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Old 24-01-2011   #46
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Look forward to some more updates, ooh what colour you spraying the plastic ? and your rather lucky to have all those spare parts, wish i had my own mini inventory
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Wow when you update you really go all out dont you! Im loving the work so far. and you eat way too many rice krispies haha
Cheers! The rice krispies aint mine I prefer my cooked breakfasts hehe

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Look forward to some more updates, ooh what colour you spraying the plastic ? and your rather lucky to have all those spare parts, wish i had my own mini inventory
Don't worry plenty more updates are on their way! I was thinking originally red like my old car but decided to coleur code them with the car Must get some pics up of our stock!

Update time! I'm on a long coffee break

I've come to the realisation that I can't get the axle in today as the yard is totally jammed up therefore leaving me no space to work. Plus I'm away in the evening

I did get some stuff done though

I leave the painting to my dad, I'd make a mess of it (as you'll see later). He does a damn good job too, even with a very bent wing
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And the process starts all over again


That wing is badly dented if you look at it closely btw...

Onto this morning


Wait, what am I doing?


Still making no sense...


Wait a minute...


Where are these from


Ahhh alls revealed now



Its not that heavy either


And you can see the yard jammed up in that pic

So after my big coffee I'm going to fit this and put the rice krispies box in retirment


And make my own pipes while the axles on the ground


Hats off to the other car as it now stands... Not much needed to make road worthy Next on the transfer list is the Alfa handles and window motor Spot my crappy painting?


Untill the next update!!!
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Re: Van with a difference!!!.

nice door
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Update.... Again!!!

This has been a great few days off, spent it doing what I do best... Drinking coffee

Remember the pollen filter...?


Thats better Youd be surprised how dirty those can get, a worthy investment for the summer...

I can't understand how the wrong roof trim ends up on these cars all corrected mind you


I don't like advertising the slightly luxurious model as it isn't slightly luxurious anymore


2 minutes later...


Thats better then it got dark and I had to go

Today and I dig out some of my brake pipe kit


I made the kit up myself with a flaring tool, pipe bender, pipe cutter and various brake spanners. Cost a horrendous amount in its day but was worth it

If you are doing an axle change and are afraid of losing fluid, make up your own custom pipe and use a vice grips on 2 old hoses


Axle...


Rusty cant have that...


Yes, thats copper piping


Now just to swap the axles. Means dropping the tank. Which I broke


Don't worry I have spare tanks

Heres the hoses and vice grips in action


Slam it to the ground


It wasnt low enough, then I found out why


Whoops

A short while later...




Remember a running theme with this car?


I fought back


Now refitting the axle is the reverse of removal





Thats it now fitted. Bonus was putting the Lensos back on


I'm aiming for the interior next, hoping to get a start on it at least

I can't wait to see this cosmetically finished on the outside....!!!!
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Re: Van with a difference!!!.

I am a little envious of all these non-sunroof Bravo's you have in the background.
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I am a little envious of all these non-sunroof Bravo's you have in the background.
I dont think I've seen one over here yet...!



Update, again! Final one of the week

Ive lost the economic use of both my hands after a 3hr battle with a door handle hence the lack of pictures of the finished product

Lets start here the car is in need of some "essentials" from my old car


To the eagle eyed people out there, thats the Tempra in the back ground, infront of my 525i, in the distance is yet another stripped Bravo and behind it is the remains of a Ducato van

Most important of all...


Thanks to Adrians guide on wiring polys without butchering the loom, Ive sourced out some wonkey lamps and will get cracking as soon as I can


Not much left...


Ahhh the only way to transport parts


Now I have too many of these. Some day I will get a euro version finances permitting


A worthy mod is an led conversion


Yes I do have the resistors for them. Tail lights and other lights can be left alone imo as theyre not switched on and off as much as the brakes or indicators

This car has those hateful tail lights that take a phillips screw to hold the cluster in


Or rather had...

The luxurious interior. Wheres wally


Now onto this pig


I lost the use of my fingers trying to get this out


This made it worse


Immediately taking the "new" handles and fitting the lock


Notice it is now dark in the photos. I cannot ever repeat the conversation I had with this door


Dammit it looks better on this car


And to top it all, an electric heated mirror conversion


After a new window regulator and relay, the window still refuses to work right. The door loom is completely worn out at the plug. I'm not looking foreward to changing that

I did learn how to put those bloody handles in an easier way though, so thats something I guess...

