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Old 23-02-2011   #61
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How hard was it removing the rear glass? Your dads paint work looks great in the photos.
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How hard was it removing the rear glass? Your dads paint work looks great in the photos.
Were not properly equipped to take bonded glass out, they wernt too difficult you just have to be careful not to damage the paint. Make sure the area where the glass is bonded is well heated, I started at the front near the top behind the rubber strip, worked slowly into the car with a sharp knife then worked my way down. There are 2 clips top and bottom, hacksaw blade through them is the only way imo. Then back to the top and around that way, cutting from the top to the far end, just like in the pics. I took the glass out of another car first before I moved onto this one just to make sure I had an idea what to do

Ill get some photos of other paint jobs hes done
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Yet another update!

Not much done again, only 2 hours at the car... I have it going again though

Remember this nasty tear?


To quote the past, good ridance!


Just for once I want to be able to say I put a relatively clean tank in a car


And do you know what I did next? Put in the tank without the pump Just meant that the pump was a bit more awkward to put in. Not to worry though

Testing the loom...


Job done (a lame excuse to start the car )

Just one job to do before I locked up for the night


Until tomorrow, I hope
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No update today,
come on man this is like a soap opera/telenovela for men-will it or won't it turn out the way we hope?!
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No update today,
come on man this is like a soap opera/telenovela for men-will it or won't it turn out the way we hope?!
All good things come to those who wait...

Who am I kidding, update! I'm pleased with the progress today

First thing I had to do was clean the car out


Remember the thermawrap...?


The roof didnt escape


Spotted a bit of rust... That was duly dealt with


Lovely Now for the headlining


Bit awkward to maneuver in but fitted in nicely once in


And to keep it up at the front...


Now at this stage its the afternoon. Time for the steel floor. Didnt get pics of the clean up but I did get this...




Then the centre console...


Excellent! Time for the momos


First up...


And then...


Just a few bits and bobs to do inside like leather up the armrest, paint the dash etc. I have to change the passenger lock mechanism, the old one played up

Apart from that its nearly ready to drive out what will I have done for the next update...
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I really am enjoying this ,

and my favourite bit is the way you ask yourself what your going to do next

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great progress thread still.. i really dont know how you dont get carried away and when you see something going in just wanna do one more little thing. i would lol
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absoluley loving this thread,some great work going on

cant wait for the next update
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I always wished I had retrimed my headlining when I had it out of the car. The material on there is so cheapy. Looks like your getting there mb
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Cheers for the replys! don't worry theres still plenty to be done before this is fully road worthy. The next task will be to fit the exhaust, which I must get back to

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I always wished I had retrimed my headlining when I had it out of the car. The material on there is so cheapy. Looks like your getting there mb
This one I just got it from my old silver car and cleaned it up, would be alot of effort to retrim but maybe one day.... I will be retrimming the door cards and arm rest in due time as they're ready to go so hopefully when I get the time next I'll have them in the car

For anyone stuck with peeling door handles or a wonkey central locking unit, I've created this guide
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why can't you work faster?
I want at least 2 updates daily ( joke )
Winter came back here in Romania, is it the same there?
my car is in the shop for 1 week .. found it damaged one morning in the parking lot, can't wait for it.

Might just fir alfa door handles on my bravo. do any other models fit, except fiat 500 and alfa 147? thanks for the guide!
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why can't you work faster?
I want at least 2 updates daily ( joke )
Winter came back here in Romania, is it the same there?
my car is in the shop for 1 week .. found it damaged one morning in the parking lot, can't wait for it.

Might just fir alfa door handles on my bravo. do any other models fit, except fiat 500 and alfa 147? thanks for the guide!
If the situation was ideal, I'd have updates every minute...! Its spring here at the mo no more nasty cold weather As for handles, Marea ELX/ HLX are a direct fit and more importantly do not rot

Speaking of updates....

Where to begin... With disco lights I guess

They constantly change coleur

Now the stalks felt strange... Guess what the new stalks are from?

A must is the original Bravo mats

The boot lock also needed reworking, so I installed a new one and grinded to fit...

Now I didnt get the exhaust fully fabricated so its for another day

And work stopped for the week...

Untill last night

First up was to connect the relays to the 100w bulbs

Blinding...

And then....

It sat on perfectly

This isnt your regular car, definition of a tight fit...!

Then the trim and wipers...

Followed by...

Needs a bit of tidying before I can get it out. But its ready to drive

I have a vid but dont know how to upload.... Untill this evening, I can describe how it drives!!!
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well she's definatly looking like a proper van now
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nice progress !!
how are you going to clean the air filter?
isn't it doing to get more dirt.. and even water in it ( if you drive on a very rainy day at lets say 30-40 km/h)
are you going to paint the entire car? or do you think a good polish will do the job?
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