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K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:27 pm

One more done and another straight in it's place 8) This is the 4th to come in this year and we'll have to see if it's a contender for RATROT of the year
Chop it out and tidy up the rest .Subframe and such all looks fairly solid but have not started poking as yet .
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Should have the guts dropped tomorrow ,strip out all the front running gear and tank then prod :|
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:52 pm

Rear gear all stripped and put to one side for recycling at a later date ...I have enough parts in stock to swap over and just need to get some more bits off for powdercoat then can build up refurbed rear .Had a few casualties ...brake cables,engine and gearbox mount + both lower wishbone inners have seized bolts in bushes .....
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Some replacement bits ready ,only need the frame as have all the rest ready to go .
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Clutch seen better days but we have a new one from the Dieppe run to pop in .
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Rot ....just prodded the footwells and some ' temporary ' repairs fell out :lol:
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Rear turrets don't look too bad but have yet to look at the sills ...they sound a bit crunchy .....
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby The Saint » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:10 am

Thanks for the updates.... I am still cringing.... I told you it would be a challenge.. Poor car, it has been abused, just happy it is now getting some true TLC and not a quick bodge.
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:52 pm

All stripped out now and starting to work through the pile of bits .
Just a general clean of the engine and replace the water pump ,clutch and a few hoses .All mounts are to be replaced as only one is any good ..Image
Old design GAZ to be replaced with new I have in stock .Swap the springs over .
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Hubs all seem good so wire brush ,rust treat then paint .
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Rot in footwells ,all carpets out ,the floor and inner sills look OK but we are going to chop into the outer and see what lies beneath ...
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby simontaylor » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:53 am

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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:12 pm

Hoping to grab a week or so on my own stuff over the festivities .....Drag Tatmo round and get some bits bolted up .
I have a lot done already for Vince's :mrgreen: Been building up service exchange bits 8)
I just need the subframe and anti-roll back from coating ,should be tomorrow ,and I can build up the rear . Image
New bits and re-faced flywheel .
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby BIG_MVS » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:30 pm

Top work fella, you must know these 610 rear ends like the back of your hand by now 8)

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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby The Saint » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:37 am

Thanks Martin, I would love to attend, but I am not pushing this refurb. Perfection takes time, they say!! Plus I very much doubt that it would be re sprayed before this date.
My GTA is off road for the winter too, I try to avoid using these cars when the road are salty. Maybe a meet later in the year, when weather is warm and dry!!!
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:56 pm

Just looked at the contract and it says 'useable' not perfect :mrgreen:

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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby BIG_MVS » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:29 pm

Watch those hubs don't fall on the floor, they are like gold dust apparently...
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 pm

Hoping Santa might bring me some :mrgreen:

Frame and bits done so I can build up the rear gear soon .
Brake calipers off for re-finishing .
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:54 pm

On the transport frame and ready to pop nextdoor for rot removal :twisted:

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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:20 pm

Set the Rottweiler on it ..........We have cut into passenger side so far and whilst not pretty it's not the worst ..
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:48 pm

Getting to the end of the rot ,should all be done tomorrow .Both sills pretty bad but looked OK ish from the outside inside ....... .Would seem any signs of a ripple on the lower edge and it'll need a fair bit of work .Both leading edges done + a bit up top on drivers wheel arch .Turret bottoms in progress and then she'll be back nextdoor at RATS HQ for more rubbing and repairs .
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Re: K701 in for the RATS' treatment

Postby clee » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:42 am

Turrets all done :pray

Is that it ? I hope that's it ...All rot got :up

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