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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangea View Post
    Cheers Matt, This is fine for the job. Add a note that you would like the strait contacts. Ive used them a few times with no problems. All still going strong. There are a lot of choices on e Ebay though. Don't confuse yourself.:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Denso...kAAOSw2VJVfoI6

    Thanks again Nick! Ordered, Received, Installed - did it insitu, not too tough really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J70 View Post
    Thanks again Nick! Ordered, Received, Installed - did it insitu, not too tough really.

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    Another small job Ive done is replace the door hinge pins and bushes on the drivers side. Just a bit to much movement in them for my liking. Passenger side felt what I consider to be normal/ acceptable. I think the process of removing the pins and cleaning them up along with the old bushes created some slack which although not very much was enough to put the rear of the door down 3-4 mm approx. I knew there was a small acceptable amount of play before but this was amplified somewhat. The old pins measure 8mm on an unworn section but slightly below where they sit in the bush plus the bush was slightly oval. It pays to replace all the components and then you are back to factory newness. Also the pin retaining clips are available.
    A fairly easy DIY for those so inclined. I recommend some help with manhandling the door though. A trolly jack and a long flat piece of wood under the door is a big help when removing the pins. Takes the weight.
    On refitting I bolted each of the four hinge halfs to their original position and then put the pins in. Again help is useful here.
    The bushes are very light in weight and non magnetic. Also showed no sign of corrosion where the pins did. Possibly titanium.???? Pins appear to be plated steel to me.

    I did a short video of the pin and bush wear but can't seem to upload it.

    http://www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/fe...23707/62825300



    New hinge pin kits.

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    Knock out the 4 bushes using a punch. Go in on a slight angle as shown. Bushes are in the door side of the hinge. I did this on the bench but you could probably do this with the hinge half still fitted to the door if you didn't want to disturb it. I supported the hinge with a 17mm socket.

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    Pressing in the new bushes in a vice. Small amount of WD40 helps.

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    Plenty of grease down in the hole. Any excess will be pushed out.

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    Hinge assembled.

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    I can't see some of the pics so here are the missing ones. Sorry.

    Hinge pin kit.

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    Punching out the bushes.

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    Pressing bushes in.

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    Plenty of grease down the hole.

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    Hinge assembly.

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    Nice work. It's good that the bushes are replaceable because they aren't on a lot of cars around that time. I had to buy new hinges for another car I've restored.

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    Default A few days!!

    Taken me a few days to go back though this and the level of actual restoration is great and had to be at a higher level than from the factory!!!!
    This whole thread is a fantastic motivator and makes me feel very inadequate when it comes to any of my cars renevations (I say renevation as restoration is too grand a word for what I can do!!)
    If you ever get rid of your 348 I presume there will be a fairly large queue!!

    Amazing level of detail!!!

    Chris

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    Rear bumper heat protection fitted. I removed the old matting and used it as a template for the new. It came off in 5 pieces as you can see. I used a brush on high strength Evostick for the job. The new protection is not quite as thick as the old but its more than adequate plus it has a similar pattern on the foil to the original so looks good. If you cut carefully you can get all the pieces out of half a metre. There are some small pieces that fit to the mounting point too. Sticky back foil. Ive ordered those as they should be available.

    https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p...1000mm-aac-500

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    Nice job, thats one of things I didn't do as I didn't know what to use. Looks like that bumper is coming back off again!

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    Default This is being a brilliant thread

    Thanks for sharing where you got your heat protection sheet from, Just ordered some for myself. I do enjoy a detailed thread, and I appreciate all the work that you have undertaken, you should be very proud of the finished product perhaps one day i will see it in the flesh.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 355OXO View Post
    Thanks for sharing where you got your heat protection sheet from, Just ordered some for myself. I do enjoy a detailed thread, and I appreciate all the work that you have undertaken, you should be very proud of the finished product perhaps one day i will see it in the flesh.

    Regards

    Simon
    Thanks Simon. No problem. Glad to help.

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