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8 minutes ago, SuperStu said:

Great work, these are so gorgeous, add in the Martin tribute and its really magic build. 

 

Looks like this would be much easier with a hoist mate ;)

 

I'd genuinely sell a kidney for a 2 post lift and the space for it! 

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Small, dull update. 

 

Almost finished painting all the bits and bobs. Bushes in next. And then good for putting it all back together. 

 

 

 

 

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Nismo - a sure way to bankrupt myself! They dodged customs luckily so saved a heap. 

 

There's about £12k worth of diesel behind that cat flap.  Lol

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10 hours ago, Lexx said:

Nismo - a sure way to bankrupt myself! They dodged customs luckily so saved a heap. 

 

There's about £12k worth of diesel behind that cat flap.  Lol

Using the floating workshop then? :lol:

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More stuff painted and bushes installed. 

Bit of a pause now as I need to replace brake lines on the chassis and then so some paint work on the chassis rails too. 

 

 

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Kids are finally back at school! 

Which means I've been able to do some work on the car. 

This mainly involved a minor panic when I was poking at the rusty sill and found out how bad it was near the axle stand point. 

So a day was spent finally putting the back end back together. 

 

Booked in for sill repairs and a 120k service later in the year. 

 

Heap of parts on the way from Japan and the US to start tidying up the interior, exterior, and the front suspension. 

 

 

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Various bits and bobs done since the last update. 

 

More parts from US and Japan arrived. Though they're mostly for when it comes back from getting the sills replaced - booked in for that on May 4th. Finally. 

 

Spent the past few days dealing with 2 snapped exhaust bolts (which I've still not managed to sort as they ended up with me visited eye casualty to have a shard of metal removed from me eye. Not something I recommend. 

 

So started dealing with the advisories from the last MOT and a few other things. 

Crappy Midori style adjustable FUCAs removed. Finished painting the OEM units today and they'll be fitted with whiteline adjustable bushes. 

 

Buggered drop links removed (needed the angry spanner to get them off as they were well shagged). New Moog units in place. 

Front Sway bar removed, cleaned, painted. Will be refitted with new D bushes and brackets. 

 

New wheel nuts to replace the corroded chrome plated ones. 

 

As said above - car is off for metal work, some paint in places, alignment, and hopefully a clean MOT. 

Once all that's done I'll enjoy driving for a few months before she goes back on axle stands and the whole of the front suspension comes off, along with the main cross member, and I get them all cleaned up and painted. 

 

All the interior and trim bits and bobs I've got recently will be fitted over the summer. 

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She's back on her wheels and running for the first time in 5 months! 

Gets loaded onto a trailer on Tuesday. Then hopefully 4 weeks after that she'll have a clean MOT and I can drive and enjoy it over the summer before f**king around with it some more. 

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Update time. 

Look away now if allergic to rust. 

 

Both sills are complete and now in primer. Drivers side rear bumper pocket is 90% sorted. Passenger side up next. 

 

 

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On 11/06/2021 at 12:03, Lexx said:

Look away now if allergic to rust. 

 


 you must be bringing all that salty air back with you and it’s rubbing of on the car :lol:

 

good work as ever Al, it’s must be a never ending list :bangin:

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