A new 74 C3 project to the shed

C3 Specific - Technical and Performance

Moderators: DOC, MR.WOLF, australi, smackC4

User avatar
Ollie68
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Location: Geelong, Victoria

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:46 am

Then once its back let the fun begin fw)
Did the chassis need much work ?
:D
Ollie

CSX66
General Forum User
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 10:42 pm
Location: Sunbury, Victoria
Contact:

Postby CSX66 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:06 am

Great stuff.

What's it cost to get the chassis blasted?

Cheers

Mike

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:29 am

Had to straighten the front bumper arms where it had been binged in the nose, cut off and repaired the RH lower control arm mount and just went over the original welds and added some more.
The powder coater quoted me $400 to do the chassis, control arms, diff mount and front bumper extension in a semi gloss black.
Should get it back end of the week beginning of next week.
Made a start now on putting the diff together, so setting up the clutch packs and axle clearance

Hey WABCO had a look at your post. Love your work :o looks sweet
Cheers Bruce

If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
Wabco40
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 12:30 pm
Location: Newman WA

Postby Wabco40 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:33 am

Thanks Bruce,

It's the same colour they did my chassis. You'll be happy with their work :o

Brad

CSX66
General Forum User
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 10:42 pm
Location: Sunbury, Victoria
Contact:

Postby CSX66 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:22 pm

That sounds like a good deal.

I'll have t talk to some of the powder coaters down here.

Cheers

Mike

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:07 pm

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Got a call this morning from the powder coater that my chassis was ready
Went and picked it up and was very happy with the coating
will post some pictures up once I have the bits layed out in the shed
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
DOC
*Gold Class Member #777
Posts: 3696
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Rocky QLD Australia

Postby DOC » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:12 pm

Does sound like a great deal! I know what we pay for powdercoating MC parts. :o

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:18 pm

Before and after pic's

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm

Got a bit of powder coating done this arvo on some bolt on's

Image

Image

Image

And bits still waiting to be stripped and coated
Image
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
DOC
*Gold Class Member #777
Posts: 3696
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Rocky QLD Australia

Postby DOC » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:24 pm

Looking good. And the stuff to be done, well, It does look a bit rough.

User avatar
Ollie68
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Location: Geelong, Victoria

Postby Ollie68 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:54 pm

Looks like its all coming up really well :-).
Its a far cry from what you started with :o
What did you end up doing with your diff?

:D
Ollie

User avatar
sirfixalot
Posts: 430
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:55 am
Location: Gods Country Sutherland Shire NSW

Postby sirfixalot » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:09 pm

So the $400 was to sandblast & powder coat the parts?

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:25 pm

Yep $400 for the chassis, front control arms, diff mount, front bumper mount and front nose backing panel blast and coating.
The diff I powder coated at home with black chrome powder and the control arm shafts, brake cylinder and other small bits I done in mirror black powder.
Wont get any more done for the next two weeks as I am back at work :cry:
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
YLLA 88
*Gold Class Member #444
Posts: 1195
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:01 pm
Location: WOLLONGONG, N.S.W. Australia

Postby YLLA 88 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:07 am

Fissan wrote:Yep $400 for the chassis, front control arms, diff mount, front bumper mount and front nose backing panel blast and coating.
The diff I powder coated at home with black chrome powder and the control arm shafts, brake cylinder and other small bits I done in mirror black powder.
Wont get any more done for the next two weeks as I am back at work :cry:


Cheap :o

User avatar
moto
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 197
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:03 pm
Location: Goulburn Valley Vic, Australia

Postby moto » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:10 pm

Fissan wrote:Just throwing it out there, has anyone bought a windshield for a C3 if so where??

Windscreens O'Brien have C3 glass, I had mine replaced and the cost was around $350. They are Moran glass made in China, and not US stock, but all the same way cheaper than importing for the states. :C

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:52 pm

Cheers Moto :o
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
riverracer
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 1454
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:14 pm
Location: adelaide, south oz

Postby riverracer » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:59 pm

i've heard thru people in my club here that the local glass is thinner,

and therefore the trim doesn't fit back as well. :x-

something to check maybe ?
Speed has never killed anyone,
Suddenly becoming stationary that's what gets you.

User avatar
DOC
*Gold Class Member #777
Posts: 3696
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Rocky QLD Australia

Postby DOC » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:03 pm

Chinese glass?? I think I'd try to chase up a good used one first.

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:09 pm

Shazbot Always something in the fine details
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
Wabco40
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 12:30 pm
Location: Newman WA

Postby Wabco40 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:59 am

Hi Bruce,

Chassis looks good :o

I got new front and rear glass through Ralph Moore Autoglass is Sydney

http://www.ralphmooreautoglass.com.au

US made with the usual DOT markings. It was the standard thickness and not the thinner stuff.
A mate who is a windscreen installer primed and urethaned the edge of the glass and I gave him a hand to lift it in and set it to the correct depth in the frame.

User avatar
Trudgeo
*Gold Class Member #526
Posts: 1195
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:10 pm
Location: Woodford, Nth Brisbane, Qld
Contact:

Postby Trudgeo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:44 pm

If anyone is interested in a FACTORY fitted '79 Windscreen with all the markings and in VGC..............I have one for sale! :)

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:23 am

Started to put tings back on the chassis, have the brake and fuel lines back on and now working on putting the diff back together :-x
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:02 am

Just a few general pic's still had to add a pinion shim and increase the backlash
Image
Image
Image
Image
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
DOC
*Gold Class Member #777
Posts: 3696
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Rocky QLD Australia

Postby DOC » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:30 am

Some good photos. Hangin to see even more progress!
Looks great so far!

User avatar
Trudgeo
*Gold Class Member #526
Posts: 1195
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:10 pm
Location: Woodford, Nth Brisbane, Qld
Contact:

Postby Trudgeo » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:07 pm

Looking great so far Bruce :o :o :) Keep up the good work mate :o :)

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:05 pm

Feels good to bolt things back together :) but this feeling will soon disappear quickly once the chassis is all back together and I start to look at the body work side of things fw) fw) h(
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!

User avatar
DOC
*Gold Class Member #777
Posts: 3696
Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Rocky QLD Australia

Postby DOC » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Take heart Mate, I too need to get some paint and body work done, And I so need to tend to those body mounts.
It's all part of the fun!
When you keep getting your photo taken at Stop lights and such.
The grin's will never end.

User avatar
Ollie68
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Location: Geelong, Victoria

Postby Ollie68 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:21 pm

Aaah the fun of putting things back on :o .
I keep running out of stuff to put on so I have to order more :evil: .
Did you run new fuel and brake lines or reuse the originals?
Was the freight from Tom's expensive or reasonable?

:D
Ollie

User avatar
Ollie68
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:29 pm
Location: Geelong, Victoria

Postby Ollie68 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:21 pm

Bloody double posts

User avatar
Fissan
*Senior Forum User
Posts: 442
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:30 pm
Location: Rockingham, WA

Postby Fissan » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:29 am

The brake lines are new, the fuel lines cleaned and repainted.
The shipping from Toms was reasonable but his prices are good :)
There website is a bit old looking and you have to print out the order form and rescan it to send it off but you can phone him in the mornings (Aust) and he is straight down the line and wont try to sell up what you don't want
http://www.tomsdifferentials.com/
Cheers Bruce



If you cant hear it before you see it..It's not loud enough!!


Return to “Third Generation C3 (1968-1982) Technical and Performance”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest