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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
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Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Importantly, between each step, you must rinse the parts in CLEAN water very well! After plating, I dip the items into a Yellow Passivate, which has a chemical reaction with the Zinc and creates an even more anti-corrosive finish that also has a translucent gold colour. 13.JPG Some examples of finis...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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On sandblasting is complete, you have to tie EACH small piece onto copper wire, this will be used to suspend the items in the plating tank. Next step is to dip in a pickling solution. I have been using diluted (5%) Hydrochloric acid. This chemically cleans the parts before plating. Do not leave in f...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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CLEANING THE PARTS All the pars were taken down to their smallest components and then cleaned. I have a sandblasting cabinet and for the most time have been using aluminium Oxide "powder" to do the cleaning. It lasts and can be re-used, and is non-toxic. Here are some items before and afte...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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ELECTROPLATING Early on in the project, I made the decision to set myself up to do my own electroplating. Bought a kit from Tshwane Plating (Dean Boniface). This is a very time-consuming but satisfying process. I struggled with getting it right at times, and had to redo some items. The process: The ...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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Initial cleanup of the transaxle.
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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Room starting to fill up.
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

I was very fortunate to have a double garage available to work on the car, as well as a room at the back of the garage (also 36m2) that could be used to layout all the interior parts as I stripped them. Tried to keep everything in the correct place for future ease of reference. Room started nice and...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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Last picture shows the transaxle out.....
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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Some more general pics of car being stripped.
Note the kiddies lap belt system that had been installed. Will have to have those holes welded up when the car is sent in for painting.
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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You will note on the wiring harness that every connection point was labelled for future reference, rather a mission, and I am sure I will probably not understand half of what I had annotated when I re-assemble!!
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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STRIPPING THE CAR Before I stripped the car I tested all the electrics to make sure everything was working. Have to say that there were numerous alterations on the wiring harnesses, mainly relays for the electric windows, and others for the front lights and radiator fan to take the load off the igni...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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AND MORE OF THE INSIDE The high quality amp now visible :) IMG_1430.JPG Battery bay looking a bit tired IMG_1432.JPG More of the classy seat covers IMG_1433.JPG Pedals in pretty unworn condition! Fuse box looking a bit dodgy IMG_1434.JPG And the highlight, the Momo steering wheel.... Will auction th...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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AND NOW FOR THE INSIDE Stunning high quality car seat covers... (not). First sign of the fact that this was #50/100 in RSA - the headrest and seats are cloth material ALL around, and not just front facing. I came to learn this later in my investigations. IMG_1424.JPG Usual dashboard cracks - I would...
by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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CAR HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME - SOME MORE PICS
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I hope you love the GTV6 emblem.... Yuk.... one of the challenges will be to find all correct badging (which I have done :))
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by mikekath@iafrica.com
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 19
Views: 220

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INSPECTING THE CAR JUST BEFORE I PURCHASED IT [/attachment] IMG_1379.JPG That beautiful front! Messed up with some stupid little oval spots - those will go!!! IMG_1380.JPG And lovely side pic - I actually really like the mags on the car!! 17inch (Kevin has already expressed his views on such large ...