Hey All, Thought I would share my MEVSTER build with you. I have ordered the Mevster and prior to collecting thought it would be a plan to share the PPF build .
I followed a slightly different route than most. The donor I purchased was already disassembled. I still have a few parts to get but have 95% of the donor parts required. The benefits being it was very cheap and also I don't have to dispose of the remaining parts or body. The bad point being that I didnt see if coming apart so am building the PPF " blind ".
Anyway, to start I purchased a cheap shot pot. With little reviews online I decided to give it a bash!.
It works fine with medium to fine grit but is a very slow process. I used a good and large compressor however I think my down fall was the lack of water trap. This was great for cleaning the awkward bits of the chassis, or smaller parts like brake calipers etc. I found a combination of the blast pot and a good course sandpaper and plenty of elbow grease cleaned the wishbones and chassis just the ticket. :-)
More photos to follow,
PS Am I the most northerly build in the UK?? (30 miles north of Inverness)
Front and rear subframe blasted and zinc primed. Thereafter sprayed in a very hard wearing bed line paint (stood the test of time on the landrover chassis and bed). Not the most attractive finish for the exposed parts but perfect in mu opinion for under the body.
Bought the following ball joints as I don't like the idea of having to replace the whole arm should the ball joint fail. The two ball joints provided are a drop in fit and are cheaper than replacing a single arm. They are serviceable and adjustable.
The above is the front upper wishbone with the outer casing of the ball joint pressed in (splines lined up and presses in using a bench vice and two peices of wood).
The instructions provided with the ball joint suggest tack welding them in position. Initially I was going to tack weld the top but decided it would be better to tack them underneath. Back out with the pot blaster to clean up the area ready for a tack with the Tig.
Prior to blasting and
Ready for tacking. Then the whole arm will be blasted for priming.
The lash can be adjusted on the ball joint by tightening or otherwise the top cap. (I am assuming this is effectively adjusting the stiffness/movement of the main shaft?? ) Can anybody give me advice of the correct setup or adjusting of the lash??
After installed.. shake the joint stud 5 or 6 times.. rotation torque 4-18kgf.cm or 3.5-15.6 in-lbf pull scale 0.4-1.8kgf or 0.9-4.0 lbf
HELP ME 2 HELP YOU - please complete your Personal information: go to Menu>Profile>EditProfile>Personal>Signature> enter country code (UK,USA,etc.) your MEV, your donor's year and engine size (then click Save) This leads to faster trouble shooting!
Awesome lad thanks. Hows the build coming along? I will get a few photos up soon. I have a rolling chassis with the wiring side of things 3/4 done. She fires up which is pleasing! I stripped the loom right back and got rid of everything I didnt need, ie all ABS, radio, heater what a massive undertaking that was!
Yeah I know the feeling well! I have been buying a few parts ever month to lessen the bill!. I have most of what I need now mechanically. I still have the exterior to buy though as I bought the frame and stuff to get the build under way. I keep a eye on ebay and grab a bargain when they crop up.