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Old 24th January 2017, 20:45
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Thanks given what they looked like when I bought them, they've come out so much better than I expected. Just got to sort the fronts now but at least having the rears on will aid getting the back end lined up.
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Old 24th January 2017, 20:50
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Keep the pics coming....
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Old 25th January 2017, 15:13
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looking good
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Old 2nd February 2017, 06:39
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Nice to get out to do something, Hammerite!



Fitted my Markiii pipe to the airbox (meant to increase torque) and also waiting for spacers for the front wheels to turn up. Oh and I've also built a stud wall and a cupboard in my house
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Old 2nd February 2017, 09:57
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Looks good and I'm sure the stud wall and cupboard look equally smart!

I used some smooth hammerite on my front and rear frames last week and thought I'd done it when it was too cold as it went a bit lumpy. All ok when it dried and looks better than I expected.
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Old 2nd February 2017, 10:55
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It does look pretty good doesn't it. I'm quite impressed that it all just smooths itself out. Annoyingly, I think I made a fair bit of dust while I was pratting about in the garage so i'll have to have a look this evening to see whether it still looks as nice. Can you put a piccy up of yours as mines not the smooth hammerite, its 'direct to rust' which still seems to give a smooth finish. Just be interested to see if theres a difference.
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Old 2nd February 2017, 22:44
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I was warned many years ago by a professional that Smoothrite wasn't a good paint (after I'd used it!) as it is so brittle it creates microscopic cracks which moisture gets behind, unseen until it all falls off in sheets. He was correct! - not something I'd even paint garage shelves with.
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Old 3rd February 2017, 07:17
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Aww really? It even advertises that its meant to repel moisture. Ok, well its on there now so if it starts to peel, i'll attack it with a jet wash... maybe not on the inside of the car though obvs. It looks pretty good at the minute

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Old 3rd February 2017, 07:23
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I just posted an update with pics on my build thread so you can see the results I got
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Old 25th May 2017, 16:45
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I finally got outside and did something!!!





Cut the bottoms off the doors! All went quite well but then the cat turned up looking a bit rough so had to get him to the vets So, as you can see, theres now nothing for the door seal to attach to at the bottom and as much as this is to be a fair weather car, I'd still like something there just in case. Suppose i'll worry about that when the cars ready to go outside. A bit of additional bracing will be added and I need to remove some more door metal at the rear so that it clears the rs200 bodywork before they can go back on... maybe a bi of rust repellant too!
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Old 26th May 2017, 08:15
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Good to see your latest updates. I have to admit the doors were the hardest part of my build so far and I'm still not 100% happy with passenger side. I need to sort trailing edge out then I will post some pics.

I found the trailing edge/B pillar really hard to get slotted in the 'pocket' in the door skin which itself needed a lot of fiberglass/resin removing from. My drivers door looks good and just needs a little more supporting at the lower edge (and yes it seems there isn't a way to do the doors without loosing the bottom edge seal). Passenger side less good so need to work out if that's the skin or more needs removing from the door itself.
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Old 28th May 2017, 18:27
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It'd be good to see what you've done Swifty before I go attacking the doors again. I'm looking forward to getting some bits actually attached. I'm bursting to get the rear end fitted.
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Old 28th May 2017, 19:28
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Default mrs200 doors

my mrs200 doors where the same i had to remove loads from the pockets on the door skins, just keep at it you will get them right in the end, i had my door skins on and off dozens of times till they where right, but they do fit. in the end like i said in an earlier post the doors and the roof around the screen are the hardest part of the mrs200 build ( apart from paying for it) but, worth the time and effort in the end ,the rest is pretty straight forward, any up to date pics ??
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Old 29th May 2017, 04:24
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It hasn't really changed to be honest. I did just get my front wheel spacers through so its got a good stance if nothing else. The house is just about there now so I can finally start to spend some time on the car.
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Old 31st May 2017, 16:23
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Nostromo - will post a quick update on my build thread later this week so you can see where I've got to with the doors. I've also made a bit more progress on the front and rear clam with holes and lights etc.
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