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Greeny-o 18-10-2017 08:36

Evo 5 Sprint Car - Underside Restoration
 
After owning my Evo for around 5 years and giving it a fair bit of abuse on track days and at sprints, I thought it was due some tlc. Phil Sparky the previous owner looked after the car well with plenty of underseal but there are still a few patches of rust visable, so my plan is to take next year off competing and complete a full underside restoration in my garage at home.

My current plan involves
Stripping underside parts which I will clean and restore over the winter period. I am taking lots of pictures as well as tracking hours spent. I am hoping to de-rust all nuts and bolts and plate them myself in my shed.

Having seen lots of good reviews I will strip all the underseal and old paint back to metal using an mbx stripper tool and repaint using rust bullet in spring 2018, then use the summer of 2018 to build the car back up. I am hoping to add a Racefab rear sub frame as part of the rebuild.

Hopefully this steady schedule should give me plenty of time as I need to fit everything around work and family commitments so I will post updates as things progress.

I just wanted to say a big thanks to Chris (Redrooster) for his advice, chatting to me about planning and potential problems from his fantastic restoration.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...e1617fe9_c.jpg20161030_141320 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4512/...8e8cdb44_c.jpg20170910_134154 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/...284dc2e1_c.jpg20170910_175646 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/...acd92c46_c.jpg20170910_175712 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/...7ce92784_c.jpg20170910_175751 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/...cf1e3919_c.jpg20170928_095114 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/...1e776365_c.jpg20170928_095101 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/...0886b3c1_c.jpg20170923_160358 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/...483b43de_c.jpg20171001_104425 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4493/...1aa991ff_c.jpg20171001_104251 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Greeny-o 18-10-2017 08:37

Started to clean a few bits up. The Ohlins had socks on them so came up like new.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...197d903e_c.jpg20171007_131804 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

I tackled the arms with degreaser, a wire brush and a pressure washer which came up better than expected.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/...48aaa315_c.jpg20171007_095139 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4446/...16ee4505_c.jpg20171007_101232 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Dave-Cee 18-10-2017 09:10

You deserve a medal for tackling that in such a small space.

:smthumbup

Greeny-o 18-10-2017 09:33

Tell me about it! The wife wasn't too pleased at me converting the conservatory into a 'parts storage facility' :lol:

Plating kit on order so will give you a try Friday Dave

EVO_STEW 18-10-2017 18:30

Looks a great thread will be keeping an eye on this as I am thinking about doing the underside on my 6. Would be good to know how you get on with the MBX as I have been looking at getting one.

Greeny-o 18-10-2017 20:21

I will let you know how I get on:smthumbup

interbishi 18-10-2017 20:33

Good luck with the resto , I did mine in 2012 a right ball ache ... it had never had underseal on so was straight forward ... I used 1 gallon of paint and 1 gallon of clear waxoyle .

Ross W 18-10-2017 22:33

Nice one Nick. Been a good car to you so worth preserving :thumbup:

Greeny-o 19-10-2017 06:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by interbishi (Post 5848746)
Good luck with the resto , I did mine in 2012 a right ball ache ... it had never had underseal on so was straight forward ... I used 1 gallon of paint and 1 gallon of clear waxoyle .

Thanks Richard, getting some of the rusted and sealed bolts off was a right pain, like 30mins for 1 bolt but I think I am through the worst of the strip down.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ross W (Post 5849066)
Nice one Nick. Been a good car to you so worth preserving :thumbup:

Thanks Ross, I have a feeling I will be using you for a few parts :handsup:

A12DY B 19-10-2017 08:56

like to see these,

cant wait to see the finished product

gazb 19-10-2017 12:14

Following, I'm doing the same to my 6rs2 :handsup:

Greeny-o 22-10-2017 17:47

Zinc plating kit arrived this week so thought I would have a bash. Great fun and I am really pleased with the results. Thanks to Dave-cee for chatting to me about his setup.

Basic process involves-

A really good clean of the item
Soak overnight in Bilt Hammer Deo-x to remove rust
Soak for 30mins plus in hot de-greaser in an old slow cooker
Acid pickle dip
Plate c30mins
Nitric acid dip
Blue passivator dip
Dry with a hairdryer
Hang over radiator to dry of a couple of hours

Kit setup took a couple of hours to set up but it was quiet easy when you get into a rhythm.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/...48341d43_c.jpg20171021_090148 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/...7ce878d4_c.jpg20171021_120256 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Anti roll bar brackets

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/...d5469c1b_c.jpg1508668526428 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Brake caliper spings

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/...0d2c626f_c.jpg1508691286454 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Various nuts and bolts

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...caebe5fb_c.jpg1508691221583 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Not too bad for a weekends work. Loads still to do though!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...a4044a2a_c.jpg20171022_175703 by Nicholas Greenwood, on Flickr

Dave-Cee 22-10-2017 21:29

Go on, admit it, you're looking around for anything you could plate?

:crackup:

shellis 22-10-2017 21:46

that's super cool, I have lots of bits I'd like to plate! how much was the kit?

Greeny-o 23-10-2017 06:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave-Cee (Post 5855498)
Go on, admit it, you're looking around for anything you could plate?

:crackup:

Ha ha, loads still to do on the car so I need to get through that 1st. Thanks for the chat though!

Quote:

Originally Posted by shellis (Post 5855538)
that's super cool, I have lots of bits I'd like to plate! how much was the kit?

Its was 108 although I got the big kit. There is a link to Daves thread above which has the company details on :smthumbup


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