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Old 08-11-2017, 07:44 AM   #271
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looks so good ,, next time polish before tearing off the masking and putting nice parts back on,
i will leave you to find out why,
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:04 AM   #272
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:01 PM   #273
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Lol yeah I get you, polish everywhere.

I'm only planning on doing very localised bits!
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:30 PM   #274
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Painted up the back of the bonnet and boot lid



Started going through to the doors I have to find the best combination, looks like doormageddon in my garage at the moment!

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:41 AM   #275
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Lol yeah I get you, polish everywhere.

I'm only planning on doing very localised bits!
do you have any idia what its like to be a drunk know it all?
no neather do i ,, stick some big cloth in the gaps loosely and polish it all,
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Old 19-11-2017, 10:53 PM   #276
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More painting done today, doors, bonnet and boot lid. Came out pretty well although we may have to do the bonnet again, sweat drip out the mask landed on it! Will have to let them cure a couple of weeks and attempt to flattern.





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Old 23-11-2017, 01:59 PM   #277
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Threw all the lights on, first test for clearance - looks like the mgf rad was made for the Allegro



Need to get another dust cover boot thing, these later lights use H4 bulbs

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Old 24-11-2017, 03:20 PM   #278
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Starting to look a bit more like a car for the first time in a long time. Chucked the doors back on, the rears are good but the fronts need shimming and came from a later car. On a good note though the door hinge pin that I had a fight with seems well and the window winders even look like they might clear the roll cage, having to open the door to roll the window down could have been annoying!

Now to build it back up, I'm far more practiced at taking things apart though.



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Old 26-11-2017, 09:09 AM   #279
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Looking great!


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Old 27-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #280
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:41 AM   #281
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Seeing as the fuel cell is in the boot it needs to be sealed and separate from the passenger compartment. So today I've made a parcel shelf in Ali and the back seat support is steel, bolted and sealed. Got my speakers in too, sounds quite good





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Old 06-12-2017, 11:08 AM   #282
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Mini update

Fitted the mk1 golf front splitter, pretty pleased with it, test fitted early style grille and bumper. Actually quite like it, might keep it

Been busy fitting new weather seals and building locks. Harnesses are in, Rear doors half built, front ones need shimming and are being a pain. Some paintwork to flatten maybe this weekend.




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Old 06-12-2017, 12:20 PM   #283
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Splitter looks awesome, as does the grille!
Just a set of these wheels on it and itíll be perfect in my eyes!


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Old 06-12-2017, 03:18 PM   #284
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Cheers, always a wonder how it will go together when it's from a different car.

Ha yeah if I ran steels they would have to be wide and those hubcaps are going up in value now.

It will be getting the orange bbs wheels for summer and the gold ones for track
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Old 13-12-2017, 09:41 AM   #285
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Started putting glass and trim bits back together, stainless hardware no plastic clips going back on.



I always suspected my car was built on a Friday, now I have proof! 15 June 1979



Stripped the front door cards down, now I want to use these as a template to get them done in sheet ally, need to find someone to laser cut them.

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