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nice little panda you have! will make a fine car!
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well not got much done on the car itself in the last week but ive managed to pick up :

new set of locks, ignition,boot and both doors (matching)
new driver seatbelt (recoil had died on the old one)
new interior light (scum smashed it when they tried to steal it a few years back)
also picked up stainless steel replacement bolts/washers/nuts for the fuel tank , rear seats and heat shield.


oh and made some new fuel tank straps , my plan is to have every bolt i can, done in stainless and i though id take it upon myself to make new fuel tank straps as the old mild steel ones where , a STATE! sourced the metal , got it cut to size,got bending and bam!,


these will be fitted with stainless bolts and washers to complete the job.

if there's enough demand i could get a few made up for members as these must be a common problem area .


next on my list is trying to find reasonably priced

new rear shocks +bushes
rear trailing arm bushes
rear shoes + cylinders


then i can put the rear back together with the 40mm lowering springs ill be getting for it ..
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8 posts and already a donated member! thanks well, you will not find better panda help anywhere else in the UK

nice work man! i know there's a few who have mentioned fuel tank straps being a pain.

if the old rear shocks are just rusty and dont leak, ill have them of you

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8 posts and already a donated member! thanks well, you will not find better panda help anywhere else in the UK

nice work man! i know there's a few who have mentioned fuel tank straps being a pain.

if the old rear shocks are just rusty and dont leak, ill have them of you

Yeah this place is awesome when it comes to advice etc

Well if there's enough interest I may get a batch made up , seeing as I've finally found a local stainless steel supplier,

Unfortunately,the old rear shocks are past dead , I don't think they leak anymore , due to them no having any oil left to leak out.
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well got a few things done ,
picked up some paint for underneath

started cleaning up the rear beam ready for paint too

the beam , trailing arms and anything else will be painted silver

also picked up a new washer bottle (sky remotes there so you can see the scale ), seeing as the old ones too big and the spare wont be there any more as the bay is getting cleaned up and im aiming to tuck all the wires .
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also picked up a new washer bottle (sky remotes there so you can see the scale ), seeing as the old ones too big and the spare wont be there any more as the bay is getting cleaned up and im aiming to tuck all the wires .
WOW you have sky in your workshop!! Well jell!!!

This Panda is going to be very smart when she's done, can't get over how cool the colour is.
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WOW you have sky in your workshop!! Well jell!!!

This Panda is going to be very smart when she's done, can't get over how cool the colour is.

I wish I had sky in there! Although I doubt I'd get much done then ....

Yeah should have the rear end back together in a month or two , then I've gotta tackle the front end , aim to have it back on the road before the sun disappears .
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right got a few things done over the last few days

painted the fuel tank,looked a bit stained from the old rusty straps so got hammerite out and it looks like new.


also finished painting the rear beam up, think it might need 1 last coat but im happy how its come up

also started clearing the engine bay ready for pulling the engine out .

and seeing as it was raining i thought id take the headlights out and split them as ill be painting the inserts black to add a bit of definition to the front end


also been busy buying:

new handbrake cable
new rear brake cylinders
new rear shoes
rocker cover gasket
and lots more stainless bolts

next on the list is to weld up a hole under the rear quarter, get it all painted so i can get the fuel tank back in and get the engine out.
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Wow, and I thought my panda was purple!
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Bunnys coming on very well..
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Nice progress with the rear axle in silver it looks like you've had it galvanised!
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Bunnys coming on very well..
cheers, its coming along.

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Wow, and I thought my panda was purple!
yeah , supposedly its called Borganville Red , but cant find anything about it lol its definitely not red tho haha

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Nice progress with the rear axle in silver it looks like you've had it galvanised!
yeah im impressed how well it came out,although that is 2 days of grinding,sanding,priming and painting haha
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Seriously , the dedication and work is top drawer......it's just that on the forum if you haven't named the car within a week we get to do it. The number plate in the angle of the pic reads Buny...yeah, not a great name.
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cheers, its coming along.


yeah , supposedly its called Borganville Red , but cant find anything about it lol its definitely not red tho haha



yeah im impressed how well it came out,although that is 2 days of grinding,sanding,priming and painting haha
Yeah mine is Danish blue apparently
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Seriously , the dedication and work is top drawer......it's just that on the forum if you haven't named the car within a week we get to do it. The number plate in the angle of the pic reads Buny...yeah, not a great name.


haha! cheers , i did wonder what you ment , we named him Leroy years ago to try and butch him up a bit haha
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