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Offline sleag40

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2014, 08:37:21 pm »
Couldn't quite get the panel gaps between bonnet and wings perfect. Its pretty close though. Looking forward to starting on the inside tomorrow!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2014, 08:49:44 pm »
A Short one putting the headlining in lol, arse of a job lol! You've turned this around really quick :)
In the last 3 months I think I've had 5 days away  from it. Do between 2 and 4 hours a day on it after work - obviously more at weekends! When its finished I've got another project to do - a two wheeled one - probably have a bit of a rest first though!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #92 on: August 23, 2014, 11:16:25 pm »
Had its final buffing session today - been getting it back together. Built up the back end and put the dash back in and all was going well. All lights work, horn, wipers and washers all good. Its been started a few times this aftetnoon and there were no problems until I came to move it when I'd done for the day - turned the key and......nothing! No dash lights no pump priming no relay clicks, not a sausage! Sidelights and hazards still worked so I can only assume that my ignition switch is fooked or maybe just its plug has come out? Didn't hang about to investigate as I needed feeding. Another job to go on the to do list!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #93 on: August 24, 2014, 10:55:12 pm »
Took the dash back out to try and find the problem - turns out it was just the plugs on the back of the fuse box hanging out. Messing about done with the wiper mechanism went in (PITA) then I finished off the engine bay with the new stickers. Arch liners and front bumper next followed by the mirrors. Finished off the day by putting the rear seat belts and parcel shelf supports - and putting the dash back in again. Probably do the side trims tomorrow but the arches are probably gonna let the appearance down until I work out how to clean off the boot polish type stuff that the previous owner hurled at them.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #94 on: August 25, 2014, 06:59:03 am »
Cracking work as usual dude, be you are a master at hauling the dash in and out now! I've had the problem before of the fusebox plug falling out ffs! Nearly on the road now :)

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #95 on: August 25, 2014, 12:22:40 pm »
Very nice! and a bloody quick turnaround. spot on

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #96 on: August 25, 2014, 05:21:56 pm »
Cheers guys! A lot of today was spent cleaning plastic trims. Once cleaned with thinners I rubbed a little boiled linseed oil into them - look half decent now. All said trims are now fitted which completes the exterior of the car. Just  :(need to fit the interior now but due to a massive backlog at work (because of this build) I may not be finished until next weekend.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #97 on: August 25, 2014, 09:43:26 pm »
Amazing work again looks soo good with every update.
Going to be very unusual to see a completely restored one
That hasn't been fettled with

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2014, 08:42:26 pm »
Amazing work again looks soo good with every update.
Going to be very unusual to see a completely restored one
That hasn't been fettled with
Cheers Fred - it's true - totally standard G40s are a rare sight!
Got a bit more done today after work, passenger side doorcards and seat belt now fitted.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2014, 09:52:27 pm »
Got the rest of the interior bar the seats in today. Gutter trims also went on. All thats left to do now is fit the seats, replace the water in the coolig system with coolant and spend a decent amount of time cleaning the horrendous amount of shite off it that its gathered over the last couple of weeks! Should be back on the road very soon. ;D

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2014, 12:30:02 pm »
Looks lovely mate!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #101 on: August 30, 2014, 06:26:58 pm »
Looks lovely mate!

Cheers Pete - the main paint man did me proud with the paint work!
Seats finally went in today - I can use my dining room again now! The nice new rocker cover gasket was weeping oil after a test drive. Whipped it off and put a fine bead of black silicone on both sides - seems to have done the trick. Gonna do a few more miles in it tomorrow then give it a proper good clean. Put it away for now, going for a pint!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #102 on: August 30, 2014, 09:51:40 pm »
a well deserved pint id say, please
give it a good clean and post loads of photos.
looks amazing, excellent work

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #103 on: August 31, 2014, 07:48:14 pm »
Moving my hoard of spares to the unit so theres room in the garage for the car took far too long today. Didn't have time to clean the interior but did do a reasonable job on the exterior. Heres a few shots taken just before I put it away - will finish cleaning and add rear badge later in the week. Will get some decent pics then.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #104 on: September 01, 2014, 03:41:43 pm »
Looks amazing - brilliant job  8)