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Exige S1 Restoration (images changed).

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I'll get there Dean, it won't be perfect but it'll be close. 

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What a day. Full of optimism last night about the exige coming back from paint with brand new tyres ready for the final stretch and I get a call from my mate across the road at 4am. He's called the police, someone is robbing my wheels. 

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He got away without the wheels but with all the nuts including locking. Finding 20 replacements was a PITA. I had to visit 3 different dealers first thing and still couldn't find locking nuts. Still haven't as I write this but it's getting sorted in the next few days.

So gave my wife her car back to go to work and I got a cab in myself. Clam's dressed albeit just the wing to add. The blending and touching up have been done to an excellent standard. Few things still to do, bonnet and splitter weren't available so they need a little extra work still. Chrome Orange is a bitch! 

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It was a little filthy so gave it a good clean with the air hose, vac and lots of polish inside and out. Seats and harnesses are in now though, wow honestly it's better then I imagined. I've been looking forward to getting them in for ages. 

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Finally this evening bonnet and roof, voila! 

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Rear clam on Sunday. Hopefully. I'm off to bed, tired man! 

 

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You are so going to cry when you get a stone chip in that perfect car. :(

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If you need a hand to lift the rear clam on in the morning give me a shout

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I know Steve, I'll do the best I can to prevent it.

Thanks Paul 

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14 hours ago, jonnyfox said:

It's coming home :clap:

I know it's taken you a while but i didn't realise you started in 1966!

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On 07/07/2018 at 15:49, DeanB said:

Mega. Just mega.

Even more Awsome now ( and I have seen the car) 

the 60million Doller question if the weather is still good 

driving or trailer ?? 

 

Either way fantastic mate ( good luck with your bi op ) we will have a drink soon 

regards

 

colin

ps 

I feel for you regarding your wheels 🙆🏻‍♂️

Edited by cjwjames

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Cheers Colin. Looking forward to a catch up soon :tup:

Today was the first time I've fitted an S1 Exige rear clam. What a giant ball ache! I did have two great very excellent spannerers help me out though. Massive thanks to Gaz and Jane. Gave the clam a long dose of sunshine before stretching over the sill.

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Once on the biggest issue was the fuel filler which needed repositioning with the wheel arches coming a close second but everything else was straight forward. 

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That said it wasn't all plane sailing, when it came to the last two jobs diffuser and engine lid neither fitted properly. Diffuser is a little too wide so I'll need to draw/make a new one and the roof hinge may need adjusting. With only two of us left after a long day well into the evening more hands were preferable. So as I left it's very almost there. 

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Jon, looks good. I would be siphoning some fluid out the coolant bottle down to the rim. The excess might blow out the coolant cap and all over the place otherwise.

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Will do Martin.

I will have to drive on Sunday as I no longer own a trailer or a car with a tow bar. 

So today I popped the lenses around the headlights and put the engine lid on before packing it off to have paint protection and the decals professionally fitted. It's booked in for MOT Thursday, tax and detailing Friday. Saturday I've a few little things to do and Sunday is run in day, all the way Rowsley Station. 

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Looks stunning Mr Fox..... Cant wait to see it in the flesh and glad to hear you are going to drive it, that's what cars are for :clap:

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