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Old 18-11-2017, 12:37 PM   #201
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Great attention to detail and with older cars there is always something to do. This'll be the mint example they use on Wheeler Dealers in ten years ������
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Old 19-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #202
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Lovely cars the UKDM integra's!

They look nicer than the JDM ones IMO

Yours is mint!!
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Old 21-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #203
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A little more progress last night. First up, assessment of the underside of the tank.

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So just a few bits of light corrosion at the edges but it'll all grind back nicely. Good news.

I also spend the evening in front the TV swapping the foam and fabric of the back seats. Tegs fade really badly across the top of the rear seats and those that have read the thread will know that I bought a set of mint unfaded seats from a JDM car to swap over. Sadly it turns out that the JDM rear seats have different mountings so this means the task at hand was to swap the foam and fabric from the JDM set onto the metal frames from my own car.

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An hour or so's work and I'd got both swapped over. the clips and fittings are a bit of a ***** to remove and refit but all pretty straight forward. Side by side shots below to show the difference between the mint set and my old faded covers.

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Once I've got the tank and underfloor sorted (I need the seats out to get to the tank pump and sender) I'll sling them back in and see how they look.
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Old 21-11-2017, 01:05 PM   #204
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I hope your never going to drive this car, it's far too nice now to get dirty
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Old 21-11-2017, 01:07 PM   #205
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I hope you are going to drive it, it's far too nice not to!
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Old 21-11-2017, 10:30 PM   #206
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Ha, thanks guys. It does and will get driven. Granted only in the summer and only when it's dry but it does get exercised. Too good not to.
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Old 25-11-2017, 02:47 PM   #207
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Tackled the underside of the tank this morning. Ground back all the corrosion and applied Hydrate 80 to the areas.

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This is what it looks like when it's dried and gone off. Ready for primer.

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And now all done ready for top coat.

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I also removed all the brake and fuel line brackets from above where the fuel tank was. These along with the tank straps will be getting a Deox C bath to remove any corrosion before I have them coated.

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Old 26-11-2017, 04:17 PM   #208
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Little bit more done today. Having decided on the top coats to use. I cracked on by applying a couple of coats of engine enamel over the Electrox I'd already laid down. I figured this would give decent protection and be pretty resistant to solvents, fuel etc.

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Next up a couple of coats of stonechip which I figured would give a nice durable top coat.

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This type of job is why I love restoring cars. Start with something like below, invest a little bit of time and effort and for minimal financial outlay you've got a mint tank again. Lovely stuff.

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Must be very satisfying to produce work like this
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Got round to doing at bit more. Started grinding out the corrosion above the tank. Grim job and nice to get it out of the way.

Here's a pic halfway through. Getting there.

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Then I cracked on with getting the area treated with Hydrate 80

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Here's what it looks like after it's dried.Next up is to get things masked up and lay some epoxy mastic down.

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Also got the various pipe mounts and the tank strap brackets sorted. Deox C, Electrox, Black Enamel then Black stonechip.

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Also got this through the post. New sump. the one on mine is a bit pitted and some corrosion has set in so i'll get this prepped, re-coated and get it fitted.

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