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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#46 Post by redandwhitE » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:23 am

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Cheers Johnny - will take a look this weekend when I swap the wooden dash trim over from the parts car :)
No doubt there is a thread on here about the most successful way to remove the wooden trim but......have you any guidance about their removal?

There is a 214 in my scrapyard and although its a bit battered, the wooden inserts are salvageable. Any hints, tips or guides.....

Cheers, Richard
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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#47 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:54 am

redandwhitE wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:23 am
Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Cheers Johnny - will take a look this weekend when I swap the wooden dash trim over from the parts car :)
No doubt there is a thread on here about the most successful way to remove the wooden trim but......have you any guidance about their removal?

There is a 214 in my scrapyard and although its a bit battered, the wooden inserts are salvageable. Any hints, tips or guides.....

Cheers, Richard
I start from the door side (curved side of trim). Get a flat blades screwdriver underneath and slowly prise it off. There are 4 clips that hold it to the dashboard.

It’s an easy piece of trim to remove, just take it steady and try not to bend the wood.
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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#48 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:39 pm

Well, before contributing to the "plans for 2019" thread, here is what I think I achieved in 2018 :)

220 turbo MoT'd once more and put back under a cover in the man cave, just need to pump one of the rear tyres up every month :blushing

Both of my 'Wedge' Princesses taken out of hibernation and used to support the Leyland Princess club at the NEC. Then both put back into hibernation, although one now has an MoT :laughing2

Allegro 1100 coaxed back into life after 11 years off the road and used to test the viability of MoT exemption. 15 feet travelled before the brake pedal sank to the floor, :scared then a 15-mile journey from its resting place to the man cave, struggling to exceed 30mph and with plenty of black smoke (after fitting a new master cylinder). Hasn't moved from the man cave since and hasn't been treated to a cover. Conclusion: MoT exemption has its limitations!

Wife's Austin 1300 restoration continued but not completed: new headlining installed, various random parts bought at the NEC, still need to make gaskets for the door handles and install the rest of the interior.

Wife's Rover 100 cabriolet taken out of 5 years' hibernation and recommissioned in time for that fantastic summer we all enjoyed. :cool Now tucked away in the man cave and deserves a cover.

Allegro 1.7HLS bought on impulse after seeing it on eBay. Kind of a 420 GSi of the 1980s. Well, I think so, but not expecting many others to agree :wink3
Needs a few minor body repairs but has only done 30k.

MoT failure Rover 25 1.4 bought on eBay to donate various Solar Red panels to our 25 GTi and 25 diesel. After a couple of hours' work and a quick raid of my parts bins, all of the MoT items had been fixed. 6000 miles later, I am still using it as a daily drive :clapping (see ZR notes below)

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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#49 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:49 pm

Well 15ft is better than nowt. :D

Any photos of the 100 Cabby ?
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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#50 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:20 pm

ROVER-25X wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:49 pm


Any photos of the 100 Cabby ?
Haven't got an online photo a/c myself, but did a quick Google and found a pic taken at Peterborough this year:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128691640 ... 115757422/


Mrs. 220 had considered selling it this year and getting an MGF instead, but after putting almost 1000 miles on it, she has decided that she won't part with it after all :)

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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#51 Post by 1234dist » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:22 pm

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Re: Plans or projects, Car or othersiwe for 2018 ??

#52 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:20 pm

Looks very tidy, I have almost bought several myself. :)
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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