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Old 9th October 2019, 20:57   #1
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I thought I’d start a little thread on my car from when/ how I bought her to the present day.

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Good stuff I like these sort of threads. Used to see them all the time back when I joined in 2012, can't remember the last time I saw one now.

Look forward to seeing the progress pics
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The next day I had a bit of a closer look



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I knew it needed a new drivers side headlamp as this one had broken lugs, little did I know what was waiting to be found.
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Interior was a dirty disgusting place to be although these were taken after the first clean.
The drivers seat was filthy, almost muddy in colour , enough dog hairs in the seats and carpet to cover a bald dog








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An older xtrons was fitted



As was this torch



A nice black oak dash



And rear blind



The car also had powerfolds fitted.


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I lifted the front end and there was a ping, front near side spring had broke ��
Removed the bumper and this was greeting me.





Engine pipework wasn’t to good either.



Rad fan was broken and the gold resistor was rotten.
The engine cover had long gold coloured bolts fitted and it was obvious when removed it had broken through the plastic, my first thoughts were how badly this car had been looked after and just how many more bodges were there, little did I know I wasn't to be disappointed.


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I then had to make a decision about the car, repair or scrap, I love the colour, Ignition Blue and I also love a challenge, she was to be repaired and put back to original condition as much as possible.
She needed ;
Chassis leg straightening
crash beam
Both front wings
passenger front door
new front springs
new rad, condenser rad and fan inc resistor
new headlamp
new hose
new discs and pads front and back
replacement interior
Headlamp washer pump
Reverse light switch
New discs and pads front and back
Wheels and tyres replacing with my own
And a wagon load of love

The weekend came and so did a trip to Crewe and Chester where a complete replacement fan/ rad assembly was purchased then to Chester for both wings and passenger door, nuts, bolts and other plastic clips etc also obtained, somethings you can never have enough of.

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