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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:27 pm

it looks proper good dude ....fair play to you
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:39 pm

looking good dude will be good to see it back on the road again!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:16 pm

Got a couple of hours on the bug this evening, next is to start grinding out all the lips that hold the bonnet seal and engine lid seal off on the body as going to use mexican style seals which clip on to the bonnet itself,









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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:38 pm

you need to drill the bonnet seal lip off with a spot weld drill bit, ( the milling type), or a good pair of mole grips and a sharp chisel, wiggle the seal channel side to side with a bit of force and it will break away.

then grind the remains off.


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:53 pm

whs ^^

remove the paint with a rotary wire brush ......then you can see the little suckers ....then use a spot weld bit (nuts and bolts sell them ,but they are about 8 ) then it will just come away


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:00 pm

I think i may have one you can use,
i will bring it on friday night.

spot weld drill bit that is.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:15 pm

hi saw you post this morning bud and cracked on with it at lunchtime, it all came off a treat as you said, i did'nt have a spot weld drill so but a did have a sharp chisel and mole grips and it came of fine, just gotta clean it all up and grind off any tiny bits of the weld left to get it smooth then etch it all up Very Happy, then do the back one aswell tomorow,
Very Happy,
cheers for the help,







also test fitted the new wings which arrived today, gunna need some spacers now or some cup 1s Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:23 pm

this should be a feature in a mag .....talk about thinking outside the box .......the younger kids want speed and performance ....so they buy clios,and corsa's ........but martin has all this in a classic bug



i'm sure its not to everyones taste (resto-cal -cal ect)....but fair play .....a classic bug is hard enough to keep on the rd ....let alone moding it to this level ........nice one dude
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:29 pm

I've already spoke to him about this dude.

Once the paint and interior are done I am going to write it up.
I love this car, and WizBangs enthusiasm, and the fact that he asks questions and listens.
You, young Wiz Bang are a credit to the 'yoof' of today!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:47 pm

yep ...top bloke ,top car
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:59 pm

^^^^ Agreed!^^^^^
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:53 pm

little update, Very Happy,
all the channels that hold the rubber seal onto the body of the car for the engine lid have been removed and cleaned up Very Happy,
got some lowered spring plates, fitted one side ran out of time to do the other, porka cup 1 wheels going in for refurb ,











all stripped ready to be collected tommorow, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:38 pm

Gotta love this car Dude!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:31 pm




i sanded down the decklid too,


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:56 pm

whos doing the filler, thats fooking heaps on there
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:36 pm

went down to check the mounts for the gearbox today thought id take some pic's whilst i was down there Very Happy , coming together now Very Happy,
the majority of the trims holes have been welded up just the bonnets ones i think left to do, the rear moons things by the rear quaters have had a plates made up and welded in to, aerial hole, mirrors holes etc have has plates made and welded up to Very Happy, the only holes im keeping are the front and rear grills, door engine bonnet locks / handles and obveously the wiper and screen jet hole Very Happy










gotta change the rear cradle too for the gearbox so i can use uprated mounts as mine has some some weird late style one which you cant get from rhino mounts :C,
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:33 pm

nice one mate, it will be nice to see it done!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:52 am

looking good dude should be nice and smooth
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:43 pm

lovin this thread dude. keep up the good work. will have to pop round and check it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:58 pm

I'm going to pop round for a nose one night Dude.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:10 pm

the car isnt at mine unfortuently, im not doing any of the body work ether , when she comes back, Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:17 pm

as you can see i have put the breather below were the bail clips sits stopping me putting it on and off



this one I drilled properly above were the bail clip sits
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:33 pm

got some time to start on getting the new seats to fit my recaro fitment subframes, got the front sorted just gotta get the back done, need to get the to shint metal tabs welded to the the porsche sliders so it bolts onto the the subframe then a quick flat back and paint Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:34 pm

if they was here bud i would weld them for you
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