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Not really; relatively cheap from here and fast delivery

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I know from fitting to my coupe that there's not enough room to swing my 36" wrench in the garage so the front Clubsports were fitted on the drive this morning before the rain. Rears went on in the week - right rear is a proper contortionist's job with the engine in.

Exhaust outlets now 13cm shorter and 1lb lighter, ready for the shorter overhang of the early rear bumper. Bumper fitting delayed because I've gone for LED number plate lights that bolt through the bumper so I've had to wait for my new '73 registration - backdate with a 'W' just didn't cut it :cool:

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great colour match on the rear bumper BTW

 

going to look ace!

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Thanks, Ben.

Rattle cans from here - cheapest I could find on t'interweb and colour match based on paint code - will have to see how close it looks in proper lighting.

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looks very good for rattle cans, thought it was from a gun

 

how many cans to do the bumper? did you prime it first?

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2 red and 1 high build primer, IIRC.

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So, I removed the rear shocks ten days ago - one Boge and one Bilstein :wacko: - and compressed them both to test.

This is the situation this morning - I think the Boge has rebound of zero as it has yet to recover...!

 

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These shocks work slightly differently.

The Bilstein should require around 40Kg of pressure to fully compress. It will extend to its full length in a matter of seconds.

The Boge will remain in the same position.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that the rebound control has failed.

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Fair enough...

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Number plates finally arrived and after half a day *beep* about with LED bolt placement I've ended up using them as lights and not bolts :rolleyes:

Anyway, colour match turned out pretty good...

 

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Bumper seal needs a bit more tweaking under the light box but might actually be able to drive it soon; just in time for the MoT!

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One of the most awkward, contortionisty jobs I've ever done but it's finally fitted...

 

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Note the comedy ride height!

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Why is it so high ? Have you removed the motive power unit ???

 

weight loss, virgin shock absorbers...

 

At long last, a dry spell and an assembled car! It lives...

 

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My lease has car gone back so this is my transport for the next few days.

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Went over to EB Motorsport today to collect a backdate front bonnet. Lovely quality part but wouldn't fit in the boot of my new M135i :homersimpson: . Came home with just a bumper...

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Vitaloni Sebrings. One done, one to go.

 

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Vitaloni swap very easy using this guide on Pelican. [bs] Saves 1.2kg per side high up in that vital area at the very edges of the car so cornering will now be more precise [/bs]

Obligatory Odyssey 680 also fitted, sitting on a red (obviously) chopping board at the front to save another 9kg.

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I didn't realise you had tartan tombstones in your car. Very cool.

 

It's coming together well, isn't it. Good work, sir.

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I didn't realise you had tartan tombstones in your car. Very cool.

 

It's coming together well, isn't it. Good work, sir.

Thanks (and you, Ben).

As was pointed out on page 2, I think, faded tartan tombstones :P. They will be swapped out for Cobra RS or BF Torino RS copies as they won't go with a 73ish look - and I don't find them that comfortable.

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Now starting on the front end with more painting...

EB Motorsport part might not be cheap but they are very well finished so have required minimal prep for paint...

 

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An hour and a half of dismantling to this point. Bl00dy headlamp washers draining the screen wash tank I filled for the MoT, although it looks a bit green so probably better out than in!

 

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Front end still as above after a long saga with bonnets.

 

Meanwhile, sexy new D'Eser RSR seats arrived today. Bit of a billy bargain, courtesy of Nick Moss.

 

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Now I need to decide whether to re-carpet or junk the carpets completely. (in the car, not the hall.)

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FInally got a new Dremel so have made some progress, removing the front end of the bumper shock mounts and loosely trial fitting these (held in place with a clamp).

 

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