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Saturday, 27 October 2012

Restoration Starts 30/10/2012

So we finally decided the best corse of action.
We will be:

Removing both the rear quarter panels and replacing them with new.
Removing the sills and doing a better job of welding them in.
replacing the front wings with ph1 style
replacing bonnet with ph1 style
replacing hockey sticks with ph1 style
replacing indicators with ph1 style.
gsi front bumper replacement
Removing and replacing the front subframe

and once we're happy a bare metal respray in Night Fire Red.

All before Christmas, leaving plenty of time for engine and suspension work.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Now the interior is out its time to turn our attention to the bodges.

This is the gearbox stabiliser mount and should have a flexible bush in it as well. So first job was to remove this, seeing as the engine is coming out shortly i haven't bothered adding the new one.

This mount connects directly to the front sub frame so once the new one arrives I'll transfer it over.

Total cost £50 for mount, stabiliser and front sub frame.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thanks to a forum member we now have a video for removing the rear seats.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Shopping list

Leather interior - All my cars have leather of some sort.
New door cards - current ones are knackered
Roof lining - Hold and sagging current one
Carpet - Holds in current one
Suspension - Don't like what its got at the moment
Springs - Same problem
Brakes - Front and rear
PH1 Bonnet - Already got one
PH1 hockey sticks - Already got one
Windscreen - Current one is cracked.
Straight through Stainless Exhaust - Already got one
New down-pipe - Its almost flat
Alloy Wheels - Its on steel, nuf said
New sump - Well you saw the last one
Gearbox stabiliser - Already got one
Passenger side CV Boot - Split
Passenger side steering boot - come loose.

Any other part and service item i don't know about yet

The things you have to do to get seats out

I hate tarox screws on rover seats, they round off for fun.

And so the disruption begins

And so the disruption begins, and we see just how bad this car really is.
Lets start with the good, nothing really to report, everything came off in one piece.

Now the bad bits:
dented and slightly slanted sub frame

Smashed in front passenger side

For some reason a cut or split in the front panel

and the most concerning part, the engine doesn't seem to be straight.

So all in all, gulp!

Thanks to mike for the help on the heavy bits and interior.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Plan

If i can get the car looking even remotely close to this i'm going to be a very happy owner.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Rover 200/400 to 95 Engine Mountings - 2000
Time too collect parts in this case the mounts 23 and 25