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#91 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:29 PM

I have done quite a bit recently. but couldnt be bothered to upload the pictures, sorry :P

everything in the engine bay is in. also the windows and windscreens are in. 

 

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just not good enough...

 

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#92 Vinay-RS

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:42 AM

Looking really good! I love the fact that all the seats have the same trim design on them. What were the front seats from again? 



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:19 PM

Looking really good! I love the fact that all the seats have the same trim design on them. What were the front seats from again? 

thanks!  from an mpi and retrimmed.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 10:05 PM

Did you reject the idea of a rear heater as shown in the first picture from this last batch?



#95 rich_959

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

Did you reject the idea of a rear heater as shown in the first picture from this last batch?

 

Ha ha, I stopped myself from attempting the same joke, but I applaud you for going for it :D



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:32 PM

 

Did you reject the idea of a rear heater as shown in the first picture from this last batch?

 

Ha ha, I stopped myself from attempting the same joke, but I applaud you for going for it :D

 

 

I'd just assumed it was an oil cooler!



#97 Dutchdave's25

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:29 PM

 

 

Did you reject the idea of a rear heater as shown in the first picture from this last batch?

 

Ha ha, I stopped myself from attempting the same joke, but I applaud you for going for it :D

 

 

I'd just assumed it was an oil cooler!

 

 

glad you guys are enjoying yourselfs  :D



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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:29 PM

nearly there,

 

its been an absolute pain to find gauges that have matching colors (and bezels). 

anyway, the dashboard is in. everything works. 

so all thats left now are the side mirrors and MOT.

 

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#99 Vinay-RS

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:53 PM

This is absolutely stunning! Top job on the restoration! 



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 12:54 PM

i just have one job left really, fit the mirrors. which is a bit of an issue..

because i drilled the holes in the dores based on the holes of the plastic spacers that came with the mirrors.

but i later decided i want the chrome spaces, these for some reason have the holes farther apart. As is dont want to drill again i think i will just spray the plastic spacers in the same color as the car.

 

anyway here's some stuff you haven't seen.

 

steering wheel:

 

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all clean again:

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thanks!



#101 dasupersprint

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 01:49 PM

I had the exact same issue, I thought I could get away with the plastic mirror spacers, but they just don't angle high enough so I couldn't adjust them properly. I ended up drilling holes in my new paint for the chrome ones.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:06 AM

I had the exact same issue, I thought I could get away with the plastic mirror spacers, but they just don't angle high enough so I couldn't adjust them properly. I ended up drilling holes in my new paint for the chrome ones.

 

what mirrors did you have? i think the angle works for me. i guess an extra hole hidden behind a mirror spaces isnt the end of the world either.. :P

I guess i didnt need much convincing, thanks :)



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:27 PM

 

I had the exact same issue, I thought I could get away with the plastic mirror spacers, but they just don't angle high enough so I couldn't adjust them properly. I ended up drilling holes in my new paint for the chrome ones.

 

what mirrors did you have? i think the angle works for me. i guess an extra hole hidden behind a mirror spaces isnt the end of the world either.. :P

I guess i didnt need much convincing, thanks :)

 

 

 

I have these and even if the angles of the pictures are not the same you can clearly see how the chrome base makes the mirror much higher

 

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:44 PM

 

 

I had the exact same issue, I thought I could get away with the plastic mirror spacers, but they just don't angle high enough so I couldn't adjust them properly. I ended up drilling holes in my new paint for the chrome ones.

 

what mirrors did you have? i think the angle works for me. i guess an extra hole hidden behind a mirror spaces isnt the end of the world either.. :P

I guess i didnt need much convincing, thanks :)

 

 

I have these and even if the angles of the pictures are not the same you can clearly see how the chrome base makes the mirror much higher

 

thanks for sharing that, that does make a big difference. no longer need to think about it.. :) (it will be chrome)



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:01 AM

With thanks to dasupersprint the mirrors are now on chrome spacers.

fixed some last issues, the glass in one of the gauges was rattling.

raised the front a bit.

fitted steering rack stops.

also fitted the sump guard.

 

oh and I had to take the cooling fan of because I put a spacer on the wrong side of the pulley...  :shy: I tried something new, you can the fan off without taking the radiator out, although I wouldnt really recommend it :P 

 

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