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Ali's Ground Up Ke25 Rebuild

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1 hour ago, boost said:

your ke25 is looking sweet mate !

Cheers mate - very slowly, but it's nice to be getting some progress. It's going to be a bit surreal seeing it on it's wheels again soon

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14 hours ago, aalaws said:

Cheers mate - very slowly, but it's nice to be getting some progress. It's going to be a bit surreal seeing it on it's wheels again soon

Is it going to be a daily car or a weekend car ?

I gotta pull my finger out and get cracking on my ke25.. 

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Weekend car, cruise into town for the bread and milk car if I'm not busy working.
Will hopefully take it around to some meets and shows etc - have a nosey in that scene

 

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Few good updates.....My rear panel arrived and it looks like it's been a newish panel stitched on to a rustier car. It's been hacked off the back of the donor so thankfully all those rusty bits like the remainder of the boot floor etc can just be removed as I only need the actual face of the panel. It's got a bit of pitting along the bottom valance and a few small holes, but it's miles better than the bent swiss cheese on my car at the mo. 
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And I had my suspension mounts, struts and a few other bits professionally welded and certified etc

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Bearings removed from axles and minor repair to axle - wire wheeled up the hub faces and will need to replace a stud.
Ball joints removed from LCA's, bolts swapped into straight (non bent) strut bar. IMG_4341.JPG.638bae6021c92f6423e37f484bb4e4c4.JPG

Rusty section cut out of backing plate........which I then proceeded to put a hole in when cleaning up the welds :( ha ha will get it filled up easily enough.

And the main event........leaf spring perches onto the AE86 diff housing

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And after a quick mock up and to check alignment......it is the goods! (will need to get bigger U-bolts for the larger diff housing)

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MMMM......professional quality welding

Gave a few bits a coat of primer the other day, then some top coats yesterday while the weather was......warmer atleast.
It got pretty cold once I had finished, hopefully that doesn't effect the6-8 hour cure time??

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Had them all hanging together with the fan heater going to warm up the area....complete with hi-tech corrugated cardboard insulation barriers!

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Powercleaned the diff housing, doused the inside with CRC and gave it a rub down with rust converter, and another coat on the leaf springs.

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Also had the shitty paint blasted off the callipers and got some crappy tyres fitted to the wheels to get it rolling atleast.

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Ordered some bigger U-bolts and the lowering blocks/brackets are being modified to fit them. Also got a massive stash of new seals, bearings, bushes etc.....

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Now I just need another good day to finish off the top coats and the fun part of assembling all of this to get it rolling begins!

 

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