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400r project (it may look familiar)


lewis p
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So this probably  won't be a fast project but wanted to post a build thread so i can keep a track myself .

A few weeks ago we did the deal so on Mon myself  and owain popped to pick up my new purchase  and had an obligatory brew butty and natter before  the long drive back....

Obviously some of the hard work has already  been done. Plan is to build  motorsport esq but with some road creature comforts.

However this is what I collected and am over the moon have hankered after a 400r for years.

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1 hour ago, Danny D114BCW said:

Aaaaah so you got it then! great stuff. 

I hope you will be the one to finish it this time as i have seen this car in about 3/4 different hands. "Go Lewis!"

Cheere Danny.

Yep drove up from the nec on Sunday was at Rabs Mon morning  then drove for about 8 hours back. 

It will get done eventually definitely 

 

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So yesterday I kovednsomenof the spares that came with the car into another garage to make some room and turned it round to make a start investigating and seeing  where we are at .

Removed the wings and front bumper got jacked up and unsurprisingly found the Swan necks need some work...

Hopefully get back to do some more on Mon so can jack the rear  and start getting  alist of things I need together. 

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23 hours ago, lewis p said:

Removed the wings and front bumper got jacked up and unsurprisingly found the Swan necks need some work...

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My chassis legs are in a similar state after being standing for quite a few years. The car is with someone who is repairing them for me at the moment, not the work it originally went for :(.

I will have to start stockpiling some chassis legs, floor panels and jacking points etc, for another rebuild in a few years, if I decide to keep the car.

This is the nature of the beast when these chassis especially the later ones start to show corrosion in the usual places.

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On 01/01/2022 at 11:45, lewis p said:

So yesterday I kovednsomenof the spares that came with the car into another garage to make some room and turned it round to make a start investigating and seeing  where we are at .

Removed the wings and front bumper got jacked up and unsurprisingly found the Swan necks need some work...

Hopefully get back to do some more on Mon so can jack the rear  and start getting  alist of things I need together. 

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Glad to see you have got this and are doing some work on it. 
Manta rust.  Chassis.  You can cover it up but it will always come back to bite you.  No point having nice paint if it’s fucked under it.  
Cut out the rot.  It’s hard.  Well worth it though and will out live your ownership.  
wing it and it will haunt you 😃

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Cheers Kev. Yeah definitely donit once and right. 

It's a big project  for me really but working  on the theory of a little often nice and steady will get it done.

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Are you going whole hog with new chassis legs or outer repairs.

If you look where the chassis leg meets the bulk head, there is a drain hole into the chassis leg, plug it, this was opels plan to sell you a calibra 10yrs later, they should have made a bigger hole.. :0

great save, will make a nice car.

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