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#31 ginger_monkey

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:06 PM

can I just say what a b***h it is to fit group 5 euros. Not made any easier by poor quality arches. But got the back ones on. I love my rivnuts. Gotta wait for my new front to come through before I can work with the front arches. Oh and I fitted my exhaust. might move it in a bit so it's sitting up a bit higher. Make up a bracket and more the clamp off the front of the subby.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:49 AM

Keep up the good work fella... its looking nice mate!!!
I keep saying to myself i must sort out my fuse box.....

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:30 PM

Lookin good mate. Will have to pop round one night to check out your arches. Any word on when your new front is going to be ready??

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:26 PM

excellent work matey, love the boot release thinkin i might have ago at it

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#35 ginger_monkey

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:54 PM

Lookin good mate. Will have to pop round one night to check out your arches. Any word on when your new front is going to be ready??



just got an email from the chap saying the front is ready to pick up. So will get hold of the ladies car and blat up there and get it. Once that is on with the arches and I've preped the roof it time to spray. Yay :teehee:

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:32 PM

Cool, you will have to give me a ring when you get it and i will come round give you a hand. If its before i go away.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

absolutely beautiful.. but the arches very huge... hehe :teehee:

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

lol, he will need some big spacers for those wheels to make them fit....


talking of which your wheels turned up yet??

#39 ginger_monkey

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

Not gonna be needing spacers. the wheels are gonna be 6x12 so will push out just enough. The ones on there at the mo are 4.5x12 or maybe 5x12's Not got the wheels through yet. Can't wait for them to come.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:34 PM

Ok me darlings here is the new front from TDK. A few people have been asking about it. Picked it up yesterday from Dave. Very helpfull and the quality is brilliant. Got it home. Opened the garage and had a quick line up with the mini and it went and touched the a-panels straight away :) He advised me to get a 2 piece and bond the bonnet on myself when the fit was right. Have a look
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met the scuttle straight away aswell.
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No big bulge here to push the grille up and hit the lights!
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and he even put some strengthening in place for use with my american style hinges.
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All in all I'm a happy boy. This has taken a big load off my mind as it looked like the end was never gonna come for the build. I haven't fitted it to the hinges yet only bonded the bonnet a little to check the fit but will update when i can.

BIG HUGE thank you to both Dave at TDK for the service and also to BoboGib for the lift to go get it. :shifty:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:41 PM

Looking good mate keep up the good work :shifty:

Ill have to come around and have a look at it in the flesh oneday mate.

#42 ginger_monkey

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:11 PM

Looking good mate keep up the good work :shifty:

Ill have to come around and have a look at it in the flesh oneday mate.



your welcome to come ave a butchers any time. I'm out working on it most the time. Bring beer :)

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:26 PM

looks really nice mate, will be a nice motor when its finished.

by the way you should test fit the grill or hold it up, becuae by the looked of it the hole has been cut to big... when i brought mine the hole was to big to i had to do a bit of extra fiberglassing lol

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:50 PM

looks really nice mate, will be a nice motor when its finished.

by the way you should test fit the grill or hold it up, becuae by the looked of it the hole has been cut to big... when i brought mine the hole was to big to i had to do a bit of extra fiberglassing lol



Yeah it's just about there. might need a little bit extra along the bottom, but it's so little I might just leave it.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:49 AM

yay the wheels are here

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