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#141 tommobot

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 07:58 PM

Bit of a update, as this may be actually nearing completion.

So a couple of years ago, the car was getting a bit neglected and had a few little niggles that needed sorted. Biggest issue was cosmetics as fudenmentally decent car beneath.

It now has, subframe shims replaced, 4.17 FD gearbox, balance shafts removed, new set of corbeau LE pro seats, replaced brake lines, spitfire toe links + brace and fuel pump relay, hub carrier bolts, a set of speedline wheels and T7 heater. Basically a pretty through overhaul of the car as Ive now had the car 11 years!! 😮

Bodywork wise, managed to get a better condition front clam locally which was a god send.

A new roof with a smaller scoop and minor modifications to the rear clam and just a case of making look half decent!

The bodyshop has done absolute magic, considering what I gave him! It's never going to be 100% perfect, but it's exactly how I want it and starting to look actually good to my eyes!

Got sent photos earlier of it in a base coat / primered, first time I've seen it in one colour in years!!

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 08:09 PM

Very nice indeed, a great job. Spinal tap 



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 08:47 AM

Looking great Tom! 



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 10:55 AM

what gearbox did you get mate?



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Posted 13 October 2020 - 01:32 PM

It was an AQ code gearbox I found on eBay, got a company locally to give at quick once over before I installed it..

 

I believe originally its a Zafira gearbox..



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 01:50 PM

Started going back together... (backbox will hopefully be replaced in the future!)

 

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 02:02 PM

Love it Tom, that looks great. 



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Posted 10 November 2020 - 04:26 PM

Very nice indeed! Well done sir.



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 01:04 PM

That looks nuts! What's the colour?



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Posted 14 November 2020 - 01:57 PM

Porsche amethyst metallic.

It's very dark in some light, but in full sun it's glorious!

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 02:45 PM

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Getting back together, starting to look like a complete car. Some bits to do interior and seal wise, and hopefully just undertray and diffuser and get an MOT..

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 03:12 PM

Looks great.

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 08:52 PM

Nice paint!

The window tint really gets an extra highlight. Looks great.

 

I would definately go for bright silvery rims to really stand out from the body and to catch up from the windscreen surround.

But that is just me and I love shiny things. :D

 



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Posted 26 December 2020 - 09:30 PM

Looks really nice! thumbsup

 

You need to tidy up the cable ties on the v though



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Posted 27 December 2020 - 10:30 AM

You need to tidy up the cable ties on the v though


Haha, the cable ties were a temporary fix, just to make sure it actually fitted..

#156 Baron Von Scubadaddy

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Posted 27 December 2020 - 10:46 PM

Yes Bruv !!!

Looks Wicked!

Money well spent she looks like she should have.



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Posted 28 December 2020 - 12:03 PM

some turbo ears in black and a black windscreen surround would make a massive difference



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Posted 17 January 2021 - 09:49 PM

Mostly back together and properly back on the road! Bit terrifying as I haven't driven it for over 2 years, but no major problems except for the need to sort tracking / geometry.

Also now blackened up the windscreen, so bar properly fixing on the front V it's pretty much there visually.

First time properly been able to review the T7 heater... Gee wizz the difference is phenomenal! My heater on has the max setting working so it's all or nothing, and I always let in on constantly with the old heater.. after a short drive of a few miles I was actually considering turning it off!!



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Posted 18 January 2021 - 09:28 AM

Tom it looks great. Love the colour, the wheels, everything about it! 

 

Maybe a splash of carbon fibre on the fuel surround/cap.... UC do one that isn't too expensive. 

 

It looks great, love the rear clam cut outs too. 



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Posted 18 January 2021 - 02:22 PM

Thanks! ..Not really a fan of carbon to be honest, I just don't get 'it' but maybe one day i'll do the outer surround of the cap in black?

 

Anyway, can't be spending any more money on it now, need to get the land rover back on the road!






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