22nd September 2017 - Starting on the rear...
Finally, after months and months, we got the front end down!!
And the back end up
Not too bad, both sides are much the same but the disc guard on the near side is a touch crispy. The calipers have already been removed for a rebuild, which is proving to be a bit of a pain. I have unstuck the adjuster cover and bleed screw from one, but I'm having trouble getting the ruddy circlip out! Leaving that for another time.....
And another wee frivolity, that will be fitted when I get my replacement grille.
Plus I sheared off the bleed screw in one.
Not a happy bunny today
It was a bit scary drilling it out, thought I might have damaged the thread at one point but no, just made a big enough hole to get an extractor in and screwed it out.
I'm still putting off another go at the circlip.....
In other news, I picked up a pair of Falken tyres today. That'll be one end pretty much sorted, yay!!
Well, after spending too much time doing this > over the calipers I bought myself some proper long-nosed 90 degree circlip pliers and got the clips out in seconds. Well worth the £20 ish and they turned up the next day so very happy with that
Just got to put them back together, need a couple of core plugs first and they're sorted.
Now, a diversion from the work on the rear...
Bit of faffing has been occurring. I quite fancied having front reversing lights but the units that came, despite being listed as having the fittings for them, didn't. Boo. So I thought I'd cut out the blanks and fit them anyway...
Originals were a bit dull and had a couple of cracks.....
so I fitted these instead!
Don't think I'm supposed to put a 'how to' guide into a project thread, so I'll do a procedure and put it up somewhere else if anyone wants it? I think it's also doable on the 9000.
It's not as neat as having the proper ones and I'm glad I wasn't cutting holes in genuine units but it works and that's fine by me. I'll have to have a better look later when it's dark.
The end result!
Should come in handy, what with all the dark lanes around here.
One thing I noticed when I was removing the light units, was that the nut/washer combo is the same as the stainless jobbies on the 9000 wheelarch trim, so I swapped the rusty nuts for some spare 9000 ones I had lying around.
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