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    N16 Daily runner gets a little attention

    Right the car is still in the bodyshop the sills and interior has been treated with Waxoyl (smelly stuff but worth it). The plan of action on the bumper is underway and the plan is to press on with the install and bonnet cutting this week with completion towards the end of the week.

    Now the alloys have come on leaps and bounds and were primered and DA'd ready for paint to go on once a decision on colour was reached. Now it just so happens another set of wheels for a pal were just completed in this particular colour and once I saw them I had to go with them as the colour for these particular wheels.

    Here are a few snaps of the wheels currently and a few of the colour we decided on going for:

    All ready for paint








    Colour choice






    Now the first coats of paint were going on today so hopefully see the finished article soon enough can't wait feel like a kid in a candy store (keyboard not required).


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    N16 Daily runner gets a little attention

    Just got some images of the finished article do you guys wanna see???












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    N16 Daily runner gets a little attention

    Popped over to check on the progress on the car and the waxoyl has covered inside every panel and those most commonly affected by rot. The phase 2 bonnet has been cut and apart from some welding is near enough done.





    Grill is all repaired just needs finishing off and final fitting to the bumper





    Also welded on a brace to hold the bumper up as the weight of it was pulling on the two top fixings



    Here is a very rough picture of it all fitted together as just to give the rough idea of the soon to be finished look




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    Damn dude still moving along on this. Going to mesh in the grill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolwut View Post
    Damn dude still moving along on this. Going to mesh in the grill?
    Yep the grill and lower opening on the bumper will be meshed using the same type of black mesh as shown in earlier images of my bumper. Hopefully more pictures in the coming days once the work is finished off.

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    the wheels are looking proper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P11Gdub View Post
    the wheels are looking proper!
    Thanks bud.

    Popped over to the bodyshop to check out a minor issue that cropped up with the grill install, turns out the grill is slightly twisted either from the front end impact sustained when on it's previous car or from the initial moulding being slightly out.

    This wasn't such a huge issue as it was decided to blend the grill into the bumper much like Ed originally did and here are some images of how out it was and the fibreglass being used to bond it to the bumper (picture heavy).

    Issue identified












    Fibreglass being applied








    Fibreglass had cured and was worked down with a grinder ready for another layer to be applied




    2nd layer




    This was where the work was left for today on the bumper and with any luck the remaining work wlll get sorted and paint applied ready for the car to be back with me by weekend...

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    Ok managed to grab a few more pics of the bumper actually on the car with the bonnet and filler. Plan is to build up one side of the grill to suit the headlights and then apply the finishing touch to the bonnet that is due to have the finishing lip to the front welded into place to ensure a snug finish and hopefully the look we were after.

    Enjoy the pictures not so many this time, for a change.



















    Here is the tin of the fibreglass filler used to bond and build up the fibreglassed bumper.


    So far on course for getting the car back over the weekend...

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    A minor update on the bumper bonnet work the bumper is now with grill and the kinks have been worked out now and all that is needed is the bonnet to be finished off and we will be ready for paint etc.

    Lip being fabricated


    The sparks are flying




    Rough outline is now there but still a ways so go




    Bumper in need of a few finishing touches


    Side profile




    Additional lip still to be grafted on


    While the above was going on the banging 3" exhaust needed to be sorted so GTT was hoist up in the air, the centre section was popped off and a section cut off so the exhaust no longer caught on the heat shield by the fuel tank.


    Little bit of surface rust in need of removal in the coming weeks




    Welding








    The exhaust now appears to be bang free and will take it for a full test drive speed bumps and all to check for any other issues but so far so good till the daily is ready and back on the road to take the strain.

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    so full of win. i want the tails


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    Another brief update the bumper and bonnet are getting even closer to completion with another part of the lip/skin being welded and panel beaten to suit the required curve of the grill/bumper. A few pictures of where we are now with it and how close we are to being ready to paint.









    Another angle






    Looking mean


    Still some work required on the finishing off of the bumper


    Almost there




    Few more with the bonnet open






    In preparation for fitting my Meister-R coilovers I've been soaking the rear bolts with WD40 and wiring brushing the ends of the bolts to make things a little bit easer to get off. Hopefully the car will be seeing paint this week along with some lowering and time permitting a little bit of polybush lushness.

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    The end is in sight as yes you guess it paint was being applied to the front end and the side skirts and rear arch rust has been addressed. Hopefully all will be sorted and ready for collection tomorrow when I plan to through on the coilovers.

    Here a couple of pictures forwarded to me by my paint guy.




    Kid in a candy store feeling is growing can't wait to see it in the flesh.

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    Another brief update:

    Wheels are off car is on axle stands to allow proper fitting of the side skirts and the suspension, finally fitting the coilovers hopefully the ride height isn't too low as currently cannot adjust without adjustment spanners...

    but that's another story!


    Skirts bolted on in need of final prep ready for paint


    Now a few more of the front end in primer, awaiting paint






    Side view






    Snowing???






    Now the big dilemna with all the paint needed to go on the car front end, tailgate rust removal, rear arches, and possibly the roof if sunroof plans go ahead my paint guy is suggesting painting the entire car as only the doors are not sheduled for paint and well why not do it all so it's a complete match and once done will not require any further work etc.

    So I need to decide if I'm willing to be without the car for a few more weeks while additional work is carried out or have the car ready and maybe make an appearence at Winchester???

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    Update time (no pics so don't worry of a picture overload just yet)

    Both roofs were measured up and they are the same between the 3 & 5 door, the plan now is to remove the roof from the donor car and transplant it onto my car. Once this is done the car will be fully prep'd and painted ready for final undersealing of the chassis, fitting of coilovers and then back on the road ready for the summer months.

    The paint options have also been confirmed the car will be staying the same colour KL0 but with 200 micron silver flake and another subtle flake to give a personalised look that I hope will set the car off and put an end to the cosmetic side of things.

    Hopefully these works will get sorted early next month and I'll have some progress pictures of the other works being carried out.

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    WOW! very nice work on everything

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    Why did I just spend an hour reading this entire thing?

    Nice man, you took a normal looking car and made it awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TF99G20 View Post
    WOW! very nice work on everything
    Thanks for your kind words


    Quote Originally Posted by Redking117 View Post
    Why did I just spend an hour reading this entire thing?

    Nice man, you took a normal looking car and made it awesome!
    Thanks guys, hopefully once it's finished it will not look out of place or too much and it will be ready to be enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC#79 View Post
    Both roofs were measured up and they are the same between the 3 & 5 door, the plan now is to remove the roof from the donor car and transplant it onto my car. Once this is done the car will be fully prep'd and painted ready for final undersealing of the chassis, fitting of coilovers and then back on the road ready for the summer months.
    Roof swap?

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    That's some major work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolwut View Post
    Roof swap?
    Yes roof swap as I have a donor car that has an OEM sunroof so rather then cut the roof to install it my bodyshop guy is just going to skin the roof.

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