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1998 LWB NA - the purple project


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Bit of a boring update. 

Subframe is out and almost fully stripped down. 

Diff looks bad, but it's just years of underseal on top of surface corrosion creating an onion effect. It should clean up fine. 

Bushes are in surprisingly OK shape for the most part. But I'll be replacing them all anyway. 

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Now - 1999 Midnight Purple NA.

Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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Just a little update.

Rear subframe prepped and treated today. Will get first coat of Jotun 87 tomorrow on it. Hopefully get chance to put a second coat on before heading off to work. Decided to stick with the OEM subframe bushes. Have done a thorough inspection of them and they are still in usable condition. Especially considering the limited mileage the car will get going forward. 

All my new bushes for everything else should arrive whilst I'm away at work. I'll strip and paint the arms whilst I'm at work so I can throw it all back together when I get back. 

Also started to remove the scale from the differential. 

 

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Now - 1999 Midnight Purple NA.

Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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Subframe and differential bracket has had first primer coat (Jotamastic 87). This will go matt when dry. 

Hopefully I'll get time tomorrow for a second coat. Then will leave to cure for 3 weeks and then 2 coats of Interthane 990. That'll give a gloss finish. 

Original bushes are in good condition so they are remaining.

Feel like I'm making progress now. Just all the suspension arms to strip, paint, rebush. Then the diff. And the half shafts. And the chassis..... Jesus. Not as much progress as I thought! 

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Now - 1999 Midnight Purple NA.

Then - 1995 Slicktop NA - sold 2016

 

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