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Author Yet another arden blue sport project *UPDATE* SOLD + sneek peek at new project :D
Robby_W
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3rd Jun 09 at 21:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The same usual story, been a member on here for a while so thought i'd finally make a project.

Anyway, the main reason is so that people can put a name to a car and then hopefully a face at PVS.

Right then on with the project, I started with a 1.0 12v that came to an untimely demise when a 'friend' of mine ran into the back of me causing a 3 car pile up







This then brought round the new car in question,
1.4 16v sport in arden blue again (best colour)
Lowered 60mm on g-max springs and shocks
2.0l brakes
4" jap can backbox and straight through centre pipe
It came with tigra wheels aswell but I changed them for my league wheels don't know what I thinking, anyway pics:
April 2008






While it was waiting on the drive to be insured I painted the engine cover





Finally got it on the road so gave her a good wash and went up Epsom downs for some photo's with a mate














After this I lost interest with the car over the next few months, it went back to standard exhaust system and standard suspension until PVS08 when I thought i'd start again.

I got some pressed plates and a de-badged grille


Before:



After:



Then came painting of the arches and bumper tops
Prep:



Paint:








While the bumpers and arches were off it left my car looking like this





Back on the car






A couple months later finally had some money so got myself a Bilstein B10 kit lowers 50mm and a Sportex 3" outwardly rolled back box



Sorry for crap pics

Next on the list was lights, got a set smoked DEPO's and a set of smoked MHW's






And fitted






Aswell as my M25 'Ring sticker


Stayed like this for a while so just kept cleaning her and taking pictures




















I'm such a pic whore


















I then finally decided to sort the wheel situation out and got myself some gloss black cesaro's




Unfortunately got no pics of them fitted but will soon, along with my -80mm rear springs (got some -100s sitting around aswell just incase) and CS stickers.

Right thats it for now, cheers for having the endurance if you read all the way through it, all opinions and comments will be welcomed





[Edited on 30-08-2011 by Robby_W]
l15ter
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3rd Jun 09 at 21:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good
Robby_W
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cheers mate
Paul_Safc
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3rd Jun 09 at 21:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking good, I have a 1 litre and bored already, I want either a 1.4 sport or a 1.6 sport, but I am going to wait untill I have a years no claims before I do this.

Love your 1.4 sport though.
Robby_W
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I had no no claims when I got my sport, cost me an arm and a leg aswell as my other arm and leg to insure so it's always a good ide to get some no claims built up.

Cheers for the comment matey
Paul_Safc
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3rd Jun 09 at 22:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How old are you, and what's insurance like?

Robby_W
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19, 1 years ncb and its just shy of a thousand with a lot of shopping around and making insurance companies compete with each other
scaron5188
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3rd Jun 09 at 22:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks smart dude... for some reason i dont think it looks that bad on the wheels :O lol but cesaros will look lovelly on it.

good work
Robby_W
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Haha cheers, it's funny sometimes I loved the wheels sometimes I hated them but a mate gave me an undeniable offer for them so I snapped his arm off and got the cesaro's which is what i've wanted for a while
scaron5188
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3rd Jun 09 at 22:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fair paly mate, cant go wrong with the odd bargain here n there
ShEp
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I like those wheels on it, probably better than it's going to look on the cesaros

Kinda make the car different from the rest
Robby_W
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I can't win on here, I get slated for the old wheels and now people prefer them, ah well cesaro's is what I wanted for a long so now that I found and could afford some i'm just going to enjoy them you never know things may (and probably will) change in the future
scaron5188
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3rd Jun 09 at 22:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

haha nightmare, just keep both
Robby_W
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I would have but alas they have gone but only about 5 mins down the road to my mates house
B3KAN
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Nice car glad you have changed the wheels
Robby_W
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Woooo finally the wheels have approval.

Should be some new pics at the weekend after a good wash for PVS
Dan295
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im sure i came to you ages ago to get some interior parts for my 5 door, project look good though
daymoon
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i reckon your car with your old alloys done in silver or gun metal grey would look really nice and be different from others!
Robby_W
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quote:
Originally posted by Dan295
im sure i came to you ages ago to get some interior parts for my 5 door, project look good though


Yea you did mate, that was when I had my old 12v


quote:
Originally posted by daymoon
i reckon your car with your old alloys done in silver or gun metal grey would look really nice and be different from others!


Cheers mate, it could have looked good but i'm not sure, like said though the wheels are only 5mins down the road with my mate so I could always get them back and have a play
Robby_W
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Right then not really an update just some stuff I couldn't be bothered to add in last night.

The car hasn't always been good to me there has been many trials and tribulations along the way.

To start with before it was even on the road the gear linkage came apart so that was a day of me and my mate fiddling around trying to line it up and get it back into place, all my gears were one place to the left, e.g. 1st was where reverse should be, 3rd was where 1st should be etc etc.

Fixed that then when it was out on the road the handbrake cable snapped, the rear wheel bearing went which super heated my stub axle welding the 2 together so was all new bearing, stub axle and drums

That was all until the back box fell off one day while giving it some beans up a hill luckily no one was behind me. This prompted me to sort the system out, went down to Merit for some stanard kit only to find the centre pipe is bodge welded onto the CAT so new one of them aswell

Then came the time to take the rear bumper off, one of the previous owners had used an aluminium nut and bolt to hold the rear nearside mudflaps on which seemed to be be done up tighter than a ducks butt so out came the angle gringer with a little help from my brother




it over the top for one bolt but meh, it did the job

All was then fine til I came to change the rear lights where I find someone has used bloody bathroom sealant to attacht them


Which lead me too removing the rear lights like so


But fortunately everything is now running fine (touch wood), bodywork still needs some work but all in good time.

Oh the fun of cars

Anyway, end of a small rant
Robby_W
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Right then, a quick few pictures of my car at PVS




A couple thanks to Morpheus22

Robby_W
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Forgot to add before PVS I fitted my -80mm rear springs which I think makes the car look more level.

Got a picture of spring size comparison

-100mm spring, -50mm Bilstein springs and standard srping

Anyway, I washed the car after PVS and took some pictures today while the weather wasn't too bad, so without further a do here's the pictures
























Also one of the family stickers


Hope you like, also ordered a few small extras but you'll have to wait for the updates
scaron5188
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looks wicked mate, really tidy

like the sticker in blue to.....
Robby_W
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Cheers mate

Yea I wanted it blue just so it tied in nicely
Robby_W
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Right then small update, I finally found a halfrds with a 22mm blanking grommet so got that and removed my rear wiper. Also got myself some bonnet lifters because one of the previous owners had had them and left the mounting points so I thought I might aswell uset them

Anyway here's a couple of pics from a random car park








Also the other day my friend that bought my old alloys off came round for a quick car wash then we were up to Epsom downs for some photos:







My car looking around -110mm there thanks to a little help from friends





















Right that's all for now

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