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Something has to be done differently going by its terrible past. 

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Cant believe that 'A' drum! Was supposed to be the new improved strengthened 'A' drum that doesnt smash apart like the old ones.... 

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3 hours ago, rusteee said:

Cant believe that 'A' drum! Was supposed to be the new improved strengthened 'A' drum that doesnt smash apart like the old ones.... 

Yeah, interesting eh. The tech reckons the torque converter hasn’t been rebuilt either due to the fact it hasn’t been painted?

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Yeah they never painted them there, they just stamped it. Found this out when I started questioning them on whether had actually been touched after 2 "rebuilds" had failed, so he showed me stamps and the single weld.

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5 hours ago, Eagle said:

Something has to be done differently going by its terrible past. 

Hutt Automatics have a huge reputation down here, you can be sure it'll be done right.

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1 hour ago, rusteee said:

Yeah they never painted them there, they just stamped it. Found this out when I started questioning them on whether had actually been touched after 2 "rebuilds" had failed, so he showed me stamps and the single weld.

Ah ok that’s good to know. Probably doesn’t need to be done then..

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Car is back on the road. Another receipt for the folder...

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Looking at this photo I'm guessing that left broken mount is what they said they needed to weld up.

Went home via VTNZ for a WOF. Got pulled up on the LED halo lights and the headlight adjusters need to be replaced, but it was a pass. I see the notes say the brake hoses need doing soon too.

So nice to have remote locking and stereo controls on the steering wheel again.

Fingers crossed this drum lasts longer than 40,000 km.

AVP_6756

AVP_6762-2

 

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Geez we are really reamed sideways for parts (well many parts, some exceptions) in this country....

2 OE transmission mounts from offshore USD12, plus shipping as part of an order sums up to about a third....

But great to see the 540 rides again...

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I got some knockoff trim (not sure what you call this piece?) off ebay yonks ago but never got around to fitting it. Spray painted it black and glued the rubber piece on (see how long that lasts) and installed. The rubber piece doesn't line up perfectly with the bumper but I prefer it to having the smashed piece of undertray.

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I've just ordered a pair of these myself, from eBay in europe. one of mine is smashed and the other doesn't line up and 80% of the hardware is missing so lots of rattles.

New hardware and undertray "wings" on the way....

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7 minutes ago, hunter said:

I've just ordered a pair of these myself, from eBay in europe. one of mine is smashed and the other doesn't line up and 80% of the hardware is missing so lots of rattles.

New hardware and undertray "wings" on the way....

Cool, if I were to do this again I would line up the  rubber piece on the car first, rather than referencing the original in the garage. 

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On 11/7/2019 at 4:27 PM, adro said:

Car is back on the road. Another receipt for the folder...

Fingers crossed this drum lasts longer than 40,000 km.

AVP_6756

AVP_6762-2

 

Congrats!  I'm sure it will last longer than 40k, it's been done by the trans masters.  

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