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rebuilding x30 part 2
« on: 07 June 2015, 20:20:44 »

Finally the shell goes away tomorrow to get her shiny dress on and cant wait!!!


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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #2 on: 09 June 2015, 08:47:37 »

 :y
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #3 on: 02 July 2015, 14:45:35 »

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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #4 on: 11 July 2015, 11:45:12 »

Looks like it will return the second week in August !!! Cant wait that long!!!
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #5 on: 11 July 2015, 16:37:24 »

Is the re-build due to a prang, rust or something more adventurous ?
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #6 on: 11 July 2015, 16:51:16 »

a bit of all of them mate. got the car and previous owner bypassed expansion tank sensor. I went down motorway bit faster than 70, went bang, seized and burned the bearings out after it got a little warm. so decided to rebuild engine

engine out I noticed chassis leg was holed all round so binned shell. got another with less rust. or so I thought. so after rebuilding engine and chopping all rust out im finally painting it. once complete it will almost be a new car. hopefully

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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2015, 17:02:20 »

Blimey... best of luck with that.  I guess it'll be a keeper after all that work
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2015, 17:08:40 »

at least I will know them inside out
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #9 on: 11 July 2015, 17:09:53 »

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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #10 on: 11 July 2015, 22:21:07 »

nice work  :y :y
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #11 on: 31 July 2015, 10:02:55 »

Now you get a phone call the week before car is meant to come back saying that it will be another 2 weeks!!!!! Smashing!!!!! Freaking painters!!!!
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #12 on: 31 July 2015, 11:09:20 »

Never trust a painter for deadlines.....
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #13 on: 31 July 2015, 11:36:56 »

I know mate, disappointed  :'(
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #14 on: 31 July 2015, 19:53:23 »

Charge the painter for being late :y
Same as builders, have lots of jobs booked at same time. :(
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #15 on: 31 July 2015, 22:01:31 »

wish i could mate but he is doing me a good turn collected, cataloyed, primed, painted and dropped back off for £1200. lets hope its worth the hassle
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #16 on: 19 August 2015, 18:56:44 »

Had a text from painter today. Car will definitely be back Saturday at some point. Loads of pic will be up as soon as I can
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« Last Edit: 24 August 2015, 19:23:31 by davieboy0312 »
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #18 on: 04 September 2015, 19:01:54 »

got myself a set of lights for the backend but didnt like the look of clear lights. now this looks much better!!!!!

do you think this looks ok??

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/943azdnumcqwzys/AADKF4NSYVAuoPI7QO4UUpGCa
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #19 on: 05 September 2015, 07:54:10 »

Absolutely looks nice! Keep working its gonna be great :)
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #20 on: 05 September 2015, 08:00:04 »

Couldn't find a set of tinted rear lights so tinted them myself, that was my 3rd attempt, kept putting on too much too quick and ran everywhere :-[
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #21 on: 03 October 2015, 18:40:31 »

only got the front bumper to hang then exterior is finished.

wiring next then engine!!!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u72rurb9nr81upb/WP_20151003_18_32_23_Pro.jpg?dl=0
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #22 on: 03 October 2015, 18:43:50 »

Never trust a painter for deadlines.....


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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #23 on: 03 October 2015, 18:45:18 »

dont get me started with painters. he STILL has the side skirts and the boot handle trim piece
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #25 on: 01 November 2015, 20:03:12 »

Wow. Looks great. Lots of work going into that.
All credit to you.  :y
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« Reply #26 on: 01 November 2015, 20:04:32 »

Thanks mate. Hell of a job getting a big lump in a small hole without scratching :y
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« Reply #27 on: 02 November 2015, 00:07:52 »

Fantastic job and unique colour, she looks great :y
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #28 on: 02 November 2015, 07:14:45 »

Great job on the engine bay. It looks like a text-book restoration job.
New brake lines are a nice touch, too.

I see that you have chrome-plated varios parts (camshaft-pulleys, SAI components, coolant pipe) and it looks great - what procedure was used to do this. Just one detail - the ending of the coolant pipe, where the coolant rubber hose is attached on -> it would be better if it was protected from chroming, as this surely has a lower friciton than original finishing, resulting in a higher risk of slipping a hose from it.

Also, I see that you used chromed pipes for wiring 'casings' -> did you reroute the driver side engine loom (starter, multiram, EGR)? As it originally goes at the front of the engine (just below pulleys) to the fuse/relay/ECU box.               EDIT: I see now, the ECU box is moved below the windshield.
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« Reply #29 on: 02 November 2015, 07:31:19 »

The cam sprockets and coolant pipes are just polished. So it wouldn't increase tolerances on sprockets and coolant pipe is stainless steel so shines up lovely.

Yea that is another stainless steel pipe that runs around engine. Loom is already in there.

Thought the fuse box would leave engine bay a lot neater if it was outta there. Battery also in the boot
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« Reply #30 on: 03 November 2015, 07:36:33 »

It's nice to see how the engine bay is not very complicated any more, when stripped of all the unnecesary stuff.
It kind of looks like 70s muscle cars.
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« Reply #31 on: 03 November 2015, 07:50:44 »

And that's the way its staying :y
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« Reply #32 on: 05 November 2015, 22:29:31 »

so close to me why have i never seen this on my travels i was told about this being painted by roman just the other night.
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« Reply #33 on: 05 November 2015, 22:33:11 »

You have never seen I cause last time it was on the road was 2011!!!! When I eerrrrr blew it up.

Yea roman painted it and has still got bit to paint. Good job he does but slow as
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« Reply #34 on: 05 November 2015, 22:52:23 »

The car looks great. Is it painted OE Satin Red?
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« Reply #35 on: 06 November 2015, 06:34:05 »

Nope. Its candy apple red mate
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Re: rebuilding x30 part 2
« Reply #36 on: 06 November 2015, 11:44:09 »

Bleedin ell! That looks fabulous, nice to see everything so clean, and things that can be polished, polished, things that can be repainted, repainted.

How I'd love to be able to do that level of resto to my old girl..

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« Reply #37 on: 06 November 2015, 16:28:21 »

Its been a labour of love or maybe madness. But worth it in the end :y
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« Reply #38 on: 09 November 2015, 07:03:55 »

Its been a labour of love or maybe madness. But worth it in the end :y

It's a thin line between  :D
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« Reply #39 on: 09 November 2015, 17:33:28 »

What a fantastic job  :y. All looks great with fantastic detail.Wish i could find a body work/sprayer as good as yours . Well done a lot of hard work  8)  :y but worth it. A one off  :y.
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« Reply #40 on: 09 November 2015, 18:32:14 »

Once its done I will be sick of the sight of it  :-X
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« Reply #41 on: 12 November 2015, 22:44:31 »

 :y   :y
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