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Project money pit
« on: 22 November 2020, 13:07:45 »

I bought this manual 3.0 in September, for cheap knowing it will cost me reasonable amount of money to fix, but I plan to keep it as a summer time car anyway, so the work can be done slowly.
It's driveable, has MOT and more important - I was on a hunt for one of these for a long time.
So here she is



Right away the work started. As any Omega, this one had some rust problems. What I've learned in almost 10 years of Omega ownership is where to find the hidden rust.
If your Omega has foggy windows look for this in driver/passenger side footwell



And fixed with new metal welded in



Removing the carpets revealed another spot



Repaired, new plate welded in and protected




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« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2020, 13:20:32 »

Spare wheell well was also rusty - repaired with new and protected



Front Bose speakers were fubar but I found an audio repair shop that was able to repair both




 

 The rust on the lower door edges visible on upper pic was also repaired
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« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2020, 13:26:17 »

As usual ::) Glowebox repair



Saggy roofliner repair




 


It looks like this now




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« Reply #3 on: 22 November 2020, 13:33:59 »

Repairing and adding some sound insulation after I cut it out to check for rust under









Some sound deadening material was added inside all doors



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« Reply #4 on: 22 November 2020, 13:39:14 »

Nice work. Do it properly= do it once.  :y
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« Reply #5 on: 22 November 2020, 13:39:50 »

Cleaning the sticky rubber from doorcards with degreaser and cleaning wipes went really easy. They look brand new now



Plastic under door handles was flocked due to being scratched and I think it came out nice





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« Reply #6 on: 22 November 2020, 13:49:49 »

Reverse ring broken? Can't get it into reverse? No problem ::)





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« Reply #7 on: 22 November 2020, 13:50:38 »

Well, she looks nice on the outside, this is the interior now





Rust work is done, interior is done, I have some new goods for her allready but they need to wait until the lockdown is over :(



I also bought four new summer tyres which will be fitted when bushings and wheel alignment is done.

Next part will be engine time, need to buy new radiator, battery, AC condenser while I'm there etc...to be continued
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« Reply #8 on: 22 November 2020, 14:07:01 »

Certainly coming along nicely  8)
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Re: Project money pit
« Reply #9 on: 22 November 2020, 15:40:54 »

Cleaning the sticky rubber from doorcards with degreaser and cleaning wipes went really easy. They look brand new now



Plastic under door handles was flocked due to being scratched and I think it came out nice






I think that's an excellent solution. If it were mine, I would also flock the 'carbon fibre' trim that runs along the rest of the door so that everything matches. On the dark colour interiors this would require a keen eye to spot it isn't a factory finish :y
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« Reply #10 on: 22 November 2020, 15:58:37 »

I did some trial and error with flocking bigger flat surfaces but got mixed results. However it is good solution for smaller uneven items like plastic part on pic
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« Reply #11 on: 22 November 2020, 16:27:29 »

I did some trial and error with flocking bigger flat surfaces but got mixed results. However it is good solution for smaller uneven items like plastic part on pic


Fair enough :y
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« Reply #12 on: 22 November 2020, 16:33:32 »

Looking good :)
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« Reply #13 on: 22 November 2020, 17:03:46 »

Good job! Your project is progressing much better than mine  :)
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« Reply #14 on: 22 November 2020, 23:11:53 »

I'm impressed  :y

Not normally a fan of light interior colours but that seems to work.
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