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    Project: Brocade Yellow

    Evening all, those of you who have kept an ear to the ground recently will know of my little crash that I had. This prompted the need for a loan because A) the peoples fence wasnt going to repair itself and B) my car needed some money thrown at it.

    So, I've been buying bits for about 2 weeks now, I thought it might be a good idea to get a project thread going as most of the work will be happening next weekend (Sat/Sun/Mon) I've got all 3 days off, working solid through the day from early morning, and through the night until early hours. It WILL get done that weekend

    So, this is how it stands at the moment:



    WHATS TO DO:

    PENDING - New front and rear bumpers

    DONE - Debadged grille

    DONE - New exhaust center section

    DONE - New cat

    DONE - Sportex 4" oval backbox

    DONE - Lower 60mm all round - Jamex shocks and springs

    PENDING - Full colour coding

    PENDING - White steelies :P

    PENDING - Depo fronts

    PENDING - Black MHW rears

    DONE - Calibra front seats

    DONE - Fix the damage to the floor pan in the boot (will be done when we fit the new bumpers)

    DONE - Full service (new plugs, leads, oil flush, new oil, new oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, drain coolant system and redo, new brake pads)

    FUTURE POSSIBILITIES AND PLANS:

    GSi Spoiler

    GSi Front bumper

    GSi skirts (or stienmetz, not sure, they look a bit nicer)

    Cesaros, Speedline Allessios or Compomotive MO's

    Possibly tint windows

    ENGINE TROUBLES:

    As of about 1 week ago, I've lost all power, its extremely jerky in all gears at all revs, max speed is about 65mph downhill, rev limiter is at 3,000rpm ish. In an attempt to fix this, the following are being done:

    **DONE**

    DONE - New cat

    DONE - New lambda sensor

    DONE - New air flow meter

    DONE - New engine coolant temp sensor

    DONE - Clean EGR valve

    **DONE**

    If it doesn't run OK after this then something has majorly gone wrong...

    Comments and suggestions extremely welcome, as you can see, I've bought a lot of bits already, my bedroom is full of parts and boxes etc... Theres still a loooong way to go

    Obviously, there will be progress pics of all of this after enxt weekend when it all begins... I hope to get the lowering done, at the same time i'll do brake pads becuase i'll have the wheels off, once its lowered i'll do the exhaust fit the cat and the backbox, already fitted new centre section. After that, its all little jobs, the full service needs doing, all the sensors need replacing/cleaning/testing, filters need doing, oil flushing etc... once all of those are done, the bumpers will come into play, along with straightening out my back end... Either that or I'll fit the leathers in the front, not sure, will see how it goes...


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    coooool look forward to seeing this all done

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    sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead of yih, good luck mate, plans sound awesome!

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    thanks, yeh, pretty much everything that says BOUGHT next to it will be done on that weekend, plus the bumpers, waiting on sam_homepc to sort his new ones out so he can send me his old ones...

    thanks all

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    What you doing with your bumpers mate

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    My old ones?? they're being thrown away, rear is bent in two, 50% of the screw/bolt/mounts thingies are broken, the front one has a hole in the front of it. Buying new ones, still standard post-97, but im colour colding them all and the arches. Why do you ask?

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    Busy weekend lol, you going to paint bumpers in that time??

    Front leathers shouldnt take that lpng to fit not sure about rears as i didnt buy any lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AN07 MAC
    Busy weekend lol, you going to paint bumpers in that time??

    Front leathers shouldnt take that lpng to fit not sure about rears as i didnt buy any lol
    Yup, definately a busy weekend... No, the bumpers wont get done in that time, they are coming from sam_homepc who unfortunately has run into some issues at his end which is delaying them. Not to worry, i probably wouldnt have had time to do them anyway, plus it gives me a chance to test fit where i want to cut out of the bumpers to sit the exhaust nice and tight.

    Front leaters should only take an hour or so, im guessing the first one will be more hassle than the second, because i wont have done it before, lol...

    Im hoping to get lots of photos of the progress aswell... might post up a tutorial on how to fit the leathers if i get time afterwards... I think we already have a tutorial on lowering and exhaust fitting and stuff like that, so i wont bother with those...

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    Keep me up to date Would like to see things as they update 'cos i've got same coloured car hah.

    Btw don't spose you fancy selling your tow bar panel cover? I bumped into mine and looks nasty gash haha.

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    my one got damaged in the crash, but it still fits and is in one piece, the paint is chipped and cracked a bit, you can have it for postage if you want it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon2309
    my one got damaged in the crash, but it still fits and is in one piece, the paint is chipped and cracked a bit, you can have it for postage if you want it....
    Any chance of a picture?

    Mines got a big crack in it so, aslong as it's a little better that'd be cool man

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    When you get a respray make sure you are willing to pay ask smithyt will be worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudedodd
    When you get a respray make sure you are willing to pay ask smithyt will be worth it
    Come again? I'm not gettinga respray, any painting is being done by myself with a huge compressor and spray gun... whos smithyt???

    Anyhoo, i'll try and find the tow cover and get a pic of the damage on it for you, its in a bag somewhere, it might take some time.

    UPDATE!

    The following parts turned up today:

    > Backbox

    > Rear bumper reinforcement bar

    > Lambda Sensor

    So now I have everythign needed to start work at the weekend, not including the bumpers, tahts the week after.

    This is gonna be an uber 3 days... haha

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    UPDATE

    Just some pictures of all the parts ready for the weekend...



    most of the parts are shown here, a few are missing.. the thing int he brown cardboard long thing is the rear bumper reinforcement bar, next to that is the new cat, calibra leathers at the back, air filter and oil filter are shown near the bottom along with the new gaskets/bolts for the cat... right at the bottom you've got the 60mm jamex kit, along with the backbox aswell



    brake pads and lambda sensor make an appearance, along with the spark plugs



    hehe me likey lots... sportex 4" inward rolled oval



    and this is just a size comparison to my average sized male hands, lol... obviously i'll get pics up when its on the car in the next few days.

    Comments and suggestions welcome, cheers, dave

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    Looks good man, get pics once it's finished and what not

    Any news on ze tow bar panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnK
    Looks good man, get pics once it's finished and what not

    Any news on ze tow bar panel?
    Certaily will do dude... And im starting to think it must have been thrown away, i've had a proper look yesterday, and again this evening... i cant find it...

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    Looks like your turning this into a right good project mate hope it goes well this weekend

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    You don't know how much i've been looking forward to this this past week

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudedodd
    Looks like your turning this into a right good project mate hope it goes well this weekend
    Cheers dudedodd, you have the same colour car as me, how's yours going? Its all set for the weekend, shouldnt have any problems at all, as long as we dont break anything or sheer any bolts, lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Chase
    You don't know how much i've been looking forward to this this past week
    You have??!?! Why's that? Gotta say, I've been itching for work to end all day today, so i can get home and start getting stuff ready for tomorrow. Gonna be up at my friends house (where the pit is, and the huge garage/shed) at about 9am, working through till early hours, same sunday, same monday

    Its just a shame i cant get the bumpers done this weekend aswell, and a shame that the bidget this month didnt cater for wheels, lol...


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    'Cos epic changes over a weekend is monumental, Brings hope

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