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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #150 on: 21:31, Sun 29 November 2009 »
It's good to see a proper job being done, not just being covered with underseal.  8)

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #151 on: 20:07, Sun 06 December 2009 »
just a few more pics

totally stripped back to the chassis legs only





new cross member welded on and other panels trial fitted





new brake pipe made up and hidded. (old one snapped when it was removed so it was badly rotton)



i'll get more pics as and when

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #152 on: 20:29, Sun 06 December 2009 »
hey jimmy mate that brings back memorys for me replacing the front end :D its gonna look really good once shes on and painted,keep us posted bud 8)

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (16/11/2009)
« Reply #153 on: 02:14, Sun 13 December 2009 »
superb work which you made on your GT !!
is not necessary to be afraid to attack itself has the body!!
on the other hand could you say to me, if does it before and still dispos in England?  and what a price has!!
because in France, it is on standby !

I speak about numbers 7 on the photographs


thank you for all. 8)
petit , mais costaud !!!
le GT franšais !!!!

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
« Reply #154 on: 16:35, Sun 13 December 2009 »
heres a couple of sneak pics.
bumper, wings and grill are all from renault.

all panels are just resting on atm to check to fitment. last thing i want is to weld anything on with it out of alignment.






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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
« Reply #155 on: 22:57, Mon 14 December 2009 »
go on son ! Doing it propa , gets me Excitied ! Goooooood Luck

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Re: 1986 electric blue RESTORATION project (13/12/2009)
« Reply #156 on: 13:36, Tue 22 December 2009 »
cheers. borbets are back from there refurb now and its back on its wheels over xmas so it can be moved about before i tackle it some more after xmas when its not soo cold in my garage.

i'll get some more pics uploaded this eve hopefully

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive
« Reply #157 on: 18:17, Sat 02 January 2010 »
few more progress photots














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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #158 on: 20:11, Thu 07 January 2010 »
hey bud youve been busy,looking good jimmy its really coming together keep the photos coming 8)

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (12/01/2010)
« Reply #159 on: 20:56, Tue 12 January 2010 »
found another hole in rear chassis leg :





welded up and smoothed drivers strut turret :





intercooler mounted in its new possition :





time to start mocking it up with some panels :













the wings, grill and bumper seam to fit alot better around the lights than i thought they would :





i have also smoothed the rear bumper swage line, and made a start on the front.
also new mirrors have now arrived.

its all coming together nicely now. will all be welded together finally on the 22nd Jan 10

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #160 on: 21:08, Tue 12 January 2010 »
Top job Jim :D  I don't think I'd have had the bottle to cut my front end off that amount and not lose heart! :shock:

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #161 on: 11:19, Wed 13 January 2010 »
looks really good mate

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #162 on: 22:08, Fri 15 January 2010 »
some fair work going into that mate, looks like you got the tin worm bad, te blue ones always seem to rust more must be the paint thinner or something.keep up the good work

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #163 on: 20:42, Sun 17 January 2010 »
should be some more updates next friday, we've both got the day off and its welding day!

got a sneak preview of james's wheels and light the other day... i'm not going to ruin the suprise, some may love some may hate but personally they are awesome, something fresh and will make his car stand out above all others lol

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #164 on: 21:33, Wed 20 January 2010 »
sweeeeeet jimmy sweet looking really good mate as you said lights and panels all lining up beautifully,keep us posted bud 8)