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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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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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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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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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Discussion Starter · #29 ·
Fantastic work mate! Whats your insta? Also with your underglow do you get any issues with the mot?
Cheers man! It’s dansinclair11
No MOT issues, but I do switch them off for it.
I uploaded a bunch of pictures to Flickr the other day so there will be an update somewhen in the next week


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So here we go again with a photodump trying to convince you its a real update.

First up I wired my googly eyes to double as indicators


Then came the ballache that is getting my car up on the ramp


A couple of fights with a couple of bolts


Because I'd bought just about every nut and bolt we were going to touch


This was not ideal


Pushing out a bush


Everything out


Everything in


Back on the floor


Too on the floor. Caught the speed bump on my way out from work but I was already late, raised it ~10mm the next day
 

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I'm not entirely sure whats going on in this. Have we seen the pokeball horn yet? Thats pretty recent


Or maybe it was the beginning of hoovering for the first time since the week I bought it


Better


Started foaming underneath when i wash it now


Took it to a friends wedding


Put some fibreglass over a hole i drilled out too much in one of the arches




Whoops


Parked up with a pink porsche at work
 

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Got some stone chips


Pulled some riv nuts out the bumper


Gave it a wash


Went for a little drive with a mate in his MR2


Pulled some riv nuts out the other side


"Fixed" it


Pulled the bumper off again getting over the drive


Pulled the bumper off and pulled out a bunch of riv nuts again


Except this time it twisted the bumper up and split a bunch of paint



This car has been 5 different colours as far as I know


I'm not exactly a good painter, but I can make things the shape and colour I need them


And back together
 

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Bought a second SeaSucker so I can take a BMX and a jump bike when I go out with the godson (highly recommend these if you're looking to move bicycles on one of these)


Forgot the BMX sits higher than my jump bike and nearly crashed into a height barrier


With winter coming I realised it was time to realign my headlights and install a light bar to use alongside the full beams


Which has proven quite effective


Video still of lightbar location and an indicator on


One evening after work
 

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I've just discovered flickr got lost half way through the upload and forgot a few photos, here they are wildly out of order

Weekend camping at a friends farm down by the river


This is the reason I get a little anxious when I flick a switch up top and it doesn't react


Removing bushes from control arms


Wire wheeled, sand blasted and finally electrolysised


In the booth


Coat of stonechip and I thought I may as well use up the flake I had left


All sauced up with new bushings and ball joints


Mid way through jacking it high enough to get on the ramp


Picking up a bicycle trailer for one of our dogs


Out doing bicycle things


More bicycle things


Got a tiny bit of snow


Aaaaaand the frozen inside of the windscreen that I get to enjoy every winter
 
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