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Title: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 09 July 2018, 19:21:20

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Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 09 July 2018, 19:30:37
Job done good 8)
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tigers_gonads on 09 July 2018, 21:09:36
I really need a garage  :(

The best I can do for all work is on the road in front of the house  :'(
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 09 July 2018, 21:19:07
Everything so far has had to be done on the driveway as its been SORN. Now it's got an MOT etc I can get some of the few remaining jobs done... Needs full geo, rear Crank seal and the lambda's moving.
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tigers_gonads on 09 July 2018, 21:29:29
Everything so far has had to be done on the driveway as its been SORN. Now it's got an MOT etc I can get some of the few remaining jobs done... Needs full geo, rear Crank seal and the lambda's moving.




That reminds me again  ::)
I really must finish stripping my breaker that's on the side of the house for 4 years  :-[
Its got a 90K R25 plus pretty new clutch fitted   :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: BazaJT on 10 July 2018, 08:07:13
I'd love a drive way :D Our road is too narrow and busy to really do over much at the side of it in safety.I do however have a garage-it's a small lock up[Omega just fits]and is about quarter mile away from home which makes doing things a bit of a chore if I forget something and have to keep returning home to fetch it.
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Migv6 on 10 July 2018, 08:24:33
Looking really nice, especially all the new shiny bits underneath.  :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Pmacca2000 on 28 July 2018, 09:31:07
Really tidy example
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Nick W on 28 July 2018, 09:52:47
I'd love a drive way :D Our road is too narrow and busy to really do over much at the side of it in safety.




Mine too:


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Not that it stops me!


The only time I had off-road parking, I didn't own a car....
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: GastronomicKleptomaniac on 28 July 2018, 10:32:25
That looks bloody lovely.

I have a garage, but it's only big enough to work on a Polo - the Omegas will just fit, but then I'd have to sleep in there...
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 13 October 2018, 17:05:28
Bit more progress over the last couple of weeks - Visit to WIM and trying out a painting fix on the sticky door switches.

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Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tunnie on 13 October 2018, 17:58:20
Looking good.  :y

Is that a stainless steel exhaust or just a trim on the back box?
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 13 October 2018, 18:00:19
Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: JimmyR on 13 October 2018, 18:56:42
Lovely - an Omega with nice wheels and a nice colour is still a seriously good looker!
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tunnie on 13 October 2018, 19:02:46
Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

Iíve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 13 October 2018, 19:19:34
Looking good :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: BazaJT on 13 October 2018, 19:49:22
Tail pipe trims are on my "sometime but not important" shopping list along with a replacement set of clocks[more important]and deciding what to do regards the radio.What "paint fix"did you use on the sticky switches?
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 13 October 2018, 22:57:16
I just removed the switches, cleaned off the sticky rubber coating with solvent, sanded them down to plastic then used plastic primer, star silver III spray paint (same as door trims and centre console on this car) and clear coat. A professional painter could obviously do a much better job but I decided to give it a try.
 
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: VXL V6 on 13 October 2018, 23:14:09
Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

Iíve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y

Just ebay ones I think. The problem is that all the £20 and below ones will be covered in rust in 12 months, I had the same problem as you with one of the cars, the tail pipes were bent together (not sure if the courier dropped it or ETS made it like that, difficult to pry them apart but managed to slot some trims on by modifying the clamps at the rear of the trims. I would like to get some slash cut (same as original) tips but think a visit to a specialist might be the best route.

Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Diamond Black Geezer on 15 October 2018, 00:40:54
Cracking job so far mate. I've been there so know how long it takes  :)


I also have no driveway, or garage, nice to see a few of us on here dont either. I did my old 'Turbo Weasel' FL scabby sticky door trims in a 'piano black' which at the time the Astra VXR was pretty new out, and featured that look. Looked pretty good, and wore very well, i'd recommend to anyone with FL  :)


PS Dynax Underseal meant to be the best on the market, should you wish to put an extra layer of protection on the inner wings.
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tigers_gonads on 15 October 2018, 12:45:12
Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

I’ve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y



I had the same problem when I stuck a couple of cheepo ones on mine a couple of years ago.

Fixed by sticking a piece of 2x2 down the pipe and using brut force I opened it up a few mm  ;) :D
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: tunnie on 15 October 2018, 14:23:18
Just a trim... been there with the raspy stainless steel exhausts way back... Learnt that a £72 ETS cat back exhaust with two cheap trims on the back is infinitely better!!!

Iíve struggled to find suitable trims, when 2 pipes are so close together.

Which ones exactly did you get? Looks smart  :y



I had the same problem when I stuck a couple of cheepo ones on mine a couple of years ago.

Fixed by sticking a piece of 2x2 down the pipe and using brut force I opened it up a few mm  ;) :D

Ahh brute force, solves most issues.  :D  :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 15 October 2018, 14:40:19
A bit of heat first then a breaker bar handle does the job nicely. Heat is necessary in order to soften the metal in order to bend it without fracturing/weakening the pipes where they exit the back box :y
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Migv6 on 15 October 2018, 15:02:12
Anyone know what diameter trims are best ? Bearing in mind the close proximity of the pipes to one another even if they are nice and straight.
I think I did the measurements once, but lost the piece of paper.  ::)
Title: Re: Project Car
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 15 October 2018, 15:40:44
2.25" iirc ;)