The welly

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The welly

by rich30mex » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:26 pm

Right as a few of you all ready know i managed to save a 2.0 16v from been scrapped last June . the car wasn't running when i picked it up. after a few hours some new gaskets got it up and running. then came the mot its fate laid in what happened here so in it went for a test after i had fitted 1 new Tyre and redid the fuel lines and it went straight through :D :D happy days.the hole car was solid to fare the major issues were lacquer peal down the passenger side surface rust on the sills front wing and rear archers but nothing too bad to save
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:41 pm

after getting an mot and having loads of fun next was the big clean i resided to strip the interior out and give it a really good deep clean
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carpets all cleaned and refitted
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front carpets before cleaning
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:56 pm

the drivers seat was too far gone so replaced it with a passenger from John and maria
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back seats carpets and trim all cleaned and going back in
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she wasn't the cleanest car out there
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back seats getting a good clean
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new seat just before i swapped the base over to make it fit the drivers side
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Re: The welly

by Mark1 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:02 am

As is well known I don't like green cars but this one of two that I do, well done young man
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Re: The welly

by Cliff » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 am

Looking good Rich, that seat was shot... not sure I’ve seen one that rough before


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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm

Mark1 wrote:As is well known I don't like green cars but this one of two that I do, well done young man

cheers mark
Cliff wrote:Looking good Rich, that seat was shot... not sure I’ve seen one that rough before


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it wasnt the best the whole car was minging on the inside bud took some cleaning but got there in the end
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:54 pm

Here's a little update back in January I desided to ceramic coat the welly
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:21 am

about a month ago I desided she's a keeper, so always wanted to upgrade the stereo for something more modern something I can mirror my phone on and use Google maps waze Spotify YouTube and have built in hands free and play all my music etc. So me been me and never doing things simple or straight forward desided I was going to fit a double din. Took a bit of work but got to where I want to be in the end
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Started with taking the plastic surround out

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After cutting out the middle bit and a good couple of days shaping fiberglassing and using body filler it was ready for primer
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A quick squirt of primer

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Then painted it with textured plastic look paint

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And the final result which I'm very happy with
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:42 am

Next up was new pads and pad sensors which then led to the following
New pads
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New discs
New bearings
New dust shields
Nes ABS sensor brackets
New eibach pro spots springs 40mm lower x4
New bilstein b6 shocks x4
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New drop links
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New track rod end ball joints
New bolts all round stainless steel where possible
New caliper repair kit
Calipers and brackets stripped blastered back painted in yellow
All the black metal bits steering knuckle strut top housing inside of hubs all acid duped blasted and powdercoated in black
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Re: The welly

by Cliff » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:13 am

Really nice job on the radio surround Rich
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:33 pm

Cliff wrote:Really nice job on the radio surround Rich

Cheers. Always wanted to do it but couldn't justify cutting the Le's dash up lol
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Re: The welly

by pigthief » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:45 pm

Looks great bud
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:57 pm

pigthief wrote:Looks great bud

Thank you
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Re: The welly

by Allys Cally » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:07 pm

looking good mate, you'll soon no want to drive this one either :lol: :lol:
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Re: The welly

by rich30mex » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:09 pm

Allys Cally wrote:looking good mate, you'll soon no want to drive this one either :lol: :lol:

Not happening with this one mate it's getting used and abused pal
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