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Post by uberNoobZA » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:49 am

Last update for now is that in preparation for selling her, I took out hte double DIN and replaced it with a single DIN. I also put back the original steering wheel (YAY cruise control). I also fixed a 4WS issue by re-aligining the sensor behind the steering wheel, while I had it all off to put original one back.

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by sol-lude » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 am

Great news glad you have been able to secure keeping her safe from the mobs who would likely ruin her.

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Post by uberNoobZA » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 am

sol-lude wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 am
Great news glad you have been able to secure keeping her safe from the mobs who would likely ruin her.
I think the LG guys would lynch me if I sold her and she turned out getting scrapped for parts !!

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Post by uberNoobZA » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:34 pm

Wow.... I haven't updated this page since BEFORE I got my CL9 ? That's sad... However, as she's parked up waiting for rust to be sorted, not had opportunity to do anything.

However, I have news !!! Horrible to look at news :shock:

So she has been parked up in the drive / back yard of a mate down in Poole (Tom), so I could SORN her and cancel insurance and save a little money while she's not in use. He had a chance this week to take her to the garage he works at and get her on the ramp to look at her rust.

Wow... I knew it was there, but I didn't know it was this bad. He says the entire end box section on the sill (which has already been done) needs cutting out and replacing.

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From what I saw when I looked at her rust previously, it seems that whoever replaced that bit before didn't seal up the end properly, and also went and drilled holes into it to mount the side skirts. This seems to have allowed water to get into that box section, where it just sat and rusted away from the inside out. Externally, all looked fine, and I only realized there was a problem when I jacked up the right rear of the car at the jacking point and the sill started crumbling.

I was gutted when I saw those pics, because everywhere else she really does look rust free, due to a previous owner (@Gayno I think ) going over the whole car and dealing with the rust that was found.

Tom's boss quoted me a price to replace that box section which is currently a bit too much for me to afford, but then Tom kindly offered to do it himself, on his own time for a much better price, and I've asked him to go ahead and do that. So hopefully Midge will be ready for show season :dribble:. Then I gotta MOT her and find money for insurance and tax :Aghast:

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Post by wurlycorner » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:43 pm

Glad you were able to keep the car.

The oem sills have big holes in them all along anyway, for the oem side skirts to be fitted (these look to have been filled in on yours).

The rear section of the sill is actually triple skin so it takes some care and attention to detail to properly rust-proof it, from inside the car. Water normally gets down into it from inside the car, running down the rear arches (leaks from the rear sunroof drains etc.).

You can buy replacement sills from @cebul on the forum.

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Post by uberNoobZA » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:13 pm

Sill has been cut, welded ,sealed and painted as necessary.

Next week she get's her MOT done as well, and then I'm gonna get her Taxed, insured and bring her back home - as long as I can find some savings elsewhere by cutting wasteful expenses....

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Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:53 pm

Sorted :D

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