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Old November 13th 2010, 12:11
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il keep this short and let the pics do the talking but this my my day trip to BMW specialist cars today!

530am my alarm went off and by 630 we were ready to go!



















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that is soooo nice
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Beauty!!!

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Thats very nice. Now for color sanding and buffing in American terms, and flatting and rubbing out in English terms
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Hi

Your car is looking good, I may have missed reading it. What colour did you paint the car?

I'm pretty sure I'm going Porsche Blood orange (that's this weeks colour LOL) your car colour looks similar.

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Looking good. Very nice color.
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Old November 14th 2010, 06:09
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thanks for the comments guys - i cant stop smiling!!!!

the colour is the origional L30M Tomaten rot (gt beetle colour)

Craig did a fantastic job of putting the paint on - a good flat and polish - as you guys have said - and it will be like glass
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not a lot to report - waiting for my chassis to come back from blasting/coating (ABS blastic/Perfect Coatings Bedfordshire) before i can really get stuck in building it up! The bolt on panels are on to get them out of the way! Started building the doors up and dug out my mint condition padded dash from under my bed







have had some nice rear caliper brackets made up front ones are in the process of being done. 944 front hubs have been machined for my dropped spindles.









and a pic of some of the stuff thats just come back from being coated





had a few geuine type iv rocker covers coated.

keeping a couple of sets of myself but may sell some if any interest



and my steering wheel which will match my dash pretty well. as far as i can tell its pretty damn rare. ive tried searching the internet to find more about it and only found a couple of threads of people tryin to find more out about them lol



some progress is better than no progress

if anyone is interested in having some 996 caliper brackets made for 944 turbo arms with 996 discs please let me know as i may have a batch made if there is enough interest

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Not a lot more progress- but something is better than nothing!

Had a trip to my local friendly second hand parts suppliers who supplied me with 2 battered seats ive stripped just for the subframes. these will be mounted to my 996 seats over christmas as the seats are at my parents!

I also obtained a great condition speedo. I wanted to return the clock to zero, as the car will be basically brand new - thanksto julian for the tips



Speedo in many peices





this is the drive that needed to be disconnected so i could wind it




looks brand new again!




couple pics of my dash im UBER pleased with. Its proper mint! the only thing i had to do was repaint the speedo bezel bit. Fitted two rocker switches for heater front and rear screens too - tried to make it look as factory as pos.









Then tonight, thanks to julians little box of levers, i rebuilt my door locks to match my VW key for the rear lid catch



just gota do my ignition barrel now, which, after some research, is a feckin ball ache to remove from the housing as i have to drill a hole to get to the retaining clip - vw thought it best to omit this hole for some reason?!


AND MY CHASSIS IS FINALLY GETIN COATED!!! WHOOOOOOP!!! popped by perfect coating this evening - it should be black by tomorrow!









it does have some holes though ... when this comes back to me il repair it and touch it in.



hopefully il make some good mprogress before the new year!
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just gota do my ignition barrel now, which, after some research, is a feckin ball ache to remove from the housing as i have to drill a hole to get to the retaining clip - vw thought it best to omit this hole for some reason?!
That hole was omitted so that your car couldn't easily be stolen...or so was the theory.

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Old December 30th 2010, 14:59
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Dave, thanks for the reply. It appears VW put the holes in some castings - im not whether its the earlier or later ones though. I ended up using another casting as a guide.
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Also managed to get the ignition lock working on the VW key i wanted so all locks are now done
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