1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Scabs » Tue May 01, 2018 7:30 am

Hi guys,

Haven't updated in a while as I've been doing the militarys version of 'camping' lol.

Got the car down the local club and put the rollover jig together, now what would you guys recommend - bracing the doors with a bar across with a internal 'X' bar? Or just put the doors in? Or do you think I won't need any bracing?

Jake
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Scabs » Wed May 02, 2018 7:18 pm

And the 4 is on the jig 😁
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Casey » Wed May 02, 2018 7:32 pm

Looks like you decided to play safe and add some extra bracing then. I've never used one of those rigs, but it should make life a lot easier tackling the bodywork g-l
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Post by DKWW2000 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:02 pm

That will make your life a lot easier Jake...........never used one but so much easier from working underneath getting covered in splatter, make working on her a pleasure. Nice dry secure working area as h: well
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by DB RX63 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:14 pm

I used a roll over jig on the rally car, so much easier to get at everything.
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Post by Hobbawobba » Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 pm

Awesome as aye. As the others said. Must make work so much easier :lol:

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Post by richrx » Wed May 02, 2018 10:06 pm

Good start! Are you doing the work yourself ?

Rich

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Post by gt_james » Thu May 03, 2018 9:31 am

great to see you getting stuck in, fair play th:

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Post by Scabs » Fri May 04, 2018 6:43 am

Yeah they are quite good, abit finicky to try and figure out how your going to mount it, but overall it wasn't too difficult. You can get them for £360 off eBay which is where I got this one from.

I'm doing all the work myself - to an extent, as I'm no mechanic or panel beater (although I work weekends in a local painters) I will try to do everything myself where it's feasible.

So this weekend is a bank holiday and I've planned in every day till Tuesday to descale the underside of the chassis. I put 8 hours on it last night and tried to get the underseal off with a heat gun and a scraper then wire cup/grind the rust off.

The car has had some substantial welding (not the best) and still needs bits doing. I'm not the best welder, infact I'm crap BUT I've made a friend down the car club who's apprently the best welder in the Navy as his trade is a "nuclear welder", sweet!! So needend worry about those little bits, I shall cross his palm with a few gold coins when the time comes.

Here's a pic from last night.

Jake
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Post by Scabs » Mon May 07, 2018 9:01 pm

Ok not alot of progress over the bank holiday weekend as the weather was too good to miss, I say out in the sunshine rebuilding and repainting all the parts here.

Just purchased some front and rear KMAC sway bars and XYZ coilovers with ajustable camber etc. Also considering a willwood big brake kit to change my non existent hubs as they Are connected to the brake discs (626 I think) which will change my PCD from the original 4x110 to 5x114.3 which opens me up to some nice wheels!

Heres the pics

Jake
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