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VIN 4566 Restoration
That looks superb Dan. Cool
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You can't powder coat an e-coat.  You have to paint it.
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Interesting; didn't know that. I've decided to hand paint it in POR-15 anyway; it's another level of protection (it doesn't really need) and will be close enough to the original colour. It also drys more like the epoxy finish too. Should be sufficient.
Dan
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VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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Hi all; long time, no update.. 

10 weeks ago my wife and I welcomed our first daughter (and only, I might add). With the run up to that being costly, and my wife being off work, I had to reallocate funds from the car, to food/mortgage/electricity. Such is life!

In any case, work stalled as it was (literally) the bottom of the priority pile. It still is, unsurprisingly.

That said, it hasn't been entirely stalled.

Firstly, I've been collating parts and working out what I can use. Or not. I'm still unconvinced the engine is worth saving, but for now it's in storage whilst I work out what to do with it.
I bought various running parts; brakes, suspension, etc - but some of that will be returned or sold off as I intend to uprate them.
The frame has been painted as well. It was already e-coated, as you know, but I've added a couple of coats of rustoleum. I did a fair bit of research and the colour is pretty close (or as close as paint can be to 40 year old epoxy).

Here are a couple of pictures:
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They look a little blue in pictures, but not in person (the final pic is closer and far more grey).

And the engine, awaiting a fate or three:
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At the moment I'm researching ideas; the car, given her state, is a blank canvas and much of what I could fit, I don't want to - age and general fatigue put me off. So, well... more on that when I'm sure of my path.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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First, congratulations........things will never be the same again!
Frame looks great, at least you have a solid start now for however you go.
Chris
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2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
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Thanks Claire; they're already changed forever! It's amazing how much free time I have, but I don't, because Baby. Tongue

Yep; lots to think about. Lots of research going on too on engines, gearboxes, hoses, pipes.. you name it.
Dan
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VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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Yeah, nice one Claire. :-p

Dan. Good job as always. Jealous you're getting on with such a great job. At least i now have mine with me, and my own garage. Time to piecemeal through some niggles which have been in place for 3yrs. Then on to some continued improvement, and maybe down the road i'll be following your progress in a similar fashion. Unless baby. :-D
Rissy
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

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Quote:Yeah, nice one Claire. :-p
Told you before, only at the weekend, lol
Chris
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Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Congrats on the new arrival Dan, hopefully she'll be a complete petrol head like my 2 girls have become Smile

Chassis looks great, hopefully I'll have #2292 looking as good as that whenever we get the time/money to
start on it.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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After getting a sudden update on Claire's car, and realising I'd forgetten this forum still existed, I figured "hey, I'll do an update!".

In reality the following two years has been:

1. A new arrival, Ava. She's 2 now, nearly 2 and a half. Who knew I'd rather spend time with my daughter than working on a car? Tongue
2. 15 months of a sewage pipe getting overwhelmed everytime it rained, and that long for the water company to find and fix the issue, meaning my garage flooded regularly. Nothing got damaged, but it meant very little garage time for me.
3. An undiagnosed back problem, and a potentially trapped nerve in my neck, and that requires no further description Wink

And that's that really. The car was way down the list of priorities, but, things are changing. 

First up, work did happen, just not worth reporting on. I cleaned up various parts, cataloged some I knew I could refurbish, whilst worrying about parts I wouldn't trust.

So the frame looks a bit like:

[Image: 50118753767_056981e8ce.jpg]Frame and suspension by Dan Willis, on Flickr

Parts laid out, fittings tested and things like the rear strut are now painted black and cleaned up. 

The suspension for the most has been replaced, from:

[Image: 50117962498_6a93dbdc7d.jpg]Frame and suspension by Dan Willis, on Flickr
[Image: 50118754817_311e1fce39.jpg]Frame and suspension by Dan Willis, on Flickr

To:

[Image: 50115522553_02213af86f.jpg]20200715_170252 by Dan Willis, on Flickr
[Image: 50116314792_45b454aace.jpg]20200715_170321 by Dan Willis, on Flickr

And the nicest part, and most expensive:

[Image: 50115523128_677b45fef3.jpg]20200715_170007 by Dan Willis, on Flickr

My next big job is to get this all fitted, alongside the new steering rack, coils and whatnot, even if just hand tight to get the chassis rolling. Then on to new water pipes, getting the fuel lines cleaned and back on the frame and then deciding what to tackle next. See you in a bit... hopefully not two years!
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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Quote:And the nicest part, and most expensive:

[Image: 50115523128_677b45fef3.jpg]20200715_170007 

Ouchh, now they are expensive, do you mind if I ask why you went down this route rather than refurb your existing arms? Do it once do it right kinda thing?
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A little of A, a little of B. The original design has always bothered me and I've the opportunity to fix things as I rebuild. This is an obvious win, and my old ones were knackered!
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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Quote:This is an obvious win, and my old ones were knackered
Fair enough, I know John C bought the ones from DPI and he's pleased with them. Do you mind if I ask did you trade your old ones in? or are you interested in selling them?
Chris
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2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
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They went is as core exchange; I think I sent them at the beginning of the year, then the world ended, so my update is particularly late as DGo was completely at the mercy of shipping and lockdown.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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