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rottenbend
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Deffo adding an arse end tear down to the winter list.


Me too. No better way to really get to know (and hopefully love) your car I guess.

I'm fairly nervous though - I'm not sure my mechanical know-how is up to the mark. I certainly wouldn't attempt it without knowing that I can ask questions on here and get the right answers Thumb. I've had look already and all my exhaust bolts are completely corroded and will need to be cut out...

I'd normally pay someone to do something like this but the more I learn the more I believe that if a job is worth doing it's worth doing youself.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if a job is worth doing it's worth doing yourself.


Yes, the stamps in my service book are worth zero in my opinion. Service centres work by the hour and that doesn't necessarily mean quality.

Most of the problems I have so far encountered through the car have been rusty fasteners so it's just a case of taking your time.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BC and Lee, thanks for all your efforts with this!

Guys, it would be awesome if we could find somewhere undercover with loads of space and have a workshop weekender to work through stuff like this together.....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guys, it would be awesome if we could find somewhere undercover with loads of space and have a workshop weekender to work through stuff like this together.....


I like the idea of that Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cyruspower wrote:
Guys, it would be awesome if we could find somewhere undercover with loads of space and have a workshop weekender to work through stuff like this together.....


I like the idea of that Smile

Lee

I have often thought about this. The unit a few doors along in Forest Hill is run by a Carpenter who is a VW Camper nut. In the summer he puts on a workshop weekend. Friday afternoon campers start arriving from all over London. Beers get opened and the BBQ gets going and lots fibreglass resin gets applied. By Monday morning it looks like the aftermath of Glasto without the mud. This is all great but it does depend on half decent weather.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guys, it would be awesome if we could find somewhere undercover with loads of space and have a workshop weekender to work through stuff like this together.....


That's a brilliant idea Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see it now....each of us with our own dedicated work area, snap on tool cabinets and beer fridge each. Oh, and a great stereo with the mother of all iTunes attached.

We could make it a six monthly or even quarterly thing? Could we get a sponsor to support a group buy, if we are going to be buying parts as a result of each chosen workshop weekender subject?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I would be interested in this too. Great idea......

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can see it now....each of us with our own dedicated work area, snap on tool cabinets and beer fridge each. Oh, and a great stereo with the mother of all iTunes attached.

We could make it a six monthly or even quarterly thing? Could we get a sponsor to support a group buy, if we are going to be buying parts as a result of each chosen workshop weekender subject?


Does anyone know of anywhere that does service bay/lift hire with tools on a hourly or daily basis? We could probably book the whole thing out!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem using my outside unit space. Parking for about 15 cars and power. The unit is empty at the weekends and plenty of power. The reason it works so well for the VW campers is they have somewhere to sleep. Tents would be fine but it would be on concrete, so plenty of bed rolls needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I'm up for a bit of this, even if there's nothing to do on my own car I'm local enough to just turn up and make the tea and lend a hand where required.

not sure about the camping though Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea guys ... I might have to fly over and help with the burgers!


In the meantime , having gone over to the bodyshop again yesterday (I think he's beginning to realise that he shouldn't have taken my car on Grin)
I had a long chat with him about any other prospective areas like this that could go the same way..
He's quite insistant that this is the only weak area on the chassis of the 993 , and he's stripped a few to bare bones, all panels off etc. So that's good news.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rallyeman wrote:
No problem using my outside unit space. Parking for about 15 cars and power. The unit is empty at the weekends and plenty of power. The reason it works so well for the VW campers is they have somewhere to sleep. Tents would be fine but it would be on concrete, so plenty of bed rolls needed.


Cheers Rallyeman, sounds like the kind of environment that would be awesome for the summer, although I think I'd be booking into a hotel with a late bar and good restaurant near by, rather than camping......or we could hire are few of these:



If we are going to be doing this anytime soon I think we need indoor space incase it pisses it down and our cars are in pieces. Also need to think about what we'd do about tools, lifts etc.

Ballcock, we'll definitely need help with the burgers!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Workshop unit sounds great, although i suspect a location in the midlands would be best for all. I would think somewhere near the M6/M1

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not wanting to be a killjoy here but maybe we should split this thread or start a new one for the workshop , there's a lot of good info on this thread that future 993 owners might want to refer to so maybe we should keep the thread clean and easy to follow?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not wanting to be a killjoy here but maybe we should split this thread or start a new one for the workshop


Good idea Ballers, and fantastic idea guys, a group buy for bits and bobs would certainly interest me, but I do like to get engrossed in my own garage when fiddling with the 993, no time scale to work to or burned burgers! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
Not wanting to be a killjoy here but maybe we should split this thread or start a new one for the workshop , there's a lot of good info on this thread that future 993 owners might want to refer to so maybe we should keep the thread clean and easy to follow?


Good call Ballers!

993 Workshop Weekender thread continues here:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=592573#592573
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snap Lee I started today but more bits required




If anyone has a spare N/side Rear wheelarch liner mine is cracked
















This last one looks scary Floor

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Snap Lee I started today but more bits required


It's a race Smile

I guess it's new pu supports for you, be careful with the nuts that hold them - I snapped one of the studs and will need to drill it out.

Heat shields look ok - I'm sure there are still as effective as they're not much bigger when new - one of mine was simply missing ~ £50 OPC

Have you got to the bumper support plates and chassis legs yet to take a look ?

You can have the rear bumper and heat shield off in one piece with just two bolts by pushing the bits near the big M12 ? allen bolts out of the way. I removed the top heat shield afterwards because I wanted to get in there and wanted time for the WD40 to get to the little M5 bolts that hold it on.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I spoke to the nice chaps at GT-One earlier today and they are also quite familiar with this problem.

Mine is going in for some bits and pieces in a few weeks, so I'm going to have them whip everything off and check / remedy / photograph. Given they only did my bumper supports / heat shields last year and do look for rust in the process, they said I shouldn't worry... However for a few hours labour i think its worth having the peace of mind.

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