Forgot to fit my steering rack raiser plates...
After the bother svensktoppen had installing his I really wasn't looking forward to this one! They are located on the back of the bulkhead, at the top of the driver and passenger foot wells, which is a very tight space! On each plate there are two rivets to drill out and two bolts to undo, then undo the lower UJ on the steering column and the rack falls out of place.
I spent approximately 2 hours yesterday morning, wriggling around head first, in my footwell. Not a job I'd do again in a hurry!
Rivets and bolts out, passenger side. Bloody wiring loom was right in the way, made this side much more awkward.
With no one else around to assist, it was up to me and some cable ties to lever the steering rack into its new, higher position.
Shifting the bolt holes up about 8mm, they're sitting a smidge low in this pic, must have adjusted slightly after this was taken.
New plate in place.
Riveted and bolted in to place.
Also fitted my new wiper/indicator stalks. This required removing the originals by means of... a hacksaw. Was a little daunting!
Chopped and trimmed.
Also got the seats back in, forgot what the car felt like to drive with a seat in it! The passenger seat is fixed, and just
about clears the back of it 8)
Finally, she got a proper bath, all nooks and crannies cleaned as well and the arches, then clayed, ready for a good buff in the next week or two. Raised the front coilovers up a bit too while I was in there.
Next week will see me finally doing the calipers, pads and fluid, as well as fitting my new wheels which are due this week. Well they were due last week but, ce la vie.
Then its just a matter of refitting the splitter and riveting the rear diffuser back together.