1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

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thododd
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by thododd » 18 Jul 2015 04:47 pm

Nah, you can keep your scenester wheels, if i wanted some aftermarkets theyd have to be comp MO5/6s

Ill have your front doors if anything, turns out the passengers is just like my drivers door :lol:

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 18 Jul 2015 10:27 pm

If you just offering your parts out luke I'll take the grill ;)
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 20 Jul 2015 07:26 am

I really don't remember advertising it as breaking :p

But still in that case £30k for the grille, the doors are rare because they function to keep rain out and heat in so £15k for the pair ;)

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Logan360 » 20 Jul 2015 08:34 am

Check you email, and 30k Is a bit steep.... I was thinking more along the lines of free....
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83 360GLS
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R all black

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 20 Jul 2015 10:09 am

It may seem steep but I promise it's not, it will be just enough for me to afford every 300 series I can find :lol: Will check them now.

Forgot to say Tom you should update your thread on here.

Highly doubt the Golf will be ready for retro rides so will be in the Saab, hoping to have the 360 ready for next years gathering though.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by thododd » 20 Jul 2015 08:22 pm

My doors keep the weather out, just

I would happily update if any progress was made. Ive cut a couple holes, welded a couple plates and generally just been leaving it on axle stands then periodically putting it back together and driving it round the estate to keep things from seizing.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 21 Jul 2015 10:25 am

:lol: you're welcome to work on my 360 if you get bored :mrgreen:

How bad was the passenger door?

Did you have the 206 the last time I was over?

I see the cat is relaxing atleast haha

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by thododd » 21 Jul 2015 11:21 am

206 reaplaced bexs saxo
106 is going shortly and im using the 306 hdi for daily duties .... 55+mpg ftmfw!!

Still got the AX at my dads farm as well 8)

Assassin cat is just plain awesome ... though shes steadily ridding the neighbourhood of small birds
All that stalking and killing makes her sleepy

The passenger door is almost exactly the same as the OSF, its a 2"x 2" patch at the front bottom corner ..... at least they match now :roll:

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 23 Jul 2015 05:09 pm

The money saved on fuel can be put straight back into the 360 :lol:

I still need to see the AX, when will it be out of hibernation?

Nooooo bad assassin, I'm the opposite, we have a pond in our garden and it has a fountain under a bush, we have all sorts of birds come and go from the hanging feeders including a one legged sparrow.

Haha, I knew you wanted to save weight but that's taking it a bit too far.

Right then, rear arch is pretty much welded up, just need to do a few more spots of weld and then a skim of filler and it will be done. The wet rag has minimised panel warping to a single low spot which may just need a tiny amount of filler to sort out. But all things considered I'm very happy, not got a photo of it yet.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 16 Aug 2015 10:40 am

Did some more work, haven't photographed the filler stage and the primer is on but no photograph yet. TThere was a small warp in the arch nothing some filler hasn't sorted and once sanded the shape is spot on.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by SteveP » 16 Aug 2015 08:45 pm

Looks great, very neat!
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 18 Aug 2015 12:05 pm

Thanks Steve, the last coat of primer went on last night, so hopefully it will be painted in the next couple of days.

I will start restoring the SE alloys soon as the ATS Cups are going back on the golf and if I can sell that then they will go into storage until I can afford to run two cars then I will get a 300 series and fit them.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 29 Oct 2015 10:24 am

Some stuff happened!

The inner arch pieces my Dad fabricated have been tacked in along with the donor part from Thoddod's 340 vario.

The rear arch has been fillered, sanded, primered and painted... except the can ran out so it is very silvery. So it has been sanded back a bit and I'm just waiting for pay day to get more paint.

Tested the front wing and it is a tight fit but it fits, just needs some fettling by the door to line up perfectly (probably better than the factory as it is now :lol: ) still need to fix the front part of the inner arch and then underseal it.

I ground some paint off the front valence and it isn't as bad as we thought it was.

Did a localised repair on the slam panel and primered it, the three welds are plug welds to join it to the inner arch properly.

Being sat in the garage for over a year it has gathered quite a bit of dust (photo of the roof)

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by macplaxton » 29 Oct 2015 08:05 pm

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Funny how the tops of the inner arch curve are rotted on that. Looking at mine, it was the rear third.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 31 Oct 2015 12:27 pm

Oh wow yours was bad on the rear third. There was some rust there hence the donor piece from a 340 but it was salvageable but it was less work to weld in a new piece. I will get a photo of it and upload it when I have interwebs again. Swapped from Talktalk to BT on the 28th and they didn't tell me I wouldn't have internet until the 6th!

The other side is much worse but again it is the front that has completely disintegrated and the back third isn't so bad.

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