Its too dark to do anything now. And the end of my hols what will I have done for the next update...
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Re: Van with a difference!!!.

i miss having a project like this to do, im jealous!!! until i get another bravo for the v6 to dismantle i got nothing to do ha...but im really enjoying these updates, nice to see a bravo in spares to see what goes where and all the hidden bits where you never thought they'd be, spose thats what makes a project interesting
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Small update, havn't done very much due to college and the crap weather. College is necessary, that utterly useless, crap weather isn't. Would it ever sod off

Some daylight photos now that my hand has healed fully

The very eagle eyed will spot the wrong shock on this car


Electric mirrors fitted and connected. Attach the buttons and hopefully it will work


This needs prepping up


And these need fitting to the car


I realy am very very cheesed off with the weather wonder what I'll have done for the next update...
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Another update!

This time I've taken it handy but some important things were added to the car

One of my favourite sayings: "if in doubt, do it yourself"
So I decided ages ago to make yet another custom intake for the 1.2

We start with this...


Chop it a little...


Test fit it


Oh dear, it snags the lights with part of the original kit, result:


Stand back and admire handiwork

Now for the lights


Thanks again Adrain for the guide I'm not butchering the loom and may possibly swap the lights for test purposes... Reason for that is further down the page

Need wonkey lights to cut plugs from


Bit of manufacturing...


Fit and put to one side


Now for my "offroad" 100w full beams the need relaying, or the switch will burn!!!

Just fabricated the wiring for now and attached the fog light plugs


For pin 30 on the relays with 20A fuse and a negative


Finally, time to fit the ballasts for the HIDs


Suitable locations are not a problem


And thats it for now...


Thats almost everything on the front sorted, just the lights, wings, bumper, bonnet and wiper motor to fit. I'll see about the interior for the next update
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is it finished yet? Come on, hurry up!
haha only joking its coming along nicely now!
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Keep up the good work, dude !
Have you slept in last month ? hahaha
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A small update time!

Due to usual suspects (yes the crappy weather and college excuses again) naff all has been done but some of what I did get done was essential so not a dead loss

Tomorrow is my day off (no weekend for the wicked ) so an attack will be made to get some of the list sorted

What needs to be done, from this point:
  • Sort interior (theres none at the mo) possibly fit temp interior
  • Push side back in
  • Fit new front arms
  • Fit wings once painted
  • Fit front of car + Back bumper
  • Fit fuel tank
  • Fit van panels and paint
  • Fit exhaust
  • Sort the push start
  • Fit new handbrake + cables
  • Full service (oil, coolant, fluid flush again etc)
  • Tax it (it is insured) and enjoy

Not a lot but just time consuming (especially dreading the interior, more so the steel floor and roof lining!!!)

Now for some pics

I found these during a rummage in the small storage area...


I couldnt believe my eyes


Bilsteins!!!! This was too good to be true. And it was. Theyre for a mk1 Punto oh well back to the drawing board...

Now if you have been folowing this thread youll know Ive had wicked trouble with the window motor as its unusable at times. I came to the conclusion it was the door loom

So one bright but damp day I set to work First, get a fully loaded loom from a mk2


5 mins later...


Lots of swearing and 15 mins later...


Yaaay! All fitted Test time....

STILL DOESN'T WORK RIGHT!!!!!

So I went for a coffee and had a think...

Had a poke round this


Its horrendously loose and corroded

Time to get a "new" plug


Shorten and strip it...


What a miserable job that was fit bullet connectors


Then my hand froze so I went in. I realy should get that checked out...

Next day however...


And yet another hateful job


But progress was made


Now the fun part: joining them all up so many coleurs the same, nearly went colourblind!!!


Fit it snug...


Horay it works properly!!! Even with my backwards switches result

And thats as far as I got.... I realy hope I'll have something significant done for the next update, its in need at this stage...!!!
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LOL all those wires,i would have been too scared to attempt it

stil need to sort my pass window out as it dont work lol
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Update! Were getting there people

Mainly cosmetic but all very necessary. I have very little time to work on my car these days but any chance I get I'm at it

First, match up the doors


Then install these...


Then hide it all away


Wheres the leather door cards? Simple answer, havnt had the time to upholster them yet. In due time...

Now for the windows


All ready for the pannels

Onto the boot, which needed more rustproofing...


Now onto this:


Hats off to my dad for a brilliant paint job


When fitted, time to put half the front on


Dont worry, I didnt forget the left hand side


What will I have done for the next update....
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