Well the plan here is as the title suggests to bring this baby up to a concourse level.
Of course there will be modifications made along the way to improve things, as there have already been done prior to my ownership. But generally speaking this will be a standard(ish) build sticking close to the factory build
A few things I've done already are renewed the window slot seals as these were pretty shot along with a new sunroof seal and door aperture seals all genuine items, looks so much better and the door is noticeably more difficult to shut with the new seal which I may need to adjust to compensate, because its been tweaked to shut tighter on the old seal which was letting water in from the top of the door frame and slowly dripping onto the carpet, the result being damp carpet and steamy windows but all sorted now
The main thing was the paint though, although the previous owner had it resprayed, which to be fair looks ok from a little distance but there has been some 'poor/crap bodyshop' flaws left. Being a professional painter these really stick out like a sore thumb to me and will need to get sorted soon, these include some real DIY style things like paint on the rubbers from poor masking, paint on the sunroof seal, no longer an issue though as I've replaced it with new, overspray on the door shuts, including white primer, hard edged masking off on the apertures and seams which have now left a sharp break line between new and old paint, bits of dirt in the paint which have not been denibbed, quite bad uneven repairs resulting in ripples and irregular panels and last but not least were the awful mopping swirls left on the paintwork which were nasty in the sun but could even be seen on a cloudy day!
So all in all not good, so spent a day mopping and polishing the paint to get rid of the previous mopping attempt, has improved drastically but will need a full strip down glass out prep sometime in the future
Other than that happy with the car has been maintained well and had some good things done to it to keep it tight which makes it the ideal base for me to attack it
This is it looks now after some mopping it again