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TheLaughingCow 30th November 2013 22:24

Thanks for the update Chris

, the timing should work out nicely, i've still got some prep work to the donor to get on with til the kits ready.

you may have trouble getting hold of me on my mobile. My mobiles getting repaired at the moment (hence the lack of pictures in my posts) i'll pm you my landline no.

TheLaughingCow 11th December 2013 00:14

Ok, been busy over the last few days,

Arches have been rolled

Boot, wheels, roof, tonneau and a few other bits have been sold

Stripped interior, seats, carpet and soundproofing

thoroughly cleaned carpet.

Purchased another pair of seats, (hoping to make a presentable set cobbled together from these and the original seats)

Hopfully i'll have the kit shortly so the real work can commence!


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TheLaughingCow 11th December 2013 00:15

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps6fc48522.jpg

TheLaughingCow 11th December 2013 00:15

empty interior

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps429cb2b9.jpg

TheLaughingCow 18th December 2013 19:41

Been fairly busy for the last week or so,

I removed the leather from one of the surplus seats (passenger side) and replaced the leather on the best of the two drivers seats,

A little bit fiddly undoing all the metal upholstery fastners, well worth the effort, much easier and cheaper than trying to locate a V-spec tan seat with an undamaged drivers bolster!

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...pse2f5517a.jpg

TheLaughingCow 18th December 2013 19:42

seats redyed

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps2ac7d09c.jpg

TheLaughingCow 18th December 2013 19:50

On a slightly more important note, i also picked my Kit up at the weekend from Chris at tribute,

Had a few Hiccups with the transporter i hired, a 3.5l Vauxhaul luton Van Wouldn't hit 60mph and on the 3 1/2 hour journey home, it decided to snap the fan belt whilst at the dartford crossing!!!

Somehow i managed to get it home without a fan belt (and thus no power steering!) which was a lot of fun especially with the amount of mini roundabouts i had to navigate. and the van stalling everytime the revs dropped.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...psdc46f046.jpg

The wings and bumpers are all now removed and weve had a trial dry fit of the roll cage and kit, all seems in good order!

Tribute Automotive 21st December 2013 20:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLaughingCow (Post 49841)
Been fairly busy for the last week or so,

I removed the leather from one of the surplus seats (passenger side) and replaced the leather on the best of the two drivers seats,

A little bit fiddly undoing all the metal upholstery fastners, well worth the effort, much easier and cheaper than trying to locate a V-spec tan seat with an undamaged drivers bolster!

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...pse2f5517a.jpg

I keep meaning to try a seat repair like this, you have proved it can be done :becky: Well done, as you will never find a good tan leather drivers seat.

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:25

Been a whils since i updated my progress,


had a few days hard labour on the car,

i went for 215/55/R16 tyres (out of all the sizes available for 16x8 wheels these were the most available and reasonably priced)

as they say a picture paints a thousand words

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:29

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps88c9f732.jpg

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:29

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps62542549.jpg

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:33

As for the rear lights,

I didn't want replica 250 GTO lights / LR rear lights as i feel they make the kit look a bit more like a kit car.

I was going to go for some LED style hamburger lights, even after reading a lot of unfavourable comments, then i thought i'd settled on Mk 1 granada rear lights, then to my horror i noticed one of the forum members had already beat me to it!

then i found these bad boys!!!

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:37

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...psa417eabe.jpg

bonus points if anyone can guess their origin!

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:39

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps795e9895.jpg

clearer image

garyh 3rd January 2014 11:41

America or Cortina...

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:43

the front lights are LR defender aftermarket DRL headlamps, I'm fitting stainless lampguards over them for the vintage race look

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps13cf1aae.jpg

the DRL's in the lower half look great against the headlamp cutouts, Not everyones cup of tea i know

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:44

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps13cf1aae.jpg

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:52

Hopefully next week i will get some workshop space back and i can finish off the prep work,

If anyone knows of a good supplier of hubcentric spacers please let me know, looking at the rear arches i think i'll need at least 40mm each side to get the stance right, i've seen bolt on spacers in 50mm for over 150, i think thats a bit steep,

TheLaughingCow 3rd January 2014 11:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by garyh (Post 50195)
America or Cortina...


Nope....

oxford1360 3rd January 2014 12:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLaughingCow (Post 50194)

If they are not from a BMW 2002 then I am a Dutchman.......


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