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#46 jamesgti

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

liking how fast this is progressing, cant wait to se it finished.

#47 lee grout

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:07 PM

Small update tonight, took apart my mondy calipers today and gave them a sand blasting at work Im really surprised how they came out. Some area's are slightly more 'pitted' than others due the rust being sat on them for 6-7 months while not being used! Not going for a smooth finish though when painted, gona leave it 'textured'.

How they started out.

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And how they are now.

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Cheers to the guys forgiving me help with the removal of all neccessary parts in order to blast :cheers:
Now got to order a brake painting kit. Going lime green like in the engine bay :thumb:
Also my cosworth skirts should be here next week, I best orde up my replacement sills :(

Any comments welcome. :)
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#48 bad ass cossie

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

Looking good mate as the rear bumper been modified to fit the arches
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#49 lee grout

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:08 PM

Looking good mate as the rear bumper been modified to fit the arches

Not YET! That will be soon to come :thumb:
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#50 bad ass cossie

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:15 PM

cool cant wait to see it done what colour you going for on the car will look mint in ford frozen white.
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#51 lee grout

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:47 PM

cool cant wait to see it done what colour you going for on the car will look mint in ford frozen white.

Im keepin this close to my chest at the mo! Keep ya'll guessing for now! :rolleyes:
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#52 Ahmotorsport

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:35 AM

Looking good mate :thumb: Bleed nipples come out alright?

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#53 lee grout

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:53 PM

Looking good mate :thumb: Bleed nipples come out alright?

yeah no probs. Drowned them in wd40 before geting the socket on it.
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#54 escortjames

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

looks great that mate coming along nicely
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#55 Craig855S

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  • Location:Albrighton, Shopshire
  • Drives:Volvo V70

Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:29 PM

Loving this project, Nice to see you keeping subtle bumper on but making them suit the wider arches
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#56 lee grout

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:26 PM

Ok time for an update. I havnt done one in a while....actually its because I havnt done anything to warrant an update :innocent: Been ill 1 weekend then went away last weekend :vangry: Finally today I've actually done something! Here goes...


My cosworth rep sideskirts and my replacement sills have arrived.

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Drivers side is a bit rough along the bottom ( where the jack would sit) Passenger side is prob best to just replace the whole thing.


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My bumper all primed ready to go :thumb:

Here we go. All in place, look good to me if I say so myself ;)

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Right, now for the rear bumper. Fitted in place with spats tapped in place (just to get an idea)
As it happens I've decided to blend them in.
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Here you can see the gap I've got to fill using a donor bumper ;) ( wink wink )
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One top down view for good measure.
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AH! :vangry: :nutter: :censored: Look what I've found.
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Correct me if Im wrong but is this the chassis rail?? Passenger side, needs some attention, Hopefully nothing too major :rolleyes:

Also to follow tomorrow are pics of my painted calipers.

Comments as always. :cheers:

Also forgot to say I removed the exhausts in order to fit the bumper. Was a right touch really, I was prepared to grind them off but on closer inspection found I could undo some clamps and off they came....RESULT :cheers:

Edited by lee grout, 03 June 2011 - 10:21 PM.

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#57 bongo

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 10:53 PM

more good work fella.

rust doesn't look to bad tbh.

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#58 Craig855S

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:58 AM

That rust aint bad, put some rust curing stuff on it then hammerite it if you dont want it to become holed in the future
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#59 Colin

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:33 AM

This is really good.

Cant wait to see it done. Battery cover is REALLY nice.

Shame you cant get a fibreglass mould done of it, id buy one.

#60 p4u1

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

good work wanting to wide arch mine its just that i wont pay £250 for the kit lol im holding out untill theres some on ebay can be had for around £100 on there



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