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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:43 am 
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Very nice 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Shiny 8)

Would look so much better a little lower!

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Yeah, that's the plan. I'll just stick springs on it, as it handles really well already, and being a daily there's no point paying $1200 on coilovers.

Should be picking up the RNR's next week too.


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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:07 am 
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Few more bits....

I might just get all black interior from now on and slowly convert (mine is grey and hard to get)...

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Good to see you with a project on here again Marc, the DA scrubbed up really really well. The red looks brighter than my 54 plate Suzuki. The question is, does it stop you missing the Speedboat?

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
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Yeah it's nice to be in the 'groove' again, going hunting for parts etc... I'm hoping to make some money from visiting the scrap yards too, as I could do with some extra cash.

It did scrub up well, but still not up to my standards. It has some chips, dints, bad fading in places... I'd like to get the bonnet and wings resprayed but not until I have my new job as it will probably cost $500. I will try and do the wing mirrors and door handles myself though.

If it had a B16 or B18C I would be loving it, but I do miss the Speedboat big time, mainly the engine... :(


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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:58 am 
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Cleaned the boot today. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
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Lovely project dude! Looking forward to seeing this progress!


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 Post subject: Re: DA9
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yeah me too :lol:

just need to get a more stable job so I can buy a few more bits. but ill get something for it every month. I want to get a black carpet, door cards and rear plastics next.


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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:26 am 
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Done a few things today...
- Fitted a replacement headlight.
- Cleaned the front slam panel.
- Painted the drivers side sill.

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
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This DA really has my affection :) Lovely car mate, keep doing the good stuff :top:
Really loving how you are taking proper care of it and not just half-assing things 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:42 am 
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Thanks. I always take proper care of my cars.... 8)


Got a few things to do tomorrow...
- Paint back box.
- Paint wiper arms.
- Finish cleaning the engine bay.
- Clean underside of bonnet.
- Clean drivers seat (it's a bit stained from a leak).

Then I need to just save up for the bonnet and wings to be resprayed.

REALLY want to get it lower though but it will have to wait a while until I have a few hundred $ spare.


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Can you give out what you used to clean the boot and front slam panel? I got a lot of oil and gunk stains i need to take out on mine and i don't know what to tackle it with.. Was thinking brake cleaner to take out the most of it and then just some degreaser and scrub it down?

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 Post subject: Re: DA9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:50 am 
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Brake cleaner might be too harsh, and lift some paint.

I brushed up all the crap in the boot first, hoovered it, then with a brush I cleaned it with car shampoo, and wiped clean with a towel. You could always use washing up liquid too.

For stubborn areas and where you have rust showing, squirt some WD40 on it, leave for 10mins, and use a thick cloth to rub off.

If there's oil or grease, use turps or a degreaser before you clean it with soap/shampoo.


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 Post subject: Re: DA9
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I forgot to mention i'm going to respray the engine bay, so no worries about the paint lifting off :P
Thanks for the tips mate, i'll be sure to use them :top:

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