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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:53 pm 
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I shall give it a try if nothing else works :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I'm with Chris, when I look at this and some of the others like it I think I really want to take it all off and clean and paint it all. But then I get nervous about messing it up or running out of time. I rarely have days off together and I'm going to need the car for work. What are the easiest things to take off and clean/paint?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:09 pm 
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Thats where spare parts come into play :) Buy a cheap rocker cover for example, then paint it. Time is nothing, you could have it done in a few hours if you pushed yourself, that includes cleaning, prepping and spraying. Or get it powdercoated, no hassle at all :)

Easiest bits to take off. Well all of what i have painted in my opinion. I took all them bits off within about 15mins. Could take more off if you wanted, just depends how far you want to go. Also how good you are with taking cars apart :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:35 am 
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really cant wait to see all these bits back on the car dan :) , have you thought about doing the inlet as well?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:09 am 
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really cant wait to see all these bits back on the car dan :) , have you thought about doing the inlet as well?


Yep thats getting done dont worry :) Everything silver is getting re-done :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Small update today, while the sun was out I took a couple of hours to clean the inlet, prep it and paint it. It came out quite nice! Just need to do a few more bits before I can start putting all the other bits on.

Ive decided that im going to either paint the head or give it one hell of a clean, good and proper, its a MESS from my leaky coolant pipe, plus its dirty anyway!

Few pics :) I didnt get any of the prep work, but it got a good clean down with degreaser and a toothbruth! lol. Then prepped it for paint, and this was the last of the layers of paint was going on.

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The other parts arent on yet as you can see, dont want to ruin them while I do the other bits :)


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Couple of me working away cleaning lol.


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And couple of random ones.


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Thats it for today folks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:39 pm 
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How much is your car lowered by?

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Looks nice, like new. Many more bits left on your list?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:06 pm 
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How much is your car lowered by?


Havent got a clue, its on coilovers so couldnt say. Maybe 60mm? Not sure though lol.

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Looks nice, like new. Many more bits left on your list?


Ohhhh yes! LOTS yet lol.

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Sounds good, looks good :)
You adding any other colours, or just silver?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Well my original intensions were to get the engine bay to a brand new look, new silver bits, new black bits, ect ect... So im going to keep it like that for now until I decide otherwise. Might get some coloured coolant hoses in the future, but not sure yet :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:21 pm 
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Little tip on getting the plastics in your engine bay like new

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Hehe :lol:
Nah i've tried everything, but i tried this and it worked easily first time, i was like :shock: :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Hmm interesting! I did try lemon juice the other week, but didnt work much, might try the white vinegar trick though first as i got a load lol. If not, ill try get some of that :D

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Yeah, 'cause you know like the yellow caps in engine bays always end up basically black.
Well mine are currently bright yellow, thanks to that lemon stuff i robbed off my mum haha :P
She doesn't want it back because it's covered in black fingerprints, so it's now for just cleaning my car bits xD

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Looking really good danny, nice work :thumbsup: :chill:

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looks spot on man! more please :thumbsup:

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great work as always dan :)

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Looks mint mate keep up the good work will look really smart :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Hey guys, been a while since I updated this, nearly an exact month to be precise! I wasn't going to update it today, was going to next week with even more progress I had made, but I couldnt hold back lol.

Lets start with a list of whats happened since the last update.

- Replaced both anti-roll bar drop links.
- Replaced both lower arms for brand new ones - not camber adjustable or polybushed, as thats for a later date on another set.
- Replaced the ford lower arm bolts with new high tensile stainless ones.
- Replaced aux belt.
- Changed rocker cover for spray painted one.
- Fitted sprayed throttle body onto inlet.
- Fitted sprayed exhaust headsheild.
- Fitted K&N bananananananaaaaaa pipe and filter with the painted maf back on to the car.
- Fitted painted stut tops.
- Sprayed radiator fan housing.
- Fitted sprayed engine hooks and other nuts and bolts that was sprayed.
- Replaced fuel filter.
- Snapped ball joint pinch bolt.
- Started to underseal the car - pics of that later this week/next. Wanted to inclide it in this update next week lol.

So, onto the pics yes? :)

Lets start with this one, got this taken going into ford fair, not the best pic as the angle makes it look funnily shaped I personally think lol, but still, its one of the car to add to the collection lol.

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Onto progression pics.


Got these through the post, but havent fitted yet:


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Old anti-roll bar drop links:

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New anti-roll bar drop links:

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Old lower arm bushes:

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New lower arms, new nuts, bolts and washers to replace ford crap lol. And some evo stick: sticks like shit - thats for later use:

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Random selection of painted bits:

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Painted strut tops (blue tape in 2nd pic is there for good reasons! its insulating one of them crappy in line fusion fuse holders, had a tiny bit of condensation inside the housing, so deided to tape it up and got carried away lol):

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New lower arms fitted with all new nuts and bolts ect:
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Then the ball joint pinch bolt.... I got a bit superman with this lol. Will be getting some high tensile stainless ones in there like I did with the lower arms.

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Rad fan surround being sprayed:

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New aux belt:

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New fuel filter:

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Engine hooks fitted. Look better after a fresh lick of paint.

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This is what you have been waiting for! Rocker cover, throttle body, exhaust heat sheild on....

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Banana pipe and maf fitted:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Engine bay looks great, where did you get blue ht leads from?

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