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1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:49 pm

These were the type of defects I was getting, you can only see them when the solvent from the primer hits causing a slight rise in the surface. I've dug them out with a scalpel and filled with dolphin glaze, it works well but took ages

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I bought this from eBay, it's a cheap weather station thing but it has humidity which is exceptionally useful together with the dehumidifier. Don't know how accurate it is but it seems right-enough, for the ÂŁ7 it cost brilliant!

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Final wet sand. It's had two guide coats due to all the defects popping up everywhere I'd lost confidence in the first

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Paint and clearcoat. A b*****d tiny moth fell into the second clear, i pulled it out alright but there's a 1/4" wide bit of browny dust forever in it now, really annoying but that's life...

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I put three coats of clear on it, looks very nice. Will be wet sanding it in a few weeks when the cars back together

In case anyone is interested in number of rattle cans for a hard top:

1 x Plastic primer (for burn through areas)
4 x Upol grey primer
3 x Metallic basecoat
5 x Upol clearcoat
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:53 pm

Had a good day today. Cleaned the crazy amount of painting filth from the garage and got the car off the rotisserie and back onto axle stands for reassembly.

I used the engine crane to get the shell up there but it was dodgy as **** and I didn't want to do it again so i built another trestle so i could use the jack to gradually inch it down swapping front to back and lowering the bar each time. I'd definately do it this way next time!! :-D

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Going to put the loom and fuel tank back in tomorrow :dance:
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby blackyb » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:12 pm

Cracking work buddy.
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:04 pm

The front side tab had snapped off the ABS air guide, i used a soldering iron to tack weld it in place and then scratched and swiss cheesed it to bond well to fibreglass

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I had to bend a bit of alu to make the fibreglass follow the corner properly, i was going to take it off afterwards but it'd stuck so well i left it in place

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I was doing some stuff with POR15 so i painted it to blend in better - largely pointless :-D

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Air guide in place and the front of the bumper bar painted in POR15. The bumper reinforcements were cleaned back to stell, kurust, etch primer and black gloss

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Painted the boot in POR15, I'd originally intended to have it body colour but I'd lost the will to live spray painting in rattle cans! :lol:

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The brake servo had some surface rust, I sanded it back, kurust, etch prime and black gloss. Alu master cylinder just cleaned back. The brake balance bracket is being done at the moment

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Main loom and cabin loom in place. I'm doing this an unconventional way because i'll have a very minimal dash, it'll be done so it can be put back to normal but the insides of the dash will be a bare minimum

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The secondhand carpets were scrubbed and have come out very nice. All the marks have gone and should smell very "fresh" :-D

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:30 pm

Had a good couple of days, I needed two small bits of underfelt so had to order some. Got carried away and replaced all of it - these bits are tacked to the body with a few sprays of contact adhesive, the rest is stuck to the carpet.

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The carpet has come up a treat, I got it on eBay from a guy who'd taken it from a 10AE. I asked Wayne for advice and he said put the carpet in before the dash, I thought "I'll just put the bar in to make it easier to get stuff connected..." not realising the bar gets in the way of the carpet - so had to take it out again :lol:

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^look at those original 90's floor mats!! They're so bad - I love them :-D

Cleaned out the blower, was proper manky in there. Made some new foam gaskets.

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Rear of the car mostly back together, there's some panel gap issues but I think I know how to fix them

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Starting to look a bit like a car again!

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby fujikun » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:54 am

:text-coolphotos: cracking job, coming together now.
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:24 am

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:51 pm

All of the original bumper reinforcement screws had rotted to bits, found some oddball self tappers I'd saved for a rainy day years ago which with 5mm stainless washers fitted perfect

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Put the doors on. Did it on my own using a couple of towels and then the catch plate to act as a third hand - worked but would have been much easier with a second person. I think the spats look good.

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Front bumper went on fine

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Got an interior, going to use the spray dye on the seats. They're in good condition but really faded. Look at those mats...! :-D

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:11 am

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Natehd9 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:51 pm

Looking amazing, congratulations! Bet you can't wait to get it all back together!
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