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RUDDY
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Rear Alloy beam Reply with quote

Quick question gents, the rear alloy beam that links the two alloy suspension members together , runs across the car under the gearbox/engine , can this simply be unbolted and removed ?

It doesn't look like it supports anything and simply braces across the car.

This item but on a 3.6 manual

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223123371538

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but you would only remove it if dropping an engine .. what are you up to ?

Bottom bolts .. 18 / 16 mm undo and remove .. top bolts slacken off then a bit of levering side to side will get it out ... slides downwards basically .. Oh brace bars removed of course .

Take note of the direction .. it has to go back the same way .
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Yes but you would only remove it if dropping an engine .. what are you up to ?
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Thanks for the reply.

I've SORN'd the car for Winter, not everyone's choice I know but it's not a daily runner, I'm gonna do some cleaning underneath, have the alloy parts vapour blasted, suspension refresh, new brakes etc

I sold the car pictured in my link after doing all the work bar paint myself , then bought the 997 , I like stuff to be clean and it gives me something to do during the day, retired.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159053845@N04/

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on the 924!

Can I ask where did you get your parts vapour blasted?

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW now that is clean worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Smile

One thing i forgot to point out which you may already know but better to be safe .... do it on axle stands and NEVER drop the car back on its wheels without the brace bar being fitted .

That would be bad .. very bad ...

Did i mention that would be bad ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Demort, the car is up on stands and probably will be for the foreseeable , I'm guessing to drop the car with no rear beam in will see a bit of twisting, certainly no plans to do so anyway.

I'm also giving thought to taking the driveshafts off and removing all the cables etc then dropping the suspension units out as complete assemblies along with the alloy chassis side members, apart from requiring a full geo set up afterwards is there any hidden snags ?

Looks like 3 large bolts into the chassis via rubber mountings and 3 strut top nuts.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayG60 wrote:
Great job on the 924!

Can I ask where did you get your parts vapour blasted?

Cheers

Jay


Hi Jay, just a small local firm that specialise in classic car work, dropped my first batch of parts there today.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you drop the suspension hangers each side that the brace bar bolts to then you will need a geometry check done when its all back together .
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work continues
 



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And
 



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I am rubbish with modern technology...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuff me that is one clean car !!

Im not sure they were that clean when i used to do PDI,s on them Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripped caliper down and rebuilt, jury is still out on the Brembo branding
 



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitted
 



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve started reassembling the o/s , new coffin arm and rear track control arm (same as n/s)

The anti roll bar has been powder coated and has new bushes and new clamps, not worth cleaning the old ones at under £3 each from Porsche

Caliper is built and ready, new disc, pads, sensors, HEL line

Waiting for new nuts/bolts coming from Porsche for final assembly
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And
 



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic. Top job.
MC
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A busy Sunday
 



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve gone black for the tips
 



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