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[car_restoration] My Longwinded 1.9 Laser Project


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Glad to see its all starting to come together again and rebuilding it better than before! Just keep the faith.

Ps. Love the wheels!

Mad.

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Thanks chaps, the motivation is apprectiated :)

I kinda hoped to have her back and painted before christmas, but its too cold to do anything to it, so I guess its no bad thing lol. Am looking forward to next year.. :D

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Nice work there Craig. Keep it up and you'll be enjoying it again in no time :)

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how much did you manage to get your SL434's for? :)


Had a quick look over my (epic) file of reciepts over christmas lol, was just under £130ea. Not sure if thats a great price, but they do make lovely bedroom ornaments at the moment :)

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This is a great wrote up, im really gutted for you for the damage, admire your honesty in the write up though!
Keep up the good work mate, looking forward to seeing it back on the road!

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Looking forward to see the result! I really feel with you. It got to hurt to see your car like that. Its a shame that there never was any lasergreen 205 sold in sweden. I really love that color! And thous SL's will really look good with that paint!

Keep up the good work!

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Well, after about 4 months, and quite alot of stress I managed to get the rear beam sorted. I had it stripped down and powdercoated, but unfortunately the beam tube was bent (and remained unoticed) until after the powdercoating.
The engineering firm "kindly" assured me they could straighten the tube in a press, so continued reassembling it. Everything on the beam was replaced, new trailing arm shafts, pug bearings, hubs, new k6 dampers etc.
Was really pleased with how it looked, but unfortunately when we got around to fitting it to the car, one of the wheels was showing about 8mm more camber than the other, and more worryingly, the damper rubber bushing wouldnt sit properly against the boot floor.
Quickly we decided that it was the beam that was bent (where the tube thins towards the end where the shaft sits was properly bent. So off the beam came again, and I had a stressful time sorting a new tube (thanks Tom Fenton) and had the hassle of getting it powercoated again.

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This shows it not fitting well:

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Beam was eventually finished (again) in decemeber, and still looks the part, just need to drill out a few of the bolts for the disk protectors and then it will be perfect.
 

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As you can see in the top pics, I also bought some paint, and my mate kindly sprayed under the petrol tank and boot floor. Finish is really good, certainly good enough for under the car lol.
The floor forward of the petrol tank is going to be undersealed, as I cant justify painting it, but want a nicer looking finish.


Edited by cRaig, 12 July 2017 - 07:52 PM.


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Now we get onto the *really* expensive bit.. Once Id stripped off all the broken bits of trim, light clusters etc, given it a wash, dropped the petrol tank and got the rear beam repairs underway, it was time to go back to the bodyshop. Obviously I went straight to the guys who sprayed it last time, as I couldnt have been happier with the job they had done. While generally unimpressed with my handiwork, they were happy enough to repair it, and let me source all the parts to my own satisfaction, and to try and keep the costs down.

I also pulled the wing off to firstly have a quick look to check there was no further damage or rust to worry about, and to try and keep prep costs down to a minimum

looks like new smile.gif

 

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Shiney but beyond use methinks.. ;p

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Anyway, now a few pics of the professionals at work..

All the panels are genuine peugeot, managed to negotiate 15% discount from my local pug dealer (and free delivery!smile.gif) as Im quite a good customer these days lol

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fabricated by the bodyshop as its NLA from peugeot
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new quarter! smile.gif

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had the entire front end cut off and replaced, as some rust that I had treated last time had come back quite quickly, so decided now was a good oppurtunity to do it properly and get some new metal in there

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Removing the headlamp panels meant that the drivers wing had to come off as well...

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(nice to know theres no rust or issues under there though)


Edited by cRaig, 12 July 2017 - 07:54 PM.


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Good work mate ;)

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(the old beam is back on, hence why its still looks wonky lol)

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Anyway, that is pretty much up to date now, Im back in shropshire and going to the bodyshop tomorrow to see how things are going.. Should hopefully have some new pics/progress to report soon..

Edited by cRaig, 31 January 2010 - 07:33 PM.


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good work pal

just to let you know, the top shocker bolts on your new beam are in the wrong way around, and too long

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good work pal

just to let you know, the top shocker bolts on your new beam are in the wrong way around, and too long



mm, thanks. we had noticed they were the wrong way around when we test fitted it. when you say they are too long, does it make much difference once they are swapped the correct way?

Craig

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I'm pleased to see you're rebuilding the car :P.

How much do all of the panels you'd purchased cost individually?

Thanks.

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Headlamp panels: £51each
Crossmember under the rad: £17
Rear quarter panel £111
Front wing: £90each

Could be worse I guess..

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Is that from Peugeot themselves ?

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Indeed, my local pug dealership with a 15% discount :)

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too long, as in even if you turned them around the excess thread might catch the chassis

iirc, the bolt should be about flush with the nut

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Thanks, I'll try and source some new bolts. I imagine pug isnt the best place to buy them..

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pug won't have them anymore

that's why if i get my hands on any, i clean them up and get them re-coated, and use new nuts which are available from main dealer

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pug will have them, just under a different part number, aka buy one for a 306 :)



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