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218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#1 Post by 1234dist » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:55 pm

Finally managed to convince my 218 VVC cabrio working life is better than being a parts car :cool

here she is with over 3 years dirt and grime on her (today)
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considering i've only done 7 miles since owning this car over 3 years.

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Now has original air box fitted and sounding great.

http://vid1127.photobucket.com/albums/l ... iajtfu.mp4

Still a few age related things to sort:
Coolant sensor
Gear linkage
Throttle cable
Starter motor
Wipers

All of which are available off my coupe.

With new almost everything, i'm looking forward to the mot guys face when i pull up.
here's a few other pics:
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Anyone know of any other VVC cabrio's?
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Re: ITS ALIVE

#2 Post by rayb67 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:07 pm

love it, have you upgraded the brakes . how hard is it to swop over to a vvc

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Re: ITS ALIVE

#3 Post by 1234dist » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:43 pm

not really upgraded the brakes yet as over a 216k its ony like 15bhp difference but i have a vvc coupe parts car which ill take the rear control arms off for a disc conversion (after mot).

As for the conversion it is quite easy if you have a vvc coupe parts car, if not its a bar stool.

this is a rebuilt vvc engine from an mgf with a coupe vvc gearbox (rebuilt), brand new drive shafts, exhausts and other bits.

As far as i am aware its 1 of 3 but the other two are RIP.

this car was a 65k rust free example with new mo-hair roof soon to be refurbed bk 299 silver alloys and with a bit of luck an mot soon.......watch this space.
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Re: ITS ALIVE

#4 Post by 1234dist » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:02 pm

Getting there :D

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Re: ITS ALIVE

#5 Post by rayb67 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:04 pm

looks like nice, rust free arches aswell. must have had a pampered life.

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#6 Post by 1234dist » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:10 pm

65000 miles of dry days and garaged nights.

not just rust free arches, rust free entire car!

not even got waxoil underneath its still red :D
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Re: ITS ALIVE

#7 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:08 am

Off for the mot, in the gap in the rain.

Dry day roof down

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Positive result, should be, everything bloomin new :*laughs*:

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Re: ITS ALIVE

#8 Post by 1234dist » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:16 pm

so weather was not as expected so interior is now in.

our with the old
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in with the used :*laughs*:
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unmolested door plastic with rubbish speakers
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replacement fitted
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Re: ITS ALIVE

#9 Post by cabriolet106 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:39 pm

Looks great.
What are you doing with the old interior you have taken out?.
If you are selling it and the price is right I may be interested in buying it from you.

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#10 Post by 1234dist » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:53 pm

Sorry old interior was sold to another member who helped me pull it out.
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Cosmetics

#11 Post by 1234dist » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:14 pm

Seeing as we are getting closer to pol and the miracle of no rain, decided it was cosmetic update time.

So from this sorry looking thing
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To new shiny
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With all new shiny stainless bolts EVERYWHERE. :laughing2

And also started the process of a rear disc brake conversion. But being mine, i couldn't just bolt it on and have it usable, oh no, time for all new Calipers, discs, pads, bearings, bushes and a bit of powder coating as well to the steal work and anti roll bar. Not sure if i will poly the LCA's or wait for some skunk 2's.

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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#12 Post by 1234dist » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:37 pm

Monster Front stoppers ready for fitting and new discs and pads ready to collect on tuesday.

Shame this week is mainly rain and snow :bored

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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#13 Post by Numptey » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:44 pm

I think I will buy my next car off you :laughing2

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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#14 Post by 1234dist » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:08 pm

Being in the middle of nowhere, a dry day is rare, and if it is dry, its usually windy :slapme

But there was a small gap in both today so monster brakes are now fitted.

From this

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to this :cool
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Can't wait for my trailing arms to come back.
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Re: 218 vvc cabby - cosmetic updates

#15 Post by 1234dist » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:10 pm

Numptey wrote:I think I will buy my next car off you :laughing2
Thanks, i'll let you know the next one for sale :laughing2

See what the mot says on the other red coupe
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