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#1231 OFFLINE   lisbon_road

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

I had forgotten how those grills blended so nicely with the grey bumper.  Looks good.  I like polishing - sorry - but it takes all sorts, right?

 

This is already a rare car, but as a used car with patina, it will soon if not already be unique. 



#1232 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:30 PM

Keep an eye out for a replacement back bumper, I think that bumper is off a Carina E and has the exhaust cut out on the right, so it fits the Carina E idea, all Ford Sierras have it on the left, no matter the engine. It is nice that this survives and belongs to someone who cares about it, I keep thinking about getting a Corgi 1/36 scale Ghia and make it into a buttery biscuit base in cardinal red

 

i disagree, i think its the correct low spec bumper with the silver strip missing- you can see the slot at the end of the groove where the end was tucked in

the were alot slimmer fitting to the car than mk2 which is why it looks too small/narrow

 

the carina exhaust cut out is a red herring its just broken like the rest of the car!

the mk1 didnt have a pronounced cutout for the zorst like mk2 does


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#1233 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:40 PM

Trust me, the rear bumper isn't a Sierra one - not only is it too narrow, but it has a pronounced cutout for the exhaust on the drivers side - all Sierras had the exhaust exiting on the left. I quite like it though - I think it's a piece of character that should stay.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:00 PM

I think you should ask Emma (the real one) what she thinks re detailing.

If she says leave it, then I'll shut up. If she says polish it up, if only to aid the new panels to blend in, and let the old girl shine for the first time since I was born, ill come and do it for free. It'll only be a hand job, but that's probably safer...

Then it can fade back again over a few years.

I know what I think, but let's be honest so do you, but my offer is there if you would like
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:28 AM

I think you should ask Emma (the real one) what she thinks re detailing.

If she says leave it, then I'll shut up. If she says polish it up, if only to aid the new panels to blend in, and let the old girl shine for the first time since I was born, ill come and do it for free. It'll only be a hand job, but that's probably safer...

Then it can fade back again over a few years.

I know what I think, but let's be honest so do you, but my offer is there if you would like

I reckon she'd share my wife's opinion: set fire to it and cause hundreds of pounds worth of improvements.

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#1236 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:33 AM

Ah, best keep it away from them then, fire would be very sad

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

You can have my redundant Sapphire dash when I get around to swapping them over.

How gash would a (slightly cracked) run out face lift dash look in such an early example?
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:35 PM

Any use??

http://www.ebay.co.u...CoAAOSw-CpYBfNF

http://www.ebay.co.u...9wAAOSwnbZYEhWi

Couple of Sierra rear bumpers, first one looks promising.....

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:42 PM

That's a reasonable price for a rare bumper, deffo from a lower end Sierra mk1


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

Any use??

http://www.ebay.co.u...CoAAOSw-CpYBfNF

http://www.ebay.co.u...9wAAOSwnbZYEhWi

Couple of Sierra rear bumpers, first one looks promising.....

Hey! These are grand. Shame one of them is blue. I might get the lass with the other one to get the part number off of the inside.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 08:05 PM

I going to give me ten pence worth on the rear bumper gate and say its from a mid 90'S Nissan Sunny. [N14 91-95] 

 

If you can replace it with the correct bumper then I reckon go for it while you can. Could always fit the MK2 hatch bumper if you wanted to keep a slight miss matched look?

 

I think it be fine to polish up the paintwork too as it will help preserve whats there already and keep it looking tidy. 

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:53 PM

This is always going to be an impossible situation. Preserving the imperfect is the most difficult thing out there. Some cleaning is clearly necessary to stop it dissolving, but changing bumpers and polishing it? That seems to have a risk of improving it too much, and stopping it from being what makes it so unique.

But then I've contributed nothing to the project, so it's just my opinion.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:57 AM

All opinions are welcome, so no sweat there! But, I think it's very easy to say "you don't want to do that" when it's not a car that you have to drive. (This relates to ANY car, not just the bASe)

 

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I was saying the other day that, whilst I don't want the car to look pristine, I do want it to look like someone loves it.  At the moment - it's a bit of an embarrassment.  The small amount of polish that I did use was just to reassure myself that when new bits get added, I can make them look like they belong on the car.  You see, as much as I love a laugh, if you think I'm driving around in a car with a black rear quarter and a blue drivers door, you've a more finely developed sense of humour than I.

 

None of those bumpers are correct anyway, so no worries about anything changing soon.

 

In other news, the steering rack and headset have arrived!

 

 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:28 AM

Shame about the bumpers but do let us know the part number if you have it so we can all keep an eye out. You never know, one might turn up unexpectedly

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

The blue bumper is a pretty close match and you can get paint for plastics that could be used to paint it grey like the front bumper & grille


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

 

In other news - how on earth do you even start about paint matching to a wonderfully flat (almost patina'd) car?  The rear wing is now leaking, and the replacement is ready and waiting.  However, I can't help but think it must be impossible to match in a new panel?  I'd almost rather it was left in primer/another colour than be perfect 11/10 Cardinal Red.  Any ideas?  This isn't for now - but help cure my curiosity please?

 

if you want it to fade , use celly cans , then once its cured a mist over with truckwash /tfr , that fades the fuck out of red cars 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:06 PM

Found somewhere breaking a mk1 facelift, looks to have the correct rear bumper in grey :)

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:07 PM

What would the old owner do?
I reckon it would involve rattle cans of the nearest shade. Not deliberately making it look bad, in fact making it look as good as possible on next to no budget.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:28 PM

What would the old owner do?
I reckon it would involve rattle cans of the nearest shade. Not deliberately making it look bad, in fact making it look as good as possible on next to no budget.

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yeah i personnaly think it goes against the grain making things look shit on purpose , it will soon age and start to blend in  


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:51 PM

All opinions are welcome, so no sweat there! But, I think it's very easy to say "you don't want to do that" when it's not a car that you have to drive. (This relates to ANY car, not just the bASe)


I was saying the other day that, whilst I don't want the car to look pristine, I do want it to look like someone loves it.  At the moment - it's a bit of an embarrassment.  The small amount of polish that I did use was just to reassure myself that when new bits get added, I can make them look like they belong on the car.  You see, as much as I love a laugh, if you think I'm driving around in a car with a black rear quarter and a blue drivers door, you've a more finely developed sense of humour than I.

 

None of those bumpers are correct anyway, so no worries about anything changing soon.

 

In other news, the steering rack and headset have arrived!

 

Well put. To me, a clearly shabby old car means someone probably can't afford anything better, runs it on a shoestring budget and has absolutely zero interest in it. A well looked after old car that clearly gets attention = run by a connoisseur and a gentleman.

 

I'd have polished the shit out of it within 10 minutes of taking ownership, and suspect some paintwork protection will extend the life of the car.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:48 PM

I used to know someone with a Red Sierra, Mk1. Just like this one.

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:44 PM

 I might get the lass with the other one to get the part number off of the inside.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

Who needs a polished car,faded red cars have lots more fun!!

 

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