My first gen rx7 project

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danny
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by danny » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:32 pm

Just as rotten like mine is. I Will post the repair works i'm doing this week in a few days time. Just have to make all panels by hand, a lot of hammering and welding!

Chud
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by Chud » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Looking good so far, loving the powder coating.
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Adrian
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by Adrian » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Thanks guys I didn't think I'd be able 2 find panels so resigned 2 sort out myself made good headway on building front suspension stabilising bars broke though so need 2 try and get them off a my donors.on a happy note fatherxmas been 2 my house early look.what he left me lol
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Adrian
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by Adrian » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:56 am

Hello all working on steering linkage after trackrodends do you know where I can get them I've only found suppliers from.germany &America and shipping really expensive any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks adrian

KiwiDave
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by KiwiDave » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:36 am

Try RockAuto.com If you go with the economy grade Mevotech items. you'll get a pair of outers and inners shipped to the UK for £50.12 of which £11.54 is shipping. rdg th:
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Adrian
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by Adrian » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks Dave il have a look at that thanks very much m8

danny
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by danny » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:18 pm

Yup, great place to shop!Image

KiwiDave
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:07 am

Adrian wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:05 am
Thanks Dave il have a look at that thanks very much m8
Just make sure that all your selected parts are shipped from the same warehouse. This will keep the shipping cost down.
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
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Adrian
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by Adrian » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:10 pm

Great site rock autos will sed be placing an order just checking my brakes &discs first I can refurb calipers discs rusty and although I could try and clean up it makes sense to me to buy new ones going 2 buy stabilising bars as rock autos supply them to bought wheel bearing set ages ago opened box they supplied wrong ones will try and get them.2 replace
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KiwiDave
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Re: My first gen rx7 project

Post by KiwiDave » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:04 am

What year is your rx7? Just asking because the US has different brake specs compared the UK. We can advise on what to order.

It's real easy to get it wrong and end up with something that doesn't fit. I've done it before and that was just a mirror switch!

I have a pair of front discs that were sold to me as S3 parts. Turns out that they were originally ordered from the US as 84/85 12a parts. But the US spec for that disc is 4x110 pcd (UK S1/S2) combined with the larger outer wheel bearing (UK S3). So totally useless here! :roll:
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
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