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djgritt
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Any pics with the reverse and indicators on? Something i have thought about for mine.

Tow Strap seems a good idea, nice and simple.

Good progess as always tho!

[Edited on 22-05-2010 by AW06]




As requested;


At Midday -




At 20.30 -





Reverse lights didn't come on - got to check the bulbs and forgot during the day they were working prior to changing

Also, trying to catch the indicators at their brightest was a pain - the pics are a fair example, but nowhere near as clear as in the flesh - they are bright enough to be seen easily.

Once I find the reason the Rev. lights aren't on (and my passenger Foglight...) I'll get another pic.
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Even judging by the pics they dont look any different to without the tint.
Ta very much for the pics, will have to have a think about nicking your idea now

Get a post 97 on there
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Random pics from a random drive lastnight;






















Not done a lot since Combe, but got stuff in the pipeline...
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Looked so much better with the Cesaros and splitter on the pre 97
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Looked so much better with the Cesaros and splitter on the pre 97


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2nd Jun 10 at 17:47   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No it didn't. It looked even more dated than it does now.

And the Cesaros were good, but didn't clear the brakes, so they had to go.
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Best get on with doing stuff prior to Billing. If I carry on leaving it, i'll have no time!

So then.

Whip the Cage out - and forget about how much of a pain it was to fit - and also find my battery box is in the way of easy removal of the passenger side rear leg, which resulted in me having to remove the front arc to get the rear bits out;






Take a load more crap out;






And result in this;





Once I get paid, I'll order a Tow Strap and a sheet of Carbon Fibre - if the CF arrives in time, I'll be removing the sunroof assembly and blanking over the hole with it (well, i'll be doing it anyway, but would like it done Pre-Billing...)
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Righty.

Been busy this evening.


Carried on with some of the recoating of the Wiring Looms - the majority of them looked similar to this - partially exposed etc;




Once they have been recoated, they look like this;







The main reasons I'm bothering with doing this so that the looms look tidier, and it won't matter If i paint over them when I respray more interior - also saves me having to move them all when I do paint.


Then I got the screwdrivers and socket set out and did something I was threatening to do a while ago;



Dash out

Pile of bits removed;



Closer view;



This is so I can remove the remaining sound deadening and tidy up more wiring etc (especially the stereo wiring which is butchered)



Although I've sorted the sound deadening already...




Tomorrows task - more recoating of the Looms and the wiring repairs etc.
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realy like this but other wheels are so much better but 10/10 mate well dun
Ingham
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^ Thank you.
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the cars mint mate ,make it the way you want it the wheels dont make that much of a difference on this car
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Had an early finish earlier, so got on with the faffing.


Main wiring issues - incorrectly sized crimps and poorly crimped connections;



Stripped back and new crimps fitted to one end of each wire;



Crimped fully;




Majority of dash looms and remaining cabin looms recoated;










Dash refitted and almost fully reassembled - needs a new vent and Fan Speed/Window Heater dial - plus the remaining removed parts refitting.






Ordering the Carbon Fibre in the morning, and will be getting under the car over the weekend to try to sort the Exhaust Blow. Again.
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Really nice car this well done
But is that corsa c in front of you a 1.2 on the first vid?

[Edited on 25-06-2010 by Rob-e91]
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Are you looking for a new switch thingy? I have one

Did you not think about spraying the dash/replacing it for a black one?
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Really nice car this well done
But is that corsa c in front of you a 1.2 on the first vid?

[Edited on 25-06-2010 by Rob-e91]



Yeah it is

A guy from VxON - I was busy playing against my Cousin in his fettled 306TD behind me
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Are you looking for a new switch thingy? I have one

Did you not think about spraying the dash/replacing it for a black one?



I'll be getting one from a scrapper this weekend, cheers though

And I already have a Black Dash...
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quote:
Originally posted by Rob-e91
Really nice car this well done
But is that corsa c in front of you a 1.2 on the first vid?

[Edited on 25-06-2010 by Rob-e91]



Yeah it is

A guy from VxON - I was busy playing against my Cousin in his fettled 306TD behind me


Those 1.2 twin ports are actually quite nippy not that much slower than a sport.
Good progress though mate
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Carbon Fibre ordered
Towing Strap ordered & received
Rivet gun & Rivets bought
Sealant & Gun bought

Spent yesterday evening under the car or sat behind it smashing the crap out of the Cat - there were some loose particles rattling in it sounding shite - so gutted it. Refitted with lots & lots of sealant and the like - if it gets abnother blow, I might get a new Cat and then get a Custom Exhaust place to make a flexi section on the Cat where it meets the downpipe to compensate for any movement whilst maintaining tight joints.

Still got to rebuild the Interior, ie fit the seats, cage etc, but may as well do that after I've done the sunroof blank which should be next weekend, otherwise i'd only be taking them out again!

Suspension is now all removed - bar the rear springs - all shocks are being swapped tomorrow for different, Spax shortened/adjustable ones.

Towing Strap arrived, but isn't fitted due to the missus stealing my car to go to the Stables and both of my drills were in the boot

Dash is all rebuilt bar the single air direction vent (will rob a new one from the scrappers next weekend)

Pics;

Tow Strap awaiting fitment;




Dash etc pretty much complete;




Car on stands with suspension off;










All tidied up and waiting for the replacements;




Getting there
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New Toys;

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On the Bilsteins;




During the change;




After;






Some improvement - rear end is a bit lower and now has adjustable damping (tyres are just starting to tuck into the arch instead of there being a 20-25mm gap), front end is also a touch lower, and also now has adjustable damping - though I'm considering swapping the springs on the front again for another pair from my collection to drop it a tad further...

Still need to do some tweaking etc and figure out what is best for it, but that will have to wait until the interior is back to normal.
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by AW06
Are you looking for a new switch thingy? I have one

Did you not think about spraying the dash/replacing it for a black one?



I'll be getting one from a scrapper this weekend, cheers though

And I already have a Black Dash...


Looks grey, deffo not black i think!

Spax setup sounds win.
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quote:
Originally posted by AW06
quote:
Originally posted by djgritt
quote:
Originally posted by AW06
Are you looking for a new switch thingy? I have one

Did you not think about spraying the dash/replacing it for a black one?



I'll be getting one from a scrapper this weekend, cheers though

And I already have a Black Dash...


Looks grey, deffo not black i think!

Spax setup sounds win.


If its Grey, its a bloody dark grey!
One of the trim pieces has a grey insert/screw cover, which is nowhere near as dark as the rest.
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Came home to find a parcel waiting;





Shiny!





Resting in place - will need to trim it this weekend - hopefully I can get it to fit on the in-laws bandsaw...





Weave;






Nice 1.0mm Sheet, should do the job of blanking the Sunroof void nicely...
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How much was that carbon sheet mate?
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How much was that carbon sheet mate?



60.something + P&P - less than 70 anyway

1mm Wet Lay, 950x500mm

Carbon Mods were the supplier

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