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« Reply #45 on: 21:19, Tue 28 April 2009 »
Charming  :lol:

Yeh.. I do need to hurry up. Thinking of booking a week off work and really hitting it hard

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« Reply #46 on: 18:29, Fri 22 May 2009 »
Picked up my subframe, wishbones, etc today - very happy, and extremely cheap!







Booked all of next week of, so I will crack on putting it all back together

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« Reply #47 on: 18:54, Fri 22 May 2009 »
Mmmm nice minty fresh bits.
I was thinking of doing the same with a mixture of new and refurbed parts, what exactly have you had done to get them back to that condition?

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« Reply #48 on: 20:10, Sat 23 May 2009 »
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Mmmm nice minty fresh bits.
I was thinking of doing the same with a mixture of new and refurbed parts, what exactly have you had done to get them back to that condition?


I got them powdercoated mate - I dropped them off, and then they shotblasted them and powdercoated them. The finish is awesome - literally like new. This place I took it all to is uber cheap as well - only 40 for the whole lot  :lol:

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« Reply #49 on: 22:48, Sat 23 May 2009 »
your damn right thats cheap  :lol: looks well smart cant wait to see this all together 8)

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« Reply #50 on: 23:47, Sat 23 May 2009 »
So today, I made two new purchases..

One being a carb
The other.. another GTT

The GTT is to replace my daily driver campus:



So, here's some pics of the new one, after a quick wash:





Does anyone want a GT Tuning twin dump valve set up?


One with my uncles award winning freshly restored camper:



Started T-Cutting it on the bonnet. You can't really see it very well, but in this pic you can see closest to the camera where I have T-Cutted a bit, and past that where it is cloudy (almost looks dirty, but this was done post wash, so it was clean!). Comes up alright, and I will eventually get the whole car done.



Picked it up today from RTOC member 'B4NK51E' in Birmingham. We then took a de-tour to Redditch to pick up the carb I bought, so all in all, the GTT survived a 2.5 hour journey with no problems.

Plan is - it won't be on the road for another couple of months, and when it is on the road, it will be my daily driver to replace the campus. I will be keeping it standard ish, as it is, but repairing little bits and bobs, i.e. having the grille re-sprayed

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« Reply #51 on: 18:01, Mon 25 May 2009 »


Subframe nearly ready to go back on - just need to torque the bolts up. New polybushes were a pain in the arse to fit!

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« Reply #52 on: 00:42, Fri 29 May 2009 »
Nice work mate,  that sub frame is very tastey.. cant believe what a bargain you done on getting those bits powder coated!!  ;)

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« Reply #53 on: 22:19, Wed 03 June 2009 »
Insured on the red GTT now - good to have boost back in my life :D

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« Reply #54 on: 21:48, Mon 31 August 2009 »
Done some more work on it recently.. I'll let the pics do the talking:








Roll cage mocked up, so we can drill the holes for fitment.

Did some damage whilst lining the rear bumper :(



Got the engine in today, but couldn't take piccies as it was raining too much  :roll:

Most of the big jobs are done now, just got to tie up all the loose ends and she should be done  :D

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« Reply #55 on: 18:33, Tue 01 September 2009 »
This is going to look mint when its all finished..  looking forward to seeing it running..  ;)  well done mate.

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« Reply #56 on: 18:42, Tue 01 September 2009 »
thats a lovely colour. will be a keeper when its done. i wouldnt take it out of the garage :D

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« Reply #57 on: 18:46, Tue 01 September 2009 »
GTTboost - cheers mate. Won't be as nice as yours, but I'm trying :D

Sparky - cheers! Deffo a keeper. Too emotionally attached to it now :)

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« Reply #58 on: 20:31, Sun 20 September 2009 »
Update..

Engine and new silicone hoses fitted:




B&M quickshift fitted:



Morette quad headlights fitted:








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« Reply #59 on: 23:40, Sun 20 September 2009 »
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.