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Old 4th April 2019, 20:47
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Shiny bits look good!
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Old 5th April 2019, 10:54
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Looking good. you need to get it out and use it now.
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Old 5th April 2019, 12:20
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I know, the weather needs to cheer the hell up! The doors still aren't quite watertight yet.

Wonder how long before the stainless starts to tarnish? Hopefully as I won't use it that often, the colour will last.
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Old 12th April 2019, 17:45
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Spent a few hours sorting the suspension today. I've never replaced springs before so was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was. It's got a 30mm drop using Tein springs. Apparently it should be closer to 35-40mm when fully settled. It could still go more but I can't afford coilovers. I think it looks loads better now.

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And after:

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Old 12th April 2019, 18:30
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100% better!
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Old 12th April 2019, 19:41
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That is a nice looking car, well done.
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Old 14th April 2019, 15:13
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Thanks chaps, first drive out with lowered suspension will be tomorrow! Looking forward
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Old 15th April 2019, 15:57
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Looks loads better Nick - makes a real difference looking at the pics. Let us know how it drives.

I need to pull my finger out now with getting mine finished!
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Old 15th April 2019, 17:22
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Those springs make all the difference NIck, keep up the good work
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Old 15th April 2019, 20:23
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Thanks guys, Swifty, cars a bit stiffer and now even more like a go-kart although I'm fairly sure one of if not both the rear shocks are goosed. It feels very low to the ground. Even so, the arches are still huge. I plan to lower the front crash bar and the bonnet a touch so it all lines up as it should do, so it'll maybe close the gap by another 10mm or so. I'm getting a lot of oily smokey smells in the car so next steps are to seal the cockpit up. I've still got holes where the drains for the ragtop fitted and a bit of a gap under the doors so just need some big grommets and some sort of weather seal.
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Old 16th April 2019, 15:29
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Have a look at the original Rally spec RS200s and they were all high particularly at the front. I know we are all building road cars but I think there’s always going to be a big gap there.

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Old 18th April 2019, 07:22
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Nostromo Belated congratulations on the MOT pass.

What sort of reaction are you getting when you are on the road?

Enjoy, Paul.
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Old 18th April 2019, 20:40
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Cheers Paul, many thanks.

Not as big a reaction as I'd expected to be honest but then I haven't really driven it that much. A few times people have chased me up the road for a closer look but I think most people have no idea what the car is immitating. Unless you're of the older generation (I'll go with 40+) or have an interest in rally classics, I don't think you'd know what it was. I've got quite a long drive over to Oxford next month so expect a few looks along the way.

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Old 30th April 2019, 12:47
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Cracking on with some little bits and pieces:

Bonnet vent (screws need some black paint still)

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Old 30th April 2019, 14:55
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Looks good Nick - did you cut the vent out in the bonnet before fixing the grille in or leave it there and fix the grille over it? I know there’s quite a bit of flex if you remove that part of the bonnet
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Old 30th April 2019, 15:18
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I've left the vent filled in and the grill is just fitted over the top. I bought some mesh with tiny holes so you can't really see that there's nothing to see underneath it. I could always paint a radiator and other gubbins underneath it I suppose
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Old 5th June 2019, 19:30
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New mirrors! Been meaning to fit these for ages. Ignore the bolts, they're holding the mirrors in place while the glue is setting. They actually look like they were meant for it. And, I can now see things behind me!



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Old 5th June 2019, 19:54
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Fantastic Nick, really looks the part too!
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Old 5th June 2019, 20:48
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They look great Nick. Profile and angle for the door skin looks spot on.

Are they Mondeo MK2 mirrrors?
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Old 5th June 2019, 21:27
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Thanks chaps!

Dave, yes they are. Required a bit of chopping and grinding but they are quite a good fit now.
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