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looking fresh man, good job.

i see you've gone the extra mile, and even painted the inside rim and outer edge of the discs. full detail.
 

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looking fresh man, good job.

i see you've gone the extra mile, and even painted the inside rim and outer edge of the discs. full detail.
Yep, satin black heatproof stuff, even into the vanes around the edge. Don't wanna do all this twice!
 

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Because of you know what and a tad of self isolation, mostly on the driveway, I've been cracking on before the end of the month, with the possibility of taxing the old girl....

After the caliper overhaul/repaint/new discs fitting, decided all the arch liners needed removing, so I could give everything a fair old jet wash and scrub out, as I was bored, I got all the tar spots and smeg off them too, with a bit of thinners and petrol where needed.
Since these were taken, have got some different style of 8mm trim clips, namely Nissan and Kia ones, went with the Nissan style in the end, with a screw out centre, so I can get them all off a bit easier than before.




coat of Waxoyl just about everywhere



what wasn't Waxoyled got a whole can of black underbody schmoo on it, just for a refresh



wheels scrubbed inside and out with the best stuff I have ever used, namely Bilberry cleaner, and back on, ready for dropping back down, torque up and nuts covers back on later.
 

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Yep, a few late afternoon sessions and it is back on the ground, front bumper off and on twice, new bumper to wing clip bracket thingyies, lots of faffing there to get it to clip in half reasonably for once, wheel nuts torqued, nut covers on, pad bedding continues tomorrow, when I go shopping....




roof down, off we go, once a week - for the foreseeable future!
 

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So, it's now off the road for the winter and the little 1.6 Bert is the spare run around car now

The brakes are great, car drives beautifully and boosts rather well, but the front bumper needed tidying up, as there were a couple of scrapes and a hole, where some old duffer reversed into it at a petrol station, before I had it.
After looking around, I bought the 1.6 car, thinking I'd swap the bumpers. Turns out I saved the 1.6, not scrapped it and the bumper wasn't quite nice enough to swap over. Did find an Irmscher one though! just up the road in town. shame it is Chanti ish red! O well, it's undamaged but needs painting -







I think that is the nicest shape one piece one available so glad I found it and wasted no time in fitting it to see how bad it might fit and was pleasantly surprised. One of the fog light grilles has had something sharp pierce through it, but should straighten out ok, both fogs are present and it'll clean up fine. Bumper is now in the rear of my Mk7 ready for transit to a body shop, for lashings of Star Silver and a shininess injection. no rush though as it's sorned till April.

One of the only other things I have done to this one lately, is to find down the scrappy from an Auto 1.8, a fake wooden dash, which everyone usually hates, but I rather like, that fact that it went in the bath for a clean, as it was filthy and came out like new helps it's cause, but I have always wanted to try one and it makes the interior a bit less black. The scrappy car was auto so couldn't get the gear knob too, which is a godsend anyway -

Tis a Marmite console for sure.
 

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Looking really good as usual!

I really need to give my Astra some of that level of love, its starting to show it's age now and being sat on the drive for 7 months hasn't helped the old girl much.
 

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Gosh! 5 months since my last update! what have I been doing? well, playing with my 1938 Austin Seven, but the Turbo Bertone Convertible has had some attention too. I needed a spare car in case the 1.6 exploded, so put the proper one back on the road and have been using it for my 185 mile each way commute and it drives soooo nicely.



Had the dash cluster out, changed the cracked front, fitted the best bulbs I had, so they all work now too,
Took the Irmscher I line front bumper to a mate to prep and paint, that's now done and fitted



Such a nice shape bumper



Also, the new reg number appeared, plates fitted, test drive, few pics in the Cambridgeshire Fens of course


 
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