Time to start a new build. Ex BG maxi. Hereford.

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Interesting issue with the lowering.

The locating pin is not a pin. But a hot stamping in the spring. Time to make some pins.
Here you can see the upper surface. There is a plastic plug in one. Removed in the other.
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That is part of the spring and ain’t moving.
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New push fit pins made.
Just need to clean them up and check the fit.
And put some paint on them.
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Looking good so far :)
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Retrofication lowering kit fitted to the rear. Was interesting.
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Wobble blocks fitted. Let’s see.
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Made a big difference. Fitted to the first hole which is in the same position as the standard shackles. Going to make some others out of some steel tube and old bolts to put in the last holes. Might even do two and join them to help lock them together.
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Front Vogtland springs fitted.
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Have it a day off today as the Van decided it did not like keeping the coolant inside.

Problem found.
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Had to take the cooler part to get it out.
But it came out.
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Now it’s out time to check other parts for condition.

Oooppps
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New being collected in the morning.
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Got the whole new unit in in one piece.
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New and old.
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Ohooo
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Got to love ABS units
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All back together.
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Decided to do some investigation on the worn hose.
Gone through the reinforcement layer. Was not going to last to much longer.
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Then I thought I would have a look at the wear block that rests on the alternator.
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Yep just a rubber block.
Had some grommets arrive from China.
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Do the job.
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Grommets a good fit ?
Happen to have a link ?
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stu_b wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 10:29 pm Grommets a good fit ?
Happen to have a link ?
I used lllparts to get the dimensions and put that into eBay none are exact so went 1mm bigger. Fit fine. Just waiting on some round ones to arrive.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275929676372 ... media=COPY
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They look a good fit, shape wise 👍
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The 30mm round ones arrived today.
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As no one would comment on the front strut question.
Originals have arrived along with new nut and bolts
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To go along with OE Top mounts and bearings.
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Struts and top mounts fitted.
Yes it is easier removing the wiper motor assy.
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