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  1. Had a glass out respray a few years back and refreshed a few bits...it looked great at first but didn't last long... Due to life events I neglected it for a few years but this time I'll do it better than factory.. that's the plan anyway! Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  2. Been a long time but finally a milestone reached and my shell was collected to be baked and dipped! I've gone to ridiculous lengths to ensure that the final finish is as close to factory as possible. From chemical peeling factory body stickers, making templates for sound deadening, tracing the factory writing on the shell and 1000's of detailed pictures and measurements for pretty much everything 🙂. I don't intend to use the factory type underseal as I'll opt for one of the modern better performing products like Gator. The baking and stripping process takes about a month. Then the welding through to final spray will be somewhere around the 4 month mark. I have new rear quarters, new doors and new repair panels that run A pillar to sill. There doesn't seem to be any horror rust at the moment but replacing the panels seemed to be most cost effective at the time (purchased with a black friday code would you believe - couple of years ago now!) While the shell is away I'll be powder coating everything that needs it and get the loom tested, cleaned and re-wrapped. Biggest decision I need to make is the engine, I've obtained a Stealth built engine from another Storm which has a Rotrex charger and ODB2 ECU. I've also got a Schrick Manifold (Currently ODB1). The current engine runs fine but now is the time to rebuild it if using it. Most likely route I'll take is to make the Rotrex'd engine look good and then at a later date rebuild the factory engine. I've no issue modifying the car - but it all will be reversible. I expect this build will take years given how long it has taken me to get to this point. I've been collecting parts for 15 years and have 1000's of new items and plenty of spares... I doubt I've got everything I need either. Hopefully I'll be getting plenty of pictures up of the process...
  3. More than happy to help, have some IT skills too. Happy to join a WhatsApp group to discuss.
  4. Possibly the same list on Facebook now, Can ChrisL confirm? ATR solutions were making them, £160 a pair. No update since August from them however. I started this thread when I was trying to get them made, sadly, my efforts failed even though I was willing to buy the whole batch, thread since took a new lease of life 🙂
  5. Thanks for the tips guys. I've already found a load of connections hanging out of the back of the fuse box to identify, going to check for bad earths first as the clocks were working when parked up. The nothing works on the instrument panel except shows time and mileage. No warning lights or dials working. No MFA. Also unable to establish connection to read faults. Last MOT (a long time ago) highlighted brake pipe corrosion so first suspect is one of those has finally popped.
  6. Well, good news if that I have got it started. I'm not 100% sure if was just the battery as I inspected and reseated a few relays, battery readings were the same as before. Was a bit lumpy to start with but ok. Next issue is the instrument cluster doesn't work (time and mileage shows but that's it) and I can't get a code reader to connect at all - perhaps relates... oh and brake pedal goes to the floor.
  7. Battery was new not long before it was stored but didn't think to put on a trickle charger as wasn't planning on leaving so long 🙂
  8. I've left the battery on charge so will try again and put a jump pack on too. Just seems odd I can't get a code reader to connect anymore. I've never changed anything on the car - I bought as a bit of a project but more as a template for putting my storm back together one day!
  9. Hi all, I tried to start my VR6 today without joy. It ran ok a year ago and has stood in the garage since. Now a relay click and nothing else, no effort to crank. Battery tested and fine, relays appear to be working, fuses seem good. The MFA doesn't appear to work - just shows time, can't click through. believe fuel gauge also not working, Also don't think the warning lights on instrument panel working either (these could be a resistor on the panel and unrelated) Interestingly, I have tried two port readers, neither can connect to the car with key in position 2. The car has a Toad i606 alarm, it arms disarms, so don't think that. VW key immobilizer... if that goes would that let me use all the electrics and still get a the ecu relay click? I know this is like a needle in a haystack ... I've looked around for answers and had been in ownership for approaching 20 years and this has confused me 🙂 just trying to make the haystack smaller! thanks in advance!
  10. A pack of the new stuff arrived and had chance to compare it, Dimension wise its about the same length as a front footwell section and about 3/4 of the width. The thickness came in at 1.5mm, VS factory fronts being about 3.4 and rear footwell being 1.7. It is self adhesive and way more brittle - I've not compared the the sections inside the doors, but it does look more like Dynamat type stuff that needs a little warmth to shape, to fit to rigid panel skins. I'm sure you could use as a replacement under the carpets, but isn't ideal. I will reuse the factory rubber, backed with heritage insulation. https://photos.app.goo.gl/fdDAnPwndvfZyygs8
  11. thanks again, looks good, might make an enquiry, most off putting part is the distance from me and finding the time to get over. cheers.
  12. Many thanks Keyo, which one did you see with the leather? couldn't see on the link?
  13. I'm looking for a Corrado to work on with my son on the run up to getting his licence. Ideally one currently road worthy (easier to move!) late type preferred, VR would be great but any engine considered. Not bothered about condition of interior or if a little bit of exterior rot. Just want something solid to save from a breaking or scrap. Anything about?
  14. Did this find a new home?, looking for something similar for my boy to learn on. Runner not a ratter ideal!
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