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Old 13th January 2016, 12:33   #81
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Not to set you back or anything as seeing after you ripped the plastics off and fitted new side wing you might want to check the following for rot and strongly advised as will take a few min of time to check and id advise with the rot you already found on it to check over the mas their a common fault design with the inner mud guard and shield.. Where your ECU is sitting on the tray theirs 3 bolts that screw in remove them and that tray will remove and come off. On the fuse bx side the fuses that are in a cluster will click in place and theirs a screw under it and also a screw towards bottom

Under my ECU full of rot, and pretty much same on fuse box side.



Is what I found on mine and just had plates welded and done both sides.
Thanks for the advice. We did a quick sweep of all the usual places, boot floor, rear arches, bottom of the doors etc. when we bought the car, and they all seemed fine. We didn’t check the ECU which is probably worth doing, like you say. We’ve been slowly undersealing the car when we’ve had panels or parts off, to prevent further problems. But I think long term we may need a bit of welding done, just to cover ourselves.

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Happens a lot as drivers seat gets used a lot more than passenger and often than not starts getting flimsy and if seats been changed not tightened back up or gets a bit of play in it or over tightend they brake down so they get welded up and made secure again.
Yeah it’s a bit of a strange one. I’ve never seen it before, however when we first picked the car up it had been fitted with a grey leather interior, so it may of happened then. I was more concerned if the car had been in an accident.
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Old 17th January 2016, 01:48   #82
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Thanks for the advice. We did a quick sweep of all the usual places, boot floor, rear arches, bottom of the doors etc. when we bought the car, and they all seemed fine. We didn’t check the ECU which is probably worth doing, like you say. We’ve been slowly undersealing the car when we’ve had panels or parts off, to prevent further problems. But I think long term we may need a bit of welding done, just to cover ourselves.



Yeah it’s a bit of a strange one. I’ve never seen it before, however when we first picked the car up it had been fitted with a grey leather interior, so it may of happened then. I was more concerned if the car had been in an accident.
Sounds more like interior was not made secure in the first place when swiping original out and back and forth. First few things I started with was stripping down interior and ticking bits off that I had done. Still got a fair bit to do and now got Headliner being sloppy and insecure in central section and near sunroof. So need work out how to re secure that up. Then think it is car detailing getting scratches and small dint's out and get a cordless buffer machine and get a 3 stage polish on the go.

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Old 18th January 2016, 12:09   #83
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Sounds more like interior was not made secure in the first place when swiping original out and back and forth. First few things I started with was stripping down interior and ticking bits off that I had done. Still got a fair bit to do and now got Headliner being sloppy and insecure in central section and near sunroof. So need work out how to re secure that up. Then think it is car detailing getting scratches and small dint's out and get a cordless buffer machine and get a 3 stage polish on the go.
We used some spray on fabric glue to stick the carpet back down in the footwells. It worked a treat. It might be worth using the same on your roof lining.
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Old 19th January 2016, 23:10   #84
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Over the Christmas period we fitted the driver’s side wishbone and prepared the car for its MOT. We also thought that the silver wing on an icelandic car looked too bodged and unintended, so we removed the silver arch trim and Nathan resprayed the wing bright pink - so at least it will look unique.





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Nice work the wing ;-)

Is that your own unit for doing respray work or place local to you who does work on car body work? If so you guys do full resprays or custom paint jobs?
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Nice work the wing ;-)

Is that your own unit for doing respray work or place local to you who does work on car body work? If so you guys do full resprays or custom paint jobs?
Iíll send you a message mate.
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We also thought that the silver wing on an icelandic car looked too bodged and unintended, so we removed the silver arch trim and Nathan resprayed the wing bright pink
I'm having a hard time trying to understand the logic here!
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I'm having a hard time trying to understand the logic here!
Pink > Silver I guess.

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Icelandic > Everything

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Mauritius > all other Saxo colours
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We fitted a silver wing because that’s all we had lying around at the time. The wing we fitted was scratched and covered in tigerseal so we never planned to keep it like that. We decided to sand it down and spray it, just to tidy it up a bit and make it look more intentional – rather than having a battered silver wing bolted to an icelandic car.
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To tidy the car up. The bracket which holds the left hand side of the backbox to the car was rusty and loose. So we removed the bracket completely and drilled two holes in the boot floor, we then fed an eye bolt up from the exhaust and secured it in the boot. At the moment we only have one bolt fitted, but we’re planning to fit another one behind it and space them with an exhaust rubber.

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Minor update. Our homemade seat frames sat a little high, so we picked up some proper OMP subframes from adam661 and remounted the seats. The buckets now sit much lower and no longer hit the roof of the car when tilted forward.



Whilst we had the seats out, we taped over the airbag sensors, which we had previously fitted with a 2 ohm resistor to prevent the airbag light coming on, since the standard seats had been removed.




At the same time, we fitted the exhaust eyebolts to make a bracket, and tightened them up so the exhaust sits right.



With the buckets properly fitted, we were then able to mount the harnesses permanently, and refit rear bench. It’s practically impossible to get in and out of the rear with the harnesses in the way, but we don’t expect the rear seats will be used much, we only really need them for one day.



We fitted the pink wing a couple of weeks back but didn’t get any pictures of it. So here it is:



All that’s left on our to-do list for this car is fit the audio, fit wheels, lower and tidy up any bits we’ve left unfinished. Then we can start on car 2, the Gavin and Stacey VTS.

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My 03 Dakota was used in my wedding too but there wasnt any photos with it and my guys though. There are a couple pictures with my father-in-law and bride getting out of my truck and walking down the sidewalk but thats about it.

Truck looks great
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New wheels.

(Picture host down - will sort soon).


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Project stil coming along great I see.
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Due to work and social commitments we have had little time to work on the Saxo’s lately, however we have now purchased car #3.









The car actually belonged to Nathan's dad, who has owned it as a runaround for only a few months. During the first month of ownership the fly catch failed causing the bonnet to lift and smash in to the roof whilst driving. After having a new windscreen, bonnet and roof skin, the car was put through its MOT. Then, after only a few days on the road the car was involved in an accident.

We’ve known about this car for a while but had to wait for the insurance company to sort their end before taking collection. The car has done 70k miles and comes with a couple of modifications including Team HEKO wind deflectors and a Hoffman exhaust system.

Because we haven’t used the other two cars much over winter, both of the batteries have died. So we borrowed the battery from the new VTR to get the other two cars running.




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Loving this, just read it from start to finish! You've got me curious though, how much did you pay for the gavin & stacey saxo?
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Loving this, just read it from start to finish! You've got me curious though, how much did you pay for the gavin & stacey saxo?
Cheers mate. In answer to your question, a lot. After the wedding we're going to fully overhaul the car and put it back up for sale. Hopefully we can get back what we paid.
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We fitted a silver wing because thatís all we had lying around at the time. The wing we fitted was scratched and covered in tigerseal so we never planned to keep it like that. We decided to sand it down and spray it, just to tidy it up a bit and make it look more intentional Ė rather than having a battered silver wing bolted to an icelandic car.
And you couldn't spray it icelandic as you didn't want a 50-shades-of-prickle car presumably
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