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Post Number:#16  Post by Jake » September 21st, 2016, 11:59

brianw119 (view post) wrote:My carpet doesn't look good. The colour looks tired and faded. I bought cans of fabric spray dye to remedy this. They haven't turned up as yet. I also purchased a used subframe. Got it really cheap. Will take it to work and clean it up, and hopefully start assembling complete front suspension in the near future.
I am kind of multi tasking.


If you're struggling with the carpet, it may be worthwhile sourcing an earlier carpet from one of the plethora of breakers around. The earlier ones actually have a pile to them and hence can be actually cleaned, unlike the later wirey/horsehair type stuff! :)
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Post Number:#17  Post by brianw119 » September 22nd, 2016, 10:23

I see what you are saying about getting another carpet. Unfortunately the budget for this venture is tight, and not in the mood to take this carpet out the third time. So will just have to continue with my diy
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Post Number:#18  Post by brianw119 » September 23rd, 2016, 8:04

I collected a front subframe today.
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Post Number:#19  Post by brianw119 » November 9th, 2016, 9:11

Its been a while. The car has been on hold due to work. I had put all the carpet and fittings back together, started the engine, and the airbag ligts won't extinguish. I have tried unplugging and plugging them back in, and that hasn't worked. In order to narrow down which connector is causing the provlem, I have resorted to cutting the connectors off, and using connector blocks to join the wires. If that doesn't work then I will have to change the impact sensors mounted under the carpets.

My rear seat catches have a lot of rust around it, so I have unzipped the cover, and used a acraper and wire brush to remove as much rust as posiible. I applied cold galvanising spray to it. Does anyone know what I can use to do up the zippers?
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Post Number:#20  Post by brianw119 » November 9th, 2016, 9:20

Also, the wooden cover for the spare wheel was warped. I had two metal rods laying around, and I've used them to reinforce and straighten it. It looks crude, but it will be facing downwards, so won't be visible.
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Post Number:#21  Post by Paul » November 10th, 2016, 8:59

The air bag pight may also be due to an actual air bag being u/s - had this on my car and needed to replace the air bag in the passenger seat back.
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Post Number:#22  Post by brianw119 » November 10th, 2016, 9:50

Paul

How did you ascertain it was the airbag that was faulty?
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Post Number:#23  Post by Zeb » November 10th, 2016, 12:57

brianw119 (view post) wrote:Its been a while. The car has been on hold due to work. I had put all the carpet and fittings back together, started the engine, and the airbag ligts won't extinguish. I have tried unplugging and plugging them back in, and that hasn't worked. In order to narrow down which connector is causing the provlem, I have resorted to cutting the connectors off, and using connector blocks to join the wires. If that doesn't work then I will have to change the impact sensors mounted under the carpets.

My rear seat catches have a lot of rust around it, so I have unzipped the cover, and used a acraper and wire brush to remove as much rust as posiible. I applied cold galvanising spray to it. Does anyone know what I can use to do up the zippers?


You can buy a set of different sized zippers on ebay...which is what I did...and you should find one that fits. Only a couple of £.
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Post Number:#24  Post by brianw119 » November 10th, 2016, 2:29

Ok, thanks. I will have look on Ebay.
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Post Number:#25  Post by Paul » November 10th, 2016, 11:36

brianw119 (view post) wrote:Paul

How did you ascertain it was the airbag that was faulty?


We were about to go away and it needed an MOT - the light came on a couple of days before the MOT. Jiggled about under the seats to no avail. So bought a pair of seats from a breakers, fitted the passenger seat first and the light went off. It remained there for three years until I removed the air bag from it and fittrf in the original passenger seat that had hardly been sat in. So I was lucky - if you can find someone who would let you substitute their seats for yours to see if one of them cures the problem. You will then know if it is one of the seats.
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Post Number:#26  Post by brianw119 » December 28th, 2016, 7:59

Work on my ZT has come to a halt for now , due to winter and changing jobs.
I plan on starting again in the new year.

What I need is the bolts that bolt secure the front seats to the floor. The head on the ones I have are looking pretty rough. Rimmers have them out of stock. I googled but have got no results. Is there an alternative that I can use?
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Post Number:#27  Post by Paul » December 28th, 2016, 8:47

Ascertain the thread diameter then have a look here:

http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails- ... =cat840102

or elsewhere and go for stainless
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Post Number:#28  Post by brianw119 » December 28th, 2016, 8:54

I looked at them , and thought they weren't standard bolts, because the threads look tapered. The diameter is probably 6mm.

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Post Number:#29  Post by Paul » December 28th, 2016, 9:54

I have used some of these for other things and they were straight not tapered.
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Post Number:#30  Post by brianw119 » January 8th, 2017, 12:26

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