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Started off as a little Brake change and has turned into a Subframe and underbody clean up.

Got hold of delivery miles rear hubs, have replacement Bilsteins on the way for the time being until I get some funds for a set of HKS coilovers.

Getting the full underbody bolt kit from Ross at RossSport. Removing both front and rear sub frames, getting them blasted and repainted. Clean up underbody and replacing as much as I can that is bolted on the underside of the car.

Will put up lots of pictures as I go along. Rear hubs for now, as new :D

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Condition of the original hubs :shake: Not good.

Replacements are in good condition.

I will take some underbody photo's as I take parts off.
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I had a look at a 10 the other day on a ramp and was very bad, I would expect another year and a winter will need welded, the ayc pump was terrible condition.:handsup:
 

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I was surprised too. The chassis looks to be good on mine with no visible rust, it is the bolt on parts from what I can see so far. The subframes seem to be completely bare of any paint and covered completely in rust.
I will know more this weekend and I will get a start in it in earnest. My old Evo's were not this bad.

It will get fixed and I will get the subframes painted well and give everything a good coating before it goes back on. This car is going to stay with me for the forseeable future.
 

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Great job

Exactly what I will be doing.

Is that a replacement subframe or the original? Where did you get parts etc? And did you do the rear? What else did you do at the same time? Lots of questions :lol:
Pm me if you wish.

Thank you.
Kev:smthumbup

I just had this done on one of my Xs (not my blue one!)
 

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It's Good to see the X getting some TLC :smthumbup:coolsm:

Keep the updates coming :smthumbup
 

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crumbs my 14 year old MG isnt that bad there SUPER rustys ,the hubs are in a terrible state
nice to see it cleaned up tho ,top job
 

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I have just tidied my X FQ360 up underneath and it wasn't to bad to be honest. Some light surface rust on subframe but other than that it seemed pretty solid. Car has 49k on it.
 

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any new updates about your ride?
Just been buying a few little bits for it. Bought some good heavy duty axle stands too.

So far I have bought new suspension parts, new lowering springs (Teins) and refurbished Bilstein dampers done by Bilstein UK.
AP Racing front and rear calipers and discs. Almost new rear hubs and new pads.

Once I have all the parts I am going to take the rear subframe off. I will take a few days off work and remove it and send it to be refurbished.

Pictures to follow
Kev:smthumbup
 

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What size ap front and rear you got if you don't mind me asking? Done any thing to it yet?
 

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I wish I could have the luxury of taking the car off the road to take bits off it and clean. Unfortunately it is my daily drive and I need to use it daily.

How would you go about it if you could only work on it weekends??
 

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Maybe the car has lived by the coast previously or spent long periods stood outside?

Well done I'm sure it will be worth it in the end :smthumbup
it must of been left outside or near the coast like you say, or driven on salty roads ect.

The underside of my X is like new, no rust atall, not even surface rust. :smthumbup

If i car is looked after properly, stored properly, not driven on salty roads ect ect then any car can be completely rust free.
 

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Unless it is your daily and you do not have a luxury of a garage ...

I have seen plenty of cars 60 years old looking far better than that and it is truly shocking the shoddy way those cars were manufactured in terms of rust proofing!

Still, another excuse to lay under the car :).

I am experimenting with wet media blasting to see if I can do it efficiently. Wet soda blasting is the way to go apparently as it does not damage rotating assemblies (dissolves and is relatively soft) and will not damage rubber/plastics either. I just need to buy 200bar pressure washer and fee bags of blast media and will be saving myself few ££££.
 

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I remember seeing that evo 6 extream that autotorque were fixing, it was absolutely rotten underneath, they made it look better than new! Very impressive.

Going to a specialist is the way to go for sorting these issues out imo.
 
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