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Offline Al  
#151 Posted : 25 April 2011 15:26:33(UTC)
Al


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Haha, almost there Tongue

I've got to see this car in the metal! You also need to get a photoshoot done Cool
Offline Ohrate  
#152 Posted : 26 April 2011 23:14:42(UTC)
Ohrate


Posts: 97

that looks stunning, good work.

would love to see it in the flesh one day.
Offline 182petrolblue  
#153 Posted : 22 June 2011 11:21:41(UTC)
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Thanks very much guys.. Little bit of a game plan for the summer.. I'm bored with the metal floor in the back and going to complete the re-trim throughout the rear of the car. I have a nice Alpine system but I dont want to turn the car into a bump and grind wagon :lol: so there wont be any extreme bass or subs in there anywhere. Just some smaller quality components hidden away.

I am going to trim all of the plastics in the back the same as the front in grey suede.. around the boot area and adding a light weight false floor with a hidden area that will be also covered so wont be seen until the door/section is lifted. Thinking of fitting the 4 channel Alpine amp in there so its hidden (and easily removable if required) and then adding some small size (but quality) speakers.. maybe components neatly fitted into the suede trim. They will be flush with the trim on the rear pillars and also hidden in the floor.
It should all just look like a matching Suede trim when its done with a usable carpeted flat floor.


How it looks now.. 'before I start' some speakers I was playing around with positioning.. but just testing where things will go at the moment.

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There was some masking tape on the dash whilst I was making these last Sunday afternoon..

Just need to add the red buttons and fit them in and there done.

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I saw something that I thought would fit in with the rest of the trim at demon tweeks..

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Search.do?method=delegate&n=1913&b=2&g=0&p=116348&s=sparco+footrest

and gave it a try.. thought it was better than a rubber mat,

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Offline power ranger  
#154 Posted : 22 June 2011 11:43:14(UTC)
Power Ranger


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That is a work of art.

Offline WB83  
#155 Posted : 22 June 2011 11:57:45(UTC)
WB83


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just awesome.
Offline Lee gta turbo  
#156 Posted : 23 June 2011 22:16:59(UTC)
Lee gta turbo


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Would love to see this car in all its glory.

ave you thought about displaying it at the world series at silverstone this year it would look great on the heritage stand.

Let me no if your interested and i can put in touch with the guys that organise the heritage stand.

Offline dangerdaz  
#157 Posted : 23 June 2011 22:25:06(UTC)
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Posts: 14

That is a beautiful looking car and hats off to you sir!

I have had the pleasure of owning 2 of these in the past...way back in 1989...

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Offline Al  
#158 Posted : 24 June 2011 20:00:08(UTC)
Al


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Never going to be finished is it? Wink

Looks great as always. I'm interested to see how integrating the components is going to go. *waits for next set of photos* Big Smile
Offline Nottage Bluebird  
#159 Posted : 28 June 2011 12:14:31(UTC)
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Posts: 23

I've had 2 of these and would love to make it a round 3 with a nice standard one
Offline 182petrolblue  
#160 Posted : 01 July 2011 00:44:26(UTC)
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Al wrote:
Never going to be finished is it? Wink

Looks great as always. I'm interested to see how integrating the components is going to go. *waits for next set of photos* Big Smile

Thanks for the replies. I know what your saying Al, but this will be 100% finished (this time haha)

I'm interested to know how the components are going to go too! hopefully it should look good when its all done Smile the main thing is that it looks better finished with the floor being covered (and usable) and the sides trimmed to give a better overall finish to the trim.. looks a bit bare at the moment..looking forward to seeing it when it's all done myself.

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Offline foxspeed  
#161 Posted : 01 July 2011 10:33:08(UTC)
foxspeed


Posts: 21,649
Location: retour dans la bulle

simply magnificent CoolCoolCoolCool
Offline 182petrolblue  
#162 Posted : 04 September 2011 20:33:47(UTC)
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cheers guys for the previous replies and offers, soon as this is complete i'll have to get something sorted.

