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Malte
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really good job! nice color!! )

your roof looks really cool, nice roof rack!!

but please, screw it down at the front! :)
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Malte, thanks for the kind words mate Very Happy .
"Screw the front down", i guess you mean drop the front suspension a little???
At the moment i cant do that because the threads are seized up and need freeing off.
The owner of the car is going to have a go at lowering it a little when he gets it back to his home by heating up the rods Wink Cool

Im pleased with how its turned out tho' Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,
maybe best if you could persuade him not to use that approach, since more often than not the result will be that they're stuck even tighter. Shocked

'Backing' the necked section of the tie rod end/shackle with a lump hammer, whilst hitting it on the other side with a hammer usually works. It shocks any rust free in the threads and expands the outer just enough to start things moving.

I'd agree that it needs lowering at the front, since once the car is loaded up with passengers, camping gear and so on, that will lift the front end even higher... Wink

Ken.


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JuanNavarro
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, i once try to turn the thread by heating it and what i achieve is to break the rod in two Confused Crying or Very sad
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Punky
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

happend here also.

You can better heat it first and then cool it down with WD40 or so. After cooling down try to make it turn.
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classic2cv
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punky wrote:


You can better heat it first and then cool it down with WD40 or so. After cooling down try to make it turn.


Shocking the rod end with a hammer to loosen the rust is a good idea before applying any heat Cool
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Etienne
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

classic2cv wrote:


Shocking the rod end with a hammer to loosen the rust is a good idea before applying any heat Cool


I agree, on my car it worked fine.
The rod were damned frozen. Few light shocked with a hammer and it was done...

Heating can be dangerous cause of the fuel line.
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for the advice, i will pass it on to john and julia Very Happy
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HE'S FINISHED Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Got Dave out of the driveway today and took some final photos.
On Sunday, John and Julia take him home and the next time you will see him is at the Registers Day in England and then at the World Meeting In CZECH Cool . Hope to see you all there guys(and girls) Very Happy Wink










Now Dave is out of my garage, the RED BARON is to go in next for an engine and gearbox change, new tyres and a re-paint desert colours Cool Wink




Not Long Now till the the world meeting guys, hope your all going Very Happy Wink Cool
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TONY ENGLAND
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodbye 'Dave', hope you like your new home buddy Crying or Very sad Wink




Next stop - Gravesend, Kent, England Cool Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TONY ENGLAND wrote:




WoW Shocked

are you going to tow that with your 2cv ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, I wish to congratulate you on a job well done. It's not so much Kustom but it looks like a factory prototype.

If you make this much progress with each car you do, I can't wait to see the next one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

classic2cv wrote:
TONY ENGLAND wrote:




WoW Shocked

are you going to tow that with your 2cv ??

Yes we sure did, Dave is at home where he should be with me LOL Razz
Tony I cannot thank you enough. Love you!!
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Panthershaun
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Tony, so whats next???
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look at this topic
http://snail.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=874
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