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Got around to repairing the tabs on the parcel shelf mounts and refitted with new speakers last weekend. The old speakers were absolutely shot:

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No wonder the sound quality was awful! Such a difference. I have the front dash replacements, which I need to fit, but I almost think it doesn't need them. 

It's also a really nice feeling knowing all the plastic trim is in good shape, fitted how it should be and secured with all the right screws. And not jammed into place and broken by some heavy handed spanner monkey. Also found there's a slot for the seatbelt covers to slot into. Nice to have those properly secure and not rattling around! 

Another small job completed, gradually ticking them off. 

 

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Got around to repairing the tabs on the parcel shelf mounts and refitted with new speakers last weekend. The old speakers were absolutely shot:

 

No wonder the sound quality was awful! Such a difference. I have the front dash replacements, which I need to fit, but I almost think it doesn't need them. 

It's also a really nice feeling knowing all the plastic trim is in good shape, fitted how it should be and secured with all the right screws. And not jammed into place and broken by some heavy handed spanner monkey. Also found there's a slot for the seatbelt covers to slot into. Nice to have those properly secure and not rattling around! 

Another small job completed, gradually ticking them off. 

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Yep, it's like the Albert Hall in there now! I think those speakers have probably been like since I had the car.

But in true Corrado fashion, you finish one job and another, bigger job presents itself. After fitting the dash speakers I went to swap a broken fuel line clip from the underside of the car. Got some new plastic ones and tried to leaver the old one off. About half way through I realised I wasn't pulling the plastic clip off but the body shell around the metal pin had rusted and I was actually pulling the metal away. I stopped, but there is essentially now a small hole in the floor pan.

Bah. I'll have to leave it for a minute, but it's not one I can solve. Will need a body shop to look at that. 

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Spent a bit of time over the weekend on the scuttle area. Took the wiper trims off and cleaned everything out:

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Also lucked out on ebay and chanced upon someone selling 4 unbroken white plastic clips that always snap off, so now I have a full set. Still managed to break one in the process of getting the trim back on, but at least I had a spare. Also the very middle clip doesn't actually seem to be used - there's no corresponding tab on the trim, so I guess that is also a spare? Definitely a technique to getting the trim on and off, have to carefully lift at the front then push backwards. The drivers side is the trickiest, don't think the fit is as good.

Whist I had the trim off I moulded a little recess to allow the TT wiper arms to rotate, and then resprayed with the U-Pol plastic paints. Incidentally, really good paint. Easy to use and the finish is excellent. Smartens up that area of the car anyway:

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That looks good and new! Well done. I though there was 10 of those clips and I can count 11 on your car. Maybe that would explain why you couldn't find a corresponding tab for the middle one? Cheers! 

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Yeah, I've no idea why the middle one is there. Somebody obviously put it it there at some point, and there's a hole for it. At least it means i have a spare though!

It's an odd design though, I don't really know why the trim can't just clip to the metal.

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