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Old 02-04-2019   #826
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Paint prep done properly is a huge amount of work. But well worth it for a quality finish.

Don't drive the car with windscreen removed - its a structural component. Just remove the trims so paint can be done up to the glass edge.


That's an interesting point about the windscreen and makes sense. However, I assume that it only applies to a bonded windscreen as glass held in place by a rubber surround retains a degree of flexibility.
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Yeah understand the structural bit ,it wasnít a bonded screen , I only drove it for about a mile
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Hmmmmm this sort of just appeared
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Youíre Gunn need a bigger garage , thereís one the same on eBay
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

That is the one off eBay. Bought at 11am, in Dundee from warrington on by 5:30
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Thatís good going , looks tidy , as it only done 37 thou ?
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Yeh 38500. Need the roof and top of doors painted. It isnít mine, Iím just taking delivery of it and running it for a few days to see how it is
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Gearbox has gone on the grey one
Hole in the casing and the input shaft has play in it.

Reconditioned one on its way......
Just days before my bodyshop bill
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

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Gearbox has gone on the grey one
Hole in the casing and the input shaft has play in it.
Input shaft runs dry on startup. I believe later models used grease sealed input support bearings. If so, it could be a good upgrade.
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Got a new gearbox being delivered tomorrow with a 12 month warranty
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Wheels back from the powdercoaters- come up well for 24 year old wheels.

Progress in the bodyshop too
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Looking good the wheels are so much easier to clean with the powdercoated finish .
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

I sealed them all before I gave them to the bodyshop so should be a piece of piss to clean
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And sheís back after 5 months in the bodyshop.

Done a big clean tonight and screwed the number olatesbin thsintome using the fiat template in my work.

Itís absolutely mint now, and Iím absolutely skint.
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

It looks fantastic, its been worth the wait & money
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