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Old 27th July 2018, 19:40
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So what has been happening for the past 18 months or so????

Well the gazebo lasted for about 10 weeks and blew down in the first storm of 2017!!!!

Work went absolutely crazy with me taking over 2 new contracts etc etc etc. Over the winter of 16 / 17 I got very little done. Into the spring / summer of 17 I was back into it with a vengeance. I got the interior trimmed and the roof lining done (not easy but achieved over a long weekend).





Then I set about trimming and shaping the door shuts, making the rear inner arches and getting the rear mesh in:









So by the end of September she was ready for the paint shop, only 12 months behind schedule!!!!!!

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Old 27th July 2018, 19:55
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Unfortunately I made the mistake of relying on a mate who owns a recovery company for getting her to the paint shop, and after waiting from our first agreed date of mid October until Feb for him to do me the favour I bit the bullet! I got the paint shop to lift the car and get started on prepping and painting.

The deal was, if I wasn't in a rush it would sit in a corner and whenever an apprentice was free they would work on it. And for this it would be done at cost. Good deal I thought. So by Easter I was obviously pushing but due to the bad weather over late winter early Spring in NI the shop had been busy and very little had been done to the car.

Long and short, in May I received the call to come and have a look an see if I was happy:







I think you would agree she was looking good!!!!

So at this point we were expecting delivery back to me at the end of May all put back together. If only!!!!!!!

The last weekend of June she finally came home, complete with a new windscreen (the old had some bad scratches) and the rear window bonded in:





Since then the rear lights have gone back in



I have re-glued the roof lining (it had dropped being baked in the oven), all trimmed round the rear window and doors, new interior bits fitted



New mirrors fitted



Front end put back together





And this afternoon I have been round to a mates workshop and the headlight alignment is done.

Roll on the MOT!!!!

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Old 27th July 2018, 21:15
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Nice, very nice
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Old 27th July 2018, 21:18
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Thanks Barber
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Old 28th July 2018, 10:38
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I need to pick everyone's brains.........

She has developed a charging fault. When she is running the battery warning light doesn't go out. I have checked the main 80A fuse, all good. I have checked the battery, 11.5V not running, 14V when running so the alternator IS charging. However the battery light wont go out. I have removed the bulb from the instrument cluster for now, but would welcome any pointers.
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Old 31st July 2018, 20:40
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Short on cable leading to battery light is only tangible explanation.

What material did you use for the inner arches BTW?
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Old 31st July 2018, 21:10
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Great choice for mirrors as well. What are they?
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Old 1st August 2018, 17:30
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Short on cable leading to battery light is only tangible explanation.

What material did you use for the inner arches BTW?
Thanks, will see if I can find the short.

Rear arch liners are made from 1mm hobby plastic. Any modeling or craft shop should do it.
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Old 1st August 2018, 17:32
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Great choice for mirrors as well. What are they?

Can't remember where I got them. Away for a few days but will check the garage when I get home, I think I kept the box. They are convex too so good vis past the rear arches.
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Old 1st August 2018, 18:12
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Can't remember where I got them. Away for a few days but will check the garage when I get home, I think I kept the box. They are convex too so good vis past the rear arches.
appreciated!
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Old 2nd August 2018, 19:06
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Hi Molleur,

Just home and checked the garage, as I thought I kept the box:

Got them from 'Bad Boy Classics', part number EP090758. Hope you find them.
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Old 2nd August 2018, 19:21
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Hi Molleur,

Just home and checked the garage, as I thought I kept the box:

Got them from 'Bad Boy Classics', part number EP090758. Hope you find them.

Thanks, appreciated!
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Old 2nd August 2018, 19:39
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No worries.
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Old 3rd August 2018, 21:33
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So as of 8 of the clock this evening my build is MOT'd, taxed, insured and ready for the Ulster Kit Car Show tomorrow.



She isn't quite finished (are they ever) but is legal. Things left to do:

She has to go back to the paint shop - some cracks / shrinkage have appeared.
Mesh and grille to go in the front end (after the paint shop re-visit).
Few Ferrari badges to go on - nothing over the top.
Boot to trim.

So 2 years later than originally planned tomorrow will be the maiden voyage!!!!!! Happy days!!!!
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Old 3rd August 2018, 22:16
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looking good!
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Old 4th August 2018, 07:19
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Congratulations on the MOT.

Enjoy your maiden voyage/first show.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 4th August 2018, 17:56
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Congratulations on the MOT.

Enjoy your maiden voyage/first show.

Cheers, Paul.
Thanks Paul. A LONG time in coming but worth it in the end.

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Old 4th August 2018, 18:08
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Well a cracking day out. The weather stayed dry - overcast but warm and dry, so a bonus. Here are a few pics:









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Old 7th August 2018, 12:42
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Very nice !!
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