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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #228 on: September 20, 2017, 10:03:07 PM »
Rainy and didnt have much time but got something off the list ::thumbup

Its is amazing how it can take twice the time that you originally thought  ;D
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #227 on: September 18, 2017, 10:44:36 PM »
Saturn glass VS OEM Glass  ::study

Been waiting months to check out the aftermarket OEM tempered safety glass that I bought.

You can see the size difference between OEM and Saturn

Saturn glass works but is not that smooth in operation

OEM requires some modification, Not sure how much will still be sticking up when fully lowered but it will be better than the Saturn glass.

I would of liked to have had a set of Murci Me's G28 glass, but I think this is the best that can be done?   ::scratch

Lexan? No Glass? Fixed Glass? ::tongue



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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #226 on: September 18, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
It's like Christmas!!!   Opening up and finding out what is inside! :santa 

Saturn glass -  rubs on fiberglass
Impala regulator
Nice piece of rubber in the front for glass to rub on
A bit of fiberglass work in latch area

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #225 on: September 18, 2017, 08:47:34 PM »
With the Windshield fitting on the "A" pillars, a couple of other problems.  Let me rephrase that a  multitude of issues ::) 

The weather strip flange was removed and the roof was altered.

The door probably needs to be moved out by about 1/2 inch or so

The Door has no window channel with the Saturn glass.

So the door skin has to come off ::toothy

yes it was rainy!

Hot tub time!
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #224 on: September 16, 2017, 10:37:48 PM »
With the windshield installed in the recess, thanks Murci Me for the guidance, much appreciated!  8)

... another problem? 888o

If the windshield in set correctly on the passenger side, the windshield sticks out or overhangs the drivers "A" pillar and the Drivers door will not close  ::)

The prior owner got the doors to close but neglected to make sure they would work with the windshield?  ::tongue

So the drivers "A" pillar width needed to be increased.

Grind off a $hit ton of Rage filler to get to fiber glass.
Fiberglass, Fiberglass, sand etc

Then the Door needed to be cut back, Cut Check, Cut Check, Cut Check,  Sand, Sand Check Sand Check.

Yes the windshield is cracked now ::toothy

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #223 on: September 16, 2017, 10:53:57 AM »
Go figure we have an issue  ;D

the curvature of the A pillar on passenger side wrong, driver side okay

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #222 on: September 16, 2017, 10:48:53 AM »
while working on the recess ...hmmmm?

that doesnt look good... ::)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #221 on: September 16, 2017, 10:45:45 AM »
Next on the simple redo is the windshield.

First problem is the A pillars were built up so the windshield when in place was flush with the doors and roof.

the passengers A pillar had a nice chunk of rage and a hump that was removed

the recess along the roof and doors was sanded and a 5/8" space was created for the windshield to rest in

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #220 on: September 15, 2017, 07:20:09 PM »
Hey, the title of this thread is "Simple REDO of an G28 LP640".  When are you going to get to the "simple" fixes???

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #219 on: September 14, 2017, 10:49:23 PM »
Hey, the title of this thread is "Simple REDO of an G28 LP640".  When are you going to get to the "simple" fixes???

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #218 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Grind, fiberglass, fiberglass, fiberglass, Sand, Dyna glass, Sand, Rage gold
Sand, Wench back in side
Almost done, needs a tweak  ;)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #217 on: September 12, 2017, 07:32:56 PM »
Well as frustrating as it has been with Arruat, At least they communicate and seems to want to resolve things  :)

I thought it was the outside brake pad that was causing the problem of the wheel not to turn that  easily and lock up when the Rim and tire were mounted.

took it all apart and...

the distance from the top caliper mounting hole to the rotor is off by a little over 1/16 of an inch or so, when compared to the bottom mounting hole.

the other issue in the mounting holes on the spindle, to me seem, to be to far in, or could stand to be a little further out, as the rotor is gouging the caliper as it turns around.

Talked in depth with Richard and will be sending the caliper back so they can test the new spindles with rotors and caliper, prior to shipping this time.   888o   When you send $hit in stages you cant QC the product.  ::tongue

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #216 on: September 11, 2017, 09:58:27 PM »
Finally the car is out of the shop!!!  ::beers

One of the front spindles is wrong.  When mounted the brake pad is pressed up to the outside side of the rotor, and the wheel wont even turn.   ::) Thinking its a weld that warped the spindle during the mfg process 888o

Using 5k lb atv wench to bring the car back into the shop.

Wednesday will be fiber glass grinding and cutting day, which is always a good time!!  ::toothy

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #215 on: September 10, 2017, 11:11:35 PM »
Another long weekend...and not working on the car that much. Poured concrete blah blah blah  ::toothy glad to be done with that!!!!

The car is finally on four wheels and just a few more issues with Arruat Motorsports lack of QC ::)

But I can see the light at the end of the Arruat tunnel..... and it has been loooong!  :LL:

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #214 on: September 05, 2017, 02:11:15 PM »
Brutal weekend, glad it is over!!!  Borrowed an excavator from one friend and a dump trailer from another.

Will take today and let my body recover..... zzz:)

back on the REDO build Wednesday!!   :)

Still have to pour concrete, spread out 20 yards of soil and seed for grass ....  :o
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