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jimmy_b

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #165 on: 21:57, Wed 20 January 2010 »
hoping that it will all be welded up friday. or atleast the front end tacked into place and the passenger inner sill, front of outter sill and passenger rear chassis leg welded.

both bumpers are now smoothed, headlights sorted, wheels finished, and mirrors arrived.
hope that i can get the bumpers, wings, grill, skirts and all arches off to the bodyshop next week for painting.

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #166 on: 22:09, Wed 20 January 2010 »
good luck mate ill keep my spanners crossed for ya :lol:

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #167 on: 17:24, Thu 21 January 2010 »
i love that interior it really matches the car :D

jimmy_b

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #168 on: 16:50, Sat 23 January 2010 »
welding is now all finished. all panels have been trial fitted again so next step is remove all panels again and send them off to be painted.

i'll upload some pics soon

big thanks to mark for coming over on his day of and helping out, would of lost interest a while back without him lol

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #169 on: 19:52, Sun 24 January 2010 »
just a few that my bro took of the progress. i'll get mine up soon














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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #170 on: 00:11, Mon 25 January 2010 »
that was a long day but alot was done, funny how many times the welder was retired, and then unpacked again.. lol

at least now its 100% rot free... gonna be a beast when its all done..

next stage... ENGINE!

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #171 on: 13:06, Mon 25 January 2010 »
Havent seen ur 5 for a while... didnt realise it was getting some major surgery..  doesnt look easy but looks like its coming along nicely.. keep up the good work  8)

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #172 on: 18:21, Sun 31 January 2010 »
update 31.01.2010

front end is all back to gether now and i spent today under sealing everything.
i did have photos of todays work but my phone messed up and didnt save them for some reason?

next step is the engine

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #173 on: 22:33, Mon 01 February 2010 »
finally some photos



















and after this weekend. front end completely stone chipped.
tonight i gave the strut tops a quick skim of metal filler.












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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #174 on: 23:07, Mon 01 February 2010 »
Looking good.

Ready for the summer?  8)

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #175 on: 23:18, Mon 01 February 2010 »
Looking awesome!!!!!!
Is that the new refurb wheel lying about i see????  :lol:

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #176 on: 23:28, Mon 01 February 2010 »
ash-lee - long before i hope so i have time to run the new engine in.
mot runs on start of april so want to have it done before then. dropped all the panels to be painted off at the bodyshop today also to get them out my way.

hendyr5 - you have eyes of a hawk lol

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #177 on: 23:34, Mon 01 February 2010 »
lol Cant wait to c it back together, its gonna look the dogz nads!!!!! :lol:
the wheels are certainly summit different, they'l look amazin am sure when the 5's sittin on them!!!! :D

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #178 on: 23:40, Mon 01 February 2010 »
lets hope so. im yet to get it back on its wheels

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (02/01/2010)
« Reply #179 on: 00:15, Tue 02 February 2010 »
she looks sweet pal. ive got a vnt on mine just got to get fualin set up. is it a pain to set up for a vnt?  :?