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#451 lee grout

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:58 AM

Yeah still coming up with the mate who came up last year. Can't wait.


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#452 Zeth

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:34 AM

Hi!

 

I´ve seen the whole topic. Much effort and time on this project!

 

you already know that do not speak English :sleep:  so I've only seen pictures but I have not read everything carefully. how it´s going the project today?


5 doors ´98  :thumb:

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#453 lee grout

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nothing major but we now have mirrors, lights and a grill  :D   Oh and a couple bits of plastic trim finished.

 

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#454 robed583

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Looking nice mate bet you can't wait till it's finished

#455 lee grout

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:22 PM

Looking nice mate bet you can't wait till it's finished

 

Indeed I cant.

 

Another smallest update. Refitted couple rubber grommets in the boot. Fitted scuttle panel ( although caught it on the bonnet so needs a quick re-blacking) :kill:  Fitted exterior door handles, although my screwdrivers had it so all slightly loose at the mo  :nutter: , Fitted all wipers and fitted the plastic boot trim. Also found a load of screws I thought were missing so that's a result. Oh, and adjusted one of the front doors as it didnt run smooth into the rear door.

Also had to jump start the car as battery was dead....again (gonna have to be careful of that!)  and let it ran for a good hour and a half to juice it up.

Hopefully if its dry tomorrow I'm gonna pick up some new screwdrivers  and do some more. Fitting all the seat belts, fuse box cover trim and get all the seats in it - front and back. Also will need a severe hoover out and dash is almost furry so plenty of scrubbing to clean that up. Hopefully if I get that done I'll get some more pics.


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#456 lee grout

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:41 PM

Again nothing major. The other half has given birth to no 2 so not a lot of time free! The car started running lumpy and in the end wouldnt start. Also was a hissing noise coming from somewhere in the engine. Managed to find a split vacuum hose under the coil pack and with the addition of a new battery, fired up a treat.

Also cleaned up my dash surround, and resprayed some plastic trim in matt black. These included the gear surround, glove box handle and the casing behind the steering wheel. All of which were previously white! 


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#457 lee grout

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:55 PM

Heres the re-painted trim from the previous update. Now have also re-sprayed the triangle door trims for the back doors and the front trims for the mirror adjusters.

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Seat backs were rank, decided to give them a once over before they were fitted.

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Big hoover session was required!

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The cables for the stereo system in the boot were also re-installed a lot neater than before. 

 

Seats were washed then cleaned with a leather cleaner before being fitted. Quite a bit of grime on these!

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Also cleaned and fitted door cards as well as a million (slight exaggeration) screws all over the shop. Finally its piecing back together nicely.

This was how it was left tonight, got dark really quick!  

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Next on the agenda is to clean the dash up and fit the surround. I also need to get hold a standard gear knob and handbrake handle.I need to fit the interior door handle trim piece on all corners too. 

Clean some windows and window rubbers then I think its front bumper time.


Edited by lee grout, 21 September 2014 - 09:11 PM.

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#458 dalelc16

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:56 PM

Looks great lee
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#459 scottybo

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:02 AM

U need to get matching seats mate!
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#460 lee grout

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:24 PM

U need to get matching seats mate!

Don't want full leather fronts, this pattern was the darkest I've seen....don't know how many patterns are half leather??? But cant be doing with hot sticky leather come summertime.


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#461 scottybo

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:28 PM

get some gti rear seats then to match, those front ones are 3 door ones as well lol

 

fantastic progress though my man!


Edited by scottybo, 22 September 2014 - 06:28 PM.

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Ever noticed that putting "anal" in front of some ford model names makes them sound funny? Fiesta, Probe, Ranger. Explorer, Maverick etc... lol

#462 lee grout

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:49 PM

get some gti rear seats then to match, those front ones are 3 door ones as well lol

 

fantastic progress though my man!

 

Yeah I know they are 3 door, Doesn't matter though.  :))  I like the rear bench. Got that and the door cards for 30 notes off Ebay probably 2 years ago!  


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#463 blacksofstichill

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:41 PM

Looking really good, it'll be great to see this all back together.


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#464 rigpig

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:39 PM

You can get carpet for the back of the rear seats as well.



#465 lee grout

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:07 PM

You can get carpet for the back of the rear seats as well.

oooh didn't know that! I may look into it.  :thumb:


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