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Ian W
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Registered: 8th Nov 03
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
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30th Jun 13 at 17:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

After I finished on the TT I continued where I had left off machine polishing, removed the number plates (which took a while due to the worlds rustiest screws!) and got to it.

Semi debadged the rear as..

1. The badge fell off!
2. I always had just the gsi badge on my old one..

Some pics











Next step is to go over it again to refine it with the polishing pad, then polish / wax it

Got a new set of plates on the way and a set of springs to go on
ArdenblueDan
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30th Jun 13 at 18:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks better very time you touch the car Ian can't believe how well this has come up
Ian W
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20th Jul 13 at 20:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Decided to get it lowered today, failed miserably

This was about as far as I got.



Not a single bolt wants to come undone and when I get my crack bar on them they seem to be in danger of rounding rather than actually shifting

Going to give them another soak in WD40 over the next few days then try again.

Very tempted to buy myself an Impact gun for jobs like this, got to be easier than the old manual ratchet!
chrisr195
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20th Jul 13 at 21:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

try sum heat using a oxy acetylene welder ,never failed yet
Ian W
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20th Jul 13 at 21:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by chrisr195
try sum heat using a oxy acetylene welder ,never failed yet


Sadly mate I'm limited to the driveway and no way or producing heat
Phil W
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Location: Shropshire Drives : Focus ST
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20th Jul 13 at 21:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Propane blow torch might be sufficient, worked on my Downpipe nuts anyway

[Edited on 20-07-2013 by Phil W]
Ian W
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22nd Jul 13 at 20:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got cracking with this again today, washed the car first thing then ran over it with the polishing pad to refine the cutting I did a few weeks ago.

Once that was done, gave it a decent coat of Collinite 476s to hopefully lock the shine in for a while

Last job was to give the engine bay a quick once over (I mean quick, spent five minutes with some super degreaser and the jet wash, will do properly one day!)

Hopefully lowering work will resume later this week.














Aidan-Fleming
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22nd Jul 13 at 22:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lovely mate! Keep her as original as you can lower her s little bit stick the badges back on and you have yourself beauty!!
Ian W
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22nd Jul 13 at 22:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just bought some Corsa C repeaters as the standard ones are hanging off!
Generation
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22nd Jul 13 at 22:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Use plus gas. Wd40 is shit
Ian W
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Little glimpse in to the future

LukesCorsaSXi
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mmmmm
Christopher
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We like! Original gsi lowered on speedlines Exactly how they should have come factory!!
Ian W
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sadly I only have the one wheel as it's all I have left from my deceased GSi

Oh, and a single floor mat

Had to put it on as the tyre on the 14 is goosed and won't hold air
Ian W
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ian W
Sadly I only have the one wheel as it's all I have left from my deceased GSi

Oh, and a single floor mat

Had to put it on as the tyre on the 14 is goosed and won't hold air


Will eventually be on a full set though (one day!)
Christopher
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23rd Jul 13 at 14:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

good stuff
ArdenblueDan
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23rd Jul 13 at 16:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They will look great I've got speedlines on mine
Ian W
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27th Jul 13 at 15:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lowered it today











Next job I guess is to get it locate the air leak and sort that so it runs properly
Chris C
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27th Jul 13 at 15:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks really tidy !
Christopher
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Awsome! Sort that backbox out
Jamie-C
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27th Jul 13 at 21:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks great! Is there much tin worm?
Ian W
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quote:
Originally posted by Christopher
Awsome! Sort that backbox out


It's on the to do list mate
Aidan-Fleming
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27th Jul 13 at 23:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So so jealous mate. Such a lovely example!!
Ian W
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28th Jul 13 at 01:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Jamie-C
Looks great! Is there much tin worm?


After having a good poke underneath it seems chassis legs, rear archs and a small hole in the boot floor.

I would say no worse than my old GSi was five years ago...actually that was worse as the roof had gone and it was leaking through the front screen.

Either way I'm loving it and can' wait until next year
ArdenblueDan
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28th Jul 13 at 10:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking great buddy I've been offered one as a swap for my Arden blue gsi rep lmao

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