Skip navigation

my modified campaign project.

Post

Back to the top
One in the front and one in the back, 4 wheel drive as well, and just use one when you want economy.

Post

Back to the top
Sounds like a plan!  :lol:

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

Post

Back to the top
So not touched this in a good while, now hoping to start again so bought this,   Chinese k04, time will tell if its any good.

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1527.JPG

Post

Back to the top
Also made.
DSCF1528.JPG

Post

Back to the top
Nice new parts  :thumbs:

Matt

Post

Back to the top
Bought a pair of G60 calipers, they are rusty, half painted red, over the rust,  and a bleed nipple snapped of while trying to undo it,  Lets see what I can do.  Photo of one.
DSCF1538.JPG
DSCF1539.JPG

Post

Back to the top
So after a combination of deox c and various wire brush,s in an electric drill and several hours, came up quite nice,  Just need a few coats of caliper paint and I do have new pistons and seals to fit.
DSCF1550.JPG
DSCF1551.JPG

Post

Back to the top
It's amazing how well calipers come up with a bit of elbow grease. They'll look great once painted  :thumbs:

Matt

Post

Back to the top
Yeah, the advantage of thick metal, as opposed to doing bodywork.  At the moment attempting to fit the new pistons and rubber seals,  while I have done it rather easily on another pair of callipers, this pair is very close to feeling the weight of my sledge hammer,   will just not go together.  EDIT  Got there in the end, second one was easier.
 

Last edit: by abfmk1

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1555.JPG

Post

Back to the top
So decided definitely go the ABF way, and bought these  items of much beauty. ( don't seem able to add photos to text)  However I couldn't find an abf with reasonable mileage and didn't want to get involved rebuilding an engine at this time so sold them on.  1.8t it is then,……….. maybe..

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1712.JPG
45 mm dth jenveys.

Post

Back to the top
As i am now committed to  1.8t  thought i would get some parts,  so massive overkill with trackslag  large diameter down pipe and exhaust system, just didnt really see anything else i preferred.

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1950.JPG
DSCF1951.JPG

Post

Back to the top
 :thumbs:

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

Post

Back to the top
After getting the g60 calipers sorted and the epytec adaptors i sold them on , just thought they were too heavy and bought some standard mk1 calipers which i overhauled.

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1988.JPG DSCF1954.JPG
DSCF1955.JPG

Post

Back to the top
.  However having spent hours on the mk1 calipers decided they wouldnt be up to the job,  and sold them on..How many more calipers/carriers am i going to spend time on before i make my mind up?

Post

Back to the top
DSCF1964.JPG
1 guests and 0 members have just viewed this: None.