MK1 Rover 200

MK1 Rover 200

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Liquid Knight

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140 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Ran out of polish half way through spring cleaning the car today. I had lent a nearly full bottle of Auto Glym to someone and got half a cars worth back. Grrrr!

So half the car is Auto-Glym (allegedly) super high gloss the other is triple wax (that I bought years ago and found in my shed whilst looking for something else).



I'm not buying that Auto-Glym crap again. rolleyes


Balmoral Green

33,554 posts

205 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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I don't know whether it's worth the effort, but I reckon it would come up well if you gave it a bit of 'detailing'.

Clay bar
Megs Ultimate Compound
Then a pure polish
finally a proper wax

Or clay bar and the Megs 1-2-3 stage system.

Problem is though, if you get the paint really nice, it shows up everything else like rubbers, black plastics, trims, chrome etc.

Liquid Knight

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Wednesday 27th April 2011
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...amd the fact the car is about four different colours faded and needs a respray. hehe

Liquid Knight

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Saturday 30th April 2011
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New fence at work + surreal sense of humor =


Liquid Knight

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Sunday 1st May 2011
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Just a mount idea for a friend.



Design 2



Edited by Liquid Knight on Monday 2nd May 13:55

Liquid Knight

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Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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"The sills have arrived to the sounds of an Iveco Daily........" hehe

CoolC

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171 months

Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
Just a mount idea for a friend.



Design 2



Edited by Liquid Knight on Monday 2nd May 13:55
A mount for what? what have I missed?

Liquid Knight

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Tuesday 3rd May 2011
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CoolC said:
A mount for what? what have I missed?
A friend of mine wants to put double anti-roll bars on his MGF to stiffen the chassis up a bit. So he needed a set of clamps to lock the two arb's together and wanted some made out of billet. I suggested box using a picture from my Lent Project bike and MS Paint. Needed to post it here for the thumbsnal link and send it to him. Don't worry I'm not taking the grinder to the Rover (yet). wink

Liquid Knight

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Friday 13th May 2011
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Friday the 13th. Unlucky for some eh? frown



Poor Rover. frown



The other car came off a lot worse though. So instead of fixing dads Corsa today I have some pannel work to do. wink





The spare wheel saved the boot floor at least.



Most straighening in around the inside of the tail light cluster.





Looks prety bad from underneath. frown





Bent bumper bracket saved the main rail. smile



Once the bumper and bent bracket are off (two minutes with a hammer sorted that) the rear pannel doesn't look as bad as before. smile



Hmmmm, bottom lip of the boot or slam pannel? I'm off to get Kev's hydraulic press. The insurance company have said if the car cost more than £200 to fix it's a write off so D.I.Y to save the car (again).

red_rover

817 posts

177 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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Arghh I'm sorry to read this, but so glad that you're going to be saving her!

The Saxo owner should be hung up for crimes against SD3s!

Balmoral Green

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205 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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frown

Liquid Knight

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Friday 13th May 2011
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Well.....



..the first push was from the bumper mounting plate and the upright....



...until the trim lined up.




Then because the bootlid wouldn't shut I pulled the bottom lip by hand until the trim along the bottom met the numberplate trim.



Closed but with a "clunk". So next I put a brace across the two struts and pushed the centre of the slam pannel at the top.





Then I pushed the boot floor back so the bottom of the spare wheel well was level with the now straight(ish) slam pannel.



Cleaned the area with some WD40 and refitted the bumper backets....



...made sure the spare wheel was a drop in fit instead of being wedged in and put the bumper back in place (a few marks and a little paint transfer but the whole car's being re-sprayed after I do the sills).



The dent in the bootlid isn't that major and I'll get to it when I do the sills and other twenty odd year old car dents all over.



What colision? wink

Balmoral Green

33,554 posts

205 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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yikes

You don't mess about do you?

Nice work.

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Graebob

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164 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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That didn't take long! Amazing turnaround.

moribund

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171 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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bow

red_rover

817 posts

177 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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Sterling job Liquid!

MGJohn

10,203 posts

140 months

Friday 13th May 2011
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moribund said:
bow
Yes, superb work ~ some old Rovers are well worth the effort... Well done... smile
..

Liquid Knight

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Friday 13th May 2011
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Colision 07:04

Home from dropping mum at the hospital 10:18

Stripped back 11:06

Straightened out 12:04

Refitted trim and bumpers 12:42

Thanks for the feedback guys. smile

Another Fluffer

3,888 posts

122 months

Sunday 15th May 2011
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yikes

Top work, huge admiration thumbup

Liquid Knight

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Sunday 15th May 2011
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The dent in the bootlid is from where the numberplate light hit it; but there isn't a mark on it and the bulb hasn't even fused. Why didn't they make the whole car out of the stuff? scratchchin

Edited by Liquid Knight on Sunday 15th May 12:59