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Old 2nd May 2018, 12:40
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Default rear bonded on

what a faff :0)

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Rear on now need to re-wire up rear lights.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 12:42
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Default rear lights

wired up rear lights and need to re-test them. I used the same fog repeaters that Paul L used - seem to be just right.

Also dropped the rear which you can see in this pic. I need to double check heights - the gravel is on a small slope so its misleading. It will need lifting and balancing up for sure.

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Next up is my saga on how I can add Empi spinners in a cheap as chips way (its all about solving problems) ....
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Old 2nd May 2018, 12:52
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Default wheel centres

So anyone that knows me knows that I am fixated by using the Empi spinners I bought for the car - now they are by far the diameter at the screw fixing and I have had a few goes at finding a way to fix them.
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Old 3rd May 2018, 06:29
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Keep plugging away Dave, you will work out the wheels issues no doubt.

You can always leave wheels for a few weeks, focus on the other stuff and the answer will usually creep up and tap you on the shoulder! Watching with interest, good progress so far tho!
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Old 3rd May 2018, 19:40
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Keep plugging away Dave, you will work out the
wheels issues no doubt.

You can always leave wheels for a few weeks, focus on the other stuff and the answer will usually creep up and tap you on the shoulder! Watching with interest, good progress so far tho!
Thanks for the encouraging words. You’re right. I need to forget the wheel sizes as that is not finishing the bl@@dy car.

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Old 4th May 2018, 06:07
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what a faff :0)

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Rear on now need to re-wire up rear lights.


I see you are going for the Rover style continental boot mounted spare
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Old 4th May 2018, 07:26
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I see you are going for the Rover style continental boot mounted spare
I am !

You can never have too much rubber on the rear of your car...
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Old 6th May 2018, 07:06
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Dave – Looks like you are making good progress and I’m glad the LED fog/reflectors were useful.

I actually quite like the plain steel wheels look, especially with the black gel coat, very Mad Max.

But I know you are going ‘purple’ so I’m sure whatever you think looks best will work.

Good luck, Paul.
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Dave – Looks like you are making good progress and I’m glad the LED fog/reflectors were useful.

I actually quite like the plain steel wheels look, especially with the black gel coat, very Mad Max.

But I know you are going ‘purple’ so I’m sure whatever you think looks best will work.

Good luck, Paul.
Thanks Paul.

I have rather taken the mad max look on now. So the Kobra might stay black. At least through the summer while it is getting baked and settled.

I may even call the car Max. It didn’t get a name before now.

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Old 30th May 2018, 12:48
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Default headlights and washers

headlights wired up using 7 core trailer wire

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As were windscreen washers...

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Old 30th May 2018, 12:50
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Default inner arches

fitted inner arches on fronts using 2mm polypropelene. Rears were the OEMS with a bit of cut and shutting

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Old 30th May 2018, 12:53
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Default stance adjustment

Took some pics as I was going to get the stance right on the coilovers

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As you can see - I have embraced the ratty matt black look for the summer at least
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Old 30th May 2018, 12:56
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Default plates on for now

Rear plates where I want them. Front plates I have attached to the front scuttle until I decide upon best grill.

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I have purchased a new reg - that will get fitted once I have MOT - re-registered and re-insured

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Looking good.
Add a few badges and it could be mistaken for "finished"...
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Looking good.
Add a few badges and it could be mistaken for "finished"...
Thanks Ian,

There's the rub as I don't want to badge it. So it will always look unfinished

Considering my skills that's a theme I am going for.

That said I should have something on the bonnet that isn't just a terrible paint job !

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The car brings a smile. Well done.
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The car brings a smile. Well done.
Ta very much
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Old 31st May 2018, 05:20
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Dave – Your car looks great.

Is there much more to do before the MOT?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 31st May 2018, 18:17
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Paul thanks !

I have a list that may take 1-2 days. Booked in Monday !

Excited
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Anyone having problems making a reply on the threads at the moment ??

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