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Old 7th May 2018, 20:51
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That's coming along nicely,
i used the original fuel cap as i want the option of either lifting the clam or using the flap, i got a postbox lock off ebay for a few pounds item number
252325313444 if anyone needs one.
I have also got gas struts to lift the clam
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Old 12th May 2018, 07:48
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Painted some bits:



Glassed in the whole hinge assembly and painted it all over:



Will be doing the bumper today then I can start adding colour on the outside! The wife is due any day now though so depending on how it all goes, I may not be able to do anything on the car for some time
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Old 12th June 2018, 19:08
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Have started rubbing down in preparation for adding colour. Interesting to see which coloured primers bring out the imperfections in the fiberglass best. Looked good when it was all white!



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Old 19th June 2018, 17:15
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I've done a few bits and pieces:

Painted the hard top:



Fitted the side repeaters:



Bit more work on the front wheel arches:



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Old 19th June 2018, 18:33
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Looks like you are making steady progress.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 21st June 2018, 18:30
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I have a black roof it will sit in the groove in the window seal but I need to paint the window frame first.


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Old 28th June 2018, 21:59
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Black bumper:


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Old 29th June 2018, 12:06
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Looking good Nick - liking the Ken Block RS200 homage in black styling
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Old 29th June 2018, 12:56
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Looking good Nick - liking the Ken Block RS200 homage in black styling
That's what I'm going for mate. Glossy stripes to finish No air con though... its gonna be an oven in there!
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Old 29th June 2018, 13:25
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You will have to keep those sliders open in the Perspex windows and the MR2 windows down when you’re driving
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Old 7th July 2018, 12:01
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Paint is happening. Got the car out for a good dust out and a hoover. Side skirts and doors for paint next.

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Old 19th July 2018, 15:47
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Well, that was easy

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Old 19th July 2018, 15:53
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Well done Nick. Did you send pictures before and after along with the forms and manage to do it based on original MR2 paint colour? Presume you haven’t MOT’d it so no problem making change without current MOT?

I was holding fire with mine until I was nearing completion but you’ve got me thinking now I should just go ahead and do the V5 changes now.
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Old 19th July 2018, 18:45
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Well done Nick. Did you send pictures before and after along with the forms and manage to do it based on original MR2 paint colour? Presume you haven’t MOT’d it so no problem making change without current MOT?

I was holding fire with mine until I was nearing completion but you’ve got me thinking now I should just go ahead and do the V5 changes now.
I sent about six photos which tell the story. Original MR2, kit, MR2 with panels off, panels to be sold, MR2 with new panels on from the front and one from the back. Also sent a link to this site in case they needed or wanted to see anything else. A copy of the receipt from Tribute and the v627 form. I also sent a cover note outlining what I'd done and to ask if the paint colour could be changed to black. No particular MR2 colour, just black. If you want, send me your email address and I'll send a copy of what I did. Also, yes, no current MOT yet.
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Old 19th July 2018, 19:01
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Cheers Nick - just sent you message
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Old 19th July 2018, 21:18
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looking good
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Old 17th September 2018, 12:57
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Been a little while since I last posted on here but I've still been painting:



Annoyingly, I found the batch no. of the paint tin I used for the bonnet was different to all the others! Hopefully I can get away with giving it a light dusting to darken it down a bit.
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Old 17th September 2018, 13:34
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Looking great and can’t see the shade difference from the pics.

Hope you’ve got the HOONIGAN vinyls ready to apply when you’ve finished the rear clam!
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Old 18th September 2018, 17:04
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Looking good
i need to get cracking on mine again
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Old 18th September 2018, 18:01
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Nostromo/Wozzy - have either of you wired your front headlights in yet? I’m just completing the wiring on mine and got everything connected up and working apart from the headlights which when on either dipped or main beam are lighting up as main beam. I seem to remember Mick (Retro200) saying a relay was needed here given you only have one negative connector on the H4 Golf lights for both main and dipped . Is this the way you both went?

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