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Old 08-09-13, 19:25   #151
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yeah it is always a good idea!Starting to look good!

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Old 08-09-13, 19:36   #152
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Old 08-09-13, 21:00   #153
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Old 20-10-13, 17:38   #154
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Have been spending weekends working on the body kit - been very time consuming.

Finally got the front bumper mounted. Ended up up making attachment points, which were fiberglassed onto the bumper. Doesnt look too flash from the back, but it works. Makes installing and removing the bumper a fairly easy exercise by reaching through the cutouts.


The bumper took a lot of time and sanding to get it to fit. Ended up doing a lot of the work by eye to get the best fit. The centre panel between the lights was a bit out and ended up extending this. Still needs to be shaped properly.


Also ended up cutting the bonnet.


I wasn't happy with the fit of the boot spoiler to the quarter panel moulding on the drivers side. Despite mucking around, I couldn't get the gap and alignment right, without stuffing it up elsewhere.


I spent a bit of time filling the gap and shaping it, still needs a bit of work, but much happier now.


I'll try the side skirts next - waiting for some new door moulds to arrive. Decided that the second hand set I had weren't good enough to use!
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Old 01-11-13, 07:41   #155
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Attention to detail is awesome bro. Looking really good. Looking forward to seeing the side skirts mounted.
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Old 03-11-13, 17:09   #156
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Attention to detail is awesome bro. Looking really good. Looking forward to seeing the side skirts mounted.
Thanks mate, received the new door mouldings - got them from Aerotech (was cheaper for some reason?) Build quality and mounting method is very good. Mounted these yesterday, the fit is good with minor tidying up to do. Hope to fit the sideskirts next weekend. Will post some pics assuming it goes to plan. I like your seats on your SC thread!

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Old 10-11-13, 15:46   #157
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Fitted the side skirts. A ****en bitch of a job. Took two days to fit them, and I still have to fit the guard caps.

Proved to be a very frustrating exercise. The curve in the top edge that sits over the sill made it very difficult to get into place. Had to cut various sections out of the bottom of the upper piece to make it a bit more flexible. Even then it was quite an exercise to fit into position. The only way I could get them on was by removing the door moulds and having the doors shut. The skirts and door moulds need some work to even up gaps.

Of all the body kit, this has been the hardest and most time consuming, still dont know how easy they will be to install once painted .

Should maybe have gone for one piece side skirts!... Probably wouldnt look anywhere as good though. Also tidied up the front bumper and bonnet scoop at the same time. Have got rid of some of the gaps that were there.






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Old 10-11-13, 16:05   #158
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Are you going to mould the scoop into the bonnet? I remember seeing that done once and it was pretty sweet.
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Old 10-11-13, 16:33   #159
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Are you going to mould the scoop into the bonnet? I remember seeing that done once and it was pretty sweet.
I thought about doing that so there would be no gaps, it would look good. But I might leave it separate for now as the fit is pretty good. Might look at it again before paint, can always change it then.
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Old 25-11-13, 15:27   #160
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Achieved a milestone - got the rest of the bodykit mounted on the car! Sorry if the pics are a bit similar to the last ones. The guard caps make a huge difference in the look of the car.




As always, some parts still need a little bit of adjusting before paint. Overall pretty happy with the look and fit. After this exercise, will definitely not want to do it again, but no regrets so far . Need to get back to the mechanical side of things - should hopefully get it running in the next few weeks.

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Old 28-11-13, 19:24   #161
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Looking really good bro. Your on the home straight now.
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Old 14-12-13, 15:07   #162
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Made some progress. Installed all the brake calipers and lines.


Also started putting engine parts back together - intake manifold, new carb, throttle bracket, sensors, air cleaner, new v8 aluminium radiator, and oil catch can. Still need to sort out hoses pipes, cables etc.

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Old 15-12-13, 14:47   #163
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Those rocker cover are a bitch,They always leak.But she is looking the ducks nuts now!

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Old 15-12-13, 17:53   #164
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Those rocker cover are a bitch,They always leak.But she is looking the ducks nuts now!

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Thanks mate and for the advice, 50/50 about using the rocker covers. Im going to run an oil catch can - not sure whether this will help the problem if they are that bad. Might have a look around for some reasonably priced covers.
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Old 16-12-13, 06:43   #165
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Coming alone nicely!
I ran these cover for yrs & never had to much of a problem, sure they aren't the flashest things out there but when the budget is tight...... Just run a little bit of sealer between the cover & the cork gasket to stick them to it, & don't over tighten them... Hope that alternator is goin to get the Christmas makeover it deserves...
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Old 16-12-13, 16:12   #166
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Thanks mate and for the advice, 50/50 about using the rocker covers. Im going to run an oil catch can - not sure whether this will help the problem if they are that bad. Might have a look around for some reasonably priced covers.
Get the original ones chromed,Or run a double gasket.Are you going to run roller rockers?.They tend to wrap with the heat(those covers)Same with the redline heater outlet goose neck.But I have to say you are getting thru a power of work and are nearly on the home straight.

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Old 17-12-13, 18:11   #167
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Coming alone nicely!
I ran these cover for yrs & never had to much of a problem, sure they aren't the flashest things out there but when the budget is tight...... Just run a little bit of sealer between the cover & the cork gasket to stick them to it, & don't over tighten them... Hope that alternator is goin to get the Christmas makeover it deserves...
Thanks mate, I have got hold of some rubber rocker cover gaskets that Im gonna use. Hoping that father Christmas in feeling generous this year haha! The alternator in the pic is just an old one that I was using to check fit and clearances. Need to look at getting a more presentable version.

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Get the original ones chromed,Or run a double gasket.Are you going to run roller rockers?.They tend to wrap with the heat(those covers)Same with the redline heater outlet goose neck.But I have to say you are getting thru a power of work and are nearly on the home straight.

Cheers Marty
Cheers, feeling that I am making progress now. Appreciate the advice, problem is the engine didn't come with any stock covers, and the old ones went with the old engine that I sold. Nah, Im not planning on roller rockers. I am looking at options for covers, I'll use double gasket if I run with these.
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Old 31-12-13, 16:02   #168
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Just a quick update. Waiting to sort out a few mechanical bits, so made a start on prepping body and body kit for paint.

The boot lid had been sprayed with crap black paint, so I stripped it back to bare metal and primed it.



Sanded and smoothed roof. Filled in the holes for the original windscreen mouldings, as Im going with the universal/VT seal.


Prepped and primed the back half of the car, still needs a bit of filling in a few places.


Have also been spending a lot of time to get the bodykit to fit right. Just an example(rear bumper) ...
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Old 12-07-15, 16:09   #169
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Been a while... have finally got the car painted. Its been a bit of a mission to get to this stage, have put some of the bodykit on (not pictured) and started fitting lights and trim. Very happy with it but it was an effort to find a painter interested in the work - the bodykit scared most of them. Will post more photos as I progress.



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Old 12-07-15, 17:55   #170
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Paint looks schmick! Bonus points for doing the rear end in black, great idea
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Old 13-07-15, 20:49   #171
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WOW man What a bucket Of 5H!t when you got it!
Looks fk1n awesome now! would love to see it finished!
Great work!
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Old 19-07-15, 14:23   #172
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Quick update - have started to put the bodykit on. Also refitted the headlining after cleaning.




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Nice work! Great progress!

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Old 21-07-15, 08:41   #174
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Old 26-08-15, 07:33   #175
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