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Ruskie the 3500s

Discussion in 'Members Projects' started by arthuy, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Barten

    Barten Member

    This is going to be really great! Where are you sending them for refurbishment?
  2. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    They are going to Mark Gray, very reasonable on the price. I use to use past parts but there is a fair old difference, the parts could have been refurbed at home but I cant do the stainless bit.

    I will still be a few months plodding away. I really need to get the underseal off so will wait til that is a bit warmer. It is temptimg to get the engine and brakes sorted and drive the car but I will need to resist the temptation.

    Will be looking into the epoxy mastic. what is the best way to do it and what sort of quantities are needed. will look to do the entire underside and the suspension parts, I was going to have some bits powder coated but will see how they look once painted with the epoxy.
  3. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    So I can get set for doing the underseal work I called CJ autos to order the lifting device for my roller. Sadly they arent making them as they are too expensive??


    It is a heavy car to push on its side and whilst getting it over it a challange putting it back on the ground is a bit dangerous.


    So I have looked at the photos of the device and it is basically a really tall pillar jack with a few extra parts. I think I have figure out how to make one but think that trying to replicate it will be too much so have came up with the idea of using a 60" farm jack as a substitute and fabricate a few adaptors.

    Another option would be using the bumper mounts as a lifting point but perhaps that would be best with 2 farm jacks one at each end of the car.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  4. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    Hope to be getting more work completed over the summer.

    I have bought the epoxy for the underside, just need to get on with scraping the old rubbish off and get it on.

    My hydraulics have come back from refurb but will wait until I have the under side ready before refitting them. Whilst the car is on its side I want to replace the pipes, will be interesting doing the rear calipers with the car on its side.

    I have also managed to pick up a period FM radio but in needs a good service if anyone can recommend somewhere.


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