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Re: Pandani - 1000CL restoration

I didn't even think about taking the pumps apart but once I came across Binhoker's washer fluid container that was going spare it was a no brainer once I knew it accepted longer pumps.

A previous owner's mechanic had half fitted a longer type pump into the container with the pump body hanging down below the container base and held there with a cable tie; real rough looking botch. What's more the electrical connection had been replaced with crimp connectors and covered in a big lump of grease to keep it dry; someone actually paid for this as I have the receipt included in the included documents. A good tidy up of the engine bay to get rid of this and other messy past efforts is what I'm at now as well getting new tyres all round and the wheels blasted and painted.

Someone previous has fitted two decent horns to replace the standard Fiat one which is certainly something that's beneficial and I'll be keeping as it really makes others aware that you're there and/or pissed off when you use it; people are surprised that such a small car can have such a loud horn. They'd wired the two horns via a relay and I was going to get rid of the relay and rewire the horns directly to the horn/cooling fan circuit but have decided not to as I'm not too sure on the circuit loading of the horns and don't want to be left with no horn and an overheated engine just when I don't need it.
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Just seen that you're after front seats, remove the fabric and give it a proper old school hand wash in warm water, brush and detergent. Don't forget to give them 24 soak first. They will come up as new.






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Just seen that you're after front seats, remove the fabric and give it a proper old school hand wash in warm water, brush and detergent. Don't forget to give them 24 soak first. They will come up as new.
Thanks Kolza. I had actually washed the passenger side's seat fabric in the washing machine on a delicate 30 wash and it came up great but the fabric has faded incredibly with years of sun exposure. This caused the machine to flood the floor as the long plastic clip on the seat cover pressed against the machine's door seal. Anyone attempting the same should bear this in mind.

Lukmek has kindly forwarded my pictures onto a company who makes seat covers that fit the Panda. Whilst the fabric pattern can't be matched, I'm looking forward to seeing what they can come up with as an alternative before making my mind up as to whether or not get new ones or make do with washed existing ones. Binhoker's Panda Lipstick has the same fabric which I may use, but again his are badly faded too but not as badly worn. The fabric's so faded the pattern has almost disappeared in parts.

I'm really wanting the interior sorted now and I'm ready to fit the nice clean carpet I got steam cleaned, but want to Dinitrol all the box sections before doing so; the bloke in Portadown who is the NI agent I'd asked to get me Dinitrol at start of December still hasn't got back. Getting impatient.
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Re: Pandani - 1000CL restoration

Eventually got the washer fluid container replaced. Fitted the longer type pumps after giving them a thorough clean and thought it all was done, but no, one of them leaked straight away through its casing and the other pump screamed like a banshee when operated and didn't pump any fluid. I shouldn't have bothered giving them a clean. I ended up using some of my spare pumps that are a bit smaller and loose in their locked positions on the container, so had to drill a small hole and hold them in place with cable ties. All works well now and a damn sight neater than the mess that was there.
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Now to get that horn wiring tidied up along with the rest of the mess.
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NEW TYRES AND PLATES

As the four Pirellis had cracks in them due to age I wanted to replace all of them and thought I may as well upgrade them to a bigger tyre for safety reasons; after some guidance from other members I've settled with 155/70 R13s and went for Dunlops.

Got the rims blasted and repainted for only 15 each.
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Fitted them without the wheel trims for now; think the bare steel wheels look well.
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I've only shown three here as I'm doing it in two stages while the car was left supported on two spares and a jack.

I got the new number plates off ebay for only 17 and they're pressed aluminium to give a slightly more continental look. Some may wonder why I went for the 'GB' logo instead of 'NI', but as G734 JWJ is clearly a GB registration I thought it would look odd having 'NI' against it; car originated in Sheffield/Leeds area so another reason to stick with the 'GB'. I would have liked an 'I' for Italy but as my brother got a bit of grief from the police for having a 'D' on his Golf's plates I thought I better not bother.
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Did this car used to live in Belper, Derbyshire? If so, nice to know its gone to a good home
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Did this car used to live in Belper, Derbyshire? If so, nice to know its gone to a good home
Originally registered in Sheffield.
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Did this car used to live in Belper, Derbyshire? If so, nice to know its gone to a good home
It did indeed live in Belper as per some of the receipts amongst the lots of history that came with it and a previous ad I found on Car and Classic.
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I bought it on eBay from a guy in Shipley who was selling it on behalf of his wife. It's being well pampered here and getting lots done at the moment whilst I can, as I'll be unable to for a few months around March, April & May; I want it ready for a large local car show (Kilbroney) I've entered it into. I really love it and by the time it's finished I probably will have spent about 4K altogether, but it will be worth it as I've no intention to sell it on.

Kolza's 100% about it hailing from Sheffield as per the original plates; don't know if GT Cars exist still but that's where she was bought new.

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The new tyres and plates look nice and fresh. I went for the pressed metal plates on Pandino recently as well, they work really well. I didn't go for any logo/abbreviaiton though, just the plain plate on mine.

Those wheels look great too, mine are a nice shade of black gone brown, apart from one which is ish silver that used to be a spare. I have the wheels from Chaz/Erwin to go on Pandino now, they're Uno Turbo wheels that were painted black - I'd like to have them back as original though, or as a gunmetal grey, or even a white. I'll probably end up putting the black ones on until I decide, that's when I decide to tell insurance - got the wheel trims to cover my steels for now though
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I'll probably end up putting the black ones on until I decide, that's when I decide to tell insurance - got the wheel trims to cover my steels for now though
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Yeah, the large full sized wheel trims, I've got a set them too as they came with the car along with the small black ones. Now that I've got nicely refurbed wheels I can show them off and may even get a set of these if I can souce them.
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if I can souce them.

Ask this seller for more reasonable shipping cost.
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I used to live very close to the previous owner in Belper and would drive past it daily, he owned it the whole time I lived there. I considered buying it myself at one point. The previous owner also had an old Saab v4 as his daily driver.

My dad bought a 1 year old Renault 5 from GT Cars but I think it disappeared in the mid-late 90's.
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It's good to hear that someone recognises the car. If anyone else or a previous owner recognises it I'd be keen to hear from them.

It's been well maintained by previous owners with a few additional items added that I've since removed, the tow hitch being one of them. I get the impression that the Belper owner used it as a work horse at some point in time, but a well maintained work horse; bit like my Punto I use for site visits in work.
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Ask this seller for more reasonable shipping cost.
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I think the coppa ruota will only fit the Uno....
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Got some news for the seat covers
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