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Nice - what was the process like? Did you have to prove purchase of new engine?Cheers all. Its been worth building for the comedy value alone.
I fancied a set of clio 200 cup racer 17x8 speedlines on this initially, if i could get it a bit lower as its a large arch to fill. Could still be an option, The et would be better too. I need to try a set at some point.
Working on rear springs at the moment. I have a set of clio 197 stock rears here (which suspiciously look like clio 172), picking up a set of clio 200 springs at the weekend hopefully. Springs all over the place!!
Straightened the front of the sills up yesterday from years of monkeys jacking it up incorrectly, cleaned up minor rust, zinc primer, epoxy mastic then painted white over the top.
No pics, as i was extremely pissed off after accidently knocking the paint tin over onto my block paved drive. I can confirm if you clean the spill up straight away then clean down with strong trade acetone it all comes off and keeps the mrs from kicking off
Logbook came back yesterday after a 3 week wait with 1998cc and petrol declared.
This is good news as i need the logbook to tax it, and last engine conversion i done with fuel class change took 3 months with Dvla losing the paperwork.
Check out the model, its almost longer than the vanView attachment 1530542
Mot booked for 10th April. Just needs windscreen changing which is booked in for next Tuesday, and fuel leak addressing. Mapping booked for Mid May at Efiparts.
Thans for reading!
No proof of engine purchase needed, just a basic letterheaded paper saying vehicle reg no xx, presented at xx mileage with said engine and fuel class.Nice - what was the process like? Did you have to prove purchase of new engine?
No proof of engine purchase needed, just a basic letterheaded paper saying vehicle reg no xx, presented at xx mileage with said engine and fuel class.
Nice and easy and did not take long to sort, compared to when i done my Extra 13 years aho, dvla lost the letter and took 3 months to sort.
That bilt hamber wheel stuff is good isn't it.Mid week update
Have been using the Kangoo quite a bit to see if any little niggles developed. Have done 90 miles up to now without issue, short runs, motorway, b roads the lot. Runs really well even though it needs mapping to suit the new engine spec.
Fitted a new ply base to replace the knackered old one, and new ply on the rear doorsView attachment 1532983
De rusted a small scab on the roof where paint must have been chipped off in the past. Applied Bilt Hamber deox c, cleaned up great. No finished pics but covered in hydrate 80, zinc primer then touched up with glacier white.
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Pic from blasting aboutView attachment 1532984
Wheels were covered in brake dust and rust flakes from initial braking cleaning the rust off the discs from standing. No problem for Bilt Hamber autowheel though, spray on, let it dwell and blast off.View attachment 1532985
No after pics as ran out of light.
Might do the manifold gasket this weekend and new stat/coolant flush, will see what the weather is like.
Thanks for reading!
Wont be having much in the back of this as no room its easy to get carried away when fully loaded.That bilt hamber wheel stuff is good isn't it.
You not tempted to add some serious anchor points in the back, imagining 300bhp with an engine floating around in the back might upset the balance a bit.
Never thought of that, makes sense that will definitely be the reason for the paint missing.Reminds me I must sort my chip out in the same spot where people close the wrong door first!!
Surely you'd need one of these too...Cheers mate. Been thinking about motorway maintenance chevrons for the back doors