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Old 20th February 2011, 14:58   #1
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Just a quick update on progress on this car. I spent some time with Lates today going over what is left to be done.

It appears that most, if not all, the "mechanicals" have been done and it should not take much to get her ready for an MOT. I will be buying a few bits and pieces for her now to hopefully get her to a MOT ready state. And will spend some time there with Lates/Pete to do all the last minute things. After that she will need a lot of care and attention to restore body parts, trim and bodywork to get her back to her former glory.

My thanks go out to Lates and Pete for their help in getting the car this far and for allowing her to be stored over there - I will also be paying him any outstanding payments because he has done this all off his own bat at this stage. Once the next phase is over I will be moving her to see if we can get the trim etc done.

I will update as and when I can.

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Old 20th February 2011, 16:15   #2
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Thanks for letting us know chris I always look forward to hearing about ovp
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Old 21st February 2011, 20:34   #3
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Excellent news Christopher! The we car is truely something the club can be united and proud off.
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Old 21st February 2011, 20:47   #4
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Can we have more pictures or is that greedy!
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Old 22nd February 2011, 18:04   #5
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Take it it wont be ready in time for POL then?
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Old 25th February 2011, 01:23   #6
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Further to the above, in the next week I aim to:

- buy battery and install
- buy spare lamps and replace as necessary
- buy wiper blades and fit
- buy front and rear number plates and fit

- source number plate bulb circuitry and fit
- install the boot handle and wire up
- try and fix rear door card
- source steering wheel and airbag and fit
- source front indicators and fit
- fit front bumper


If the above is done - and it can be comfortably done in an afternoon (assuming no problems) - the car can go for an MOT ...

Of the above is the bits in red I think I need help sourcing please - any suggestions gratefully received.

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Old 25th February 2011, 02:48   #7
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It would be a great touch if the number plates had the original rover style press plates as discussed in other threads!
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Old 25th February 2011, 02:55   #8
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It would be a great touch if the number plates had the original rover style press plates as discussed in other threads!
for the moment standard plates to get it through the MOT, lots of body work needed to be done first - final plates can be the finishing touch
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Old 25th February 2011, 11:34   #9
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Christopher,

Think you should already have a steering wheel (without airbag). Left a grey one with the wheels at lates last year.

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I have front indicater lenses somewhere, just let me know where to send them Christopher.
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