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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2004, 06:49:11 PM »
cheers for all that will hopefulyl have a fruitful play tomorrow & cheers for offer fly but i see argos do a similar set up & my old dear works there so should get a nice little discount http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_18_4.gif\' border=0>
Calliper paint i did indeed just go for the red stuff from Halords but was a little while back so cant remember how much the lill pot was but not too OTT, paint i\'m using on disc to stop them rusting was a little harder to come by "zinc ally" stuff they use on galvenised doors etc was recommended to me & looking good on one wheel so far to prevent the centres rusting just gota sort the other 3 now......
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2004, 07:02:29 PM »
PS the big ass (not really any bigger thou) trolley jacks they used in bodyshop did usually require a few blocks of wood under the wheels before they\'d fit under skirts but no biggy & they almost fitted without.......
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2004, 09:58:24 PM »
OK well i\'m finally guna do it & paint callipers tomorrow (presuming it dont rain too badhttp://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_2_4v.gif\' border=0>) Now having had the gratefull (although dont think i was gratefull enough as i didnt offer any rides feel a bit guilty about that in heinseight mate if yer reading...) help of Gary changing my wheels the other week when i was doing the track day the other week i\'m confident with use of the trolley jack under the diff to get the rears in the air but discovered with the sideskirts it\'s impossible to get the standard or trolley jack to the normal jacking points for the front wheels.
So can anyone else confirm where are potential/best/good or otherwise jacking points to get the front wheels in air are (given there\'s not space to get jack under with the skirts http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_8_1.gif\' border=0>)
Now i recall use of the towing eye worked? Any other definate ideas?
I\'ve blagged some wood to drive onto so i can get jack under the car just wana confirm where i can lift it up against?
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2004, 10:50:13 PM »
Don\'t know if I\'ve caught you in time, but don\'t waste your time with the original jack ....... that is there for emergencies only, not to be used at any other time!

When you have the proper jack, DO NOT jack it up on the diff!!!!!! That would be very foolish. Only ever jack the car up on some part of the suspension or sub frames. these are the only places suitable for carrying a 1.5tonne car!

Dont even use the bit that runs along the side of the car. this looks like a chassis member, but it isn\'t! It\'ll fold underneath the jack!

Have fun!;)

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2004, 11:32:57 PM »
what wood be really foolish is jacking it up on diff thingy (er dunno wot it is if i\'m being honest the nice silver thing inbetween the middle of the rear wheels  what\'s bad about doing this?) & while pissing about painting  callipers taking rear wheels etc off (which required taking hand brake off so i could spin discs to paint them properly) & having driven onto planks of wood under front wheels so i could later get jack under the front to do front wheels (which i didint in end as i ran out of time) was then to release trolley jack having left handbrake off & with a bit of a downhill thing + front wheels being on the end of planks of wood ment i nearly got run over by 1300k of yer finest rotary powered device.....pmsl, in heinseight having escaped with wheel chocks in bag & only a slighly grazed knee having stopped run away car with my jeans knee & raw power that a thread by Gurj wood be proud of..........http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_5_128.gif\' border=0>


Anyway gob shyte/drunk mode off couldn\'t find a pikky of underside of FD but where specifically on the front of car is suitable for jacking?
Thank you please
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2004, 02:43:29 PM »
Diff is bad, because it will crack under the wieght of the car and drop it\'s load of oil, then the next time you race a motorbike (like I do) you will hear a loud screeching noise followed by a bang and your back wheels might lock up ........ so not good!

Front of the car?
If you look directly behind the wheel at what is technically called "the lower arm" you will see something that resembles an "arm". If you follow this to it\'s "elbow" you will see what looks like a rubber bush (a rubbery toilet roll tube). This would be my first choice of jacking piont.

Don\'t forget, you aren\'t capable of jacking the entire front end, do one side at a time. And also, if you can\'t use wheel chocks, a brick will do just as well!

One handy tip is, when you remove a wheel, slide it underneath the raised car while you are working under there. A wheel refurb is easier to live with, than a CRUSHED HEAD!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2004, 06:46:39 PM »
cheers mate have got axel stands too & already do the wheel thing as a cunning plan. Will take photos of my rear another time for you to poke at & show me what to do with it.....http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_6_8.gif\' border=0>
aha just found sum pix of my front end when it was still being worked on any of these vaguely help yer description......?
Si

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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2004, 08:46:05 PM »
OK then just to play educating retarda jacking from the rear then as below i take it point A is the bit that is as above not cunning, does that mean B where the wishbone thingy joins is a good bet & the same the other side C for getting them rear wheels skywards? http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZS\' target=\'_blank\'>http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/1046.gif\' border=0>
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Si

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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2004, 08:24:06 AM »
B&C are fine mate. :)