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'76 G30 Restomod #761857
June 04th 2020 12:54 am
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So I've finally had a couple of days to evaluate my new pride and joy. Its been.... errm.....interesting.

So far:

Checked the lights. Headlights don't work on low beam, but work fine on high beam. Turned the lights off and the selector switch disappeared into the dash. Found the switch housing retaining thread was stripped out so replaced it with a new switch. Stays in place now but the headlights still aren't working correctly. Tried a spare dimmer switch I had lying around, no dice. Need to work out if the lights are powered directly from the dimmer or if theres a relay somewhere I haven't found yet. Failing that, its checking the ground connections at the light assemblies.

The tailights/indicators/brake lights were all mixed up on the left side. Rewired the lot to get it working correctly. Still need to sort the reverse lights (haven't found the power wire yet from the front). I may just end up gutting the lot and starting again.

Removed about 5 kgs of unneccesary wiring/plumbing from under the car. It must've had an auxillary fuel tank in a previous life as the pluming and wiring for the second fuel system was still there (including fuel pump!).

The dash vents have been butchered to destruction. I'm trying to decide whether I make new ones in aluminium or carbon fibre. Furthermore, the plastic dash fascia is pretty cracked and damaged. I'm scouting around for a new one, but failing that, I'll be plastic welding the old one back together.

Underneath, it has a Gear Vendors overdrive unit. Which is leaking like a sieve. Trying to find where I can get seals/parts for it but not having much luck so far. It appears to be coming from the actuating solenoid but I'll have to wash it down and check to be sure.

The diff is pretty well knackered too. I've ordered a Trutrak centre for it and a Richmond gear set in 3.73 (down from 4.11 on the factory setup) and will throw new seals, bearing and axles at it just to be sure.


So thats it for now. I'll post up some photos when I've got a bit of time.

Cheers,
Slidey

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Re: '76 G30 Restomod [Re: MrSlidey] #761867
June 04th 2020 8:28 am
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Always an adventure. Looking forward to pics. smile

Re: '76 G30 Restomod [Re: MrSlidey] #761875
June 04th 2020 10:56 am
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https://www.gearvendors.com/index.html

Hello Mr. Slidey, Welcome to the site Mate! D8g the Van 400/400 Score! So, here is the Gear Vendors website, you can contact them direct. I'm sure they would enjoy hearing from you. As do We here at Vanning.com

Van On!


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Re: '76 G30 Restomod [Re: MrSlidey] #761878
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I live about 2 miles from GV in Santee …


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Re: '76 G30 Restomod [Re: MrSlidey] #761947
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welcome to the site. love pics


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Re: '76 G30 Restomod [Re: MrSlidey] #761979
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Welcome! Post some pics when you can.



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