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Old 07-01-2019, 08:24 PM
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I'll admit my car does have a few parts removed as I restore the engine bay but I'm sure the PAS loop pipe just comes out of the gap at the front of the car between the bumper and fan shroud?
Well of course it does, but I'd rather do it whilst the bumper is in for paint and there is extra room ;)
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:03 AM
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I've also taken the front end apart to change the power steering loop. Due to the corrosion som

Finally I have taken new sills, new rear wings, new front wings and the existing front bumper in for paint. The plan is to then have them wrapped in PPF so that they'll last longer and look good for years to come (the PPF will self heal in case of scratches)

So plenty going on!
Good idea on the PPF!
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:47 AM
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I've been busy improving the coupe over the past few weeks, including replacement of a few of the panels as they were looking a bit tatty.

Also replaced the cooling loop at the front as it was fairly corroded

IMG_20190106_122239 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

IMG_20190120_120307 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

The panels consisted of:
  • 2x new sills
  • 2x new rear quarters
  • 1x new front wing
  • 1x second hand wing in very good condition

The panels were primed, and painted in imola red using an existing panel for the colour match. It was sent to a paint supplier to make sure the colour match was spot on

In the paint booth

Painted parts by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Painted parts by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Painted parts by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Painted parts by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Painted parts by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Finished and polished

IMG_20190118_175430 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

I then took them to be wrapped in paint protection film to make sure they last. Due to the need to stretch the film, the detailer was only able to wrap the wings. The front bumper is too flexible and the sills too light and long to get a proper stretch, so I'll return with the parts on the car in the next couple of months

IMG_20190123_125723_106 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

IMG_20190123_125725_266 by mnbrennan, on Flickr

Prior to putting these back on the car, I'll be cleaning up underneath and liberally coating in Bilt Hamber Dynax UC.

At the moment I'm having fun removing the rear quarter panels. Any tips on separating the quarter from the rear bumper? The clips are a bit of a pain!
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:04 AM
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Looking good Martin
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:14 AM
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Looking good Martin
Thank Dave

I forgot to add that I got the front bumper resprayed as I wasn't happy with the previous job

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:38 AM
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That’s looking very good. Interested to see how the paint protection film endures on the panels - I’ve only ever seen it used on the front part of a bonnet
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:32 AM
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good work martin ,i did mine a few years ago and remember those rear panells being a real pain.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:00 AM
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I have my front end done including the front wings.
The benefit of this has been immeasurable given the amount of stray stones that The coupe can pick up.
Suggest that your fitter ensures 100% that the panel has no bubble etc as rectifying a bolted on panel like that will be fun lol
Also, any innovative ideas for the mirrors? Mine have 3 pieces due to the shape which is acceptable but not ideal.

Can’t wait to see it Martin
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:12 AM
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Cheers Ian, Jess, Rahul.

I've opted not to do the bonnet and wing mirrors yet as they have a few stone chips which I'm trying to sort

I'm really not sure if you could do the wing mirrors any better as they are such a complex shape!
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:52 AM
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One question I do have is whether the screws on the sills, wings etc. were painted in the body colour from the factory? I think they are

I'm sure Dave will know!
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