Complete Overhaul!!!!

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Complete Overhaul!!!!

by STEVA » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:32 pm

Well i thought id better update what im doing with my calibra :D

It all started when i thought id take my engine out to fix a couple of oil leaks as theyve been slowly winding me up and then decided to take the gearbox and transferbox out to clean up!!

So with the running gear out i thought id look behind the foam for a peek and i wish i hadnt lol found some rust just at the bottom of the drivers side just below the brake reservoir had a bit poke as you do and made a hole so thought F***!!!!!! basically all those years of bleeding brakes fluid has ran down and took the paint off and filling up the header tank with water and spilling it has basically sat there and has been slowly eating the car away!!!!

So i would advise all calibra owners to have a look and repair if necessary as you could leave it to late!!!!!

Luckly mine wasnt too bad and ive had it all cut out and replaced by a good friend of mine :D

So with it all repaired ive decided to go mad and weld all the seems up and fill them as im going for the smooth look its going to take a while but sod it if your going to do a job do it right :lol:

so thats how it stands heres a couple of pics of the work so far!!!


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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by Fraz » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:45 pm

you dont do things by half do you mate lol
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by Allys Cally » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:18 pm

bet your glad you caught it now rather than later mate
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by v6 steve » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:36 pm

you going to do a wire tuck while your at it ?
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:35 pm

Went up to see my mate yesterday to see what he had getting done and im impressed to say the least he has got 99% of the welding up done he just needs to dress it up and get some filler in to smooth it off for me :D

As ill be doing the finishing off when i get the all clear off the doc as im having loads of bother with my arm at the mo and cant do owt with it :(

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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:59 pm

Fraz wrote:you dont do things by half do you mate lol


No Fraz i must be bloody mad!! lol

Allys Cally wrote:bet your glad you caught it now rather than later mate


Yes ally mate just got there in time lol

v6 steve wrote:you going to do a wire tuck while your at it ?


Dont think ill go that far Steve as that will be a nightmare with the amount of wires there is!!!!!!!




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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:06 am

heres a bit of an update!!!!

First coat of filler
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This is where im at now filler rubbed down and final coat of stopper
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Will take more pics as I progress. I must be bloody mad!!!!


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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by v6 steve » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Ye you are bloody made but keep it up its looking good :clap:
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by Fraz » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:11 pm

must have missed something.....but why all the welding??
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:04 pm

v6 steve wrote:Ye you are bloody mad but keep it up its looking good :clap:


Cheers steve hopefully wil be going in to get painted next week!!!!! :D


Fraz wrote:must have missed something.....but why all the welding??


Welding the seems up so when i apply the filler it doesnt crack!! :)




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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by Allys Cally » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:51 pm

Looking good mate :D
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by craigyboy » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Good job mate,you must have plenty
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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:51 pm

Well the cars all prepped and off to the bodyshop for a lick of paint!!!

Heres a couple of pics of the cally ready to go!!!


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Cant wait to get it back then the fun begins!!!!!!! :D



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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by rich30mex » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:12 am

Liking the rims what are they 14s 15s lol

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Re: Engine bay antics!!!!

by STEVA » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:20 pm

Cheers Rich might take you up on that!!!! :D


Heres another pic i got this morning of it in the booth ;D

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