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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:59 pm 
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sanded the rim with 320 sand paper, after giving them a fairly decent wash down with degreaser and then soapy water and dried them off.

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put some masking tape on the tyre, was going to tape it off completely and use news paperas well, and then i remembered that the tyres are bald, so i didn't bother too much.

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couple coats of primer

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after coat one, didnt want to have paint runs everywhere, so i did about 6 coats over a couple hours

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final coat

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Haven't done a clear coat, but i used matt black paint, so i'm not sure i need or want to. i can always do it later.

Also, anyone have any thoughts, if i were to paint everything but the spokes white? like the cobra rims... i know it would be a pest to keep clean all the time, but it could look nice... or AWFULL


Might start on wheel number two tomorrow if i can be bothered

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:14 am 
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Went and jumped in the AU for work this morning, was running late of course, and when I tried to fire it up, the starter motor wouldn't even think about crankin over. Nothing. All electrics seemed to be working, but it would not turn over. So I borrowed old mates ute To get about.

At about 4 I got a call from the old fella saying that he successfully started her up first go. I was fuming. After a bit of toying when I got home, I think I found the issue, a loose inhibitor switch ( I think that's what it's called) on the gear stick, so it wasn't registering as being in P or N... Didn't really do much other than try and secure it better, but seems to be working fine now. Better result than a new starter motor, which is what I was getting grumpy about all day.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:23 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
I wouldve said to try going through the gears then putting it back in park or neutral to start.

They are known to get loose and dirty. Make sure its seated properly and clean the contacts and even put some electrical tape over the plugs join.


Pretty much what I tried straight away, but didn't didn't spend much time, stupid work, I wish it would work around my car time and not the other way.

Will probably inspect closer on the weekend during the day when it's not some cold...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:14 am 
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got around to fitting some tyres to the other two wheels today, so thought it was a good opp for a photo

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Installed some 6.5" alpine type r splits into the front doors today. Gonna get the stock sub wired up properly in the next few as well

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Yes.40L wrote:
got around to fitting some tyres to the other two wheels today, so thought it was a good opp for a photo

looks good mate, needs to be lowered though :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Agreed, saving up for some super lows over next few weeks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:26 am 
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So the original plan was just to fix the standard sub and amp. but since i already have everyhting needed excluding power cable i figured what the heck..

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neatly tucked behind trim for a stock look

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and then the stock look is gone... currently have a mono block running them, but only because i couldnt be bothered looking for my 2 channel tonight.
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needs some better gauge wire for power as its running off the standard amp power line at the moment.... pathetic

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:31 am 
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Trip computer bulb blew the other day and when I was pulling it out it broke in two.. So I went to ford spares and the guy working the counter gave me a spill about how I shouldn't have pulled it out because the globe and beazle are one unit. And then he quoted me 25 dollars a piece. So I said thanks, walked away and bought some red LED ones off Ebay, 6 for $10 from a place in QLD... Much cheaper and got rid of the awful orange

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:39 pm 
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picked up a set of extractors with cats and HPC of a pursuit on ebay for a nice little sum. will be fitting them in the next week or so, so that should give me a nice grumble. From there i will decide whether i want a 3" exhaust or just leave it with the 2 1/2".

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:03 am 
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Was thinking about painting them up before throwing them on. Any advice? I know I will need to use heat resistant paint, but what preparation is recommended?

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:43 am 
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Saweet!

Will look into it in the morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:11 am 
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Can't be bothered painting the extractors anymore, they are in good nick anyhow.

Still haven't gotten around to installing them though...

I have however just ordered a set of super low king springs :D just need to get some shocks and I'll chuck them in too!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Chucked in the rear superlow springs and shocks today. Will move onto the fronts maybe next weekend. Sits muuch better. Will take photo tomorrow or so


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Sitting nicer in the butt, tried putting the front in, but couldnt get the spring/shock out past the upper control arm, which i failed at getting out... any suggestions?

can see the unfortunate carpark damage in the second shot, i have put some touch up paint so its not as unbearable, but definitely on my "to do" list.

Extractors are getting fitted tomorrow (yes, i am to lazy to bother trying to fit myself). So once they are on, i believe the modding will desist and this thread will become more of a restoration, as was my original intention.

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 Post subject: Re: Yes.50L "daily" driver
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:04 am 
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Extractors fitted today, and it wasn't till later that I noticed a knock in the front end. Awesome. So the car is going back in tomorrow to have whatever is loose tightened up. Pain in the a**, but these things happen, especially to me.

 

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