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  1. I would say you are correct. As I had this with a few Vauxhalls I've owned.
  2. Tidy job you've made of that. I used to hate cutting up repair panels. Now it's just easier to take what you need and save the rest for another project or if you need to repair another section later on.
  3. Got some reproduction griffin badges in the post today. Like a giddy bairn I HAD to fit them . Now waiting for some more parts which will help finish off some more jobs on this car.
  4. Didn't realise the Triumph had already been posted. Meh! Didn't look hard enough clearly.
  5. @Matty There was a minute I was sat just staring at it. Just wished it had been a brighter day when it got dropped back off. Even still, the colour is just something else.
  6. It'll have gone the same way as the Nova scene. People go daft for a Miami blue Novas for the same reason. The funky colours work so well on these little superminis. Your old Satin Red B looked the part too. That colour also suits the shape. Think I'm gonna enjoy putting this little shitbox back together. Then kick it's head in when I get it on the road.
  7. Thanks @Split_Pin πŸ™‚. Never expected to go this far with it!πŸ˜† Sooo glad I didn't bin it off now!
  8. Mair Corsa nonsense. Next major task is to get some glass glued back in. I'll get a glass firm to sort out a new windscreen and have them fit the boot and quarter glasses too. Really happy with how this is coming along. It'll never be perfect, however that's perfect for me.
  9. Top work with this sir. Have enjoyed seeing the progress with it. Sweet running thing too! Also 1+ for the looks of it. The Fin tails are rather nice looking car.
  10. Little more done today. Plan was to get the locks and handles to work as they should. Knocked the pivot pin for the handle out on both handles to replace the return springs on them. They now work as intended. With a couple of coats with that plastic dye to finish the job. Washed all parts I reused with G101. Quite a bit of muck came off every thing. Fitting the windows was a little annoying. The final result looks quite good (to me) though. Used a razor blade to scrape the shit off the windows with glass cleaner to finish. Amazing how well they came out. Tomorrow will be spent on the car. Might jump to a different part.
  11. Bit of a milestone here. Bodyshop has cracked on. I don't have many in progress photos yet. A pal took these of them colour sanding the car. Then, I got the message to say it's ready to pick up. That happened today. I'm really happy with the car. Such a boost to see this now in a single colour! Can't be having everything one way though! I love the misery! πŸ˜†
  12. Good to see you're on with getting the Lada again. Hopefully it'll not be too bad getting the rot sorted.
  13. El taller de carrocerΓ­a ha estado ocupado. Waiting on a date to get it back.
  14. I still have a TT I bought cheap. It's nothing more than a 1.8 20v donor to me. A modern day Calibra XE. You know the engine and box is going in a shitbox to make it fast. Also means loads will be killed off and then these cars will jump in value.
  15. Cool project. Do like these and you're right it doesn't need to be mint, just good enough to enjoy and not worry about it. Am I right in thinking these use a lot of Toyota parts in it?
  16. Bumpers are improved. Kinda wished I'd got the Matt black paint now. Or maybe I shouldn't worry and wait until they are on the car again.
  17. Got high as ole Sass mate on some P40 today. Because I used a fair bit of a tub on the door cards. Not sure what these are made from, do know it does degrade badly. It turns to powder if it suffers any damage. Happy I've managed to something to stabilise these. Again saves me more effort to find replacements. I'll scuff this mess down another day. On to the bumpers. A good clean with some G101 and a green scratchy pad first. Then force dried with a space heater. Knocked down any scuffed bits with 140 and wiped with panel prep. Filled anything I considered deep with flexible plastic filler. Left this to cure for now. The last picture is of me doing a test section with the texture paint. My phone couldn't pick up the finish I got. Which I'm actually happy about! It blends in nice! Once I've spot sprayed the repaired areas and coated it all in the plastic dye I have, I'd dare say it'll give me the 10 footer look I wanted.
  18. I hope so πŸ˜„. Planning sooner if possible 🀞.
  19. Not much of an update. However I've still work ahead to complete. Door cards. The front card backings aren't great. Drivers is in the worst state. I'll get creative with some glues, meshes and fibreglass. Repairing them might not make sense. But I can't get replacements easily and I want to keep as much of the stock LS trim as possible. As it'll fit in with my choice of front seats. The LS fabric came up nice with a spell in the washing machine. Hand washed first to remove the buggered foam. Bumpers are rashed and in need of a revamp. Waiting on the products for that, I've bought the texture paint like what PeterC used on his Sierra. With cans of Buzzweld PIO to redye all the rest of the plastics. None of the above work will restore these parts back to as new. I just want presentable for this car. Repair is going to save me time and hassle in the long run.
  20. My goodness! I like the 205 wheels on that 924! Suits it! Glad you've made some progress with the 309. Giving it a follow as I want to see at least one of them live!
  21. Phwoar! What a lovely little car @SEATMad. Really liked the MK1 Ibiza's. Been watching promo videos about the development of these cars.
  22. Body shop time!! This turned out to be a harder job than I thought. Transport had to bail on me today due to unexpected issues with the tow vehicle. I tried everyone I knew with a trailer. Couldn't help, which is fair dos far too short notice. Then wondered up to a neighbouring shed on the off chance someone could help me. They could! Car loaded. Panels loaded in a another vehicle and delivered. I knocked the exhaust off with the edge of the trailer! But quickly tied up and we're done. Couldn't believe my luck today. Could of easily been a shit show. However thanks to the helpfulness of others it's made it. Sadly there was a high price pay for the gentleman's help.... 4 bottles of pinot grigio πŸ˜†πŸ˜†.
  23. Did a little more last night. Tidied out the Corsa ready for moving. This weekend should see the car going to the spray shop. Here is a video of this Corsa running. Do like the fact it starts and runs. I will look at reusing a standard Corsa air box to keep it looking factory done. Slight howl coming from the charging whirler, think the bearings are suspect.
  24. Can't quote sizes ATM. M10 rings a bell, but for the length of said bolts, I'm struggling there. But I'd say if you found a Small block engined Vauxhall in the scrappies, I'd say you'd be pretty safe with taking them for the Astra. Again they didn't change much. Maybe at worse it'll be a torx head instead of a hex. I do have a 1600 8V on a stand. I could have a ganders this week and give you idea of what ones to look for?
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