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post #121 of 215 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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more pics of the paint in fluorescent light and wheels

I hope the wheels are not an overkill.... actually liked the compomotive tele dial type wheels buy Kevin persuafded me otherwise. The original wheels will also be prepped and painted. BY the way anyone know what sort of wheel nots are erquired... size etc for the 17 inch wheels from EB spares. The orginal nuts are too small.
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Yeah my favourite wheel as well.

Love to see a 75 running them. Good choice
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the new workshop

the car is at the new premises. My only prayer is that things are not lost in the transportation... am told not but one always worries with cars this rare. The paint has dried out nicely and now has a layer of dust on it courtesy of the shop not being ready . The interior is going to start soon. Will have the Recaros prepared but the standard seats are nice as well. I was fascinated by the wooden sliding support for the headrest... that swung me in its direction
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I’m intrigued by your comment that the original wheel nuts are too small for the new wheels. In what way? Not saying they’re necessarily right for the new wheel, it’s just not a term I’d associate with wheel nuts.

For sure though you do need to carefully match nuts to wheel and wheel to hub.

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I found that with the move from original wheels to my OZ Racing wheels - the original capped nuts did not have enough depth to hold the wheel hard against the hub so had to get deeper nuts...

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I found that with the move from original wheels to my OZ Racing wheels - the original capped nuts did not have enough depth to hold the wheel hard against the hub so had to get deeper nuts...
Yes, that’d be right. The factory wheel nuts are shallow and can bottom out when used with after market wheels. What you describe is very common.

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Just take to the wheel studs with your grinder and remove ~10mm's ... solved in 2 minutes. You don't need new nuts!

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wheel studs

The wheel studs are already to short for most after market rims especially if you want to use spacers to widen the wheel track. For future fitment of different rims cut the very end of the wheel nuts if you must. Do not cut the studs shorter because you will be pissed later when you try and fit rims only to find the studs are not long enough.
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Thanks. Bought new nuts
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fitting started.. wheels on

the fitting of the trim bits has started.

First things first as you will notice the exhaust has been fitted but it appears to be slightly too long and seems to be rotated and fouling the body in several places ... possible it needs to be heated and rotated slightly... as solution ... from the front so that the rear rotates upwards.... there was too little light in the dugout so could not put up pictures.

the second is that there is a misfire so will have to diagnose this starting from scratch.... possibly one of the injectors is not working but later. For now enjoy the pics...the pain at least has come out brilliantly
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Delays and delays

There have been many delays. Was not pressing as was waiting for seals to come form ebspares and also many trim bits form Kevin at the same source in the UK. He has been a great help.

The seals and trim bits are now being fitted. The sunroof has been fitted and the windows are going in
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Love those rims. They look sensational ... wish I could find a cheap set for my 156v6 as they are simply awesome. I reckon a 75 would like stunning with them as well!

Paint looks very good.
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window fitting started

the window fitting has started..... seals slightly short... probably shrunken due to heat. Old ones better. Have asked for them to be taken down...and the old ones put on but that menas taking the windows down again... Drat

The seats are being done up in leather. Hope you like the colour. I have a spare set of recaros with the correct net headrest ... probably come off a Toyota Hilux Surf... Yes these used Recaros in period in the 90s and early 2000s
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the seats

I actually like the seat colour a lot....not too light nor too dark... a tan that I like a lot
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I actually like the seat colour a lot....not too light nor too dark... a tan that I like a lot
Agree! Nice hue. Not too light, not too dark. I like the perforated center sections as well.. thanks for sharing!
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