1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

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

Post by KiwiDave » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:18 pm

TOOL wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am
If they’re old stock Koni’s they’ll need rebuilt before you use them.
Good advice. Haven't those reds been unobtanium since forever?
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Scabs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm

TOOL wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am
If they’re old stock Koni’s they’ll need rebuilt before you use them.
What do you mean by they will need to be rebuit? I believe they are NOS

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

Post by gt_james » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:26 pm

Why didn't you get a matched set of ACBRON rears? The arches look like they're coming on great :D

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

Post by Scabs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:19 pm

gt_james wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Why didn't you get a matched set of ACBRON rears? The arches look like they're coming on great :D
From what I believe ACBRON don't do a rear set if dampners for the RX4. I've read konis are the vest if you can find them, luckily the guy I spoke to had a contact who still has some.

They are getting there! It's been a rather slow evolution and kind of wished I hadn't started fiberglassing them but they will look awesome when done that's for sure. Spent 11 hours today doing the opposite arch and was going to primer them up but It wasn't perfect and knew in the back of my head id kick myself if It turned out crap.

Unfortunately there won't be any update for a couple weeks as I'm away with work, I will update as soon as I get some more time on the car. Think I need a couple more days to

Grind off rear inner arch lip and weld it
Prep rear wells for fiberglassing with 180
Primer all the arches
Epoxy the underside

Then I can start getting the steering components and toework in for the mock setup. Still needing wheels though!!

Missed my delivery of KMAC sway bars today so will get them next week when I'm not here, also going to pickup the gearbox sometime when I'm back from being checked over and serviced.

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

Post by TOOL » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Scabs wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm
TOOL wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am
If they’re old stock Koni’s they’ll need rebuilt before you use them.
What do you mean by they will need to be rebuit? I believe they are NOS
There’s a plastic piece in the top that disintegrates over time and blocks the valve. You’ll need them rebuilt.
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Scabs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:51 pm

TOOL wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Scabs wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:09 pm
TOOL wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 am
If they’re old stock Koni’s they’ll need rebuilt before you use them.
What do you mean by they will need to be rebuit? I believe they are NOS
There’s a plastic piece in the top that disintegrates over time and blocks the valve. You’ll need them rebuilt.
Cheers for the info, I'll look into that - I'll more than likely just whack them on the car to be honest mateas I don't have any movement with my budget for the underside as I've gone well over! Should be ok I would have thought?

Time will tell and I'm sure at one point or another you will say "I told you so!" Haha

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

Post by TOOL » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:13 am

You’ll know cos they’ll be rock solid. Ask me how I know.
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