tisdag 12 oktober 2021
måndag 10 augusti 2020
onsdag 5 augusti 2020
A center console was something I really missed when I bought it so I thought I'd better do one.
Have seen a number of ways to do this both live and pictures over the years.
But the one idea that I've seen that stuck was using a gas tank from a motorcycle.
In my case as a long time Zündapp nut I went with a KS50 tank from the 529 model.
I got one with perfect patina from a buddy of mine.
But it was WAY more job with it than expected of course.
Then carefully cut up the center part for my awesome Lokar Radical 32" Double Bend Shifter and made a plate out of aluminum where I punched the positions to put over.
To mount it I saved material enough when I cut the bottom so I could do a mounting tab on each end.
And to secure it I used a river nut in the transmission tunnel.
I have the fuse central just in front and to access it I have to twist the whole console 90 degrees therefore the quick thumb screws.
The springs may be soft and the car low but the dampers was TOTALLY gone.
Pulled them out and, yes, they were beyond crap.
Also had big dents in them?
Looked up the number on them and they was from a 80´s BMW 3-series?!?!
Found replacements online but I don't think they would do the trick anyway.
Started to look for Hi-Jackers instead...
Found a suitable pair online for a reasonable price and had them home in just two days.
Thanks Dalhems !
Mounting was a breeze...when the already adjusted rear axle bend was done.
Next up routing the lines.
First find spots where to drill so i get the lines in to the trunk.
Slipped parts of rubber hose over the very thin and fragile? air line.
Put zip tie mounting tabs under the car and secured the hose/airline to it.
How did it work out??
Better than expected actually!Actually beginning to regret I lifted it, now there is a real suspension and I might swap the old lowerings block back again.
...time will tell
But until then I have a great riding car that even can take passengers in the backseat.
That was totally impossible before, not even the dog could sit back because the rubbing and hitting.