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Old 28-01-2017, 07:19 PM   #41
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Managed to get down to the workshop today and check up on progress.
The left hand side is almost there and should be finished by tomorrow.














That's about it for now. Sorry if some of the pics are a bit crap or not in order. Because of working nights I don't get much time to document the progress as well as I would like🙁

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Old 28-01-2017, 07:29 PM   #42
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Really like the mk1 RS recently sold my MK2 but would love to own a MK1.

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Thanks for your comments and encouragement🖒
If you do decide to get a mk1 take your time to find a goodun!
I've learnt the hard way that these cars rot from the inside out. So what is just a little bubble on the outside is just a sign of the horrors that lie beneath😲

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Old 29-01-2017, 06:09 PM   #43
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Front bumper coming along.







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Some more pics of the left hand side. Now pretty much finished.





So that's both sills now replaced and arches repaired.

All of the rear suspension including the sub-frame has been removed ready to be stripped down and taken to the powder coaters.
The rear end now sits on a makeshift dolly and I plan on doing the same with the front end.
This should then see the start of all the welds being tidied up and the stripping of the under side commencing in preparation for protection.




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Are they painting the sills now, or at a later date?
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I want the sills, inner arches and floor underside painting at the same time.
This will done with zinc primer followed by epoxy mastic.


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Today has been a very expensive day were the RS is concerned!
First off was a phone call to car parts express to order two rear lower suspension arms, a full rear suspension bolt set, a pair of uprated rear drop links and a pair of powerflex blade bushes for the rear trailing arms.
After that I purchased a gaz gha coilover kit through corby motorsport for a very reasonable price but still not cheap.
Lastly was a trip to the powder coaters to drop off the rear sub-frame, arb, brackets and front wishbones to be blasted, primed and finished in satin black.
Here's some pics of the sub-frame etc before powder coating.













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Should have msg'd me I know a bloke who works for Gaz and he does me a very very good deal

I had gha's on my mk1 and they were spot on once adjusted it handled like was on rails but had a very comfortable ride
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Some more parts of the rear suspension before powder coating.






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Great work m8
So nice to see the jobs getting done properly
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