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(update!)

#16 Post by 2rovers » Mon May 09, 2011 12:29 pm

Hi folks, I have just found this if anyone's interested. I have messaged to ask about overnight facilities, I'l keep you updated.


http://www.shropshirefestivaloftranspor ... -4356.html
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#17 Post by Smithy » Mon May 09, 2011 4:31 pm

That clashes with the big event of the season BMC/BL Rally

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

#18 Post by 2rovers » Mon May 09, 2011 4:48 pm

oops!, sorry, i didn't check the dates.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#19 Post by 2rovers » Wed May 11, 2011 1:07 am

Hi there everyone,

Well I've been getting stuck right in to my new build over the last 2 weeks, and needless to say, it has been very difficult , made even harder from the rather random weather I've had here.

I do most of my work outside so there are some limitations that naturally occur.

Having ripped out last years install (photos on my first posting) , I have had to re-route a unsubstantial amount of wiring and add a bit more too because of this years design.

It takes me around 2-3 months to think and design my build, I normally start in early December, then allow for 2 months of installation ( weather permitting!).

As I had already started my design and partial installation before I found this website , I'l give you a brief run ..

I have kept the 7 x 7" tv screens that were in the vehicle, and added another 3.

I have kept the pair of 12" JBL subwoofers, and added another pair.

I have removed the Alpine speakers, and replaced with Mutant components.

I have also kept the Mutant amp, and added another 3 to the system .

Without giving away too much before the first event ( modified nationals 2011), I have done some extensive fabric covering where I can, within my skill level, and added a more variants to the lighting theme too.

I've also added some glass lighting effects, and modified the inside of the roof and added a nice twist to the floors too.....

I have some plans for the overall bodywork this year, so i haven't really attended to much in anticipation of a respray due in August-Sept.

I couldn't afford to replace the alloys, so I have had them powder coated in white, and they don't look too bad either.

I managed to replace (temporarily) my severely cracked windscreen with one from a scrapyard for £5. ( not easy !).

I bought some Halo headlights for the car last year, I'm not 100% sure about them, but I'l be running a set of HID's in the car regardless, , after comparing them to regular lighting, I won't have anything else.

Can't think of anything else just right now, I know theres more, but it's getting late, I'l keep trying to update if anyones interested, and will post images and a link soon.

Cheers for reading folks.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#20 Post by 216secoupeessex » Wed May 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Just thinking if we can get this going we could involve some other clubs - or not.
I dont think we are that big?? But the more people we can get the better - how about a feature ine the mag then we can get an idea of numbers.
The way the Manta club do it is that you turn up fri or sat then on the sunday line the cars up and have a concours comp we could split into body shape coupe etc (round for me).

I think we would have to get an idea of potential numbers for camping etc, if we involved some of the smaller clubs (potentially) BRM etc it might add some interest.

Think we may have to appoint an organiser\s first?
To keep a handle on this.

Strewth am excited alread :) :) :clapping y!

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

#21 Post by 2rovers » Wed May 11, 2011 7:38 pm

I do like the sound of that, although I can't see mine winning any competitions on the vehicles merit alone, it'd just be on the toys that I've added, until a respray later this year I will just have to put up with the condition it's in!!!!, anyway, it would be great if we could get other clubs etc involved, it'd more than likely be quite a turnout, and providing the weathers all ok, it should be quite a blast. I'm winding up for the mod-nats already, less than 2 weeks away, and I still have the worry of an MOT :-( to go through, dodgy bottom ball joint, slight blow in exhaust, rear sill needs a bit of work, and christ knows what else........roll on 2012!
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#22 Post by Red Icon » Tue May 17, 2011 8:55 pm

is anybody interested in going to the shropshire festival of transport?

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

#23 Post by Fatdave » Tue May 17, 2011 9:01 pm

as lindsey said above, it clashes with the bmc/bl day. i missed it last year so really wanted to get to it this year.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#24 Post by 2rovers » Tue May 17, 2011 9:20 pm

I'd say that because of the locality, and cost, I may have to consider the S.f.o.t as I dont think I can get to the Bmc/Bl day this year, so I'l be going Red Icon, will you be thinking of going to S.f.o.t?
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#25 Post by 2rovers » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:25 pm

Hey guys and gals.

Sorry its been a while, I have posted here and there in other rooms..

My apologies for my absence, I had been distracted by a few things..

Just to let you folks know that I aim to bring my 420 to some of your shows planned for 2012 and look forward to meeting some of you.

I aim to have finished my new project in time for the end of May at the Modified Nationals where the car will be judged on its lighting etc etc.

After May I can then plan events as I was unable to show the car much last year.

I am thinking of making a portfolio for the car, as this may explain the history of the car with photos and the differences the interior has taken on over the years. This way it will be clearer for people to understand who have yet to see the car.

I shall be starting on the car in January as the car is in winter storage at the moment away from prying eyes and the Welsh weather forecasts !

Hope to speak to you .
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#26 Post by 2rovers » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:46 pm

you can find a few more pictures on a site i have set up just for the car and its history in pictures


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

#27 Post by 2rovers » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:17 pm

Hi folks, well, I'm partially through removing 2011's build, I've come across a little dampness in the floor, so hopefully when I remove the carpet I can find it's source. There are a few things I need to give a little attention to, and when I have time i'l post some pics up here and on my site.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#28 Post by 2rovers » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:48 pm

Well, the floor insulation was soaking underneath yet dry above!
Haven't really figured out where it's seeping in although I suspect a large rubber washer/seal that was not seated properly in the bulkhead may be to partially blame .

Anyone else experienced dampness in their floor insulation?
Condensation problems?
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#29 Post by Fatdave » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:05 pm

a few years ago i had the same issue with my turbo coupe. found that a large grommet had fell out about half way down the passenger side bulk head. a small one was half out on the drivers side and last of all water was coming in from the bottom corner on the drivers side of the windscreen where it had started to de laminate.
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Re: My modified mk2 420 sli, + Tv's and Lighting

#30 Post by 2rovers » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Ah nice one, i'l check them out and get some new replacements sorted ASAP!
Cheers. :-)
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