The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Rettax3 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:36 am

^^^That, x2. Use a spot-weld drill bit (looks like a tiny hole-saw with its' own pilot-point spring-loaded in the center -even the Harbor Freight ones do a fantastic job), grind or sand down the sheetmetal left afterward, and use a decent steel to rebuild it. Getting something a little thicker ( even stainless steel, anyone??) would even improve the car over the original design, making it a little stiffer there. Good luck, coming along good still.


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:52 pm

I just cut out the ends of the center tube since they were rotted, blew all the crap out of it and sprayed the inside down with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator. Before I start making my patches every rust spot under the car will be sprayed with it and then painted with acrylic lacquer.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:25 pm

My hot mess of fuel and brake lines!

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I also got in my new rear rotors, and the plates I'll be using to patch the spring towers.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby MY91GT(Z) » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Doing good so far keep up the hard work I will be driving it before u know it


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 pm

The hardest part is the whole "what can I do with what I have while I'm home" situation!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Dem lines!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Tue May 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Fuel lines are all fully ran! Next up, spring perches!

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby EPfiffner » Fri May 04, 2018 9:31 am

That's a lot of work, I did mine a couple years ago. Looks like you used the cunifer line, worth the money imo.
How did you adapt to the quick connects near the filter? Looks like you used the Dorman adapter lines, that's what I did. The slickest way is with the mastercool flaring tool, but I didn't spring for that yet.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri May 04, 2018 10:17 am

EPfiffner wrote:The slickest way is with the mastercool flaring tool, but I didn't spring for that yet.


Best tool I've ever bought... Perfect flares every time and so many options.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby EPfiffner » Fri May 04, 2018 10:34 am

3X00-Modified wrote:
EPfiffner wrote:The slickest way is with the mastercool flaring tool, but I didn't spring for that yet.


Best tool I've ever bought... Perfect flares every time and so many options.

You were the one that recommended it when I was doing mine. I had trouble getting a good double flare on the cunifer even with a quality brand manual tool. Forget the brand, it's my dads, probably 35 years old before they costed everything out.



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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon May 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Makeshift spring towers made out of 1/8" target shooting plates, 1/8" welding steel made it into L brackets, and hockey pucks! These bad boys aren't moving!

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Quick mock up of the new axle and disc conversion as well! Waiting on my new parking cables to come in next...

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Rettax3 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:33 pm

Those mounts are pretty slick. Very cleanly built too. I would be concerned about using aluminum pop-rivets to keep them from moving under shearing load, but I guess you have it right on, they won't go anywhere, especially with the weight of the car pinned down on them and held up by the spring... Nice work. :good:


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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby whiteretta » Mon May 21, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks man! I have the L brackets bolting to the underbody where you see the rivets on the underside. I used steel rivets too to be safe! I can't weld, so next best thing. Better than flimsy slabs of rotted metal, that's for sure.

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Re: The Derretta, 1994 base with some attitude.

Postby Rettax3 » Mon May 21, 2018 2:50 pm

Nice! Steel rivets are a PITA to pull through without a pneumatic/hydraulic riveter, but worth the extra effort! :good:


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Postby whiteretta » Mon May 21, 2018 3:04 pm

It was a royal pain in the ass! Surprised I didn't break my hand riveter...
Rettax3 wrote:Nice! Steel rivets are a PITA to pull through without a pneumatic/hydraulic riveter, but worth the extra effort! :good:


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