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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by adesalos, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Dave

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    MMMMM.... undercoating...
     
  2. Dave

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    They go on the same way...
    I ended up getting an inexpensive press from Harbor Freight,
    but a mallet will work.

    Panel removed...
     
  3. Dave

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    another with access panel removed...
     
  4. Dave

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    Unfinished front lower on my wife's harvest table...
     
  5. 1975gt4don

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    Dave, I also removed by lower chin piece that goes underneath the radiator grill and runs to the aluminum sheet metal near the spare tire compartment. Those pop rivets were a pain to get out. I need to buy a small rivet gun that will fit enough to allow me to pop the rivets back on once I am finished repairing the banged up fiberglass panel.


     
  6. Dave

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    The lower arm must be unbolted from the chassis...
     
  7. Dave

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    Lower refinished...
    Looks a little better.
     
  8. Dave

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    other side...
     
  9. Dave

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    I hear ya, I have to take my spoiler off next...
    I will also be pulling the radiator and installing an alum. one.
    And moving the hayden fans behind the rad.
     
  10. adesalos

    adesalos Karting

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    Dave, did you also replace the sway bar bushings?
    Did you change the sway bar at all? It seems on the lst picture that the mounting is new...
     
  11. 1975gt4don

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    Dave, on the GT4, the standard looking slimline Haydens will not mount without cutting away the OEM fan mountings that holds the bracket for the fans, so I went with a different model hayden that will use the OEM bracket, I know many others went with the swirltype of fans and the fan blades look pretty cool, but mine look noncurved unlike the slimlines, I hope this hayden will still be better than the lucas fans that was rusted beyond hope also. Your chassis looks sharp! I por-15 the living daylights out of my frame after sandblasting, went with koni shocks as I said before, rebooting the ball joints as my ball joints appear to be in great shape but the rubber boot is shot and cracked.


     
  12. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Your work looks first class. Do you have a phone # for the shocks and springs dealer?
     
  13. Birdman

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    What is Por-15? (Please forgive the stupid question!)
     
  14. Birdman

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    Nevermind I found it online. Do you spray it or brush it? Seems like it could make a mess if brushed.
     
  15. Birdman

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    I mean sprayed. Man, I'm losing my mind today.
     
  16. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Birdman - you look more like a fishman
     
  17. 1975gt4don

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    It made a mess on my hands and face, tough to get off skin when it dries. I brushed it on. Bought one quart of that stuff, now I will wait and see the results. I blasted the frame around the radiator and headlight section also, I can't stand looking at rust.

     
  18. Dave

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    Today...
     
  19. Dave

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    another...
     
  20. Dave

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    ok i'm slow...
     
  21. Dave

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    Ready for install...
     
  22. Dave

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    Dog tired...
     
  23. charliek

    charliek Karting

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    Just had to say you guys are amazing. Anytime I get involved in a project like these I get so crazy to get it done that the furthest thing from my mind is to take pics. It is so impressive that you would take the time to help fellow Ferrari DIYers out. This is why I llove this site.
    Charlie
     
  24. Birdman

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    Dave,
    I'm looking at doing the bushings in my rear suspension. In the parts list, the bushings on the top and bottom A arms have different part numbers. Are they the same size, or will that bushing you used work on all of them? (Sheesh, $15 per bushing times 16 bushings on the back = $240 just for the bushings on top of $300 for new shocks plus shock bushings....this project just got a lot more expensive!)

    What holds the poly bushings in? Are they cool without the tack weld?

    Jonathan
     
  25. Dave

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    I think they are the same...

    Pulled the rack today...
     

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