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Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

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Lol actually I had three good piles of it, could possibly of been.

 

 

And thanks fella's I haven't actually done anything since March, I've just been way to busy. I'm posting this up now to spur me on.

 

This is the intro on Exiges.com....

 

I'll post images up to where I am next week. Due to very busy times both at work and at home I'm a little behind to where I'd like to be right now and haven't physically done any work on the car since March. I'm hoping to get a good 4-6 weeks working on it now but I'm also getting over keyhole surgery to my knee done just this week. I have in the meantime been buying bits an bobs to help recondition/replace parts on the car and deciding where my final goal should be. I figured I'd start this thread today to help push me into getting it well underway.

 

I'd like to keep it as standard as possible although not completely standard. I'll be using OE parts as well as parts from our specialist friends (thank you so far Dave). George (Esprit) has also leant a hand and supplied drawings for the battery clamp, undertray and diffuser. A thanks in advance should be paid to many people including those I've badgered and will continuously badger throughout this restoration. I'd also like to add that this car was a properly good servant to its last two owners (last one being Beefcake on here/MarkH admin on MLOC) and the work carried out or condition is by no means a slur on there ownership.

 

I recently purchased or currently I'm purchasing MarcP's VVC K Trophy Engine and B4BP gearbox. I'll likely be getting this slightly overhauled and strengthing the bottom end. I won't be doing a great deal to it if I'm honest but I will be using it so I can keep the original VHPD and gearbox tucked up safe and sound. Currently it has 52k on it. I will be keeping all the parts I remove. This car will be staying a K. I am not making a track car more a road car that I may have a little fun with very occasionally on track. When this is finished though I'll be buying a track car to keep the S1company. Well that's the plan, get this done and have some fun later.

 

I'm going to town on this car, no doubt I'll be changing my mind along the way, making mistakes, calling for help but I'm determined to do a job that is nothing short of a damn good one.

 

Cheers

Jonny

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fascinating thread Jonny, a great read and I look forward to your next update

 

moving the washer bottle is a great idea btw!

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That looks nice and sparkly, Jonny!

You'll never want to drive it after you've finished!

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Jonny, this thread is great (and inspirational)!

 

Where are you going to put your washer bottle? I don't think I'll move mine, but I'm interested to know how you're going to achieve the change.

 

Cheers,

Kurt

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Ah, my car isn't fitted with air con! I was wondering where it all fitted, very insightful.

It looks like you'll loose some weight there.

 

Tell me, are you painting your zinc coated surfaces with black POR directly, or priming first??

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No I suppose if you're painting directly on to zinc coat maybe just wipe over with some surface prep like anything else I guess Kurt. What are you painting black? Also POR do a Zinc primer, it's basically a spray so that would do a good job of priming rather than getting Zinc coated in future. 

So I'll have two spare switches now the AC is removed (AC & Recirculation), what to use them for...

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2 spare switches?. One for the manual fan overide switch you are going to fit?

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Looks like one for the fan and one for the water pump

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So a bit of a tidy up. Steering rack back from Titan. I'd forgotten to paint the steering arms upon install so remedied that with some POR prep and 2 coats of POR15 black.  Same with the ARB.

Wishbones shot blast and back Zinc coated.  Gave them two coats of POR 15 clear.  Should get them on tomorrow and the master cylinders changed......

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Jonny

 

I have just sent you an email to the address you have registered on here, its regarding Chatsworth, check your junk mail as its probably found its way in there.

 

Simon

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