My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting+new project

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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting+new project

#61 Post by Fatdave » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:40 pm

they look smart. :clapping shame you used standard seats though. i would of used coupe ones instead

maybe i'll see it at mod nats next year :laughing2 if i go anyway. more and more people commenting the show is not what it use to be. its reasonably local to me though so we will see what next year brings
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting+new project

#62 Post by 2rovers » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:40 pm

Fatdave wrote:they look smart. :clapping shame you used standard seats though. i would of used coupe ones instead

maybe i'll see it at mod nats next year :laughing2 if i go anyway. more and more people commenting the show is not what it use to be. its reasonably local to me though so we will see what next year brings

Its definitely not what it used to be, every year it's gets more expensive, every year less people attend, every year it has rained for the last 5, every year there are less traders , and there also seems to be less major players.

It's on a downward spiral I think.

For something that was really good a few years ago , it's now losing its appeal and theres a lot of negativity ( justified) coming from it now.

Interestingly enough though, this year was the first year they didn't have a competition regarding the best lit , and this year was the highest turn out its ever been.

I think instead of admitting their mistakes regarding the very dodgy competition over previous years , they've just settled for a display rather then a comp.

I'll see what happens next year also, I'm sure the car will be done by then.

Those seats were just under £500 to reupholster.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting+new project

#63 Post by Fatdave » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:43 pm

bloody hell :scared thats a lot of money. i knew trimming was expensive but didnt realise it cost quite that much
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#64 Post by 2rovers » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:52 pm

yeah, tell me about it , trouble is, other people wanted more!

I'm glad I only needed the front seats doing!
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#65 Post by 2rovers » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:29 am

How do?

The car has been left at a body shop for the last few months and so progress has been very slow, financies are dictating the pace somewhat , nevertheless work is being done .

I'm having the doors replaced all round , and this is something that's taking a little time to get right.

Many thanks for the interest.
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#66 Post by 2rovers » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:31 am

The doors so far, the old hinges shall be reconditioned, then sold on.

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#67 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 am

holy thread dust off batman, good to see its still alive.
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#68 Post by 2rovers » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:24 am

Oh yes , still alive :-)
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#69 Post by 2rovers » Sat May 25, 2013 9:21 pm

What's with the last pointless post above ?
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#70 Post by 2rovers » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:21 pm

Good lord has it been so long since I posted here last, crikey time flies .

Some new changes to the car :

Still work in progress but it's getting there , it's been a long year this one, with a few challenges which have delayed progress, but here we go a couple of pics as an update ...more to come

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#71 Post by 2rovers » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:23 pm

Not a lot of room for clearance but that's easily fixed .

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#72 Post by RoverRevival » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:26 am

going to need to replace the front seats with hatchback seats so you can get out the back.
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#73 Post by 2rovers » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:11 am

You won't be able to get in the rear seating area, it'll all be blocked off by the enclosure , right behind the front seats to the rear shelf.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting+new project

#74 Post by Fatdave » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:02 pm

Will it be ready for this years mod nats?
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#75 Post by 2rovers » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:48 pm

Given the timeframe , no. It'll be done for next years mod nats , although the car will be done before may next year .
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