The Green Beast - or what's left of it

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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by CraigB » Sat 10 Nov, 2018 2:29 pm

It is dented or leaking or rusted? If its dented your panel guy could work on it, but with motorbike tanks that usually involves cutting part of it open to get in with tools and then weld it back again. Otherwise just a clean - if you pull sender etc. you should be able to have a good look in there. One of those spot welded tools to put a slide hammer on might work - I think the heat ok but have to be careful with sparks etc. Also they have those glue gun kit things with a frame that can pull things - but haven't tried one and steel fairly heavy in tank i think.
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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by drew56cus » Mon 12 Nov, 2018 7:40 pm

Eagerly awaiting news and pics of the beast on its way to the shop...
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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by eddie » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 11:32 am

The Green Beast is currently residing at Meadows, SA!

I need to get some photos off of the kids ipads! I was too busy loading it and talking with Rick.

First things first, a massive thank you to Evan who gave up his entire Sunday to get the rear axle back in. We had a few dramas along the way that involved multiple attempts, living and learning, swearing a little bit, some scratched paint but ultimately a big high five between us for a job well done. I couldn't have done it without Evan's help, so a big thank you sir!

see some photos below, it all went together ok, tricky geometry on that rear axle meant that Evan was often working two jacks to get the trailing arms level to enable that front rubber bush to go on square and neat. We had difficulty with the passenger side spring lower rubber that I will have to revisit when it comes back from the body shop, but's it all secure and rolling back and forth - as well as onto a trailer.

I'll post driving away photos shortly

Don't know why that second photo is upside down, it's not when I open it normally :wall:
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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by eddie » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 7:15 pm

Here’s a couple of happy snaps. I think the kids were stoked to see the back of it. It looks half ok in the photos!
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1998 W210 E240 - yawn, but like a tank - SOLD, what a great car we'd had it 12 years and was still going strong
1969 Fiat 124 sport coupe - SOLD it...bit sad but onwards and upwards
2000 Mk4 VW Golf GTi - the german's should be ashamed - SOLD, no love lost there
1965 W111 coupe 220seb - project car, going to take forever!
1998 BMW M3 - interim car until the coupe is back, bit of a rocket to boot - SOLD, cant help but think I'm going to regret selling that one :think:
2003 Porsche 911 - had to see what all the fuss was about

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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by edenning » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 7:49 pm

Great photos of the Green Beast on it's way. Pleased to help! Will it come back as a Blue Beast?
cheers Evan

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Re: The Green Beast - or what's left of it

Post by eddie » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 8:00 pm

Blue beast for sure, something like this one I hope
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1998 W210 E240 - yawn, but like a tank - SOLD, what a great car we'd had it 12 years and was still going strong
1969 Fiat 124 sport coupe - SOLD it...bit sad but onwards and upwards
2000 Mk4 VW Golf GTi - the german's should be ashamed - SOLD, no love lost there
1965 W111 coupe 220seb - project car, going to take forever!
1998 BMW M3 - interim car until the coupe is back, bit of a rocket to boot - SOLD, cant help but think I'm going to regret selling that one :think:
2003 Porsche 911 - had to see what all the fuss was about

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