Saturday, 24 October 2009

Colour to Door, Rear Arches & Bootlid

Some colour added to the rear arches, one of the doors and the F/G bootlid. Plus a token picture of the car with some sunshine on - wow. Left to go at the moment is the other door and obviously the most important part - the car. Fibreglass front end and front arches to be done at a later date, but this all needs to be done as we're on a deadline to move the car from our workshop now we have a garage at our new house!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Interior Painted

The interior is now finally got it's coat of colour. Sorry about the poor quality pictures - it's hard to see the actual colour true in these due to the lighting. Plus a token picture of the contrast which looks gorgeous (in my opinion of course!)

Friday, 9 October 2009

Black Roof

We finally have some colour on the car! It's a major achievement and it's been a long time coming, it went very well considering it was the first time we've sprayed. Was a few runs, but as quoted "It was a mind-fart rather than anything technical".

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Prepping for Primer

Etch primer done, it's now time for cleaning out and getting ready for the top coat of primer!

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Custom Hinges

Hinges done. Ordered my fancy nuts from

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009

Alternator, Paint. and Excitement...

Alternator - Possibly looking at a slim line one - Fiat Cinquecento?

Going to the engineering shop tomorrow to talk with them and see how much monies they want for the drive shafts, fingers crossed it's not as much as I think it could be. Looking at a key and sleeve method.

Planning on spraying the first coat of primer on the 21st/22nd - looking forward to it, very exciting stuff. Only a week to go!

Arches arrived on Tuesday - Big up to Huddersfield Minispares for quick delivery!

Got a rather large basket waiting in Minispares to order - finishing items, seals etc.

After the minispares basket the things left on my list are:
Fuel Cap - Want a black one?
Brake Pads/Discs
Top arms
Rose Joints
Threaded Bar
Wheel Nuts

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Subframe Progress

Well, we are pretty much welded up now, just a little bit of gussetting to go and the front bar to make. Have pretty much finished painting the mounts, probably put another coat on them, cleaned up the gear selector and painted that too. Decided to leave painting the frame until we are completely sure that it's ready - possible alternator bracket to make etc.

Ordered Group 7 arches this evening, look forward to those arriving.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Subframe 99.9% Complete

Well, as you can see it is now 99.9% complete, the front bar is just to hold it solid until we have the turbo (need to buy another :-( ) to make the proper bar up.

When we are next working on it, it's going to be a weldathon to get all the tacks welded and strong, few gussets to do and then it'll be complete.

I'm selling my motorbike to fund the next bits - drive shafts, shock mounts etc etc. (GZ125 if anyone is interested??!!)

Saturday, 25 April 2009


Front mounts complete, just the rear mount and the up & overs and front bar to make.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Bank Holiday Fun

Just the front bar and the tower to front bars to go, then it's just engine mounts! eek!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Subframe (Again)

So after a hiatus in proceedings we had a rethink and have gone back to the subframe. Ready to hang the engine to check clearances and then do the gussets on the rear and start the front bars (which are currently the straights coming forward).

Providing no distractions or complications it only should take a few more weekends to finish (fingers crossed).

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Completed Doors

Both door are complete, and the final 'a' panel is on. Slight prep as you can see to do to the edges due to the crimper leaving a few unsightly marks.