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Re: Return of big red

#16 Post by 1234dist » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:03 pm

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you'll have to come to the show :w00t :horn :horn

:tomato

Besides i'll have a better camera than my iphone to take the pics.
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Re: Return of big red

#17 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:31 am

Wish me luck

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Re: Return of big red

#18 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:39 pm

:thumbup

No problem for a man of your capabilities!
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Re: Return of big red

#19 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:05 pm

:scared

It failed!
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Re: Return of big red

#20 Post by JOHNDQ » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:28 pm

:oops

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Re: Return of big red

#21 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:39 pm

On washer jet efficiency :laughing2

Pin prick later :clapping
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Re: Return of big red

#22 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:48 pm

Spill the beans then! :oops
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Re: Return of big red

#23 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:53 pm

:sneaky


You flirt
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Re: Return of big red

#24 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:08 pm

It was initially a fail ...*laughs* :angel
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Re: Return of big red

#25 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:24 pm

The grand unveil

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The brothers reunite

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Right, ready to go to the mot station (40 mins later :mouthshut )
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Off it goes
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Made a list of things i think it requires for when i properly recommission but for now, its home.
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Re: Return of big red

#26 Post by 1234dist » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:16 pm

So with today's nightmare over, i fitted the new wheels.

It looks awesome but when the wheels came back from refurb, i spotted the spigot rings where pretty mullered so replaced them with shiny alloy ones.

Swapped out the stickers in the centre caps as well for a very patriotic design.

Got to the last wheel and you guessed it, the last locking nut wouldn't come off and rounded :scared

did the usual 18mm socket, nothing. few swear words and thought just grab the irwins and see what happens.

result, it bit and came off.

I know i usually throw a few pics up but you need to wait for the show pics or turn up at the show. :clapping

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Re: Return of big red

#27 Post by 1234dist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:26 pm

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Re: Return of big red

#28 Post by Vulgalour » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:15 am

Noice. I like your rear window spoiler thingy, period aftermarket or Rover original?
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Re: Return of big red

#29 Post by 1234dist » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:48 am

Everything is original RoverSport OE kit.
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Re: Return of big red

#30 Post by Vulgalour » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:32 pm

I'm guessing it has every RoverSport thing on it then? I don't know anything about this car, or RoverSport really apart from a few little bits picked up here and there. Was this an ex-demonstrator, or ordered special, or built like this later in life by someone obsessively hunting period kit..? I'd like to know more.
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