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Old 22-06-19, 02:08 PM   #281
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Not much progress. Another daughter rescue took a lot of my time and sanity. Weather has got in the way too. Need another kick up the arse I think! Plus I tried changing the rear springs on the A4, broken spring what a pita! Need special tools for that job.
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Old 22-06-19, 04:59 PM   #282
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Not much progress. Another daughter rescue took a lot of my time and sanity. Weather has got in the way too. Need another kick up the arse I think! Plus I tried changing the rear springs on the A4, broken spring what a pita! Need special tools for that job.
Kids eh ... who'd have 'em ...

Eldest about to finish his A levels so he's been like a bear with a sore head for the last few weeks. Hope things have settled down now.

Happy to provide the boot ....
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Old 22-06-19, 09:34 PM   #283
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Haha cheers Dan. Doesnít take much to lose the momentum. Difficult finding the time to put in when you have a family, three dogs and grandkids. Guess Iím just fortunate to still have the zed and a space to keep it.
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Old 24-06-19, 10:22 PM   #284
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Ö.Plus I tried changing the rear springs on the A4, broken spring what a pita! Need special tools for that job.
One of the rear springs has just gone on the 159, I'm not sure if I should just to replace that one or fit some Ti springs that are slightly lower and stiffer. Rears are easy, fronts are a mare.
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Old 23-08-19, 10:13 PM   #285
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Progress will be slow now. Gina has decided to bring her wedding forward to June 2020. So thatís me poor for a while. My ZS plans to get it roadworthy have taken a big hit. S6 also sitting there, canít find a buyer as it is. Cars eh!

Iíll do what I can on the ZS with what Iíve got, replaced one rear arm bush, had to buy the tool, glad I did, right pig to get out. Refurb that before I refit it and then do the other side.
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Old 12-10-19, 07:48 AM   #288
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Little update. Weather hampering progress, sound deadening removal carried out when raining! Bit of a faux pas with one of the steel side sills, bought a 2Ē hole punch/swaging tool. Thread stripped and reverted to using a flypress, that messed up the steel and distorted it which lead to that being scrapped. Ordered a replacement from Spedeworth Fabrications (known for national hot rods) but that turned up with the wrong angle on it, 15 degrees out. Apparently a design change due to clearance issues on the latest 2.0 hot rods. Anyway a trip up there yesterday afternoon I managed to swap it for an old stock one. So that part of the build will be back on once I get a decent weather window, that could be 2020! Spedeworths have some kit up there, machine shop, CNC, and a chassis build, quality stuff.
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Old 14-10-19, 11:16 AM   #289
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Pity that you hit that hiccup - by the sound of it one of those annoying things.

Weather's not been great so not surprised it's a pause for now!
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