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Hello all

Over the last 12 months or so my cloverleafs been off the road and getting some tlc.

I took it to my friends garage put it on a ramp and thought I would clean the underside of the car but one thing lead to another and I have ended up doing way more than I planned.

Plan was just to remove any surface rust and replace any worn components.

Actually ended up
1. Repacing the rear subframe - had it sand blasted and treated with rust inhibiting paint
2. Taking the shocks and springs apart and replacing all worn parts - shocks and springs treated with rust inhibiting paint..
3. Removing the brake calipers and replacing seals and new paint
4. New wishbones / drop links / ball joints / ARB bushes
5. New Brembo discs and pads all round.
6. New fuel filter
7. Rust proof sills and underside of car
8. Removed front and rear bumpers side skirts and door mouldings and had them reprayed - today I been refitting the bumpers and skirts.

 

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Nice work!
 

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Thanks for the support :)

Its been fun and fustrating due to having to wait for parts.

Suspension components were difficult to source.

Dust boots came from Greece and Italy

Bump stops from Germany

Bearing for front shocks from Germany

Front lower spring support cups from Polland and Italy.
Had a bit of a headacke with these. Some of you will know that the left and right hand side spring support cups are different - They look identical to the untrained eye. I ordered some from Italy was sent the wrong side then I ordered some from Polland they also get it wrong. The part the actually supplied had a incorrect part number on it so not really their fault. I explained to both sellers they have messed up my order but to no no real joy so I have some spares now.
The springs and shocks had all rust removed and then painted up with anti corrosion paint about 5 coats in total and finally a good quality wax oil.
 

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Germany seems to be a particularly handy source for 164 parts. Re: the spring cups, I think one side had a small hole drilled into it to help with identification earlier in the 164s production run but I heard that this practice wasn't continued all the way through, just to make things easier for us of course!
 

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I heard it was the other way round - the hole appeared in latter years to make identification easier .
 

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You're probably right - it's been years since I came across that info.
 

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I might be in the market for some early (1989) right hand drive 164 V6 front spring cups. Does anyone know if they ever changed, during the life of the 164? Are they different for left and right hand drive?
 

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Suspension turrets get some tlc
Involved lots of.....
washing with degreaser and atom Mac by bilt hamber a migratory and contact corrosion inhibitor
Rust convertor applied where required 2 coats minimum
Rust proof paint applied 3 coats
And heavy duty wax coating to finish

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What paint are you using? So far, I've tried quite a few, but I think this stuff:


I found the front of my car wasn't too bad, but a few years ago, I took the rear wheelarch liners out and got a shock!

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Just a note if welding round there. The wires to the fuel pump run very close to the other side of that bit...

....Don't ask me how I know that...!
 

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Also worth having a look at the steel flanges that the outer door seal hooks round. I got another fright when I looked at one of mine, although the one on the other side of the car was perfect?!

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What paint are you using? So far, I've tried quite a few, but I think this stuff:


I found the front of my car wasn't too bad, but a few years ago, I took the rear wheelarch liners out and got a shock!

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Also worth having a look at the steel flanges that the outer door seal hooks round. I got another fright when I looked at one of mine, although the one on the other side of the car was perfect?!

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Nice job - luckily my QV was very rust free mainly down to being looked after by previous owners and the side skirts do a very good job of protecting the sills. The exterior door mouldings wrap round the bottom of the doors and do a very good job of protecting the door bottoms.
The worst part on my car was the rear subframe that I replaced. Other than that it just needed preventative work.

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Just a note if welding round there. The wires to the fuel pump run very close to the other side of that bit...

....Don't ask me how I know that...!
 

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What paint are you using? So far, I've tried quite a few, but I think this stuff:


I found the front of my car wasn't too bad, but a few years ago, I took the rear wheelarch liners out and got a shock!

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Just a note if welding round there. The wires to the fuel pump run very close to the other side of that bit...

....Don't ask me how I know that...!
The rust convertor is bilt hambers hydrate 80 and overpainted with hammerite rust paint hammered finish spray can and brush on. Ive used both in the past and found them to be really good hard wearing and long lasting.
 

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