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olly22n

13,692 posts

90 months

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Still ace.

mig25_foxbat2003

2,271 posts

95 months

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This, time a squillion. Any interior which wilfully attempts to hypnotise its occupants has to be applauded. Also, might help with the laydeez.

CaptainSlow

4,506 posts

96 months

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FelixP said:
And Silverstone a few days after that.
Is this for the Classic? If so I'd like to come and take a look at her if ok?

Downton Mini

1,026 posts

48 months

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I have recently driven form Lands End to John O'Groats mostly avoiding motorways we used the old severn bridge up through Hereford Leominster etc if you would like a copy of the the route we used let me know hehe

DHE

2,815 posts

74 months

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You need to do the interior Felix. Glad you got the sunroof seal sorted, the lad is still searching ebay after you took him for a spin. Any progress with the oil leak?
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205pat

144 posts

57 months

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This has been said a lot of times already, but what a fantastic read. I love your 924, and whilst its not quite the same I love driving my 205 with that 80s music blaring - it just fits! Don't sell it, you'll regret it!

jonnydm

4,844 posts

93 months

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Reading your updates is always enjoyable. Thanks + carry on!

SomeMinorTrouble

378 posts

26 months

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Have to admit you are an inspiration!
Brilliant writing and i want a 924 when i can afford it frown

RDMcG

8,565 posts

91 months

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Great thread....keep it comingsmile

n_const

1,045 posts

85 months

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Hey Felix, glad to read youve still got her smile definately get the pascha interior its flippin' awesome !

tom felty

635 posts

47 months

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awesome thread, get that interior..... Now!
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B3ALP

418 posts

25 months

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Great read, keep at it. thumbup

FelixP

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147 posts

39 months

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I was browsing eBay in the build up to the GP today when I saw an early 924 being broken just up the road from me. Moments later, I was driving over, with an open mind. Came away with a bargain set of seats, 1/3rd the price I was going to pay for the pascha. They came out of a 45k miles car, which I can believe, as they're mint and the foam is so plush! Aside from looking great, it's made a difference to driving too, as the bolters put up some resistance and the rest of the seat is supportive. I also picked up a set of rear hatch struts, so now my hatch stays open! With the wonderful weather, I popped to B&Q to get some paint for my rusty wiper arms too. Another satisfying day of 924 ownership for me, in fact, I've been out in the evening to put £15 petrol in 3 times in a row, just because.

Just put the whole interior into the boot, as you do with a small sportscar.



I found £4.68 in total.



Just the dash lets it down now, something which never used to bother me.





It's hard to appreciate the fabric in the photographs, but it looks very smart with my black & white colour scheme. Finding a rare, early set of seats in perfect condition and fitting it to my daily used, last of the line 2 litre cars before anyone else in the 924 club got their hands on them gives me a twisted thrill.



danjama

1,740 posts

26 months

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I wish I had a friend like you OP - passionate about cars, a talented writer and worthy muse.

Great thread. WRA.

Great car too. Instantly opened ebay to search for 924's.

mohitos

1,209 posts

83 months

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Love the herringbone interior, and think it'll give you less of a headache than the pasha! Are you going to make us all sick and say how much you paid for it? Love this thread and it just shows how much fun can be had on a budget with the right attitude and approach to motoring.

I'd give the gear stick another go through - it just doesn't look right.

Vulgar LS2

1,728 posts

67 months

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Great thread OP, watching with great interest smile .

FelixP

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147 posts

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Thanks again all.

mohitos said:
Love the herringbone interior, and think it'll give you less of a headache than the pasha! Are you going to make us all sick and say how much you paid for it? Love this thread and it just shows how much fun can be had on a budget with the right attitude and approach to motoring.

I'd give the gear stick another go through - it just doesn't look right.
I'll have another go at the gear stick sometime, the creases shouldn't be there. The plastic part on the top has to be pryed out and is very, very tight and brittle.

I paid less than £100 for all of the seats, the mounting brackets, rear hatch struts and a mint luggage cover. I left the door cards behind since they weren't cut for speakers or electric windows. If you take off the value of the other parts, it's about £50 for all the seats. I could sell them on and make some quick money but I'd rather they were in my car.

PH lurker

1,300 posts

41 months

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FelixP said:
I'll have another go at the gear stick sometime, the creases shouldn't be there. The plastic part on the top has to be pryed out and is very, very tight and brittle.

I paid less than £100 for all of the seats, the mounting brackets, rear hatch struts and a mint luggage cover. I left the door cards behind since they weren't cut for speakers or electric windows. If you take off the value of the other parts, it's about £50 for all the seats. I could sell them on and make some quick money but I'd rather they were in my car.
Excellent writing as always.
Did I miss what your plans are for the old seats?

FelixP

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147 posts

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They're on eBay. If anyone on here wants them, feel free to make me an offer.

DHE

2,815 posts

74 months

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Nice one Felix. Seats look great.
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