57 Saloon, rotten!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:26 pm

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G3, T cut, autoglym and touched up all the chips, needs waxing and I've ordered a front bumper blade and bolts.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:32 pm

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It's got some microblistering in the paint but she looks good from ten foot away, I bet the average eurobox won't look so good when they hit 60! :lol:

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:34 pm

Oh yeah I've put new pin stripe on, looked naked without it, in future I might paint my spare wheels sage green along with the grill then put a birch grey stripe on it.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 pm

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Made a repair patch for this cut in the rear seat out of some vinyl saved from the unused parcel shelf material, glued a repair piece in first to strengthen it then folded a rectangle to give a nice edge before glueing it on, better than it ripping more.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:34 am

Beautifully symmetrical. I had to look hard to see it.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:51 pm

Yeah I thought make it bigger and space it equally, looks more like it's meant to be there!

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:37 pm

Exactly right. Hiding in plain sight , almost as if it was meant for the 'optional upgrade to a central arm rest' (as if a minor would ever have had such a thing)

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:46 pm

I'm thinking it might be time to fit a 1098 diff , I presume it's as easy as pulling the half shafts clear, swap the whole unit with a fresh gasket and putting the half shafts back in?

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby Nickol » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:20 am

It is quite straightforward but you would also Need to renew the paper gaskets from the half shaft flanges and O rings - if it has them. The brake pipe is attached to the casing which can get in the way.
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby jaekl » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:44 pm

I believe in the process you will lose the fill plug since the 4.22 had the plug in the axle housing and the 4.55 has it in the differential case. Some fill through the vent, but most tip the car over a bit and fill by pulling a half shaft.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:11 pm

As I have posted before, I had this problem on replacing a diff for a 1957 and made a dipstick out of some welding wire so I did not overfill through the breather.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Ah never thought about the filling hole, that's why you forum experts are worth your weight in gold!

Is the fill level the same so I could engrave a mark in the casing before swapping to then make a dip stick as firedrake says?

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:12 pm

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:15 pm

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:19 pm

Waxoyl'd inside arches thoroughly, fixed the drivers door handle, glued some carpet in better where needed and removed the front bumper ready for some tlc.

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:37 pm

New fibre glass valance painted and built up with painted iron work, new chrome blade and over riders, I've fitted new rear over riders now too.
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:41 pm

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:44 pm

Changed the front door glass to door seals for these modern upgrade ones and they are much better, no glass rattling any more but the rears are going to be a pain to swap, I'm going to change the lot including the quarter light seals at a later date.
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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby 1000179 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:54 pm

Were those new glass seals easy to fit?

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Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Postby SageGreenPete » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:38 pm

No! Lol


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