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Polar White and Rust - a restoration epic, can it even be done?

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This morning I did some prep work for the mini boot space lining project.

First job was to remove the two centre bumper mount bolts and their large washers, then both rear light clusters, the boot lid latch and then peel back the boot seal as far as necessary:

 

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 As I have decided to go with a Black stretch carpet liner, I wanted the bolt heads to be colour coordinated too. So a dash of paint was applied to all of these fasteners:

 

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I decided to start with the largest and most complex part of the boot space, which is the rear panel. As you will see from the above photo, there would be plenty of stretching and cutting to do on this piece to get it to look anything like OK... Then I cut a piece of the stretch carpet to roughly the right size:

 

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I actually quite like the clean look of the rear panel without all of the access holes etc. I appreciate that I will need the occasional hole for the lights, bumper mounts, earth connections etc, but I might just go straight down to the floor and ignore the holes - any thoughts guys?

If I need to access anything else in that cavity, I can always just pop out one or both lights.

To be continued...

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Hi Ian I would lose the holes under the liner just going to mean a lot more work and more change of errors (k.i.s.s.) besides think it will look neater only prob I could see with this is change of puncturing or tearing 

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Got a little bit done on the boot space liner project.

The stretch carpet is now fitted to the rear panel:

 

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And also to the N/S quarter and upright:

 

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Obviously it will all need a really good hoover afterwards, but I'm pretty pleased so far.

 

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Looking great so far, when can I bring my both Manta's😁?

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23 minutes ago, H-400 said:

Looking great so far, when can I bring my both Manta's😁?

Thanks, but no thanks lol

 

Oh, almost forgot - the cheapenese spare wheel cover showed up the other day:

 

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Cant really complain for less than £4 :lol:

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Last night I managed to get the Drivers side quarter and upright lined:

 

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Then I decided to finish the job off, the petrol tank card would like good in the same material - plus of course it would then all follow round nicely. Here it is after I covered it and cut out the fixing holes:

 

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I probably wont fit it back in just yet as I want to keep as much of the area clear as possible to allow me to make a template for the carpet that I will eventually fit.

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1 hour ago, Jessopia74 said:

Looks like it works really well around those compound curves. Lovely job.

That’s the beauty of the 4 way stretch carpet you see Jess, it really is so easy to get a good looking job.

Even a ham fisted, clumsy oaf like me can do it :lol:

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