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    Project Brocade Yellow II.5 - RESTORATION

    Evening all, started stipping the front end of my battered Brocade 1.6 Sport today. This thread will forrow it's rebuild and restoration to former glory. Can't let a decent car like that die now can we!?

    Pictures are currently on the camera i left at my sisters house, the only thing I currently have to show you is a rather comical video of some of the damage, this is currently uploading. So in an hour or so I'll post that on here.

    For now though, watch this space.

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    I challenge you to be ready for Trax! (you've already said you wont be but never mind!)

    TRAX - DO IT!

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    glad to see this is underway looking forward to it being comeplete be great if we could see it at trax!

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    Least one panl of your car will be a nice colour

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_homepc
    I challenge you to be ready for Trax! (you've already said you wont be but never mind!)

    TRAX - DO IT!
    I dont think the time at work will be available this time anyway, managers are in and out of hospital, kinda screwing with the rotas at the moment. I'm off work for 3 weeks (now 2.5 weeks but yeh) im hoping a lot of it can be done by the end of my holiday. The video im about to post will show youone of the more major problems. I love the challenge, and I'm well up for it, even though I'm working alone and corsas are the only cars i've ever worked on, little experience but a fair bit of knowledge. And this wonderful forum of course should help.

    Quote Originally Posted by zapmole
    glad to see this is underway looking forward to it being comeplete be great if we could see it at trax!
    Thanks mate, I would love to be at trax, can't quite see it happening but who knows how it will all pan out.

    Anyhoo, heres the video, pretty self explanatory - [IMG]http://www.allcorsa.co.uk/forums/images/misc/film_go.png">

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    glad you rebuilding it mate its a really nice car.

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    hope this is an easy (ish) restoration. Will follow to the end. Good luck with it

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    Really wish you luck with this one mate, will be watching this one I think

    *Bookmarks*

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    jesus ****ing christ at that driveshaft!!

    get yourself down to a scrappy and strip the bits off another one?

    If that's the long shaft, which i think it is, iv got the one of my 12v sitting here, not sure if it'll be any use to you mate, but let me know and I'll give you mates rates before it goes on the 'bay =]

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    Spoke on msn but your away mate, I'm off work Monday if you need any help doing anything Let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym
    glad you rebuilding it mate its a really nice car.
    thanks mate, here's hoping it goes ok, lol

    Quote Originally Posted by JOJC1313
    hope this is an easy (ish) restoration. Will follow to the end. Good luck with it
    thanks! I hope it's easy too but there's a few probs to overcome before the easy stuff comes along.

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ
    Really wish you luck with this one mate, will be watching this one I think

    *Bookmarks*
    haha, bookmarked hey?! Nice one. Thanks for the good luck. Gonna need it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamonds
    jesus ****ing christ at that driveshaft!!

    get yourself down to a scrappy and strip the bits off another one?

    If that's the long shaft, which i think it is, iv got the one of my 12v sitting here, not sure if it'll be any use to you mate, but let me know and I'll give you mates rates before it goes on the 'bay =]
    Haha, yeh I actually just laughed out loud at it as I started it up... Was a bit of a shock but half expected it at the same time... Thanks for the offer. As much as I'm aware I think the sport driveshafts are slightly bigger. I'm thinking of buying a complete 1.6 hub/cv/driveshaft/caliper assembly. Seems easiest. Plus it's only ?20 ish delivered. Seemed cheap. Lol

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    mate, if i were local i would be more then happy to lend a hand, it would seem that driveshafts and hub assemblies are my new chosen subject, given that that is all I've worked on for a ****ing month =|

    *EDIT* I'll see if any of the 1.6 driveshafts i were watching on ebay for my car are still going*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas
    Spoke on msn but your away mate, I'm off work Monday if you need any help doing anything Let me know!
    Sorry mark, just come back upstairs and you signed out. Lol. Don't think theres much that im able to do without having new parts here to swap over, i'll get buying tomorrow morning but dont think they can be here for monday... Which kinda sucks. Will text you tomorrow anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamonds
    mate, if i were local i would be more then happy to lend a hand, it would seem that driveshafts and hub assemblies are my new chosen subject, given that that is all I've worked on for a ****ing month =|
    haha, hows your conversion going anyway? Bet your glad you didnt wait for me to sell my driveshafts now aren't you, lol... Again cheers for the help offer, appreciate the thought. It's kinda a shame that mark's the closest member to me and even he's 50minute drive away. I'm sure it won't be too hard once i've got the new parts infront of me and that... Just a pain in the ass i reckon.

    Cheers, dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamonds
    *EDIT* I'll see if any of the 1.6 driveshafts i were watching on ebay for my car are still going*
    Awesome, the complete hub assembly with disc caliper and shaft etc is on ebay, thats where im buying it from hopefully, unless its cheaper elsewhere.

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    Glad you decided to fix her mate. Hope all goes well. Would come and help but live in Oxford I do have a spare panel if you needed it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksta
    Glad you decided to fix her mate. Hope all goes well. Would come and help but live in Oxford I do have a spare panel if you needed it though
    which panel is that mate? If its drivers side wing then i've already got one from Vegas on here. Haha. Cheers the assistance offer though dude!

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    glad your restoring it, would be a shame if it ended up in a scrap yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic
    glad your restoring it, would be a shame if it ended up in a scrap yard
    nah wish it was, i need a parts donor

    just kidding good look with it pal

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    Dave,

    Good on ya!

    Keep it going.

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    I could give you a hand if you want dude, I'm only about an hour and a half away. I work a rolling shift though, so I don't have a set day that I'm off =]

    Drop me a PM if you want to know what days I'm off =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotic
    glad your restoring it, would be a shame if it ended up in a scrap yard
    cheers! it would indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverrocket
    nah wish it was, i need a parts donor

    just kidding good look with it pal
    haha, no way will it ever be broken for parts! Cheers!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1995corsaB
    Dave,

    Good on ya!

    Keep it going.
    Thanks mate, i'll try my best.

    Quote Originally Posted by FotherMucker
    I could give you a hand if you want dude, I'm only about an hour and a half away. I work a rolling shift though, so I don't have a set day that I'm off =]

    Drop me a PM if you want to know what days I'm off =]
    Aaah cheers for the offer, will keep that in mind. Thanks!

    In other news, read some pretty bumming stuff in the haynes manual today, heres a quote:

    Quote Originally Posted by haynes manual
    On models with either electronic or hydraulic power assisted steering, the track-rods are not available seperately. If a track rod is damaged in any way, the complete steering gear assembly must be renewed. Refer to your vauxhall dealer for information on parts and availability.
    Aaah balls... So I cant get track rods by themselves, i need a whole complete steering rack, which means doing both sides of the cars, and huge costs... ****!

    Any ideas, i would have thought a track rod is a track rod, whats preventing me from taking the track rod off the end of the PAS rack then? Whats special about it?

    Dave

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