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Old 09-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #101
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Nice work David,

You need one of these's

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...36-car-creeper



Trust me, great investment!!!!
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #102
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Dont know how i missed this, loving it
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:20 PM   #103
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Nice work David,

You need one of these's

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...36-car-creeper



Trust me, great investment!!!!
Spotted one of these at my mates garage yesterday and as he has 5 car ramps and theres only him and his work mate, going to ask if i can borrow it for a bit, I know i could buy one for £20 but after the xmas presents i've bought for the misses it doesnt leave me with a lot this month.

Still attempting at least half an hour a night on the underside to slowly get rid of the rust and old paint, so i'm sure i would benefit greatly with one of these. I have a feeling i'll be lying unde the car for many hours.

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #104
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Spent around an hour under the car working on one of the sills, will upload some photos tomorrow of an area I'm unsure what to do about and hopefully someone can suggest to me what my options are.

Started removing the rust off the suspension with a hammer and wire brush then applied some Jenolite with a brush to remove the orange stains, the finish was still a bit wruff in places however decided to spray the one in zinc grey primer to see what its like, pretty good finish tbh after just two coats, going to use Hammerite black smooth finish so hopefully that will make it look smooth giving a nice final finish.

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I have removed the Eibach stickers off them and hoping to clean them up and reapply, however not overly confident they will look good enough, so uncertain at the moment. Stupid question but do you think you can get replacement stickers?



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Old 11-12-2009, 05:51 PM   #105
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Can't belive the condition of those struts. Looking better now though.

It would be a nice touch to have the Eibach stickers back on, not sure you could get new ones though.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #106
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Friday 11/12/2009

Show registration plate turned up today from a ex FRP owner on the rpoc forum (thanks Daz)

Popped up to Ford to collect my replacement splash guards @ a whopping £4.60

Received another wax from a sale on www.detailingworld.co.uk to add to my collection



Expecting delivery of my coated nuts and bolts later so hopefully i'll upload some photos later.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:42 PM   #107
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Can't belive the condition of those struts. Looking better now though.

It would be a nice touch to have the Eibach stickers back on, not sure you could get new ones though.

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Awful weren't they, managed to find someone on the rpoc forum who has some for sale

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #108
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I think you could grind the remaining rust with a 3M kevlar disc.

It's not a good idea to primer the surface with rust. It will be a worth

Keep the good work.
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Epic post, really good read

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Amazing read! Always loved the FPRs since my dad had a ST200 few years back. Only 500 FRPs and theres two at the same house 5 mins from me haha!
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