so priorities aren't really the car at the moment.

Next steps will then be to have it detailed, PPF applied, ceramic coating, new tyres and get the wheels redone in gloss black, and refurb the brakes. coffee





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