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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

Ah together we can make it happen George,
I've gone out t it at 10am -1pm stripped out the whole rear from boot to the glove box all down to the metal,
Just the front carpet and drivers seat remains,
I've got it all up the attic and bags of fixings all categorized to ease the refitting,
I'm on nights this week so I'll get to the carpet and front another day,

Stripping it down in search of rusted areas requiring paint,
Figured since I'm getting the outside done I might as well get the areas inside treated aswell,
And prep it myself as much as possible to keep cost down,

Only rust inside is the under rear seat support brackets and the two boot wells behind the rear wheel arches,
I've hooverd the whole thing after stripping and used two packs of 60 interior wipes cleaning it out,
She's shining inside lol
Damn phone is giving me hip now I've tons of images but it won't let me send says "sending error check multimedia settings"
You see I've no Bluetooth on this 7" android, only way I could get pictures up was to email them to myself from my phone
Then download to the tablet from my email,
Followed by uploading them to photo bucket
And linking them to the forum,
I'll try get it sorted, my phone is now 7 years old

Ya new cars older than 7, so hope it gives you less jip than ya phone mate  :P

Why did you not just store in the bedroom, i thought that was your store room of choice lol.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

Ya new cars older than 7, so hope it gives you less jip than ya phone mate  :P
Why did you not just store in the bedroom, i thought that was your store room of choice lol.

:lol: vickiC dug the claws in and said words that makes baby Jesus cry,
So I've got the seats in the bedroom under protest
And onother interior for sale in the kitchen :lol:
But the rest of the stuff had to go up the attic

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:07 PM

:lol: vickiC dug the claws in and said words that makes baby Jesus cry,
So I've got the seats in the bedroom under protest
And onother interior for sale in the kitchen :lol:
But the rest of the stuff had to go up the attic

 Vicki must of being very angry to say words like that Lenny, she comes over on the forum as the quite reserved shy type :huh: 

I once built a 2 litre straight six BMW engine on my kitchen floor, after all it was the only warm place with a wipe clean floor in the house lol, you would of thought they would be happy to spend more quality time with each other lol, Women will never understand them :wacko:  



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:18 PM

 Vicki must of being very angry to say words like that Lenny, she comes over on the forum as the quite reserved shy type :huh: 
I once built a 2 litre straight six BMW engine on my kitchen floor, after all it was the only warm place with a wipe clean floor in the house lol, you would of thought they would be happy to spend more quality time with each other lol, Women will never understand them :wacko:  

Sweet :lol:
I've got a picture to show of the whole car interior in the kitchen today,
But I was swiftly told the score as I stepped off the 13th stair on to the hall way this morning wearing my blue overalls as I reached for my shoes on the way to the car :lol: Vicki was a layin down da law.
But look at the focus she drives...
I wish my Levin looked as good as HER focus,

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 07:36 PM

Sweet :lol:
I've got a picture to show of the whole car interior in the kitchen today,
But I was swiftly told the score as I stepped off the 13th stair on to the hall way this morning wearing my blue overalls as I reached for my shoes on the way to the car :lol: Vicki was a layin down da law.
But look at the focus she drives...
I wish my Levin looked as good as HER focus,

I bet she was dusting it and polishing it all morning lol. there say they want us to be spontaneous and original after all :D 



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:14 PM

I did dust and hoover willypuller today George ...I've seats in my bedroom,kitchen,attic tools under my stairs and bits on top of my kitchen press.....but do ye know what takes the biscuit...Lenny going to work at 1030pm leaving me and kids in the house normally just drives away but tonite because the scumbag is in the driveway he gets out and closes the gate behind him lol...tori

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 04:25 AM

I did dust and hoover willypuller today George ...I've seats in my bedroom,kitchen,attic tools under my stairs and bits on top of my kitchen press.....but do ye know what takes the biscuit...Lenny going to work at 1030pm leaving me and kids in the house normally just drives away but tonite because the scumbag is in the driveway he gets out and closes the gate behind him lol...tori

What can I say Vicki, he has a new twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step,  :D



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:39 AM

What can I say Vicki, he has a new twinkle in his eye and a skip in his step,  :D

Using my profile now instead of charging the battery on your own tablet Victoria?
Let me guess, you couldn't get to your charger because there was somthing car related in the way ;)

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:46 AM

Ya new cars older than 7, so hope it gives you less jip than ya phone mate  :P
Why did you not just store in the bedroom, i thought that was your store room of choice lol.

