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DeLorean 16473 Facebook blog
#1
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DeLorean ... 7844700012

Sorry it's justa FB blog, but it's so easy to use from my phone while I work.

I don't know how long this car will take, I only know I will be building the car I always wanted to build!

Here's the run-down of the plan

Chris sorting the bodywork (obviously)
Full chassis restoration incl galvanising and nylon coating
My 4-pot brakes all round of course
17&18" original style wheels
2.8 twin chargecooled twin turbo (I've had the donor engine for a couple of years already, and a set of MFaulks cams quietly biding their time on my shelf. Just a set of pistons to go...)
RHD conversion
Full leather interior retrim with sound insulation
Power steering
Full remote entry system
Rear anti-roll bar
*possibly* I'll finally get around to engineering my front lower wishbone idea
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#2
Great project, best of luck for the next steps Wink
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#3
Great news Martin! Smile
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#4
stunned_monkey Wrote:Full chassis restoration incl galvanising and nylon coating


Not powder coated then? After advocating it so much all this time?!

...or is this just a particular type of powder coating?
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
(Forum Member 288)
(DOC Member 663)

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

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#5
Good for Martin, we all need a project. I'm a little surprised by the RHD conversion, i'd never thought were were keen on them.
Chris Parnham

RHD Factory Used Auto  



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#6
Rissy Wrote:...or is this just a particular type of powder coating?

Google is your friend. As is Rich H who originally put me onto this many years back.

http://www.omnikote.co.uk/nylon_powder_coating.html

Chris P Wrote:I'm a little surprised by the RHD conversion, i'd never thought were were keen on them.

For me the fun will be in the project. A RHD conversion just adds to the challenge and will add to the car's value, assuming I do a good job :lol:
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#7
Already enjoying this blog.

I'd be interested in wheels/brakes still. I thought perhaps they weren't really available any longer (it makes sense you could get them for yourself though!).
I'm kinda surprised at the cost of refurbing the old ones (brake calipers). I've been quoted £120 a corner. Oh well!
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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#8
Dan Willis Wrote:I'm kinda surprised at the cost of refurbing the old ones (brake calipers). I've been quoted £120 a corner. Oh well!

That's horrific!

I did my two fronts, myself, last summer.

Cost the price of some elbow grease, some electricity for the Dremel, some new EBay calliper seal kits and some high temperature engine enamel to paint them up.

Turned out pretty well I thought...
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
(Forum Member 288)
(DOC Member 663)

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

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#9
Quote:I've been quoted £120 a corner. Oh well!
You can buy two new front ones for that price from Ebay!
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584
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#10
Yup. New ones from most US places are about that too, but they require a core exchange so it'll work out far far more due to weight. Not many "good" options about. I may try myself but it's a job I've never attempted.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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#11
Quote:Not many "good" options about
When I did mine I just bought a pair from Ebay for the fronts. Brand new no exchange:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-CORTINA- ... 4d2d46a787
Double check these are correct as I just did a quick search. The only difference is/was is that the thread is metric on the hard line going in to the caliper so you will need to change the hard line on your car as well.
Rear's are available refurbed from Dave Howarth for around £125 a pair exchange.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584
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#12
Most helpful, Chris, thank you.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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#13
Quote:I'm kinda surprised at the cost of refurbing the old ones (brake calipers). I've been quoted £120 a corner

Also try Bigg Red: http://www.biggred.co.uk/

They offer three levels of finish. I had the Premium (polymer coating) service on my front calipers which cost £60 each. One of the very few companies I'm happy to recommend.
Richard H. DOC 365 VIN 1274
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#14
we recommend Bigg Red too, they did all 4 calipers on our Toyota Sera, which were rusted to ****
as the car had been stood for about 7yrs, and they came back (in their standard finish) as good as
new.

Cost was £160 all in, including VAT and return carriage by next day courier.

An excellent company, cannot recommend them highly enough.
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Apr 2021 Mokka-e Launch Edition - Evie
#170
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#15
I got a quote from Big yesterday - unfortunately they're pricey as well. The basic painted finish is £80 for the fronts (each) and rears are in three figures. I was hoping for plating (starts at £99 for the fronts).

I'm happy to spend money - and I'd like to keep the car original but.. well, I can get new stuff for a few quid more. Seems a bit silly.
Dan
Member 101
VIN# 4566
Former Vins# 5641 (Maddie) and 5284 (Hana)

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