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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:03 AM
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I started the tear down in November. To avoid paying for a build and a divorce, I only work around one day a week on it.

I started with a 1985 Ninety 2.5na and wasn't intent on rebuilding it, but as it turns out the $ I saved getting a good deal has been spent back 10 fold on the rebuild. It was in such bad condition that it was unsafe to drive -all covered by a heavy coat of waxoyl and thick paint. About the only thing I'll be able to reuse is the steering wheel.

The body had been tinkered with and hardly anything had been isolated, so swiss cheese. The rear cross member had ben replaced by an 8 year old with a hot glue gun. The frame was completely shot. The previous owner provided me with MOT pass paperwork, but I don't see how it would have.

anyway...
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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:09 AM
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More of the disassembly.
I did reuse the axles, and the power steering box. I sand blasted them and repainted them with caliper paint. I resealed the power steering box, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:25 AM
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I got all of the suspension, axles , tie rods prepped and new bushings and nuts and bolts all
around. I had to buy a 22 ton press. I wouldn't have gotten far without it. Some of those bushings are really in there, and the D link on the back was quite stubborn.

I removed the 2.5na. Going back is a 200tdi that I bought from a member. It will be getting a new water pump and timing belt after I finish prepping the body to be sent off for paint.

The frame is a special order from RN, with side and rear fuel tank mounts. It should put my fuel capacity around 27 gal.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:29 AM
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This was a big anxiety day for me. Cutting the body to mount the series fuel filler cowl. I took my time and it turned out just fine. The cowl wasn't all that easy to find but after finally figuring out the part number, a google search put me on to one pretty quickly.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:57 AM
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I am going back with a drop down lift gate. I saw this swing away tire carrier, and am interested, I believe it is Brit Part. Can anyone speak to the quality?
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Old July 31st, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Sweet, I have an '85 Ninety also. Looking good thus far!
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Old July 31st, 2016, 01:24 PM
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Thanks. I had to wait for months on the frame and some of the body parts, in the mean time I have been collecting parts to finish it. I was shooting for the first of Sep. But thinking about how slowly I work, I will be lucky to have it finished by the first of the year.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 01:24 PM
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I spy a Chris Craft! Looking good so far!
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Old August 1st, 2016, 09:44 AM
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The Chris Craft is feeling a little neglected this summer. About the extent of its use this summer has been holding tools on the fenders of the trailer.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 07:24 PM
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Checking inventory on lift gate and mounting parts. One more work day and I should be able to send it off for paint..
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