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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2007, 11:48:36 PM »
Im eying up the blocks above the leaf spring as we speak, rickon i can loose a fair amount out of those....
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2007, 08:18:20 AM »
yes,you can get 11mm i think before they get thin.......
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2007, 10:12:18 PM »
Right got of my ass tonight after work and cleaned out the inside flatted and primed the roof and stone chipped the passenger side sill (progress pics tommorow when ive done more), Ill do the other one tommorow but its a chore to take it out of the drive cos I have to push it onto the road....

but question of the night is.......(any help would be good)

I'd like to spray the car myself (I used to restore cars but its been at lest 3 years since I last resprayed one) but I'm sure skills are there...

I have room in the garage as its quite a small car, I'm gonna spray in celly as this is only a temporary paint job as its got to have a few more radical body mods yet but I wanna get it respectable for its mot -so I'm doing it in the original fiat blue.

would it be cheaper to hire/ buy a compressor and do the work my self.. or farm it out to a bodyshop for a quick blow over?
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2007, 12:20:41 AM »
if you do it yourself you know what youve done, a sprayshop wont like taking a pre prepped car as it takes the money out of it and the finish will be as good as the prep work and if you dont like the finished job its a headache for them they dont want. for what you want diy is they best option . you can buy one of those low pressure jobbies for about a ton and can spray your fences after!

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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2007, 09:53:25 AM »
good point right im off to get a compressor....
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2007, 11:17:41 AM »
heres some more pics getting there!!

(25 trim holes in that rear panel alone I welded up, why do fiat put so many screws in to mount the number plate?)


back end showing stupidly large tyres (for a 126) to good effect..

need a little more primer on the roof... :-X

front end with paint colour experiment....

the last holes....(i hope!!)

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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2007, 04:31:38 PM »
makros do a 50 ltr compressor and gravity fed spray gun for 79 quid :)
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2007, 08:43:42 PM »
nice i have a makro card..... I'll give it a look...

the tow little hoels turned into a foot long plate down the side of the seat runner.... and I ran out of gas halfway through.. but I'm not beaten!!!!!  :D
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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2007, 03:33:27 AM »
hey there

the paint job you do can't be any worse than my mates mx5 which he paid £650 to get resprayed and they didn't remove any trim and didn't even fill teh trolly dings and a 5 inch long 10 mm deep dent the wing lol so good luck it will be at least better than wasting £650 on a paint jpb when u want a £2000 one

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2007, 08:51:43 PM »
right finished welding up the other sill and holes in floor to and primed and stonechipped it (scuffed it putting the front seat in tho  :() so its time for paint (woo and yay)-




I'm going to buy a spraygun+compressor,along with the paint next week, I have'nt bought paint in ages though does any one have any ideas at to how much paint I will need and what other materials I should buy whilst at the paint supplier (I'd rather only make the trip once.....)
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2007, 02:42:04 PM »
yeeeeaaahhhhh!!!! yeeeeeeaaahhhhh!! yeeeeeeeaaaahhhhh!! i like that !!

just remember that whatever you buy you can always hold as stock for any repairs in the future see the need arrises.

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2007, 04:22:09 PM »
started lowering it today (well the free bit any ways!) Im chopping the rear spring by a bout a coil and a half (in between inclement weather) one is done if i get the other done before i go to work tonight there will be some pictures... any one know how much a lowered (reverese eye?)spring is and where i can get one cheap?
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2007, 05:26:33 PM »
here we go, may need some arch lip rolling and deffo new bump stops..(any suggestions?) need to get a reverse eye spring for the front to loose the gasser style look....



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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2007, 06:57:39 PM »
500 mania do a cheap reverse eye , you may need to either use the proper mcpheresons to achieve a lower front or use the rear dampers as they are shorter but harder and if you havent done already shave those leafspring mounts . (500 mania is in links .)

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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2007, 07:44:14 PM »
leaf spring mounts are in hand i'm just waiting for the reverse eye then i'll get em done...
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