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Finally got around to having a bit of fun with the speaker panels.. still didnt do as much as I liked and didnt get around to fitting the tweeter...which will be flush mounted next to this one.

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Trimmed the panel in suede and it came out well and it fitted like a glove in its new home.. Still the other panels needed to do to connect to this one and some carpet up the wheel arches and back of the boot and the floor.. and other bits needed.. but its good to get it rolling.. the speaker covers need painting as they came in this colour..

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Added a bit of coding around the sun roof as well.. would like to trim the sun visors sometime.. I did a bit more but forgot to take any pics..

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lots more to do.. just not quite sure when Smile

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Offline Partickpebbles  
#163 Posted : 05 September 2011 12:52:19(UTC)
Partickpebbles


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What a great Job, a real showpiece!
Offline Partickpebbles  
#164 Posted : 29 September 2011 19:14:51(UTC)
Partickpebbles


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Craftsmanship..... through and through fella!
Offline 182petrolblue  
#165 Posted : 29 September 2011 21:23:42(UTC)
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Partickpebbles wrote:
Craftsmanship..... through and through fella!

That's a real compliment... thank you very much Patrick Smile

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Offline PAOLO3  
#166 Posted : 22 December 2011 17:35:30(UTC)
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Just taking another look at this labour of love.....you are a craftsman. Lovely car. I would be too scared to drive this!
Offline 182petrolblue  
#167 Posted : 27 December 2011 16:50:03(UTC)
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Posts: 84

Thanks Paolo.. it really is a joy to work on... looking forward to next year and getting some more bits done.

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Offline foxspeed  
#168 Posted : 27 December 2011 17:00:59(UTC)
foxspeed


Posts: 21,649
Location: retour dans la bulle

182petrolblue wrote:
Thanks Paolo.. it really is a joy to work on... looking forward to next year and getting some more bits done.

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is this going to the national meet.....just to upset the concours briggade LOL

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Offline 182petrolblue  
#169 Posted : 28 December 2011 11:00:14(UTC)
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Posts: 84

lol.. I'll be happy enough to see it when its all done myself Big Smile

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Offline 182petrolblue  
#170 Posted : 22 December 2012 20:25:29(UTC)
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  Cant believe how time flies..  1 year since my last post!   Still looking after the 5..   other commitments have kept it on the side lines this year.. but the trim is 95% completed.. just need to complete a few tiny bits! lol..  it's funny that I always say there's still more to do!!  but it wouldn't be any fun if there was nothing to play around with.  The engine only got 24 miles on it since the new build..  so will need running in after the winter.

  Few pics I didn't get around to posting here... the cars nicely garaged away for the winter now but cant wait to get some time to play around and get boosting again.  Have a great 2013 folks!! :)

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Offline Jeremy RUK  
#171 Posted : 22 December 2012 20:36:47(UTC)
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Very nice to see. Could you give us some regular updates though!!!
Offline 182petrolblue  
#172 Posted : 22 December 2012 20:48:09(UTC)
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  Thanks J,  yep... will do,  haven't had the time to get much done as I intended, will have to get going again next year!
Offline michaelw3628  
#173 Posted : 22 December 2012 21:15:41(UTC)
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Location: At my wits end!!

Absolutely stunning. A credit to you. By your forum name I really don't want to park my 182 anywhere near yours for fear of being ashamed at mine by the looks of this project. Got any pics of the 182?
Offline foxspeed  
#174 Posted : 22 December 2012 21:54:43(UTC)
foxspeed


Posts: 21,649
Location: retour dans la bulle

to use someone elses phrase "its better than when it came out of the factory" CoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool
Offline 182petrolblue  
#175 Posted : 23 December 2012 13:47:39(UTC)
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Mike-WDY wrote:
Absolutely stunning. A credit to you. By your forum name I really don't want to park my 182 anywhere near yours for fear of being ashamed at mine by the looks of this project. Got any pics of the 182?

lol.. thanks..  I'm sure yours looks awesome!  They look fantastic in the sun after a nice clean Smile

  Yep...  here's a pic (but I no longer have it)

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