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I'm going to go down to see the car restoration place this week and come up with a plan, but yes, the plan is to protect as much as possible. 

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That has to be the mintest shell I've seen mate, really does look like new. Are you doing the rebuild yourself or letting the new garage do the work?

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Leave it to the pros. If I did it myself it would never get done [smash.gif]

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Just been down for an initial chat. They're going to start stripping the underside, clean up any bits that need it, and coat it with raptor underseal, and squack in waxoil into the crevices. 

Going to get all the suspension arms etc powder coated as well. 

Getting started this week. 

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Took some pics of cars they've got in at various stages. 

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Wicked mate gonna have the best deck around after this.

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OMG! The cars in those pics......my brain has just melted. I'll have them all please! Some really nice classics and modern classics, you've landed at the right place there by the look of things. Good they can fit you in too when they have a lot of projects on the go, deffo must have a good rep for folk to be entrusting them with those cars for resto....That line up of modern classics.....mk2 xr2.....mk2 cavalier....mk1 fiesta....and then all the older ones like Vauxhall victor and pc cresta, Austin six, old mercs, alfa romeo, mk2 Jag, E Type Jag, MG's Mini....I'd be happy as a pig in muck spending a day there just looking!!

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It's a massive place!  They had more gems out the back where tubs was hiding, including a mint condition 80s GMC van. 

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Shed load of poly bushes ordered from power flex tonight, and some extended ball joints from tegiwa. It was a real disappointment when I went back to normal ones after the mfactory ones died, so looking forward to getting them again. 

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What improvement did you see with the extended ones out of interest?

I understand they keep the lower arms at a better angle.

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It noticeably lowered the front, and made the front end feel much sharper. Felt less able to point it into a corner when they came off. 

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Sweet. Next time ill try a set aswell. 

Really looking forward to seeing your car come back to life now. Gonna be amazing.

Any idea on timeframe yet?

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Cheers man. 

No, not for getting it finished. Think it'll be a bit of a slow burner, but they're going to get cracking this week at the first stage of getting the underside all sorted. 

I've got skunk lcas, an h brace, beaks bar, and adjustable camber arms for the rear that I never got around to getting on tubs as well, so I'm hoping that the handling is going to be sweet. Thinking about getting the koni shocks refurbed while they're off as well. Had new eibach springs for the mot that never was a few months ago. 8-)

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