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    1. Another Saturday, another afternoon at the garage sorting stuff out. James arrived along with his dad who is a bit handy with cars and offered to lend a hand with some electrical issues.

       

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      he also took some photos of the car (will put these at the bottom of the blog) can you see his super cool merc infront of the bmw, air'd out 

       

      the rest of the deadening materials turned up, however im still not finished yet and need to order some more of the silver stuff to complete the doors.

       

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      6mm closed cell foam for the floors and doors.

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      10mm for rear wheel arches and panel under the rear seats. complete blockage of air born noise.

       

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      the 6 on the floor, this will go underneath the peacemat XR and XL (to be continued) 

       

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      the 10 in the doors, i did also cover the rear wheel well inside that panel.

       

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      inside the rear bench seat support.

       

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      added the sticky stuff, more to go down still 

       

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      thats all the silver stuff down for now, doors left to do 

       

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      now for the ccf to go ontop the tunnel

       

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      tunnel covered, theres a bit more to go in at the back underneath the seats, however i still have amps and wires to go in there so need to cut and measure my mounts up first.

       

      meanwhile, whilst james was cracking on with the fiddly sound deadening, me and paul tackled the rear lights (hopefully for the last time), managed to isolate everything and new connectors and wires we had it working (with a bit of head scratching)

       

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      numberplate lights arent connected as they are causing me some issues.

       

      the rear deck floors were annoying me and the covering was really old and smelly and dirty, i whipped it off, sanded them back and gave them a prime and coat of black

       

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      excuse the messy garage, i will clean it soon

       

      so that was it for the day, really pleased with how much we got done, will be able to have nearly a full weekend on it next week so excited to maybe get some glass in at the front and some more of the sound system.

       

      see the pictures below which paul too. very atmospheric

       

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    2. Thanks to Erik, the seller the car came with a pretty good line up of after market parts. Fender flares, front bumper, ansa exhaust, momo steering wheel and shift knob, Just to name a few. But now the hard part comes with finishing were he left off. First things was to get my hands on an engine & trans, which I did 

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    3. Since I don't have a puller yet to finish getting the rear hubs apart I decided to turn my attention to another inevitable task, taking apart the front suspension. My newly acquired cordless impact really started paying for itself here. Do yourself a favor, if you don't own an impact and will be tackling some of this stuff, get one. I cant believe how much less I was swearing in the garage. It was almost unnatural. The only mishap I had throughout the entire process was breaking off one of the bolts that run into the bottom of the strut housing. So that will be another project for another day. 

       

      If you have not noticed, I take lots of pictures, mostly for my own reference, but since i have them I figured I would share as there may be some other poor soul out there that has not worked on one of these and likes visual reference. 

       

      All the bushings on the car were toast, ball joints were burnt toast. I planned on replacing them all anyway, so no big deal. Going to go urethane. I also plan on the IE sway bar kit once the front sway bars become available again. I dont plan on lowering much, probably just 1 -1.5 inches and going with the Bilstein HD shocks/struts. This will be mostly a street car that might see occasional back road corner carving or autocross. It has to be comfortable enough for the wife to drive but fun enough for me as well, ugh.......compromise. That being said, it is a relatively unmolested Tii so I dont want to go crazy anyway. I dont want to make any changes that would difficult to reverse (so no fender rolling or sheet metal mods). I did find though that when I took the struts out the springs had been cut at some point. The mystery is how much and are they factory springs. It may end up taller after getting new springs and struts/shocks in it.

       

      Another odd item I thought was the bottom portion of both sway bar ends links was bent. This car had clearly been bottomed out at least once in its life and the bottom end links got a piece of the action. I was able to get the nuts off the bottom and then just cut them to get them out. Again, these were pieces i intended to replace, so no loss really. 20170217_134250.thumb.jpg.2d5ddc3a578763ad6b57bcca232b89d8.jpg

       

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