The Levin I more of a jipping age than the phone mate :lol: but the phone doesn't get serviced,
I spent my lunch break at 5am using a computer with Bluetooth to upload my pictures to photo bucket for you,
First one is the parts in the kitchen :lol:

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clips are broken on this vent so ill pick one up to replace, creating a tight fit no rattle
 
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clip ws missing from inside panel but i later found it in the cavity so all good.
 
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seems to be an oil substance on the inside body panel surrounding the wheel jack, common of toyota to do this
 
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you can see the support brackets, just under where the carpet starts on both sides of the rear seat area,
require removal sand prime and paint, followed by refitting,
 
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front passenger seat removed
 
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quieter exhaust to be fitted,
 
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refitted rear spoiler
 
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removed damaged drivers seat and replaced
 
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this is the neutral sensor box thats not connected to anything
the levin started life as an automatic but now manual,
going to see if i can remove this completly in some way.
 
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anyways back to seat replacement
 
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found some coins in the rail of the seat, win/win ;)
 
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:46 AM

Can't believe I missed this thread starting :iim:

 

Really looking forward to seeing how you progress with this one Lenny, didn't even know it was possible to convert an auto to a manual. (I imagine it is even more difficult on newer cars).



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

Using my profile now instead of charging the battery on your own tablet Victoria?
Let me guess, you couldn't get to your charger because there was somthing car related in the way ;)

 

 

The Levin I more of a jipping age than the phone mate :lol: but the phone doesn't get serviced,
I spent my lunch break at 5am using a computer with Bluetooth to upload my pictures to photo bucket for you,
First one is the parts in the kitchen :lol:

. Image3870_zpse730b2fc.jpg
 
Image3869_zpsecf24260.jpg
 
clips are broken on this vent so ill pick one up to replace, creating a tight fit no rattle
 
Image3868_zpsf059c8f1.jpg
 
Image3867_zps8dcf130e.jpg
 
Image3866_zps6732c4b7.jpg
 
Image3865_zps20dbbed4.jpg
 
Image3864_zpsec8447c3.jpg
 
Image3863_zpsd84be472.jpg
 
Image3862_zpse63907ab.jpg
 
Image3861_zpsc5b530bb.jpg
 
clip ws missing from inside panel but i later found it in the cavity so all good.
 
Image3860_zps3d344d1e.jpg
 
Image3859_zps4228b47a.jpg
 
Image3858_zps700cc177.jpg
 
Image3857_zps154b6225.jpg
 
seems to be an oil substance on the inside body panel surrounding the wheel jack, common of toyota to do this
 
Image3855_zps707382ed.jpg
 
Image3854_zps319909cb.jpg
 
Image3853_zps0274c8d1.jpg
 
Image3852_zpsaa466b7f.jpg
 
you can see the support brackets, just under where the carpet starts on both sides of the rear seat area,
require removal sand prime and paint, followed by refitting,
 
Image3851_zpsea97fcf7.jpg
 
front passenger seat removed
 
Image3850_zps408726d9.jpg
 
quieter exhaust to be fitted,
 
Image3848_zps11423b08.jpg
 
Image3824_zps4d5c9ea5.jpg
 
Image3814_zps674e92d9.jpg
 
Image3815_zpsd1b65ac8.jpg
 
refitted rear spoiler
 
Image3822_zpsef6af8f8.jpg
 
removed damaged drivers seat and replaced
 
Image3811_zpsb2c7cb89.jpg
 
Image3816_zps9387ed89.jpg
 
Image3817_zps81546294.jpg
 
this is the neutral sensor box thats not connected to anything
the levin started life as an automatic but now manual,
going to see if i can remove this completly in some way.
 
Image3818_zpsfd680190.jpg
 
anyways back to seat replacement
 
Image3819_zps326e23de.jpg
 
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found some coins in the rail of the seat, win/win ;)
 
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Now Lenny you know that would come out in the mix lol.

could you not of stacked it in the corner man  :ph34r:

also noticed that sink looks really low, didn't realise your lass is a leprechaun mate, no wonder you cant fit in her bikini :P  

Car looks in good nick inside, we wont mention the exhaust that's fitted as that's the biggest bodge ive seen, fancy not removing original pipe lol.

think this is going to be a great build thread, keep the pics coming. :)



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:15 PM

Can't believe I missed this thread starting :iim:
Really looking forward to seeing how you progress with this one Lenny, didn't even know it was possible to convert an auto to a manual. (I imagine it is even more difficult on newer cars).

