Rover 220 GTI

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#166 Post by 216secoupeessex » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:38 am

Got to admit I really like hairpins!

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#167 Post by harkins77 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:27 pm

I wasn't sure as I was really after brm's but they are only really a stop gap until I get myself on my feet and back to two cars then I'll see what else I can get.

I had to get the 17's off though because of thd chance of damaging the arches or wheels. I'd rather the wheels go to a good home as they are a nice set.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#168 Post by harkins77 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:31 pm

Alright so there has been very little if nothing at all happening until this morning I got up and made a conscious decision to get some work on the car before the snow hits and also to try and get it running so that I could get the car to the last Teesside meet before it goes off the road until the engine problem is sorted out.

I started off removing the standard rear bumper off the car and to fit the not yet painted roversport rear bumper. The bumper itself has had one of the groves filled in and still requires a little rubbing down before it can be painted but I needed it out if the car so I could drive to the meet.

This is the result

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I then thought I'd have a little light exercise as it is bloody cold out today so I lumped the boot lid that is going on the car out of the downstairs rear passage to the front garden and then set about removing the old boot lid off the car.

As you can see from the picture something is missing
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I now have the two boot lids sat on the garden waiting to be sorted. I still need to remove the badges off the old one as well as the number plate and I also have to find a way of locating the wiring into the new lid as well.

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The boot lid is now on the car thanks to gbs100 and pucc popping down to give me a hand and apart from the removing of the lip spoiler which will be easy to do and then the fitting of the new spoilers and side skirts things are coming along nicely.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#169 Post by roverman1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:55 pm

Good progress there Kain :clapping
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nuff said!

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#170 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:59 pm

at leased it doesn't look axed.
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#171 Post by roverman1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:07 pm

1234dist wrote:at leased it doesn't look axed.
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#172 Post by harkins77 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:57 pm

Time for another quick update I think.

With work keeping me busy and the weather not being so great on my days off I thought seeing as I managed to wangle some dry and daylight time with the Gti that I'd make a start fitting the Roversport rear spoiler to the car.

I started off removing the old lip spoiler which came off with no effort at all I gave the boot lid a wipe down to clean up where the spoiler had joined to the bootlid.

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I also put some gaffer tape over the 5 small holes and I also put tape on the inside of the boot lid as well as the stuff on the old boot lid did the job well enough when I had to patch my earlier problem with the old lid.

I then removed the wiper arm from the car so that could offer the base to the bootlid. I lined up and measured the gaps at both sides and then temporarily fixed the base in place using gaffer tape strips.

Then when happy I lifted up the base and removed the sticky pads on the underside and very carefully placed the spoiler down into position.

I know some of you maybe screaming out at the screen now that I've fixed it down before I have had it painted but there is method in my madness as the boot lid needs a little paint work doing on it so I reckoned i'll have it all painted at the same time to save having to paint match a couple of times.

At this point the my hands were starting to go numb due to the cold so I put the wiper arm back on and this is the result.

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I'm going to have to ask for some help though to do the drilling of the holes for the wing itself as I remember the hash I made of things in my woodwork class at school and it hasn't got any better with time.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#173 Post by Nudge » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:07 pm

It`ll look good when its finished
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#174 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:53 pm

Taken so long to get that one bit on and you haven't bothered drilling the holes yet.

but to be honest, its only just stopped raining.
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#175 Post by harkins77 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:38 pm

It's been dry here all day. I just ran out if time and warmth in my body because it was freezing outside.

I've only just warmed up.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#176 Post by Fatdave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:13 pm

ive been wanting to get my new front bumper on for the past couple of weekends but its been that cold and windy ive not even attempted it. took me 2 days just to fit the rear bumper even though its only a 20 minute job.
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#177 Post by harkins77 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:56 pm

Fatdave wrote:ive been wanting to get my new front bumper on for the past couple of weekends but its been that cold and windy ive not even attempted it. took me 2 days just to fit the rear bumper even though its only a 20 minute job.
I know what you mean. It's been a nightmare trying to get stuff sorted on the car. I've got so many jobs I've been wanting to do on it but the weather has either not being playing ball or I've been sidelined into other things.

Either way I've started making progress.

Next is to finish the spoiler and then circumstances permitting it'll be down to the engine. Then it'll be down to fine tweeks like sorting out the rear wiper not working on the new boot lid and then to sort the roof lining out as it has started to sag as well whilst it's been sat.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#178 Post by harkins77 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:38 pm

Another weekend and another update. This is starting to become a habit.

Again it's bodywork this time fitting the top rear spoiler that I bought a few months ago.

The Roversport rear end is taking shape albeit slowly but it's coming together.

I followed the instructions as was provided in the box and I am pleased to say 25 mins worth of work and the top spoiler is in place.

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The rest of the boot spoiler should fingers crossed be fitted tomorrow.

I have taken another side shot of the car with the top spoiler in place.

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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#179 Post by Fatdave » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:56 pm

have you got some rs skirts to fit too? just to finish the look. sorry if youve mentioned already but cant be bothered to re read the last 11 pages :laughing2
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Re: Rover 220 GTI

#180 Post by harkins77 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:58 pm

Yeah I've got some to fit. I think I'm gonna need to have a hand to fit them though as I don't think I can hold them in place and affix them at the same time.

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