Rebirth of a Dino

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Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:23 am

Hello everyone, after 5 years in the making my 2000 Spider is reborn. If anyone interested in the crazy enterprise of bringing a wreck back to life, here's a visual journey...
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:27 am

The car, as I bought it from Germany

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby The Dutch Dino » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:27 pm

More please! Wheels look nice... ;)
Looks like a nice challenge :shock:
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby doublegarage » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:35 pm

Oh this one is going to be good - yes, very interested in the 'visual journey'..!
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:07 am

The Dutch Dino wrote:More please! Wheels look nice... ;)
Looks like a nice challenge :shock:


Hahaha…wheels and tires are new (Dinoparts). Original ones where, let's say, not really roadworthy
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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:22 am

Interior, trim and electrics need some work...

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:20 am

And now for the engine…

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:07 pm

And now for the rebirth part.

As you may have gathered, this car and engine were no more than a bunch of rusted metal bits.

Fist order of business was to clean the engine and find out which parts were missing:

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Cleaned engine


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Cleaned heads


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Cleaned sump

The sump was later discovered to be leaky. It is very difficult to weld magnesium. In the end, the sump was lined in aluminum

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Crankshaft and pistons

The crankshaft was cleaned and balanced. New pistons were ordered

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Clad plating


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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby Zorglub » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:09 pm

And now for the finished product.

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Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Postby alh » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:00 pm

Wow, looks fantastic!
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