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Old 14th October 2019, 20:09   #291
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There's thorough and then there's JonC.

Good to see that level of thoroughness.
Very kind comments thanks John. As I have said numerous times it's not to show her or anything like that it's my way or relaxing and the car gets longevity. Hopefully until the world stops selling petrol or I fall off my perch

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Incredible super work Jon, you can do mine if you want another solar red 190 to do.
If I was retired mate I would offer up some sort of service. Still a bit to go on this one yet.
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Even with labour rate set at minimum wage you'd be looking at 25k plus ..............you still in Dallas?
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err! nope I think I've changed my mind...

Yea never add in your hours on these sorts of things it would scare you. But it's my way of relaxing

The spares receipts can make a grown man cry but at least for this marque the prices are normally very good. Try doing the same for my MKIV Supra. The industry and Mr T really know how to charge for parts there
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Old 14th October 2019, 20:20   #292
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Very kind comments thanks John. As I have said numerous times it's not to show her or anything like that it's my way or relaxing and the car gets longevity. Hopefully until the world stops selling petrol or I fall off my perch

If I was retired mate I would offer up some sort of service. Still a bit to go on this one yet.

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Yea never add in your hours on these sorts of things it would scare you. But it's my way of relaxing

The spares receipts can make a grown man cry but at least for this marque the prices are normally very good. Try doing the same for my MKIV Supra. The industry and Mr T really know how to charge for parts there
You're welcome Jon.

Yours are precisely the same reasons why I spend so much time on my "too many" cars. However, I am now fully retired for coming up ten years.

I find the work therapeutic and it appeals to my artistic and creative... er .. "bents". ... Plus the deep joy experience I never get tired of when having spent all those hours on someone else's cast offs, I turn the key and my project "baby" bursts into life.

Despite that, I am busier now than when I worked full time. Retired folks used to tell me the same back in the day and that puzzled me. Now I know why they said that.

There again, I could spend all my "spare" time in front of the TV. Daytime TV is so much good viewing ... er.. No chance.
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Old 14th October 2019, 20:20   #293
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You have a Supra as well, is there no end to your talents Jon?

I've had a couple of 6th Gen Celica's in the past, would luv a first generation.

Keep up the good work, I enjoy your posts and looking at the photos, incredible stuff.
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You're welcome Jon.

Yours are precisely the same reasons why I spend so much time on my "too many" cars. However, I am now fully retired for coming up ten years.

I find the work therapeutic and it appeals to my artistic and creative... er .. "bents". ... Plus the deep joy experience I never get tired of when having spent all those hours on someone else's cast offs, I turn the key and my project "baby" bursts into life.

Despite that, I am busier now than when I worked full time. Retired folks used to tell me the same back in the day and that puzzled me. Now I know why they said that.

There again, I could spend all my "spare" time in front of the TV. Daytime TV is so much good viewing ... er.. No chance.
Ditto mate.

The satisfaction of getting something back to a good running state is the battle and relaxation method for me. Particularly when you know most would throw away or scrap.
I have heard plenty of ex colleagues tell me they are busier in retirement which is always good.

Cheers mate
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I've had a couple of 6th Gen Celica's in the past, would luv a first generation.

Keep up the good work, I enjoy your posts and looking at the photos, incredible stuff.
Thanks mate,

The whole thread is for others to read and hopefully help someone in the future.

Yea I have had 2 x Supra's, the current one for 9 years and the previous one for 6 years. Before that it was a Gen 4 Celica GT4 which I think we have discussed before. Great cars, The Sup sits alongside the Zed and again will stay in my ownership until Petrol is no more

IMG_0040 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

20180218_193207 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

I do smile when people on here mention parts prices.
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Been really busy the last few weeks but managed to get the trailing arms mostly done

First the bushes were renewed. I passed these to a local engineering firm to press and they said they were a nightmare to get out using their 20 ton press. Glad I passed it them to do now

IMG_20191103_183606 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_183613 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_183616 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191103_183736 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

First things first was to prime the arms. I realised a bit if a mistake on my part from a previous set of photos. I attached the final photo of the rest of the suspension instead of the primed units, Doh Too late now

Anyway the trailing arms primed with corroless primer

IMG_20191109_192101 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

and top coated with Corroless QDR

IMG_20191117_162624 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191117_162650 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191117_163126 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191117_163151 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

you will notice I have left the original fastenings in place. O do this for 2 x reasons:-

1. Protects the threaded holes
2. Gives me a reference for the replacements of which I have taken delivery of a full set. All new high tensile for the suspension loaded areas and stainless for the remainder.

IMG_20191108_154858 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

finally delivery from MAtt and Rimmers for some more parts (spring protectors and track rod ends) which needed priming and painting

IMG_20191109_192109 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191109_192118 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

IMG_20191117_163356 by Jon Christie, on Flickr

The last thing to do with all the parts which have been painted is to spray the internal cavities and clean out all the threads. I also want to get the ARBS off my car so I can get them and the springs blasted and powder coated.

Just a short update but hopefully back onto the car now
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