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  1. I wouldn’t say that’s out the way price wise if that’s all the welding needed?? You guys know better than me but you never know till you start poking around 😂
  2. I hope it goes for asking price but.... for the price I’d want more 400 spec parts on it. I’m sure it’s built well but to many bits and bobs on the car that’s not 400. Immaterial really as it’s well out my price range 😂
  3. Hi Ian, it’s a bit soul destroying. I’m in a similar position with my arches. I thought I’d totally sorted one, was really happy, even asked friends to take a look, we could find no problems..... then I saw it in a different light and...it’s far from perfect and with shiny paint will look pretty average. Iv couple more jobs to do then il have to come back to them. Then the roof to look forward too.... definitely been my least enjoyable part of resto .
  4. Few evenings spent cutting up Astra van roof for sunroof delete. Profile pretty close, nice curve in all directions. Astra roof pretty hefty too which helps. Definitely not gonna be a show winner but still on course to be a tidy track car. Hopefully get quite few hours on it tomorrow. Aiming for roof welded in, roll cage dry fitted and plates welded in 👍
  5. Looks like you’re doing a great job 👍👍
  6. Mm, not a bad idea.... 👍 iv never seen one
  7. Iv had b coupe, exclusive coupe and current hatch, I found b coupe to handle the best, hatch more understeer but put that down to heavy v8 in front?? Also rotten shell probably didn’t help 😂
  8. Quite productive week, new fuel lines, fuel tank in, after buying tool recommended by bris jas (thanks again) door pins came out piece of cake and door swapped, rear interior taken out with no nasty surprises. Today did 360 mile round trip to pick roll cage up from Carl who’s really good guy. Coincidentally there was an Astra van roof skin on way home , I had a look and tuck few measurements, roughly speaking it has similar profile to delete sun roof. Not going to bodge it at this stage so if it’s not looking good il keep eye out for a non sunroof hatch skin. Also ordered 2 pack flame red paint. Hopefully will get cage tidied up and take a look at roof next week. 👍
  9. Thanks a lot. Bought it. Really appreciate that 👍
  10. Hi guys, iv come across a really good door for next to nothing. Dumb ass question but can anyone give me a link to tool I need to remove pins? Iv searched through forum but links you’ve given on past posts are now obsolete. Thanks, sorry for boring post 😂
  11. Keep going Ian! After doing my back arches I couldn’t bare to see another pot of filler! I think it can be soul destroying as you think you’ve done a good job, put some primer on and.....agh... still not right! 3 hours later and you’re little further on. Iv left mine and been doing other stuff but I know they’re still waiting... keep going, it’s you that’s got to happy with the job 👍 looks great btw!
  12. Thanks bud. Getting them looking ‘ok I suppose ‘ takes no time, getting them to look spot on takes forever! I’m sure a professional would get them looking good in no time. I know where still needs work, you can even see in the tiny pics. I’m gonna sort wings out then go back to them 👍
  13. I don’t want to see another pot of filler for a long time! Believe it or not iv been hours and hours getting to where they are now , they still need fair bit of work but will do some more on them when it comes to spray prep. I need a break from arches! Also welded in new steal in rear quarters and back panel, wish I’d taken pics of before as that actually went quite well. So, all that’s left is roof, make new exhaust and prep for paint...another month should do it, (if I can bring myself to do bit more on arches) 😂
  14. Hi Ian, the arch was a really poor fit and needed persuading to fit, so much so serious risk of destorting it, thoughts were less of arch used less destortion. have I been a dick? 😂 Ps.... just read bris jas comment and this could be reason.... It says klokerholm on it but as you say, different colour to normal and different to other side that was ordered the same time.... iv not done arches (or much tbh) before but brother said they’re not normally such a t..t to fit...?? I’m guessing iv got same arch as you found not fit for purpose. There were other issues too I won’t bore you with to much
  15. Offside sill and arch Welded on, any one else have any dramas with the Klokkerholm arches? It didn’t seam to have as much flair as the original, made fitting a bit of a ball ache. My brother gave me a hand who’s done loads of arches for clients etc and he wasn’t massively happy with it. Anyhow, it’s a track car , it’l be fine....😂
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