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#16 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:08 AM

Thanks for the kind words :)

 

Got a bit more work done on the car.

Like i mentioned last time; the underside of the floor has been painted in epoxy and filler

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Back to my favorite job; sanding the whole floor with 400

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day 2:

 

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all thats left now is the final walk around with scotch brite. ( which i will leave to someone else :P )

 

also restored some parts last year, thought you guys enjoy :)

 

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also had some parts powdercoated:

before: ( and yes i did forget something)

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Mark his old subframe ( the AWD mini on the 16v forum )

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after:

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and wheels are ready for fitting:

 

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next time we should have a dashboard and the floor in color, exciting times :P


Edited by Dutchdave's25, 23 January 2018 - 09:14 AM.


#17 Vinay-RS

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:39 AM

Those restored master cylinders and calipers look great! Will definitely shine when fitted.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:20 AM

Those restored master cylinders and calipers look great! Will definitely shine when fitted.

Thanks :) 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

It has taken a bit longer than planned but the floor is in color.

Need to think about a protective layer in the wheelarches, any suggestions?

 

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#20 leyland73

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

Dynax UC for spraying underneath, good rustproofing properties but clear so it will not detract from the coloured finish.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:01 PM

Really enjoyed reading through this so far, thanks for sharing

 

Elliott 



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:54 AM

Dynax UC for spraying underneath, good rustproofing properties but clear so it will not detract from the coloured finish.

 

thanks, i'll have a look into that :)

 

 

Really enjoyed reading through this so far, thanks for sharing

 

Elliott 

 

Thanks, I'll try to make more and better pictures than when i started this project ;)



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:12 AM

Off to England later today to drop these off at JCS Custom Trim.

 

I really liked Steve's Cooper 500 seats, so the plan was to go for something similar, but right now i think i'll go for all black.

I also prefer the smaller shoulder ( as on the MPI chairs ) so they should look rather different when i get them back.

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:28 AM

Last preparations before we can turn the car back on its wheels, first thing to install will be the fuel line so it needs to look pretty..

 

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Subframes should go on this weekend :)


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:45 AM

Wow that is some finish on the underside of that car! Its better than it ever was out of the factory!



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:48 AM

Wow that is some finish on the underside of that car! Its better than it ever was out of the factory!

I think they realised no one ever looks at the underside :P

 

 

Had some more work done this weekend, started with gettting a few thing (re)painted

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Fitting the golden fuel lines

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came to the discovery that i missed one mounting point for the fuel lines...  :shy:

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subframes ready to go on

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here you can see the fuel line has been solved.. :)

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some parts will be replaced for proper stuff later on ( like the wheels and the shock absorbers )

 

if i ever do another rebuild i will get rid of the suspension cones, they are just too much hassle to get in.. (maybe because they are new.. :P)



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

Wow! This car is stunning! Amazing work on the restoration. 



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

O_O Amazing work going on here DD!



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 09:21 AM

Be careful, all that weight that you've added is going to make it really heavy when you turn it back over. 



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:43 AM

Wow! This car is stunning! Amazing work on the restoration. 

 

O_O Amazing work going on here DD!

 

Thanks guys :)

 

 

Be careful, all that weight that you've added is going to make it really heavy when you turn it back over. 

 

i'll make sure that i wont be alone when i turn it back over ;) but thanks for the heads up!







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