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  1. Nice job there. You’re clearly a dab hand with a grinder, oops I mean welder 😂 Paint blended in well 👍
  2. Sorry to hear that. It’s listed as Amazon’s choice, so an easy mistake to make. I was thinking of going to Riolett Custom Aerosols. Anyone have experience of using them?
  3. I’m sure Chris will reveal his method, but when I did this on my car, I used a wallpaper steamer with a nozzle attachment to soften the wax, and then wiped off with a cloth. I then used a degreaser and a cloth to remove the remainder. You can keep going with panel wipe if necessary, but I was happy to just reapply some fresh clear wax.
  4. Driver’s side cleaned up well Chris, but like most, it looks like there is some minor corrosion on the passenger’s side. Are you planning to paint it? If so, do you use a 2k aerosol, and where do you get yours. The paint repair you did on the rear panel looked impressive.
  5. Hi Dave, thanks for the response. It’s good to know these are available as it’s frustrating that you can only get the parts for the earlier cars, which I bought before by mistake. I have already ordered the radiator brackets from CFP, assuming that’s where you got them as they look near identical. I get your point about them being reduced quality, but they will be getting powder coated satin black as I’m looking for a more OEM finish. Your car’s coming along great 👍
  6. I had picked up on that, but another trawl or the internet tonight and I found them on Corrado Farm Parts. They look better than the rusty pair listed on eBay for £50 🤔
  7. Looking good Dave 👍 Where did you get the stainless steel radiator top brackets. I’ve looked around and can’t see them anywhere.
  8. Excellent work as always Chris, thank for sharing progress 👍 I’m looking for originally looking olive green brake lines for my car. Do you make these up yourself, or did you buy them pre-made? I know there was a guy on here that used to make them, but I had difficultly getting him to make a full set. I’m showing my ignorance, but what are the numbers painted on the beam and splash guards. I know you take your cars to shows, were these numbers originally on the cars from factory?
  9. I have got the cat back system like yourself. How did you clean the welds, did you TIG brush, or use another method?
  10. Amazing job Chris! I’m planning a similar job next spring, so really appreciate you sharing the pictures. I also have a Supersprint exhaust on order so would be interested in your thoughts on fit and tone, but it does look great quality.
  11. Really interesting question that has been on my mind lately. Just some thoughts….. I’m not sure that fuel prices is going to be much of a problem for classic / exotic cars as they are generally bought by people who are passionate about them, or have spare money floating about, plus they generally are not daily drivers and therefore do a relatively low mileage or are SORN. ULEZ may be more of a problem, but I think I’d try and avoid a built up area, as I’d rather drive an A or B road, and would worry about getting the car hit the more traffic that’s around. Living in the Scottish Highlands I’m no expert on ULEZ though. I think the main driver is that a lot of people spent 2 years working from home on full or near full pay and had nothing else to spend their money on so that pushed up the price of everything. I imagine the fear that you might die from an invisible virus also spurned people on buying bucket list items when they had time to enjoy them…..hence the advertising line on that travel ad with Ewan MacGregor. The microchip shortage on new cars was a perfect storm driven by the Ever Given getting stuck in the Suez, followed by COVID, a few Chip factory fires all coming at the same time as the average number of micro chips in almost everything has increased massively. It’s hard to know what the future will bring, whether we will be able to run classics / exotics on synthetic fuels for decades to come, or more classics get EV swapped and can drive anywhere for ever. I think it’s unlikely that the cars will die while there are still people alive that listed after them when they were kids. I imagine there are plenty of us that have spent a lot of time during the pandemic working on our cars and therefore there will be a small number in very good condition. Of these, some of us will keep them because we have space and can afford to. Some will sell them because we don’t have space or can’t afford to, and some will be thinking this is my last chance to get something even more special while I still can 🤔
  12. Hi Chris, I would recommend getting the fuel injectors serviced in the near future if they have not been done recently. It’s probably not related to your lumpy idle, but my ‘91 G60 was down on power for a while and then lost compression on one cylinder. Injector service is reasonably cheap, and worth doing on a car if that age.
  13. Thanks Keyo. I think we’ve proven that there are no early and late doors. Just some poorly made ones 👍
  14. Feeling a whole lot better after seeing the car today. The guys in the bodyshop are taking good care of it and I think it’s going to turn out nice. I’ve been waiting 2 years for fresh paint, so the transformation is amazing. There’s a new windscreen getting ordered next week, and I’m looking forward to fitting the newly refurbished fog lights and indicators that just arrived back from Chris ‘Sprinter 53’.
  15. Right, so I’ve been to the bodyshop and there appears to be a tolerance issue between the new doors and the old doors that has caused the problem. They managed to get the drivers door to fit, and it was sitting nice against the wing, but was 5mm high at the B-pillar. The passengers door would not line up with the brackets on the body. It was out by 1-2 mm. Luckily the original doors are in good condition, rust free but with a worn hinge that will have to have to be shimmed. There are also some minor dings to be straightened out. The attached photos show that there is 1-2mm difference in the spacing of the hinges between the new doors and old doors. Unfortunately, I never took photos of the mounting brackets, but the bodyshop confirmed there is no chassis damage and I think the photos of the doors confirm a difference. I’ve read through some old posts, which suggested that Volkswagen had a jig for fitting the doors, but I can’t imagine that this would account for the bolt holes not lining up. So I don’t think there are early or late doors, just no adjustment on the hinges 🤔
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