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Ive got a whole sub forum all to my self!!!!! that is legend ....wait for it......ary!!!!!

 

Enjoy it haha wen you fancy some socialising pop over to the escort club haha

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tidy faded and miss matched body work poss some new rims bit lower and some nice carbs etc etc tbh most will be done over winter tho ;)

 

Nice - Keeping it fairly original then..

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yes mate thats the plan been looking for years to find one in this condition, and for a good price and had to be in this colour aswell!! so there will be no colour changing ( well appart from the respray will bring the darker shade back! ) :)

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Small long over due up date lol ;)

 

Under the arches after being attacked with tfr and cleaners!!!

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been done since

 

2 NOS headlamps sourced and fitted ( matching)

 

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Went in for a extreme undersealing!!!

 

fuel tank removed

 

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Original boot floor!!!!!!

 

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and now!

 

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pretty much rest of the car now looks like this!

 

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plent round the potentialy rusty spots ( mint atm but better to be safe)

 

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oh and my new nob!! :P

 

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the next maditory addition!!!! :rolleyes:

 

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been treating the old gal quick trip to leads to pick up some bargain new wings!!!

 

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also whilst i was there rummaging found a nearly new boot lid prime for a de-lock as locks are poo and can be opened with any key = megga secure lol for a whole £16 plus vat wooop

 

 

 

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Small update as mentioned previously i noticed the "A" posts had seen better days and so had the section in front of them ( strange had no advisories on its mot tho..... hmmm well any way i have set about tackling the job in hand before it got to bad ( well i thought so any way ) compared to what i have seen its not that bad and i know alot of you will most likely think the same but its alot worse than i was led to believe partially due to multiple previous bodges that filled holes with silicone rather than metal!!! :thumbdown: Any way here it goes

 

started the stripping!

 

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after removal of the wings i was confronted with this

 

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full of silicone

 

followed by this lot

 

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great mot was done obviously ! :(

 

anyway i thought i best crack on and make good multiple bodge jobs

 

small start by cutting out a bi pieces of somate that used to be called metal! and starting welding in new !

 

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very little was left of the passanger "A" post outer so not being able to obtain any i fabricated myself one from flat sheet ( i impressed my self tbh )

 

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held up for trimming and then taked into place!

 

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after being fully welded into place then seam sealed

 

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floor :(

 

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now onto the wing rail

 

all chopped out!

 

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new plate made ( single piece not multiple plates ) and welded in

 

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seam sealed painted then under sealed

 

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some retro speakers brought for it to!!! :)

 

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thanks for looking there will be more to come!!!

 

 

other drip rail rot cut out ( minimal as poss so i can keep as much original metal as poss :)

 

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New metal welded in

 

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ground back and used original inner wing lines :)

 

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Onto the a post :( rot chopped out!!

 

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Say hello to mr pedals

 

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Welding up yay on the final straight!!

 

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Some begger nicked ma door!!!

 

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lol not really removed to gain access to this

 

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Chopped out again!!

 

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Welded in to place little more fettling still required at this point

 

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Seam sealed

 

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Little bit of paint and riv nuts added and sealed into place to prevent further rusting.

 

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All undersealed up yay!!!! wooop can hardly tell ive been there yay!!!!

 

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Next update when it goes to the shop!!

 

 

did already do the whole post to find i have over done the photos so photos will be up once some one else posts lol

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yes mate made it nearly all the wa home broke down 500yrds from my house my own fault really been testing it all way home sempt ok but i think was dodgy multimeter as i stopped for food it didnt wanna re start lol got brand spanking new one for £40 lol called in some favours :)

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The car has got a nearly new unifart battery ( fitted to it before i brought it so has no warranty ) and i had noticed that it was struggling to turn the engine over at its optimum ...even after hours of charging on my snap on charger it would spin over nicely for about 5 revolutions then slow, if iam honest the car sits for weeeks at a time so the fuel has a habbit of draining back so it was getting to the point even at work i was having to use the jump pack soon as it was connect up it fired with no hesitation...this lead me to up grade the battery i wanted a bigger battery but being the old square terminals this was proving costly..so i have modded it up to modern round terminals as the battery was only £32+vat and hey presto on the button every time..best thing is i have still managed to keep the original leads so i can revert back if i wanted to!!! :lol:

 

heres a pic ( by now u may have realised i take photos of nearly every thing sorry :wub: )

 

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and for those with concerns like me about how close it would be with the terminals on the bonnet

 

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done the cambelt today bit of a struggle due to rounded bolt heads etc but hey i got there was abit dissapointed to find one of my coolant hoses had been replaced with standard hose and just cable tied to the other ( dont like cable ties on hoses ive seen them cut through them ) so i made a bracket out of odds and sods i had scattered around.

 

said odds and sods few nuts one stainless rod and a old throttle linkage with a bit cut off the rounded and a discovery 300tdi top hose clip.

 

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qucikly test fitted before painting

 

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As promised body shop pictures ( and theres a few lol ) 80% painted didnt want to risk removing the screen this close to show season

 

Started stripping ( i told my mate the car but for some reason thought he had to!! ) :rolleyes: :headscratch:

 

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Ground back and using " Wiggly wire " on the dent puller honestly i cant see how they came up with the product name!! :angel_not:

 

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Sanded using a da and 180 grit to reveal the worst of the car park dinks!!

 

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All dents filled and sanded ( by hand and rubbing block i felt like schwarzenegger once i had finished!! )

 

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Onto the boot with repeated process!!! :tears:

 

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into the booth and masked up!!

 

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New wings primed flatted and edge painted before fitting.

 

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fresh bake lol

 

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Extra care in refitting and salvaging membraines!

 

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Colour match isnt to bad either!! :)

 

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90% back together!! :magic:

 

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Refurbed my badges aswell!!

 

before

 

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After

 

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Thanks for looking and theres abit more of an update still to come just not uploaded phots yet :lol:

 

 

Small update just to show how its looking :) hope you like

 

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