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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 pm

Looks great, bet you're glad to see it in it's new colour at last! :lol:


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Post by justfur » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:13 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
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Looks great, bet you're glad to see it in it's new colour at last! :lol:
I'm not usually adverse to pink, but by christ I was slowly getting sick of it!!


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Post by justfur » Wed May 23, 2018 10:42 pm

Refitted the body last week and connected up enough things to get the car moving again (handbrake only) and drove it out into the sunlight, joy!!!

Not without incident, apart from figuring out how everything went back together, new Facet fuel pump took a minute or so (felt like ages!) to fill the carb....and then proceeded to vomit fuel onto the floor from somewhere within it's internals. Soon ripped it out and bypassed, it had done it's job :D
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1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:57 pm

Justin is that an Se5 seat in the drivers side?
Or from your other projects?.


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Post by justfur » Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
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Justin is that an Se5 seat in the drivers side?
Or from your other projects?.
Changed the seats in my TR4A for MX5 a few years ago, and bolted one in in preferance to using a milk crate.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 23, 2018 11:13 pm

Ha Ha Milk crate, have a look at what I drove around in on the Chevvy conversion.


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Post by justfur » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Very little progress this summer, but did manage to source a donor car for beer money.

Will hopefully be starting again shortly and I'm looking for ideas on bumper looks/finishes. I quite like the 'no rubber' version, but I will fit the SS finishers with some sort of rubber edging to fill the gap, also thinking of painting a slightly lighter shade of blue as I quite like the two-tone.

Has anyone gone rubberless?
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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 pm

My 6a has painted black bumpers without rubbers

I like it

I’m sure some won’t


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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:44 am

Middlebridge did it, presumably as there were no more rubber mouldings from the OE manufacturer. :?:
But the Silver/chrome "waistband" just stuck on doesn't look right to my eye, :w perhaps if it had been cut and mitred to fit better then I could accept it. :lol:


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Post by Rattling » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:18 am

justfur wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:59 pm
Very little progress this summer, but did manage to source a donor car for beer money.

Will hopefully be starting again shortly and I'm looking for ideas on bumper looks/finishes. I quite like the 'no rubber' version, but I will fit the SS finishers with some sort of rubber edging to fill the gap, also thinking of painting a slightly lighter shade of blue as I quite like the two-tone.

Has anyone gone rubberless?

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Have a look at the 90s Mercedes range for two tone colours SL etc the early ones are all two tone I like them I've got two :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:35 am

The Middlebridge type (fitted to the later cars) is one example (is there just a *tiny* possibility that GW might have any of them left after the sell-off????), the other commercial possibility is the Will Sparrow bumpers - see here. Anything else will I think probably be a DIY job? See Lozzz's project thread for example. (what type is your's James?)


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Post by justfur » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Finally got around to sorting out my 'flat bed':
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And somewhere to hide my valuables, if I have any left....
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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Post by justfur » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:48 pm

Invested in some Golf indicators because if I go bumperless as the Reliant indicators protrude a little too far https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-Jetta-CL-MK1-MK2-

Fitted to a spare bumper before I butcher mine:
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And trial fitted to my bumper, also my idea of a rubber extrusion on the edge of the stainless inserts:
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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