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WizBizMartin
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PostSubject: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:12 pm

been ages since i posted anything up on my ongoing project, hoping to have it done before the CTTP as really want to take my bug there, got new anti roll bar to be fitted with those csp fitting kits, new seat subframes CSP again, done one side of the rear disc conversion, fitted the front discs and bearings etc, started on the rev counter, just gunna try and get sum alloy plates to go ether side of the speedo for the rev counter and brake warning light to go into, mondo muffler , air filter LOL, new ATS alloys with sum good sized shoes on em, bonnet scoop, still got loads to do like but getting there,




got left to do,


replace all wing beading, fit all the wings, bumpers etc, lights to be fitted all round, 1 peice windows in the doors, front and rear windscreen, mirrors, engine lid, locks/handles, all brake calipers and brake lines to them, axle boots, gearbox fill up with oil, Service, put all tinware back in, fit one more runner board, steering coupling, wiper amrs etc , put temp dipstick in (1 min JOB), fit antiroll bar, carpet the bonnet area, finish sound systemm uild thing in the back where the seats where, theres proberly a few things i have missed but there the main things really,


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:32 pm

Dude. Where in WSM are you??? I would like to come and have a proper look around this car!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:41 pm

mate that is looking great
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:48 pm

weston village, i have to let you know what days im gunna be able to get her out, tbh as this week is jam packed with work and going to college, im normally out on a saturday working on , its the only day i really get to go out on it and do some work, but this sat i wont be but the one after i should be out, i have to drop you my address nearer the time, Martin T
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:50 pm

No rush. I'll PM you.........

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:33 pm

looking real nice dude .....glad you posted up some pics ....I really like the vent scoop ....subtle but cool .....the wheels really rock too .....nice one
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:47 am

ye i like the scoop too, should bring a bit more fresh air in the front, was thinking of making it light up inside the scoop like night rider thing going on, for night time but dunno whether it would be tacky or not what you all think, Cheers Martin T
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:52 pm

Think it may look a bit chavish .....I really like it cos its subtle ......but I am old ....so do what you want its your car ...and so far it rocks
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:37 pm

I agree, don't light it dude........

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:32 am

ok no lights it is, Very Happy:D proberly would tart it up lol

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:41 am

Ahh come on, no light!!! I have some small blue LED's that you could tape on to the underside of the bonnet so they shine through the scoop!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 am

na think im gunna keep it looking looking subtle,
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:35 pm

manages to get sum more din today, fitted both rear calipers and did the rear brake lines, ended up replacing all the rear lines from where it splits off to eaah side due to the bolts not coming undone and the brake line looked abit perished so just thought mite aswell change it while im in there, and some big bird in the sky decided to take a dump on my car i must admit those segull have good aim, look at how he drew lines on the car, , here is the evidence. went round to fitting the front calipers but i havent got the bolts to hold the calipers onto the spindles, just ordered them of M7 like, really dodgy moving tht car around with no brakes whats so ever, oh the white stuff is wax lol reason behind was just to get sum wax behind the wing beading etc like beofre fully bolting the wing, thought it mite add sum extra protction i dunno but wax wont hurt it so Very Happy...

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:29 pm

quick update, worried it aint gunna be done for some reason for cttp lol, bit nervous about MOT as never dun 1 in my life so dont know how strict they are lol, got left to do :
fit bumpers
all door handles etc
lights
mirror
bolt in petrol tank
numberplates
exhaust as touching the body
fit red9design coilover kit front end
install fog lamp and lay wires for it from back of car to front and sort out a switch
carpet rear parcel shelf
make my own scrapers for the one peice windows out of two different kits to make 1 good kit Very Happy
fit 1 wing
carbon fibre stone gaurds
sort my brakes out as they dont work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grmmet for the mirror hole lo
bolt passanger seat in
put all the fresh air box and washer etc back in
wipers arms,

what i need a garage to do :
set up lights
emmisons
tracking
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:50 pm

loving the look of this bug ......very fresh dude ....a credit to you
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:58 pm

Good work. Looking good, can't wait to have a look around it at CTTP.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:01 pm

Thats a long weekends work dude, you will have it done Im sure.

I would offer a hand but I would be more of a hinderence, just ask nomates!! !! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:27 pm

cheers i got BIG DAVE on the other end of the phone aswell giving live help lol untill my new phone broke, im glad you all like it, its not perfect it does look better in the pics and was just speaking to DAVE and he sed if it aint dun by the 10th of april then he gunna kick my ass personally so time to get the tools out LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:31 pm

lol

no offence, but you don't look like much of a fight for big dave, so I would get the tools out ASAP!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:45 pm

im gunna , tools being cleaned/polished tommoz night so they are at full capacity for friday lol, im gunna do my best to ave it done as i want to go driving as its my first car Very Happy,


ps i dont realy polish the tools but i do keep em clean Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:20 am

Bet you polish your tool all the time lol! lol! lol!

Shouldn't take long to finish the car and then you can get out cruising!! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:34 am

good work fella loads of time! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:01 am

I've been polishing my tool for as long as I can remember!! still cant get it clean!! oh well, better have another go!!
Now where are my Kleenex!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:35 pm

stripped engine down to the long block with no heads like, number 2 piston has been damaged quite badly and the valve is bent so not worth spending nay money on it really , new motor time Very Happy, ill get sum pics of the scrapage up soon Very Happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:50 pm

It seems that we have something in common...

breaking engines Smile

what you going to get...?
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