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    ⋆⋆ CF Donator ⋆⋆ ben_wooduk's Avatar
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    Look forward to more pics! Is the 8v still going strong? It must be 5 or 6 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campaign View Post
    ... or at least to have a name beginning with J
    Sorry indeed Mr B!


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    Progress here James? Pics would be nice
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    Overdue update

    How funny is that, looks like we were thinking alike Hasan.

    About March time i told myself that after mid-may, work on the VR6 will resume.

    Oscar finished his SATs a few weeks ago, so we've been working on the VR6 since. Early weekday and the odd Weekend morning for the past couple of weeks. Ordering up parts in a bid to make good.

    So we started by fitting the fuel tank and its associated straps/pipework. Ordered and fitted new front/rear bearings/hubs. Same again with track rods/ends/boots. Re-fitted the boot carpet/speaker pods from the installation of rear suspension years ago.

    The car's become a shared passion for us. So I've ordered more bits whilst we're still excited.

    Pictures of work undertaken:
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    Nice work James and Oscar keep it up
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    It would be fabulous to see this car someday
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    Indeed we were James and many thanks for pics if your inspirational car.
    I wish my son were as interested in helping me - he's doing his a levels so i guess can be forgiven!
    Any cabin pics, btw?
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    Tiny update since last time. We've been busy learning "restoration techniques" (and really enjoying the journey). I know it appears to be happening at a snails pace, but I'm so happy to back on the project. And also feel I'm on the run in to finishing.

    I dug out the home plating kit and got to work.

    Can't justify spending hundreds on nuts/bolts, so after a bit of experimentation, arrived at the following results. Sourced some zinc from old batteries and after a bath over night in the Bilt-Hamber deox solution and a rub with the wire brush, left them to plate for a couple of hours. I'm happy with the results, as OE bolts from VW are near as damn it the same colour (rather than the over restored passivate gold colour).

    After that, we cleaned up the discs, masked them up and sprayed them with a few coats of zinc paint.

    Finally, we tapped out the bolt holes and re-fitted the shields, abs sensors and bolts.

    Even managed to re-fit a wheel for the first time in eight years.
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    Great work James, really interested to know what kit you used for the plating?
    This is proper home restoration imo, it's easy to send things off to be restored and the fit them yourself, but nothing beats the self satisfaction of doing the whole thing by your own hands. It may take a little while longer, but it's definitely worth it! Keep it up mate, and look forward to Future updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanl82 View Post
    really interested to know what kit you used for the plating?
    Thanks.

    You're right, It would be straightforward to hand it over to be rebuilt to an "as new" standard, but that would be missing the point of us restoring the car together. Granted it won't be perfect, but it will be at a standard that leaves space for small improvements over the years to come.

    The plating process is really quite straight forward and best described via this video I found on you tube:

    Plating

    It starts with wire brushing each bolt.

    Leaving them to soak for a couple of days in this:

    Bilt-Hamber Deox-C

    If all the rust has been removed then a quick wire brush again (otherwise wire brush and return to the solution for another couple of days).

    Wire up and leave the bolts in the plating solution as described in the video (I had a bunch of old C type batteries to plunder for the Zinc. The Vinegar was about 29p for 500ml from Home bargains). We used a power pack where you can adjust the output (Set on 3v - Anymore and it can cause the plating solution to crystallise and form clumps on the bolts).

    Left the bolts for about an hour in a well ventilated space.

    We were more than happy with the results. Just need more batteries/zinc now.

    Next up is to re-fit the brakes.
    Last edited by James.; 30th June 2019 at 11:02 AM.
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