1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

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

Post by Scabs » Thu May 17, 2018 11:06 am

Cheers mate!

Hopefully so, to me it feels like I'm going quite slow as I'm working on it by myself. But I'm putting everything into small chunks so I can manage it all without overwhelming myself.

Putting on average about 6 hours into it each night and on weekends more. So doing the maths I will hopefully be on the road and able to come to some car shows with you guys next summer (fingers are crossed).

The main issue I'm going to come across is finding a good supplier of fastners as everything is in metric fine!

Jake

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

Post by Scabs » Thu May 17, 2018 9:16 pm

Painted the footwork tonight and a couple other odds and sods.

Tomorrow's going to be the big night of welding all the pin holes etc on the chassis. Hopefully my friend and I will smash it all out. I've pre marked everything up when I went over the shell with a fine tooth combe.
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Scabs » Thu May 17, 2018 9:20 pm

You guys probs think I'm bonkers for priming before doing the majority of the welding but I was fighting a loosing battle going back and fourth every night and grinding the same rust off that grew overnight lol
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Re: 1975 RX-4 SEDAN - BUILD THREAD - SCABSY

Post by Casey » Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 pm

Nice, steady progress there :D
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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

Post by MelloYello » Thu May 17, 2018 10:23 pm

Scabs wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:20 pm
You guys probs think I'm bonkers
Nothing but admiration for the effort going in here

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

Post by Scabs » Fri May 18, 2018 7:23 am

Cheers guys, making it second nature to try and doccument this build every night/as much as possible as I know all of you have rotor shaped brains like myself 😂.

Will update the tread tonight!

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

Post by A7RXY » Fri May 18, 2018 8:42 am

Jake keep the posts coming, l'm really enjoying them. My Dad had the same shape 929 Waggon.
Dibs

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

Post by Tepper » Fri May 18, 2018 10:06 pm

Slow down, you're showing some of us up :oops: nice work though, will be interested to see if you find somewhere good for metric fine fastenings.

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Post by codge » Fri May 18, 2018 11:48 pm

Hi Scabs, I've been keeping quiet but watching with interest.
Keep up the great work.

Codge (Dave)

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

Post by gt_james » Sat May 19, 2018 10:49 am

Love all the work and updates going on here

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