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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    you gonna do the doors and see how close it is or prepare the whole monster?
    Engine bay, doors, hatch, the bloody lot Bowie.

    Thinking about the underside. Not sure what to do there. A treatment.... Suggestions would be welcome

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    I've seen people use that spray on tar with much success. I think the donated a gun to it though as it was thiiiiick.

    The bloody lot! Shaaaaaaawing!

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    Go the POR15 route for the underside.

    But.

    Is there any rust? If so, how extensive?

    If it's not that extensive to warrant cut and weld panels, how are the sills and pillars? Or other boxed sections? Any pinholes or other signs there may be rust inside?

    POR15 make a snake oil (expensive as poison) you can paint/pour/slosh/shove inside boxed sections over rust and it will neutralise it.

    Long story short, I would start with the underside and leave the upper body alone until the underside is sorted. Would be good if you could tip the car to inspect in the cold light of day.
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    WTB 807 Sump for R17
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    Gekoeng has been quietly busy. Parts collection for the 807 is coming together and the 16ts head has been pressure tested. Result - all ok.
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    Gasps! Look at all those pretty bits.

    Those valves, new old stock?

    And fresh head. huba huba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Gasps! Look at all those pretty bits.

    Those valves, new old stock?

    And fresh head. huba huba.


    It's not a porn site Bowie Lol
    But yes, Gekoeng had some new genuine set of valves, to my surprise. Naturally said - yes please.
    Pity you aren't over here with our AF in house engineer to advise or work on your engine. Feel very lucky here I assure you. Great advise, education, great history and a gentleman.
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    John, Can't go to work today, a case of "head swell" and I can't get out the door......... Please be a bit more gentle.

    The bits do look nice though. Actually that is the really nice part, is opening the boxes with Meca Parts or GBS Alpine tape on them. Been doing it for a good few years and it is still fun.

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    Default Original colour for the doors

    Door jambs painted in 2K today with the original colour and no need for polishing. Tomorrow a few coats on the fronts using acrylic but I will have to polish.
    These doors came from Melbourne from a donor car and are rust free. One had an old ding right on the middle crease. Luckily not near the door button. Hard to get a nice straight line. Internals in the corners are immaculate. They still got a good soak with a rust treatment for the seams incase. And some paint soaked into the bottom seams they should be good for a while. I'll add some waxy stuff later.

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    A few of us have put an eggcup full of fishoil in such doors, and rotated them slowly until it comes out of the seams and corners. No more rust....

    I've maybe forgotten to say often enough how great it is that you are loving the 17. Such a rare example of non-dating style. I'd guess a 'modern' owner could not pick even the decade right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    A few of us have put an eggcup full of fishoil in such doors, and rotated them slowly until it comes out of the seams and corners. No more rust....

    I've maybe forgotten to say often enough how great it is that you are loving the 17. Such a rare example of non-dating style. I'd guess a 'modern' owner could not pick even the decade right.


    Thanks John. I'll go easy with oil until painting is all done.
    Re: the love for the 17, your are right, a two door quirky coupe is timeless. And it really turns heads everywhere I drive, a bit too much actually. I didn't mind when I had one in Hobart in the late 80's
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    https://piecesrenaultvintage66.com/i...roller=product
    These look the bees knees. Could be a good upgrade. Adjustable and with a ball joint.
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    They will put a lot of road noise on the Chassis, no silent blocks. !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    They will put a lot of road noise on the Chassis, no silent blocks. !!!!!

    Ray

    Thanks Ray. I understand. Grasshopper.
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    Been messing around with an idea. It has seemed to work out nicely. I needed to have oil pressure and temp gauges for the new engine and had to find a spot for them. Sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Been messing around with an idea. It has seemed to work out nicely. I needed to have oil pressure and temp gauges for the new engine and had to find a spot for them. Sorted

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    That almost looks factory, good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    That almost looks factory, good work.

    Thanks Col. Japanese saws are a great help with fine cutting. I used a rubber feel type of paint to match the rubber dash board.
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    yeah that's great!

    Noice!
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    You sure were busy this afternoon after you phoned me.

    They look real great, match perfectly. Going to have the Europeans wondering if Oz had special dash parts made.

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    Very neat, Did your car ever have the Australian (also on Californian cars ) rubber covers over the instrument shields? Or have you just removed them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Very neat, Did your car ever have the Australian (also on Californian cars ) rubber covers over the instrument shields? Or have you just removed them?
    I removed it, SunRoof
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    Painted and ready for fitment. I hope to have them on before the Shannon's Classic Show on the 18th. Another R17 owner planning to upgrade-1520402073024.jpgAnother R17 owner planning to upgrade-1520402080865.jpg

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    Looks nice and shiny.

    Is that two pack or acrylic?
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    Acrylic and polished. I don't have a car spray booth. 2k on the jambs with no polishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geedee View Post
    Shoji love the orange rear bumper, my 15 in Juane has had the bumper painted body colour and as it nears the panel man I just cannot decide whether the original grey would be better than yellow on the bumper. Decisions,decisions.

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