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Lenny

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#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


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Posted by Lenny on 29 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Can't beat anPóst :wub:


#327300 Cheap Courier For Bumper

Posted by Lenny on 29 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

Parcel2go they even accept PayPal and give you a range of prices from all courier's


#327063 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

Pms. ..Lenny would do it opposite tho end up smashed up against the windscreen

:lol: that's how sore your !Removed! will be tomorrow :mellow:



#327046 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

Excuse me VickiC speak for yourself, we are talking blokey car talk here  :P

Yeah...
So there....


#327042 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

Pmsl. ...durty knobs the both of ye. ..easily know neither of ye are getting any

Don't be so sure princess ;)
Go polish the pink one you have in the sock drawer


#327039 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

Aye sometimes you need the light to see what you are doing but sometimes you find yourself in certain positions where no amount of light helps, normally dashes lol  :P

+1 mate,
Then see the ring holes on the vents, each one of them is a 20mm M6 Philips head screw going through the hole and in to the dash,
Try lining up the vent,
Hold it in that position,
Align the Philips head screw,
And screw it in to place.
All blindfold as its all under the dash, lots of eye squinting, eye rolling and of course lip licking while feeling around trying to get it all together :P

That needs doing a total of 7 times to complete, then hold up the passenger airbag and bolt it tight hoping it doesn't go off on ya lol
This job of changing vents on the Levin is as tricky as fitting an ST pod to a focus.



#327027 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

Not as pleased as the missus tho Lenny, Vicki will be giving you a pat on the head lol.
its only 6 oclock if your quick you might get them in tonight  :D

nah it's too dark now mate, it was a 5 hour job to get them out so to speak ;)
Had to remove passengers airbag and drivers fusebox etc. Need a full day and daylight too, they screw in to the rear of the dash too just to be super difficult.
I'm taking a few days off working on the car, going to work on getting somthing else in tonite instead gigetty ^_^


#327021 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

Update: Got home from work and there was a post missed delivery leaflet in the hall, Much like Charlie with his golden ticket in Willywonka, I drove to those local post office depot To my surprise it was of course the replacement air vents that had been dispatched yesterday, Clever using a milk bottle top to protect a pertruding clip :) Thankfully all arrived 100% condition 25 Euro for all three, Here they are: IMG_20140128_162800_zpsgtrt838_edit_1390IMG_20140128_162750_zpsaxtfdim_edit_1390IMG_20140128_162806_zpssndgnpd_edit_1390 Now here's the old vents as they were in the car. IMG_20140128_163242_zpsjxcffsq_edit_1390 Here's the replacement vents :D well pleased I'll get fitting them next Sunday along with the rest of the replacement parts on the front interior. IMG_20140128_163210_zpsihncrusb.jpg


#326772 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Lenny on 27 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

Update:
Fitted the newly acquired ;) rear passenger side; interior quarter panel that has sustained no scratches or chips unlike its predecessor.

I'll upload a picture of the old one here..

Here is the replacement now in place along with the rest of the back seat.
I have purposely kept the cup holders slightly raised from the side panels as I'm considering fitting some ambient cup holder illumination much like the focus.

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Moving on from that,
Here's a picture of how the front dash currently looks,

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The dash vents were dispatched today from the west of Ireland so if they were sent via standard untracked post they should arrive tomorrow, but if sent via tracked post it will be Wednesday before they get here; weird I know, pay more for tracked and wait a further 24hrs to get it.
Anyways
I've fitted the side panels and carpet to the boot along with the scuff panel, I was hoping to get a scuff panel with less scratches on it but sadly the three I saw on Saturday were much the same as my existing one, so I'll stick with this one until I source one in better condition if possible because it won't be carrying cargo.

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Following this; I picked up a replacement centre console section in better condition than the existing one,
I sat them side by side and transfered the parts

One on the left is the replacement

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Here's an example of some scuffing on the old centre console

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Here's the replacement; sure its a small scuff but its not scratched in other places aswell,

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Cup holder transfered:

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And now complete;

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Now that the boot compartment is back together and empty,
I decided to use it to store some parts, i cleaned each part using pound shop car wipes prior t placing in the boot compartment thus clearing up the space in the kitchen and confining the parts to on top of and underneath the kitchen table,
Leaving Vicki full access to the back door again,

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I'll update with pictures of the vents when they arrive but the next progress update including fitting the vents will most likely be on Sunday.