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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:49 pm

At long last, the engine bay has some paint in it, all blue, no more primer etc. Only need to spray the wheel wells and the lower section of the firewall and the majority of spraying is over with.

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And the underside of the boot lid now matches in blue too, even if it looks black in the picture here :

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Post  SAMK3 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:50 am

Looking good! Let's see whose car is finished first.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:38 am

More than likely yours Wink 
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:20 pm

She's finally back on four wheels!! Very Happy I'll get pictures up tomorrow in the light and after a wash.

The lower half of the firewall and in the wheel wells were painted black today, no more light blue or primer or red showing through :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:28 pm

After a good clean and the fitment of front shocks, she has taken a big step forward.

Fitted with new discs :



After a wash and fitment of the mags :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:46 pm

Some more glamour shots, look at that sexy rear :



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Post  Jared Mk3 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:37 pm

New acquisition :



Any ideas as to what make it is?
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:35 am

Newly completed pedal box and accelerator pedal :



Just need to clean up the studs and rubber covers before fitment and it's good to go.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Fitted up some mirrors today, quite retro I must say Smile (Sorry, the car is filthy Embarassed ) :



And with my brother's one :



Definitely need to get mine lowered a bit, looks a bit 4x4ish.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:45 pm

The pedal box before, for some comparison :


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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun May 04, 2014 5:27 pm

Made a start on the wiper motor. I didn't finish it, needs some paint, but at least it's ready for when I spray a few more parts in one go :

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Might slow down a bit with the car now as exams start soon and need to study in amongst time spent at work.
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Post  Raggerty on Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:15 pm

Great work.
Looking forward to more updates.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Thanks mate. Hopefully some more progress soon.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:14 pm

So, just to get an idea, I fitted up the grille and bonnet to the car - still some work to do to get it right, might need a new bonnet though. Here we go (excuse the dirt, had some gale force winds and very bad farm fires in this past week) :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:32 pm

Fitted MS gas struts today before she goes back for paint. They work really well and handle the weight well - I'm happy. Picture (excuse the dust on the car please) :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:54 pm

Parts order placed today - hopefully here in a week or two.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:17 pm

Back onto steels and a few more holes to drill before she goes back to the panelbeaters sometime soon.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:21 pm

New acquisition today :



It's an Austin Apache TC one, bought for a bargain. It'll be sent off to a place in Durban to be repaired at some stage this year.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:58 am

A big package arrived :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:37 pm

These came out the box :



Set of standard width Group 2 arches (only the RHS in the picture)
Mexico chin spoiler.

And, a test fit :





She does look a little over arched on the front, but that's only because I haven't yet cut into the arch to get around the seam strip. Have to trim a bit here and there, but so far, I'm happy with the fit and quality.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:52 pm

Much fun trying to get the spoiler to line up and be level :

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:53 pm

Got the RHS ones fitted up today. Still need to modify the front a bit, but the back is how it will be fitted, apart from the rubber strip between arch and body. I'm thinking of keeping the arches and spoiler black, what do you think?







I'll get some better photos once everything is fitted up properly.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:17 pm

All the arches have been adjusted for fitment, including the spoiler.Only need to modify the LHS front to fit the bumper and it's sorted. Now it's just a case of paint and fitment.

Had some fun :



Looks ridiculous to say the least! And with the spoiler, it looks like a snow plow with the thin wheels on.
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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:28 pm

Finally have all the arches fitted and modified. Might need a little more work here and there before paint, but they're 99% as they'll be fitted. Only problem I've come across now is that the front bumper is quite bent and it shows, especially with the spoiler sitting underneath it. Just means it'll need some manly work done to it. Anyways, here's how she looks at the moment :

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:51 am

looking fab - hopefully your front bumper will bang straight but fyi - no problem finding straight rechromable front bumpers but the postage to SA would probably not be good!  Very Happy 
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