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« on: 09 July 2018, 19:21:20 »





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« Reply #1 on: 09 July 2018, 19:30:37 »

Job done good 8)
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« Reply #2 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  :'(
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 on: 10 July 2018, 08:24:33 »

Looking really nice, especially all the new shiny bits underneath.  :y
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« Reply #7 on: 28 July 2018, 09:31:07 »

Really tidy example
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« Reply #8 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:








Not that it stops me!


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« Reply #9 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...
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 on: 13 October 2018, 17:58:20 »

Looking good.  :y

Is that a stainless steel exhaust or just a trim on the back box?
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« Reply #12 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!!!
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« Reply #13 on: 13 October 2018, 18:56:42 »

Lovely - an Omega with nice wheels and a nice colour is still a seriously good looker!
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« Reply #14 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
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #15 on: 13 October 2018, 19:19:34 »

Looking good :y
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #16 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?
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« Reply #17 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.
 
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« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Project Car
« Reply #19 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  :)


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« Reply #20 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
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« Reply #21 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
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« Reply #22 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
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« Reply #23 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.  ::)
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« Reply #24 on: 15 October 2018, 15:40:44 »

2.25" iirc ;)
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Re: Project Car
« Reply #25 on: 24 May 2020, 20:09:49 »

Been a while since I updated this thread!

the car has been on holiday at Iceni Automotive (Andy Clears' car restoration business) and has had the rusty rear outer arch lips and rear door repaired and resprayed as well as a replacement front MV6 bumper also prepped and resprayed, I have loads of pictures but here's a few pictures to give you the general idea :)

When I get a chance to wash the car i'll take some more pictures!

















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« Reply #26 on: 24 May 2020, 20:40:40 »

Good as new 8)
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« Reply #27 on: 24 May 2020, 20:59:16 »

great work  8)

I wonder why the N/S/R door is always the one that starts to rust , it was the same with Carlton/Senny  :-\ near the gutter/more salt perhaps
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« Reply #28 on: 24 May 2020, 22:21:54 »

Looks superb. Whatever it cost, it was worth it.
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« Reply #29 on: 25 May 2020, 00:44:42 »

Yes, I'm really pleased with the work Andy has done.

As for the cost, well it was a lot less than I was expecting, this car was just starting to turn the corner and was just caught in time, you can see the rear arches still had good metal on the inner arch panel and the outer panel had the rust contained in just the lip area which meant a repair could be made without having to cut higher up the outer wing panel.

The door issue is common, I have had the same on other Omega's and swapped doors for better ones but they were Z157 Star Silver III cars which is a different story to Z20R Diamond Black! When the car was taken for paint Andy said that they found there were four different versions of Z20R for the year, the version on this car has more red than the other three.

Thanks for all the work Andy!
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« Reply #30 on: 09 June 2020, 21:55:17 »

Great work there. Nice to know there's someone out there who cares.  I've mentally bookmarked them if I need similar work doing.
Is that the same Andy Clears that was the parts guy at a VX dealer, and helped out loads of ABS members over the years?
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« Reply #31 on: 09 June 2020, 23:26:46 »

The very same.  :y
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« Reply #32 on: 11 June 2020, 10:59:45 »

Yup,thats me
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« Reply #33 on: 15 June 2020, 09:26:21 »

Yup,thats me
Hi Andy, I'll have to come and see you the next time I visit my sister lives as she lives in Hinderclay.
How come it's not your name on the Iceni website/FB page? I thought your reputation would be worth promoting.
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« Reply #34 on: 15 June 2020, 14:02:38 »

A beautiful restoration job for a beautiful machine. :y
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« Reply #35 on: 17 June 2020, 17:28:42 »

Yup,thats me
Hi Andy, I'll have to come and see you the next time I visit my sister lives as she lives in Hinderclay.
How come it's not your name on the Iceni website/FB page? I thought your reputation would be worth promoting.

All the promo stuff is work in progress, fellow member is sorting out a web site but there are a few things i need to get place

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