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Lenny

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#329334 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 04 February 2014 - 09:07 PM

doesnt seem 5 mins since you had just got her and was talking about not getting her on the road in Feb/march

The car had a few more problems than just scratched paintwork described when selling,
Shortly after purchase in september/october it was difficult to forcast sorting out enough issues such as lambda sensor, catalyst, cat back exhaust, heater control unit, air vents, windscreen, broken boot vent, torn drivers seat, leaking washer bottle and pipe work, and leaking boot through vent and rear spoiler holes

But I've stuck with it since purchase, hasn't been easy but its improved, once i was prepared to travel i managed to pick up some bargains in the process,
Windscreen to be fitted on the 13th February
I've gotten the list all sorted then,

I've got the required parts bookmarked in "my eBay" ill purchase the pieces across the weeks and have them fitted end of march or early April.
I've to book MOT on 13th after the windscreen has been fitted.


#329289 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 04 February 2014 - 07:36 PM




#329288 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 04 February 2014 - 07:35 PM

9 more days and snagglepuss on the road :D


#329259 I Will Give £20 To The Last Person To Post On This Thread

Posted by Lenny on 04 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

I will show you it, but you wont get it!

You sound like vicki now lol


#329076 Night Shift Forum!

Posted by Lenny on 04 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

Theft of a motorcycle.

Did he look like this man in the green hat,
With a ginger heard passenger ?

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If yes,
Don't keep him in a cell for too long or he'll have a melt down.


#328808 Good News And Bad News!

Posted by Lenny on 03 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

I must say though, I do miss the clutch! all the pain it caused my knee, I still keep thinking I would get that pain back for the right manual motor!

+1 somthing with a nice tone,
Hear it sing as you change up gear and drop gears going in to corners
Bwaam,
Pit thong, pit thong,
God i miss petrol y'all


#328802 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 03 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

Use the point of a razor blade to fluff up the cig burn and surrounding area, so you break the burned melted bit up will help to disguise it, if still unsatisfied, if any pile comes off with blade, put a little glue onto cig burn and stick pile to it  ;) , any frayed bits around edge of mat use lighter to remove as will seal ends and stop the fray. good find on the eyelet I love Aldi.

Sweet thanks George,
Ill check my back in the mirror: to find a razor blade ;)
Id probably set the whole mat of fire wouf!!
Burning the frayed edges :lol:


#328691 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 03 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

Update:
When i purchased the car i was lucky to receive a set of Genuine Toyota Levin tailor fitted car mats,
These mats are a rare item in the AE111 world and can fetch as much as 200GBP in second hand condition,
I've watched them sell on the forums,

The matt's i have are in need of rug doctor treatment and ill sort that in the coming weeks,
There is a cigarette burn on the drivers one but nothing can be done about that,
They are around 30mm deep pile carpet with spiked rubber base, includes a saddle carpet for the rear that joins to both rear passenger mats.

Main reason I'm discussing them now is because:
When i was removing them from the car, there is an eyelet ring and carpet hook on the drivers one,

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I lifted the mat and the original eyelet fell out from the mat,

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I thought id never get it repaired and cringed at the thought of how much a replacement would cost me as they are rare.

To my surprise i was in Aldi today browsing the tools and offers,
Found an assorted eyelet set selling for 02.50euro bargain..
Who would have thought Aldi could help you restore your car :)

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All sorted now.
Fitted one slightly bigger than the original so it grips now where the other one didn't.

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I'll rent a rug doctor again from Tesco in the coming weeks and personally give the mat's a good going over,
Its doubtful they have ever been carpet cleaned before so with a bit of luck i may get good results.



#328660 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 03 February 2014 - 08:51 AM

Looking good mate,
Lovin the carbon effect on the diffuser too, perhaps have a clear coat of lacquer sprayed on the diffuser to help deter stone chips upsetting the print, but feel the surface first you may not need to, cant tell from pictures


#328542 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 02 February 2014 - 09:04 PM

Knob

you bought it for me nine years ago ya dirt bird...


#328538 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 02 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

You little devil you, lol. good days work there Lenny B)

:lol:

Heres a side view of the bear

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My arms and back are killing me from all the various shapes i had to throw, in order to get all the screws and bolts in lol
Its great to have vents and a working fan that i can now switch off.
I've gotta order a cage for the pioneer stereo then i can fit the proper Levin single din pocket with stereo bracket.



#328481 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 02 February 2014 - 07:33 PM

Heres the replacement cat

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Way too many cells to be counting lol looks like a dpf

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Next for replacement
The passenger side boot panel some paint staining

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Followed by the previously displayed centre console

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Next for replacement was the centre section with armrest,
Some deep scratching on the top of the armrest

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Passenger side air vent
Top centre blade broken.

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Centre air vent lots of blades broken

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Drivers side air vent
No blades present :lol:

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Drivers side A Pillar panel,
Scratch on panel in line with driving view

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Passenger side, rear interior quarter panel
Heavy scratches close to where the seatbelt buckle rests

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#328257 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 02 February 2014 - 09:48 AM

Hail, rain, wind or snow, I'm going out now 5oC blue sky, Putting the whole interior front dash together today before dark, Update tonite with plenty of pictures


#328121 Good News And Bad News!

Posted by Lenny on 01 February 2014 - 05:47 PM

I did suggest that but she's not convinced!  :lol:

Hold out there brother,
ST is your baby it's isofix compatible too,
Sell her car and drive her around with the baba ;)


#328111 Good News And Bad News!

Posted by Lenny on 01 February 2014 - 05:18 PM

Sorry to hear that about the car mate,
amazing how kids change things great to have em though I've got two daughters myself,
couldnt you get the missus a small auto car and keep your motor?

If not then I'm sure you'll have another ST or even an RS within 6yrs time, first year of baby is the hardest