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Re: New GTA Project

Postby mettersl » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:23 pm

Looks good Tony, where did you get the plating done? Is it expensive?

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Not sure Lee I'll find out, its in Birmingham, they use it for all there plating. A few bits are going back to be redone as the finish wasn't perfect. Was £400 for everything thats come off, all nuts and bolts, plates brackets hinges everything. Thought it was a bit pricey to be honest but you don't have to clean the stuff up yourself like you do for most of the platers.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby mettersl » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:02 pm

Thanks Tony,
400 is only 8 hours at most (non-main dealer) garages so I'd say it's worth it, plating does have a lot of steps.
We have a galvanising company in our town, I have been tempted a few times as they charge per kg applied. Nothing where it might distort as its a hot process.

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby rupert » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:15 pm

We have a platers here in Plymouth. Great find and inexpensive as well. The most I've paid for a box of bits bolts washers etc is £50.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:57 pm

Rupert. Did you clean them up beforehand yourself? Or hand them over oily and rusty?

That's more in-keeping with the sort of cost I would have expected. Maybe around £100.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby simontaylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:18 am

I have done it myself at home, Zinc with a yellow passivate.
Clearly learning as I go, but cleaning and prep is the key.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby rupert » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:54 am

stephendell wrote:Rupert. Did you clean them up beforehand yourself? Or hand them over oily and rusty?

That's more in-keeping with the sort of cost I would have expected. Maybe around £100.


The first lot I did not clean, but the threads on the bolts didn't come out too great - but I recut the threads anyway.
The more crud you can remove, the better the finish. They do the gold/nickel colour and silver and on reflection I wish I had done silver as it is a more consistent colour.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Tue May 23, 2017 10:15 pm

Making progress again after a couple of set backs. Still waiting for my starter motor , and sump clashed with the anti roll bar so had to buy one with the bowl the other way round. One of the subframe cross braces also hit the bellhousing but this can be moved slightly when the subframe is strengthened and triangulated bracing welded in.

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Hubs also all fitted up with new bearings after being shot blasted and powder coated

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Wrightbr » Wed May 24, 2017 9:15 am

Cant wait to see this complete :up
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby phildini » Wed May 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Looking good Tony :up
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby stephendell » Thu May 25, 2017 1:58 pm

Hubs also all fitted up with new bearings after being shot blasted and powder coated


Tony's gone 5 stud too if it's not clear from the pictures.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby darrenbiggs » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:41 pm

You're clearly not the only one going this direction Tony: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/genera ... -911/36319
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Custard » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:42 pm

There is no doubt the Ls engine is amazing, strong light tuneable and cheep to maintain, this will be an amazing conversion the car will be untouchable if you can control the rear end in the corners, jealous but I know in this country my licence would be removed by pc plod within 6 weeks. Germany is the only place to own this car fo me. :(
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:31 pm

Transaxle test fitted last week, threw up a couple of more issues. A small amount of the rear bumper needs to be trimmed as the bottom pulley sticks out a fair bit from the block and the standard water pump outlets are completely wrong so I'm going to buy an electric pump to make a much neater job off it and grab a few bhp in the process (like it needs them). Still pushing for a running car by the end of the month

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