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Old 26-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #51
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Excellent! The poles are a fantastic seat - I have them in my TT. Surprisingly more comfortable and supportive than you would think, even over long distances which you'll want for trips to the Continent.
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A couple of bits arrived last week, firstly some BC coil overs to lower the car slightly and sort the floaty suspension.



Some BH products to sort a few rust spots I've found



First job on the day was sorting the manifold on my mate's S2000 as it cracked whilst we were out for a hoon last month.



Manifold out



The crack



On to a couple of jobs on the M3. I agreed a discount with the body shop for providing the car with all the trim etc removed, I prefer to do this myself anyway as it give me a chance to inspect everything. Side skirt off on the side that is going to be resprayed off:



Apart from a lot of grime the condition of the sill was really good with no signs of rust at all, a massive relief! Any suggestions for how best to protect it before the skirt goes back on? I'm currently thinking a good coat of wax should do as they are in good shape?



Skirt needs a good clean



Another job was measuring up the mounts for the Recaros, this is the model my mate drew up, he's going to be making them this week for me.



Last job was all the door cards coming off



This was for two reasons - one to remove the exterior handle trim and gasket for spraying (new ones will be going on after to freshen them up) and also I've ordered some new black interior handles to get rid of the last bit of wooden trim. For some reason one was priced £15 and the rest £45 even though they are all pretty much identical, I can't believe I'm spending £150 on new door handles but it will look so much better all black!
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A bit more progress, I removed the spoiler in prep for the paint work, it's being dropped off next Saturday.



Disgusting underneath! I know a lot of people like them without the spoilers but I much prefer it with personally.



Here's the corrosion I'm getting sorted on the boot lid (they are respraying the whole thing for me)



Outer door handles off, fresh ones on order for after spraying!



I picked up a black centre console to match the interior as mine had some scratches down the side, old one:



New one fitted, just needs a good clean to sort out the shine



Material ready to be machined, massive thanks to my mate for sorting these custom seat mounts for me!



One side before the extra material was taken off the bottom



Other side ready to be machined





Test fit, perfect!





The mounts will be going off to get anodised in black so they don't stand out in the car.
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Not much progress to update on mine, it was dropped off at the body shop on Saturday for the paintwork. Can't wait to see it all done!





Once mine was dropped off we cracked on with my mate's matching 98'



Leaking rad removed



Old vs new



Mr Vanos seal kit going on (input cover has been done here already)



All done



Fresh rad in

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