Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby prepace » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:13 pm

Good luck to all involved with this, I look forward to some before and after pictures! I'd hoped to be able to help out but we are away on holiday.

What's going to happen to the car after the show? There was a suggestion of a raffle at some point wasn't there?
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:48 pm

prepace wrote:What's going to happen to the car after the show? There was a suggestion of a raffle at some point wasn't there?


we'll auction it , probably on eBay, with profits going to the British Heart Foundation :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:25 am

Paul, Jeremy and I went down to R8 HQ yesterday to see Simon, friends AND the resto 216 and it's a fine project car, in a good way!

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It's going to need a lot of elbow grease and Traffic Film Remover to get the mould/moss of the exterior but underneath that it looks fine - it even has a new'ish exhaust.

Apart from cleaning and a good service we'll attempt the following jobs at the show:-

Bleeding the brakes
Replacing the sagging headlining
Changing the exterior mirrors
Changing the front mudflaps
Lubricating the door hinges, straps and electric window mechanisms
Try to work out why the aircon doesn't work ( lack of gas?)

We're in need of a few parts too which are listed in a separate thread for prominence - http://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10592
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:25 am

The nice guys at Dodo Juice have offered the following advice:-

I would use Traffic Film Remover for a good once over as this is more concentrated than the APC and good at removing moss etc. Use it neat and repeatedly as the paint can’t get much more ruined, so you might as well run the cleaning processes as heavily as you need to. We’d advise caution on a brand new Subaru with black paint, but this isn’t the case here!
Release the Grease is then perfect for any oily bits.
Carpets, use Total Wipe Out – maybe opt for the concentrate and use it in a wet vac (a few capfuls of conc in the water reservoir should work well).


And above the products are on the way to us for the show :clapping

Might try Autoglym for their bumper gel next.... :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:03 pm

Dodo Juice products and parts from Rimmers have just arrived. :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:37 pm

Wristbands for our 'helpers' will be on their way in the next couple of days :)

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:36 pm

Good news our project car has failed its MOT....but not on much!

We decided to put it (him/her?) in for the test before the show to give us a good idea of jobs needing to be tackled or in the worst case what to remove.

So the list includes:-
- ARB drop-links, which Simon already has a set
- Rear brake pads, which Simon also has a set
- A CV joint, which Simon already has a spare shaft for (bit of a star is Simon :clapping )
- Wiper blades
- Nothing else I can remember

Not bad for £100 :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby prepace » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Not bad........

I am looking forward to seeing pictures of it after the show.
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 220 GSi turbo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:44 pm

I am fairly sure I have a stock of new wiper blades in the garage: will just need to find them!

I assume, then, that the brakes bled successfully and we have a firm pedal.....

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:40 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:I am fairly sure I have a stock of new wiper blades in the garage: will just need to find them!

I assume, then, that the brakes bled successfully and we have a firm pedal.....


Err, no . We've still got a bleed to do but it appears to have generated enough brake torque to pass!

That and new rear pads should restore the pedal. Assuming we get the handbrake setting procedure correct :wink3
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:26 am

We're there and we're ready for business!

After some heroic efforts from Simon Boosey over the last 48 hours :clapping (and a tour of Brum city centre) everything is in place for the vast crowds who'll make their way to the back wall of hall7, past the Ford Probe OC stand with 4 cars (Jeremy is fuming...) to find us.

Arriving in style
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Everything but the cars
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Nearly there
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Ready for action
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See you there :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby 1234dist » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:25 am

The original Longbridge production line looked like that bu with a subtle difference.

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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby prepace » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:39 pm

1234dist wrote:The original Longbridge production line looked like that bu with a subtle difference.

:laughing2 :clapping

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:S

Good luck everyone.......
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby GTiJohn » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:49 pm

Ha ha!

Today has been great fun with lots done.

Just the rear calipers not playing ball has held us up. We'll sort that tomorrow :D
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Re: Practical Classics Restoration Show, NEC Birmingham, 31 March-2 April 2017

Postby JEASPEKE » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:18 pm

Good luck let us know how it goes, sorry can't be there. :clapping :clapping

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