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Absolutely. I'd be interested to see how you reattach it and the order of doing things. I am intimidated by the prospect of refurbishing the subframe due to the weight of it and the suspension.
You definitely shouldn't be intimidated by it Jonti. Compared to the body repairs you have done on your tipo overhauling the subframe is a walk in the park! It was previously covered on here by another Irish Tipo owner (Lordsnowy). I am trying to avoid the rust repairs! Will get the subframe in and then see how I will approach the rear valance or maybe farm it out to someone else when the car is rolling .
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farm it out to someone else when the car is rolling .
Yes its not critical, you could simply apply rust convertor on the exposed areas to keep the rust at bay until dealt with. Are you going to do anything with the front subframe?
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Yes its not critical, you could simply apply rust convertor on the exposed areas to keep the rust at bay until dealt with. Are you going to do anything with the front subframe?

Unfortunately I have hacked bits out of the valance thinking I could patch repair it but its like wafer! so it does need to be repaired. Going to leave the front subframe alone for the moment as it looks ok. I have other spare subframes that I could always get blasted and prepared for fitting in the future. The subframe seems to have been nicely soaked by engine oil leaks over the years no doubt preserving it! Priority is just getting the car back down on the ground. I have some work to carry out at the front end anyway, needs all engine/gearbox mounts, inner cv boots are split, timing belt needs changing. I notice the clutch hydraulic hose is in poor condition but can't seem to track one down. I wonder would a brake hose work?
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Have made up and fitted copper brake lines from front to rear along with new lines out to each front caliper. Certainly not perfect and I wasted loads of pipe trying to get bends etc. correct. Slowly getting there.
Having needed to renew 3 brake lines in time for my MOT retest which i'll update on in due course, I've a new appreciation for this post which I had in mind as the inaccessible torture went on until 4 in the morning. Its a tricky job getting the tasks in the right order, so easy to forget a fitting or mess up. Well done. Are you going all the way to the load sensor?
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I wonder would a brake hose work?
I came across a short brake hose which might work for this, it is the one located by the back wheel, and it is available
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Having needed to renew 3 brake lines in time for my MOT retest which i'll update on in due course, I've a new appreciation for this post which I had in mind as the inaccessible torture went on until 4 in the morning. Its a tricky job getting the tasks in the right order, so easy to forget a fitting or mess up. Well done. Are you going all the way to the load sensor?
Yes Jonti its certainly not as easy a job as it first appears. I am currently rebuilding the subframe (now fitted with polyurethane bushes) so I need to make new lines to the brake pressure regulator and from there out to the wheel cylinders. I also need to make short lines from the regulator to the pipes I ran from front to rear. Might have to temp install the subframe to get the measurements of these right. Well done getting your own sorted.
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I came across a short brake hose which might work for this, it is the one located by the back wheel, and it is available
Thanks for that Jonti. I must check as I have 2 new hoses to install at the back.
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See photos of rebushed subframe. Those polyurethane bushes were a pig to fit.. required the use of a 50 tonne press!
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Great job
You don't want it to end up looking like this one !
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Great job
You don't want it to end up looking like this one !
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Yikes! That's pretty grim. Hopefully it will be a while before mine ends up like that! Thanks for sharing.
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I also need to make short lines from the regulator to the pipes I ran from front to rear. Might have to temp install the subframe to get the measurements of these right.
Yes those pipes jump over the axle before landing at the load valve.
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You don't want it to end up looking like this one !
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Jeez Hopefully the work Stephen has done will avoid this scenario.
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Finally have the subframe back in the car but having issues with the hubs. The hub seems to be rubbing and catching off the brake adjuster (driver side). Also I think the epoxymastic paint needs to come off where the hub mates against the back plate as more rubbing there. Has anyone any idea which side has the longer hand brake cable?
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Old hub.
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New hub. Part numbers seem to cross reference though.
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