Thanks very much Alex mate,
The cost of converting from auto to manual would have been huge, but these cars were expensive when new,in the region of 30,000GBP
The car was 6 months old in japan when it was converted, and has been fitted with additional TRD close ratio short shift,
There's no slotting in to gear mate there all around 4-5mm apart on the change no loss of time shifting,

I've checked the foot well and everything for signs of a bodge job cut out in the firewall but its seam less,
Looks just like a factory manual everywhere,
The dash panels, pedals and cluster are all for manual, the only evidence remaining that she used to be auto is this starbo neutral sensor box.

I'm happy with buying one that once was automatic though, because it means it didn't get a hard time in japan or thrown around there race tracks sideways, I've stripped her down as you can see,
All chassis and frame panels are factory straight,
There was a football size impact to the drivers side rear quarter panel at some point because I can see evidence on the inside of the panel,
They used spot weld hooks to pull the panel back outwards and smooth it off.

Removing the panels was great pleasure,
I've categorized bags of fixings for easy return and I've done a list of parts requiring change as some of them are scratched,
I'm going to run new audio cables and remove the stock if possible now that its nearly completely stripped,
Aswell as loom for foot well lighting and reverse camera, get all in along side the factory loom, leaving it future comparable for fitting the hardware items when I can afford them. Without removing panels again.

The project won't be progressing until the new year really,
Just preperation work being done this year and picking up a few replacement parts for under 200

I've met a few fellas from the south east who are Levin enthusiasts and can help we with the list of replacement interior parts,
Saves me money on importing from japan and also helps a brother out too.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

I imagine at this point the Focus is still your main car then.

 

I'd love to have the time, money, knowledge, storage space and patience to do something like this.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

Now Lenny you know that would come out in the mix lol.
could you not of stacked it in the corner man  :ph34r:
also noticed that sink looks really low, didn't realise your lass is a leprechaun mate, no wonder you cant fit in her bikini :P  
Car looks in good nick inside, we wont mention the exhaust that's fitted as that's the biggest bodge ive seen, fancy not removing original pipe lol.
think this is going to be a great build thread, keep the pics coming. :)

:lol: That's the kids kitchen George,
I wouldn't stack the parts no way, they could get scratched or split, I've got a list of parts that are worse for wear and I'm going to replace them with ones less scratched as funds allow and the parts become available,
I've got all those parts sitting spaced in there own section in the attic now where they will take no hurt,
I'm now selling a BZR interior as I have replaced the drivers seat and the rest of them are 100%
I'll perhaps swap the interior with a parts dealer in exchange for some other interior parts if there interested,
Stripping it out was a 50/50 sink or swim job mate,
I didn't know what I was going to find, thankfully inside is really good, it was super dusty though I've sorted that
Even found some YEN¥ vicki C wasn't impressed when I presented it to her,

I figured since I'm needing the body sprayed, why not get the parts on the inside treated too thus resetting the clock on the age of the body. The interior is very easy to work with aswell its all Philips screws and 6mm or 8mm bolts.
I love it.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:38 PM

I imagine at this point the Focus is still your main car then.
I'd love to have the time, money, knowledge, storage space and patience to do something like this.

Yes the focus is the main car mate and will be until march next year at the earliest,
Great space folding down the back seat to use for collecting parts and diesel is cheap if traveling far to collect,
The Levin will be for the enjoyable weekend drives and trips to work when VickiC needs the focus it will never be a work horse under my ownership.
Paint will be February, hopefully sort a windscreen for then too, tax expires next month so she's going to be declared off the road as soon as my ownership form arrives, MOT expires in February and it wouldn't pass it as it was or is,
Reg plates need replaced as there cracked non not compliant,
Front windscreen is cracked,
Washer bottle leaking fluid,
Exhaust is far too loud,

Replacing the silencer next week with the other muffler,
Then I can keep her ticking over in the driveway across the winter.

You don't need an influx of money to do this job mate,
Parts are cheap and you set the speed of the project yourself,
Knowledge comes with the online access, joining the forums and sharing with others, helps motivation and more knowledgeable members can help you a lot,
All you need is a space to store it, and an initial 2-3k to pick up a motor it was a choice between a hybrid turbo for the focus or this project, i think I've made the right choice,
I should have done this before thinking of modding the focus, I wouldn't have spent half as much on modification parts with the same results achieved.

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