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Andy Salisbury's 02

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So I thought I'd better start a blog after being a member for so long. I've put plenty of pictures on showing how the car looked when I bought it, to how it is currently. It was a stock 1973 2002 Auto in Fjord Blue and below is a list of things I have changed/replaced/renewed/modified.

 

Changed the auto box to standard 4 speed

Restored the fuel tank

Tried several sets of alloys (BBS,ATS)

Lowered with Jaymic springs

Fit Nardi steering wheel and gear knob

Fit new shocks/dampers

Fit front spoiler

Replaced full break system

Added twin 40 Webers

Had seats re-upholstered (no pictures though!!)

Fit Zender rear spoiler

Fit 123 Tune (have to re-fit replacement...long story)

Made custom copper heat shield

Bought new wings, front panel centre section & chrome grilles

Bought good second hand drivers side door Started on front end restoration/mods

Bought Alpina lip arches

Bought 1968 J.A.Pierce 13x7 Magnesium alloys (they are gorgeous!)

 

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The custom exhaust heat shield is awesome, very nice addition.  

I did something similar with my '73 Tii since '02's don't come with radiator overflow/catch tanks.

I made a custom one out of 2.5" aluminum pipe, see below.  

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We had some good weather today so I finished filling the welds on the replacement panel and wings, sanded them up and epoxy primed the front. Next job is fitting the lights and grilles or the MOT.IMG_2982.thumb.jpg.72ce05ca7f5894f2364621b073a6b738.jpgIMG_2984.thumb.jpg.0cd1ed3a79ac205b7de6e7aa8d0c9a20.jpg

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Tonight I fitted the chrome and the lights. I've booked in the MOT so I can use the car and do the rest of the jobs at work before it goes for paint later this year.IMG_3036.thumb.jpg.992cb39394cd2ce6cc63686829e71635.jpgIMG_3037.thumb.jpg.1cb43b7de5a6892ef9b98fda8af87b95.jpg

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I had to return my 123 Tune dizzy as it was unexpectedly dying whilst driving. I had replaced my whole ignition system and even sent it away to be looked at but the only thing they found was a cracked dizzy cap. It came back and I fitted it again. It's been fine and my confidence was restored until it happened last weekend almost causing an accident as I was in the middle of a busy junction. Jaymic were great and replaced the 123 tune for a new one (thank you Pete). I've just reinstalled it after loading a Ti spec curve.

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I've tried to add a little video from my iPhone (IMG 0050 m4v) but it's not loaded for some reason.

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I've dry fit both front lip arches and pinned them with rivets. Tomorrow is a big day where I will be cutting and welding up the rear quarters, then pinning the rear lip arches. Once this is done, and I'm confident that the wheels don't rub, I will panel bond them on and fully rivet. Once the panel bond has cured, I will remove the rivets and fill over with fibre glass before eventually blending.

 

 

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Now for the back. I really wanted to do this properly. I marked and cut the ear quarters, leaving the inner skin longer. Then I tapped it square to meet the outer skin and fully welded it up. I also replaced some rusty areas with new Zintec sheet. I then tried on the new lip arches to check for clearance etc. I'm really happy with the results and I can't wait to fully bond them on and fit all four of those beautiful wheels.

 

 

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Just some more pictures as i make slow progress. It's hard to get time off work and couple that with a dry day :( I revealed some rust either side of the trunk so I decided to cut it out and replace with new bits. I cannot find or afford a new heel well so I am making my own.It's getting there :D

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Finished the outer rear quarters today. Well my part anyway; my painter will be filling and prepping before the respray.

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The bottom of the passenger door was rusted and not repairable without using a full length piece. It went really well and t's ready for some filler to smooth over the joint.

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Over the last few months I've been trying to get the whole thing ready for my painter. He's not the type of guy who likes to be pestered, so I'm waiting for a call from him any day to let me know that my car can go in. I've also spent time sorting the door gaps out. He'll bond the arches and blend them into the body. Then he'll prep and paint as much as he can see. I just need to remove the glass now. Photos don't show it but all the chrome and exterior trim is now off.

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