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Old 08-02-2018, 11:55 PM   #91
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Admirable determination to return imo by far the best generation Focus to better condition (by some margin) than new so a big thank you from every petrol head I know.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:08 AM   #92
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Dedication and determination of the highest level, can't wait to see it when it's finished
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:56 PM   #93
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A couple of small jobs completed this week.

I found a seller on ebay who makes the rear brake pipes that fit between the flexi hoses so these were purchased along with genuine retaining clips.

Here they are before fitting.


Fitted.



These pipes were a bit of a result tbh!
The seller was most unhelpful with answering my questions. But they looked right in the pictures so i took a punt on them and they fitted great.

I also fitted a new fuel filter bracket, a very small job but every little helps.


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Old 09-02-2018, 06:02 PM   #94
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Slowly but surly getting there, keep it up. I'm sure it'll be worth it in the long run.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:21 PM   #95
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I had a BMW last year that had a cracked alloy, some dodgy paintwork that needed red-doing, faulty parking sensors and a side window replacement. That was more than enough for me... so hats off to you for this!

What an an epic project and it's nice to see a perfectly decent older car being brought back to life. Everyone is all too keen on chucking things away and not making stuff good again. So bravo!
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:54 PM   #96
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This is giving me the urge to do my Astra. Awesome job so far, keep going it will be worth it


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Old 09-02-2018, 09:06 PM   #97
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I can't tell you just how much respect and admiration i have for you: your expertise and commitment are second to none.

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Old 12-02-2018, 09:31 PM   #98
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Read from start to latest update - outstanding work.

As an Italian Car fan often ribbed about rust, I feel like I should copy a link to this thread & the Puma one as they define the definition of rust!!
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Fantastic work!

Some advice though - the powder coating looks to lack coverage in places - I'd look to get some protection inside those areas - perhaps some BiltHamber products.
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Wow,this has come a long way,congrats!

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Fantastic work!

Some advice though - the powder coating looks to lack coverage in places - I'd look to get some protection inside those areas - perhaps some BiltHamber products.
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The problem with powder coating,afaik,is that once it's breached it will rust right trough if untreated,the advantage of something like the Electrox is that even if the paint has been damaged the zinc will continue to protect the metal by being sacrificial for quite some time.
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