The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#16 Post by 1234dist » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:07 pm

So after a diagnostic visit to the holy house we have determined, the cabby doesn't come with rear arb as standard :o

But we got some pics and thats all that matters, even sitting in a garage looking at the cars @ 35 degrees was too much like work.

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#17 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:24 pm

Should've just gone for a blast with the top down to beat the heat... preferably with an ice cold pint at the end of it.

Over 92 degrees in Pershore today, just 20 miles from where I work. That's 33 in Church of England. And no ice-cream van all day :sad
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#18 Post by 1234dist » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:38 am

We went for a blast in the vvc to show off the scenery where i live (only the second person to ever sit in the passenger seat). And after we baked in the garage and my garden for a while, we decided we needed steak. So we took the silver peril to my local eatery for mixed grills and for a change i wasn't driving so got the beers in :beer

Was a good day. :cool
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#19 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:14 am

The Peroni was a flowin' ! Image



Here is the rear ARB comparison, first pic is mine, second is dists. :laughing2



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#20 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:20 pm

I have removed the front Calipers, my 25 derv needed them, had a badly binding N/S caplier,
they are 262 vented so a nice upgrade from the factory solids, brake fluid had gone red from
heat, all bled with new fluid now.

I will be taking my ROVER 600 Ti brakes off the 25X, (yes I have decided to brake it for bits :sad )
they will be a nice upgrade for the cabby. :D



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I might repaint the carrier yellow. :tt2
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#21 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:47 am

Been off here for a while, moved house and with Christmas etc the car got laid up and life
got in the way but I have been tinkering on it and just thought i'd post up an update.

I have edited this first post as the sarcasm didn't fly to well. :laughing2

I have been buying suspension parts, after 1234dist took me for a drive in his Cabby with
all the upgrades he has done and with my suspension feeling like i'm driving on jelly it was
time to replace it all, but upgrade it and improve it all.

So far I have got the following:

New front and rear shocks (Sports suspension from DMGRS as it was cheaper than OEM)
Rear 18mm Anti-roll bar from Rimmers
Rear ARB Clamps (Powder Coated 2nds from MGF'n'TF Bits, they are the same as an MGF)
Rear ARB Links
Rear Strut Brace (New from Dark Ice Designs, it is for an MGZS but it fits the R8)

I still need a set of springs so i'll get saving, I also need some Rear ARB Mounting Brackets,
if anyone on here can help the Part Number is: EFP7577, pic below, let me know if you have
a pair in good condition, they also fitted these to the 400/45/MG ZS too. :)



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#22 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:48 am

Thanks to 1234dist I now have a Phase 1 Grille and thanks to Russ on RoverTech I have a
set of hockysticks on the way too, I kind of went off the look of the Chrome Grille. :blushing
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#23 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:48 am

The Brackets are out of stock EVERYWHERE !!!! :o

Getting a bit miffed now, two companies have had them listed, ordered and been refunded
from both as they can't be bothered updating there stocks/websites, again can anyone on
here help me source a set, new or used will do so long as there half decent. :blink



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#24 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:27 am

UPDATE: 18/06/17


The Cabby hasn't moved in month, I litteraly took it to the parents house and removed the front calipers
as my 25 Derv needed them, so it is still without brakes. :bored

BUT, the parts haul is continuing ! :D

I have now added the following to the list:

ARB Mounting Brackets EFP7577, (FINALLY) :clapping
Phase one Grille & Hockey Sticks
Chav-tastic Smoked Aftermarket Rear Lights
Coupe Front and Rear Bumpers
2.0 Turbo Carriers painted yellow
Brand new BREMBO Pads and Discs, (EuroCarParts FTW)
Caliper Seal Kit
Plus a lot of misc small items
Brand New Front Fog Lights ! :clapping


PARTS STILL ON THE HUNT FOR
Spare headlight to play with, got one off dist and he has another, somewhere. :laughing2
Rear Spoiler of some kind but not sure yet, might go for a Lip Spoiler.
Coupe Side Rubbing Strips/Mouldings (Wings, Doors, Rear Quarters. (Again another dist jobby)
Dark Cabby Door Cards and Rear Quarter Cards
Rear Seatbelt Clasp
Ignition Barrel Rubber
New Drums and Shoes
Illuminated Ignition Barrel would be nice
Turbo Calipers

Then as my signature suggests I also need all the Poly Bushes. :sneaky


Still, the brakes turned out good, the carriers are painted and the calipers are awaiting their
new seal kit to be fitted.



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Take a look at my brake re-furb thread: http://www.rover200.org.uk/forums/viewt ... 20&t=10894
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#25 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:01 am

Good job the pads sit on sliders, thats a lot of paint on them there caliper carriers.
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#26 Post by ROVER-25X » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:16 pm

There was more rust before the paint *laughs*. :laughing2
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#27 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:10 am

More parts now in the parts box. :D

Brand new front Fog Lights.
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#28 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:14 pm

My Photobucket links are still working on here thankfully.
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#29 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:20 pm

All picture links from Photobucket have now been fixed on all my threads. :clapping

If anyone else is having any issues all you need to do is add the following to the end of
your image links and it restores your photos, it won't take long. :)

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#30 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:32 am

I have finally finished updating the photo links on this, took a while, feel sorry for people like Vuglalor and dist
who have pic heavy threads ruined by PB. :sad
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