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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#31 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:19 pm

CHANGE OF PLANS !!!!!!




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The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
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The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#32 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm all for helping on this, it sounds fun.
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#33 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:47 pm

So I have now purchased a 1.8 Turbo Engine from a 75, only 65k on the clock, coolant is clear of oil and
the oil is clear of coolant, was heard running too and ran sweet. :D

I got it CHEAP too as some are being sold as a bare engine for upto £500 but I got EVERYTHING on mine,
manifolds, turbo, A/C pump, MAP sensor and a few other bits and bobs including seatbelt lifting straps. :blink




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It will be mounted up on my engine stand and that is where is will stay for a while getting cleaned up
and checked over, it probably won't be in the car for a while as I need my garage bult first but at least
I have it, I was going to upgrade the 1.6 to MEMS 3 and throw 135 cams in it but why go through all
the effort of doing the MEMS 3 and not take the opportunity to upgrade the engine further, the 1.6
will not go to waste as it is a nice engine and will be a handy spare if needed.



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Had the stand for ages, finally put it together. :clapping
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The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#34 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:24 am

The parts hunting is continuing, I am still after the following items so if anyone can help then let me know. Image


Full Stainless Exhaust or just a Back Box
Coupe Colour Coded Side Rub Strips (x6 sections)
New Roof
Windbreak
Front Strut Brace
Addendum or ZS 11 Spoke Mk2 Alloys



I have now acquired these parts and updated the main list. :D

Mumby Developments PG1 Linkage Refurb Kit
Front 25mm ARB, Links, Mounts and Bolts
New Front Fog Lights
Coupe Front and Rear Bumpers
1.8 Turbo Engine
Spare Turbo Loom
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#35 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:04 am

:clapping

You'll need uprated 25mm ARB bushes prior to fitting now as well.
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#36 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:21 am

I know, just as well I didn't buy any, seen some genuine ones on ebay but like you have already
told me just get them all in bulk in one go, plus before I order we could do a campaign a month
before and see if any one else needs owt and get it all in one go. :D
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#37 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm

Can't believe its 7 months since I updated this. :slapme

No progress on the car, turning a nice shade of green *laughs*. :laughing2

BUT the hunt for parts continues, should have an OMP front Strut Brace on the way to me before the end of next week,
myself and The Almighty Dist did almost 500 miles today to give Kev Willis a visit and he hooked me up with RARE dark
door cards and quarter panels from an early Cabby so I can ditch the beige, we also got Coupe side rub strips so once
painted the cabby should look tasty. :D
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#38 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:03 pm

The WINNING keeps on coming, I acquired a dark Cabriolet interior the other day and I also managed to get a dark
leather rear seat too, the seat if from a Coupe but the Almighty Dist says it will fit the Cabby, it just needs a little
persuasion. :laughing2

I have made the most of a couple of quiet nights at work to strip them down and give them a thorough scrub down,
the old Mould and Mildew spray I bought years ago never fails to clean up trim that's been sat around for a while, it
all still needs the AutoGlym treatment, Trim and Dash Care for the panels and the Leather Cleaner and Leather
treatment for the seats but that can get done another day.




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First things first, I stripped down and cracked on with the Drivers Door Card as it was the worst one of them all, it
is the only one I did before photos for just to give you the idea.





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So that's the drivers side done, very happy with how it came out, Passenger door next.





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Looking good, staying with the passenger side, time to make a start on the rear quarter panels.




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......and finally the drivers rear.




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Next up was the rear leather seats, they were not too bad but the cloth said otherwise, the water was
black when I finished, but again I am very happy with the results.





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I have two cloths for cleaning up at work, amazingly the whiter one is the one that cleaned everything up. :laughing2

Must be the bleach in the Mould remover.



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The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#39 Post by 1234dist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:11 pm

much better :clapping
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#40 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Cheers mate, thanks for giving us a lift getting them out the car and riding shotgun, any excuse for one of these though. :D





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The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
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#41 Post by 1234dist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:21 pm

it was just like any other day we meet to fix cars......6.5hrs talking and nowt gets done. :slapme
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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#42 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:36 pm

Tru dat !!! :laughing2




The dark interior is a very important item off my wish list, the main list is still very long though and a few
more items have been added because of this interior, mainly a couple of fixings but my Cabby should produce
them, they might be smokestone though so I am after a couple of these.



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I'll be needing to replace the Tonnau/Emergency Hood Rivet fasteners with non rusty screws, the front
speaker trim screws are discoloured but I could paint them as they are not that bad of a condition.


I'll be redoing the door car fabric in faux suede like what Dist did on his GTi but i'll be going black.

Plus i'll be replacing all the speakers, 14.5cm sound about the right size for the rears on the Cabby ?
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#43 Post by Aaronrover214cab1993 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:36 pm

Absolutely love the interior mate :D wouldn't mind one myself but I've given up looking :tumbleweed

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#44 Post by ROVER-25X » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm

Just keep an eye out for an early Cabby, K reg onwards.
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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Re: The ROVER-CX8 Cabriolet Project

#45 Post by Aaronrover214cab1993 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:43 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 pm
Just keep an eye out for an early Cabby, K reg onwards.
I spend 99% of my life on the prowl for anything rover 200 *laughs* if you come across any let me know or I'd settle with the grey leather with red inserts

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