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#21 dansinclair11

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 07:10 PM

I’m back with a bunch of photos and a vague memory of the reason behind all of them


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:14 PM

So it turns out DIY flocking, not as easy as I expected

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Dead slave meant it was time to install the braided clutch hose thats been sitting on the shelf for like a year

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Half an old dash in so the steering column had something to bolt to while I dicked about trying to flock

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In case anybody was wondering, dash/cluster wiring is different on a '90 to a '96

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DIY attempt two

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I'm no good at DIY flocking, paid someone that knows what theyre doing and oh so worth it

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Speedo cable died while putting the cluster back in

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Melted an exhaust hanger

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Temporary bodge to get me home until a new hanger got delivered

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Flocked dash all back together

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And put a dash cam in too

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#23 dansinclair11

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:36 PM

Bought some fibreglass bits the internet loves to hate

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I grew up on Need For Speed Underground 2 and The Fast and The Furious and I will not apologise for that

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Tried something different with the body kit bits as all the flake on the body of the car had faded to silver by this point

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By something different, I just mean more flake buried under way more clear

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dOwNFoRcE BrO

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Bought myself a toy bicycle. Super impressed with the seasucker mount, I've actively tried to shake it loose and it just grips

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Fitted the rest of the underglow

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Took it for a spot of camping

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I couldn't have done this better if I'd have planned or measured it

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A friend also bought a set of pop ups

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Old car friends

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#24 dansinclair11

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 09:53 PM

Kinda love unnecessary lighting mods

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Its cool though, I've still got indicators and sidelights and headlights too (projector headlights in the hole that used to just be side/indicators

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Set of skirts

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Dad and I both drove something home from work

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Every now and then I get to drive something pretty exciting and call it work

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HORN BUTTON for like the first time since I bought this. No more struggling to touch the wire on some metal

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Scary MOT times

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Bought a second hand soft top, removed my old one on my lunch break under the (incorrect) assumption it wasnt going to rain

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It doesn't leak any more and the roof is as black as it should be

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Drove it a bunch

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Hosed it down

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Reunited with my old one

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Got a friend a job with me and bullied him into replacing my rear callipers as one had siezed. I was slightly more stoked than him when we finally got a pedal back

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Hopefully next year I wont be flat out doing my car over christmas while the workshop is empty

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#25 dansinclair11

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Posted 17 January 2021 - 12:49 PM

I've just typed out and subsequently lost the most recent update and I'm a little upset about that so heres the slightly more brief version

 

Broke it all down into pieces

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Flatted/scuffed it all (barely and repair work to do as it was all painted 12 months ago, this round was just for colour)

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Took the windscreen seal out, this is the cars 4th colour change that I know of and it feels like this seal was maybe taken out once before

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Had a big fight with a bunch of flaky previous paint (always scotch everything twice as hard as you think you need to)

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Got rolled into while parked up back in February, split my shortened bumper :( So I finally got that in 1 piece again

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Barcoat and primer for the screen surround

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Finally time to replace the floppy passenger wing mirror with one thats been on the shelf for the last 3/4 years

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Masked out ready for the sauce

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Sauce

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Rolled out

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I don't know much thats more painful than sanding down fresh paint

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Back in we go

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All worth it for the flow coat

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Poured the remaining flake clear over my pocket screwdriver

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Starting to look like a car again

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Many many hours of polishing and waxing later

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Remembered it had been 5/6 years since I cared about paintwork and therefore had no car washing things left. Bought a snowfoam setup mainly for instagram purposes, seems to do the thing though

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Bought a set of spacers because the wheels have been looking shy

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These seals have been full bananna since I bought the car, new set from Mazda were painful to buy but easy and satisfying to install

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So far I've not been able to make a camera show quite how much this colour/flake combo reacts to light but this is somewhat of an idea

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There we go, all caught up again


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Posted 17 January 2021 - 02:08 PM

Looks amazing mate! Top work!


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#27 dansinclair11

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 06:14 PM

Looks amazing mate! Top work!


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Thanks dude! It’s taken 3 attempts over 2 cars but it’s finally looking how I want


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