PCB's Unbuild Thread

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
Huh...

I've got a set of four 2 1/2-ton stands and four 6-ton T-stands but they've never "fallen". I've had them for over 20 years.


I would never use them in dirt though.
Gravel is bad enough.

Even my cement blocks sank into the dirt about 2 1/2".


Whenever I put my car up on stands, I lean back on the car and grab the wheel wells and reef on the car with all my weight. Just hard enough to not dent the car.

I give it a good wobble test.

You don't want to give it the wobble test when you're underneath it with a breaker bar.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
I got to work trying to cut out the metal that's blocking the gearbox from sliding out.
(Assuming I can even slide it out?)

What a PITA.
There are about 5 layers of metal to cut through and some of it is bent at an angle.

I guess that makes sense to have the engine mount area really reinforced.


This is the engine bay side.







This is the wheel well side.











Maybe I can rub the area down with salt and just let it rot away. Lol
 

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Moderator
Murphy's Law would have the salt heal the rest of the car's rust except for the spot you rubbed it on.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 MP5
Murphy's an ass!

Him and his stupid laws. Lol

The next thing to go wrong is that I can't remove the gearbox from the rest of the transmission without removing the entire transmission. Lol



And that gaping hole I'm cutting is full of sharp edges that are going to slice me up.

Oh well, we'll see how it goes.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 MP5
I went at it with the grinder again.
I was trying to get a deeper cut.












I See Light !!!












I'm going to go at it with the Dremel tool next.

I've got a carbide burr bit to connect the cuts.



 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 MP5
Son of a bitch!!!

I can't remove the bolt.
It's too long.





And the other one is so tight that I can't budge it with my wrench.


I guess it's time for the grinder and the torch.

What a PITA.
I might put it off for another couple of weeks... Lol


 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 MP5
I decided to go with a waving flag in an attempt to disguise the crumbly bits. Lol
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 MP5
Son of a bitch!!!

I can't remove the bolt.
It's too long.





And the other one is so tight that I can't budge it with my wrench.


I guess it's time for the grinder and the torch.

What a PITA.
I might put it off for another couple of weeks... Lol



I've been avoiding my transmission because it's kinda turned into a PITA.

My excuse right now is that it's too hot out to work on the car. Lol

That should carry me through to autumn. Lol
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
I remember Googling "Rockauto discount code" and it's easy to get a 5% code but 10% or more either didn't work or too many hoops to jump through to get it.
When I first started ordering from them 3 or 4 years ago I remember them sending me a 10% off once or twice but that's it.
 
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