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« Reply #60 on: 23:17, Mon 21 September 2009 »
im also liking those wheels. this is going to be awesome when done. keeping the engine relitively std?

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« Reply #61 on: 23:35, Mon 21 September 2009 »
Love the colour , love the wheels , Really like this thread keep it coming lad !!!

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« Reply #62 on: 09:28, Tue 22 September 2009 »
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Very nice 8) I'm liking those wheels.
Did you find you had to chop the top rad hose a bit to get it to fit? Mine fouled the dizzy badly and was about 2 inches too long on either end.

It's not too bad tbh.. I've not properly fitted it yet though, as I'm still waiting for a water pump gasket from Renault, so my waterpump is only mock fitted for now.

The boost hoses though.. they were well too small in diameter! Was a right pain in the arse to get them to fit especially on the carb lobster!

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im also liking those wheels. this is going to be awesome when done. keeping the engine relitively std?


Pretty much.. well, won't be doing any internal work, but I've got a T25, and LC-1 kit to fit, so I will be increasing the boost, then adding shiny bits. Probably go for about 18psi, with good suspension / tyres / roll cage.. Should be good fun on trackdays :)

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« Reply #63 on: 14:50, Tue 06 April 2010 »
Bit of an update - been a while!

Thought I'd add some pictures of her in her current state.






Mouldy steering wheel  It had a leak, which is sorted now.



Some rust around the drivers side rear arch. Luckily it is where the plastic arch sits, so repair work will be covered. That will obviously be done soon! Just waiting on my dad to buy a new mig welder.



Wired up my gauges as well, but used a taillight connector block to make it neater / easily removable.

Did a few other bits and bobs as well, general sorting out electrics, fixing some leaky bleed nipples on the coolant hoses, fitted the exhaust, fitted the air filter, swapped back to standard headlights (need to mess about with my quads), etc.

Gonna buy some paint this Friday, and sort out that rusty arch / some rust on the sills, then I can put the rest of the bodykit on.

MOT time soon :D

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« Reply #64 on: 20:32, Sat 10 April 2010 »
OK - did some welding with my Dad today.

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Before

Prep




Nice!

Mid job

Welding done!

Primer

Painted

Nice and solid!

Gonna do the arch tomorrow, then the skirts / arch covers can go on!

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« Reply #65 on: 22:44, Sat 10 April 2010 »
Good job you caught it early. Its a shame it wasn't spotted before all the paint work.
Did you pump the sill with Wax-Oil stuff or the like?

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« Reply #66 on: 23:02, Sat 10 April 2010 »
Yeh we're gonna waxoil it.  :)

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« Reply #67 on: 17:05, Sun 11 April 2010 »
Good job...  :mrgreen:
to Big to Big, will find another soon!!!

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« Reply #68 on: 23:22, Mon 03 May 2010 »
More work done:



Dash out, because of a leaking heater matrix :(



More rot


Mid fix


Welding done

After doing all the welding, it was all painted / undersealed, and I got to putting the bodykit back on!








The marks on the side skirts that you can see are just from the paper they were stored in. They had been left outside, and the paper had stuck and dried to the skirts - it'll wash off :)

Looks like a car again :D

It's sitting very high at the moment, but uprated suspension to come, when funds allow!

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« Reply #69 on: 16:06, Wed 05 May 2010 »
Looking good about time you pulled your finger out :lol:

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« Reply #70 on: 23:29, Wed 05 May 2010 »
keep it up fella, its looking good!

typical that the rust has to show after a respray  :(

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« Reply #71 on: 23:20, Sun 16 May 2010 »
Ready for an MOT now! Not 100% finished, as can be seen, but just a few finishing touches and she's done.

Going to book it in for an MOT this Saturday. Insured on it already, so if it passes, I'll get some tax, and I'll be out in this GT Turbo for the first time in 2 years!

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How it looked Saturday morning




How it looked Saturday evening (seats are quite loud, and probably not to everyones liking)






How it looks this evening!

Really happy with it! :)

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« Reply #72 on: 07:26, Mon 17 May 2010 »
Thats fantastic !

Keep up the hard work ( and pennies ! )

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« Reply #73 on: 07:38, Mon 17 May 2010 »
The seats are nice man. They go really well with the paint.
What other parts are going to be white?

Good luck with the MOT. Get it done in the week and bring it to Pod on friday  :D

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« Reply #74 on: 22:52, Tue 18 May 2010 »
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The seats are nice man. They go really well with the paint.
What other parts are going to be white?

Good luck with the MOT. Get it done in the week and bring it to Pod on friday  :D

Cheers mate! Nah, can't bring it to the pod. I'm working till 1 on Friday, so by the time I got there, people would be leaving, and it would all be quite pointless :)
 
Other white bits - nothing really planned. I've got a black with white stitching suede gear lever gaitor to go on yet, but not a lot of white other than that...