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Mr.Mk1 last won the day on July 6 2014

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  1. Last weekend it went back together and it’s good to be back dailying. The roof lining took so long + all my patience, doing a part then glueing clamping and leaving it.. Sealing the screens in was pretty frustrating, rubbers went a bit wonky in places/inconsistent shape/mess etc. headlining in, different drivers seat with way less tears (matching passengers is coming)
  2. Done! went pretty well in all. Got it smooth enough to not want to bother cutting and polishing. again, it looks exactly the same as before so these pics are just to show it happened, lol. got the stainless trims into the rubbers too, The front bottom piece was a total cunt, had to get the mrs to help.. Longest of them all and curved each end so it kept trying to pop out when it came under tension. And the force needed to push it in was more than needed to fold it in half in an instant so it was a nail biter. Simpson gave me an original boot mat, one s
  3. all ready to go again bar sanding spot putty, good weather + energy.
  4. Had been planning to use labour weekend to get amongst this again. needs: - fix cracked bog in C pillar - Fit new headlining - fit stainless trim to screen rubbers and finally seal them in. - inspect rust bubbles in lower A pillar jambs and rear wheel arch - paint jambs and inside boot lid Can see where I buzzed back the bog on pillar. Begrudgingly Went and got a tin of newtech to use as lead replacement. I hate the shit but it’s the norm. trigger contact spring In welder hand-piece snapped and went a bit ugly haywire Hoped I coul
  5. I failed to take after photos, but that’s the FIRST coat on the floor. She’s safe for ages now. Wasn’t Really crusty but wasn’t really protected if you know what I mean. peeled back the best bonnet yesterday and epoxy etched it today. forget how big they are when they are off the car. will chuck it on and leave it black for a while cause I’m a dirtbag. also finally got some proper coil spring spacers. 10mm nolathane ones, whipped them in yesterday and although I haven’t driven it I think I’ll be happy with where it will end up sitting.
  6. I jumped in on some free powdercoating and had the Silvia and falcon (rear) covers done after I sandblasted them. came out great! Decided to chuck them together for a pine and realised they dont clear the calipers (need to trim back the curved edges but not a lot) and since it’s got larger discs, they sit hard up against them too! c.l.e.v.e.r. B.o.y Live and learn didn’t realise the discs were murdered out, it’s cool but was expecting nice clean raw look lol.
  7. Classic! Can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter ;- )
  8. It drives really nice now and brakes are epic. Who would have thought. The tidy bonnet is lovely. The top needs wheeled back and etched but its bloody good to be fair. Next phase is reset the leaves 2in. Have ordered new bushes for these, and some lower control arm bushes so then the whole front is lush and ready for another wheel alignment
  9. The yellow bonnet wasnt flash in person, the skin is mint but the frame has rusted away around the whole front edge and down the sides some..so it flaps within its self. It’s fixable but I’m not interested right now. i ended up winning the auction for the tidy-as one so will get it this weekend. i had an unholy cunt of a time trying to get the pitman arm off. Broke my pitman puller and several tools along the way, rooted my jack handle from wailing on it with a hammer trying to bash it off the spline. The go was taking the whole drag link off which frees up half the battle and
  10. Bugger all use In the last 6 months due to it living outside and being unsavoury To defrost/demist on the Colder mornings meant i was a bit surprised it needed another warrant this week! She passed but it needs love, so now I have a new pitman arm, idler arm and lower ball joints to install. I was kinda putting this off because I’d planned to convert it all to power steer (hard parts differ) but never really saw anything promising pop up in the market so have flagged that for now. Also want to put a urethane isolator ring on the coils to lift the front a little as it scrubs a lot. Need
  11. Still enjoying trouble free daily motoring. finally did the shock bushes commented on the last warrant sheet. they look like they were cut on angles in the dark with a hacksaw! bit ashamed I didn’t notice when I did the diff swap. Or did i conveniently note it and forget?
  12. Trying to get more project time in recently, all pretty sporadic and spread between many projects but all forward progress! yes, it took ages and cooked my back feeding tape into the fins to retain the Look of wound Internals and stuff kitted the calipers. Couldn’t get correct pistons Cheaply so matched by size To a Renault one and machined off bits off each end until they were functional. the listing had a typo and it ended up measuring the exact diameter 40.4, chur. also scored a sandwich plate. unboxed all spares and sorted the best parts,
  13. Put the clutch fork together and pulled the starter apart to clean, paint and lube. Cleaned the outside of the alternator too, Years ago I tried pulling one apart to polish it (I know) and it went crunch and was ruined instantly.
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