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Make for benefit and glory of Poptop T3

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by SunnyJim, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I was more concerned about what is happening on lower the RH side centre panel..... the pic is not clear, but is the floor to outside junction, in the 3rd pic of the first post. o_O
     
  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Grantus
    Well spotted, there are a few rust holes down there that will need to be fixed.
    I also have a bit of rust at each window.

    I have to replace this plastic vent . I assume it is a trakka part, just wondering if it is a common part? Screenshot_20190427-072114_Gallery.jpg
     
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  3. Barry

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    There was a post on this before.
    Think they ended up with a stainless grille from Bunnings?

    They also had an issue with rust there as it is below the sink or something and water pooled there
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  5. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Barry
    I think bunnings is the go. I will check out What they have
     
  6. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Another topic ... t3 lowering.
    Am I right, no beams and springs plates?
    It is Changing 4 springs?
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Piece of pee.
    Simple way is heat treated springs.
    I have had this and was surprised with the quality.
    You can use original shocks but bump stop care essential and healthy shocks

    I now have H&R springs and shorter shocks.
    Need to get a special bushing turned up for front bottom shock bolt but you get full travel.
    Very good but costs more

    If interested in the details let me know.
     
  8. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Barry thx for the good info .

    What I am trying to gauge is, can i easily swap back as forth between 2 heights
    1. The height right now looks great for off road and beach
    2. About 2.5 inches lowered looks nice for around town. Just like my bay.

    I learnt that with my 76 bay even though I had an adjustable front beam i couldn't easily adjust them so wondering if it easier with the t3?
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Hardest part is the spring around the strut at the front.
    Need some compressors for springs on front and ball joint breakers
     
  10. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need air bags for that type of flexibility
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Bags of cement. :)
     
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  12. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Still need to realign the steering geometry even if it was easy. So still not practical.
     
  13. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Barry had just shed the light.... balljoint breaking. Not something I want to do regularly.
    Air ride sounds more convenient
     
  14. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yep now i understand.
     
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  15. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    I pulled back the rubber step cover on each side. There is rust. Not enough to put my foot through it but enough that I need to fix it.
    20190501_164952.jpg
     
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  16. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    It is good to do some of the simple jobs that bring the bling.

    Before rim
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    After rim
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  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    That looks great.

    Big improvement - Silver is so yesterday :p
     
  18. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    coming along nicely
     
  19. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Today's subject ..... T3 tacho in the dash

    I dont have it, but notice others do.
    Was it an option? Only with caravelle or syncro?

    Now even though I don't have a tacho on my dash , would the signal wire be there? Or would I have to run a new wire back to the ecu?

    20190503_124941.jpg
     
  20. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that the harness has the wiring for the Tacho an the clock, both of which you don't have. Tacho's were sometimes fitted by the dealer or ordered by the customer. Good luck trying to find a Tacho however you should fairly easily be able to find a clock.
     

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