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Finally made some time today to get a few jobs done. Started by installing the new central locking pump in boot. Stood back made a prayer and pressed the button IT WORKS! Thats one thing out the way. Next was the heater blower and resistor, straight frwd job and what a relief it all works fine. Thats 2 things ticked if the TO Do list.

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It cost me just shy of £1000, i had the inner and outer sills done, jacking points (reinforced) all the arches where ever there was rust, floor panel as it was patched up previously by a cartoon character lol.. also the drain holes i got rid of. Still a long list of things to do before i send it for a full paint job. The Weather and "covid" doesn't help. Hopefully will start making time during the day to do the odd few jobs. If it was sat on my drive i would most likely crack on but now that the welding has been done i have dried stored it.

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Had a little clear out today and then ended up removing the rear wiper and the rest of the carpets mainly in the boot to get it cleaned up and ready for paint on the floor etc. Also removed the number plate holder wasn't my cup of tea.

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Spent a couple of hours today on the car, cleared all the bits and bobs out and then proceeded to give it a clean. I wire brushed some of the surface rust and then went over this with some rust treatment just to prevent it from reoccurring. Also there was a lot of dust from the welding job. Hopefully will go over this with a hoover and then degrease the whole inside of the car before I prep it for painting inside.

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Front end friday!! Lol

stripped the front end today, wanted to make sure there wasn't any surprises under there, thankfully all is well and solid. Luckily when I removed the wings they had very minor surface rust around the edges. I gave this a clean and used some rust convertor just to be safe. I will be using something on the insides of the wings to help protect them a little more.

Bumper was held in by 3 screws what a shame. So will be picking up some fresh bolts to replace the old ones and also the missing ones. Im in 2 minds if i want to delete the front fogs or keep them..: hmmm will have a think.. my old vr6 i had them blanked and painted looked pretty sweet.


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Removed the hella lights today for a quick tidy up and also to replace some missing bolts. Lots of over spray on the outer covers, so i will give these a clean and give it a spray with some spray tint as I want them to look slightly darker but at the same time glossy. Took a fair bit of scrubbing to get these clean. Hopefully once done they will look mint. Will upload pics once done, but here is what they where like before and after cleaning them

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Was working on the car late the other night. Started by cleaning under the scuttle tray, removed the wiper motor, Ecu and pollen filter housing. Gave it all a clean and then wire brushed the whole area as i wanted to apply fresh seam seal and also seal the bonnet release grommet properly. As i wire brushed i noticed some rust about 50p size just by the bonnet release grommet. The seam seal just came away so im guessing this could have been the source of the water leak inside the car. I cleaned the area and applied some treatment, left it to dry and then 24'hours later i applied fresh seam seal. Will be doing a second layer tonight.

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