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  1. Finished painting the breadvan and I need someone to do the final machine polishing. I can't be bummed hiring one or buying one so i'm looking someone else to do it. Cheers.
  2. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    always knew she was a ****!
  3. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    Pushing on some more with this. Progress has been slowed slightly with me hitting a festival, playing drunken cod, finding some rust and general commitments. Here is some more pics of what i've been up to. The front slam panel had some surface rust and was basically just a bit rough looking, so i stripped it back with a wire wheel and painted it with textured black. This obviously isnt going to be a show car but the finish should be reasonably good and purposeful.. After stripping the front end some more i found the battery tray was a real mess, some rot had eaten right through to the inner arch and the cabin. I fabricated a piece to patch in the hole and ground it back to look as factory as possible. The battery tray and inner arches where then zinc'd and treated with underbody sealant to try and slow any future rust coming through. Battery trays in the mk2f's are always a problematic area so i saw this coming, still, somewhat disheartening. I then set to get the first skim on the drivers side door and rear quarter. Not to far away, maybe another 3-4 hours work and it'll be lovely and straight. May need a small patch this side at the rear arch but ill get a proper look at it on monday. Next on the list is to weld up the repeater holes in both wings, the drivers side aerial hole and get them all painted before the doors are removed and i can push on further. Cheers for looking.
  4. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    Cheers lads. Got another good bit done this morning. Found some more rot in around the battery tray which has slowed progress some. Will need to be completely cut out and a new piece fabricated to suit, which MAY need the dashboard taken out to get a good access to the tray. Plenty of swearing, sliced knuckles and pics to follow..
  5. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    The weather was hot as hell today so I managed to get the car fully stripped and prepped the bonnet. Here are a load of pics. This is it for now, more updates will come as I work at it. Some pretty heavy dentage! Bonnet prepped...
  6. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    I've been slowly hoarding parts to get it back to as close to factory as possible and for a quick tidy. That snowballed out of control and ended up with me buying a shed load of spares and parts which will be added in the coming weeks. MY plans are as follows - Full respray in original LY3D Tornado Red with deleted aerial hole, partially smoothed boot lid and maybe delete the side repeaters. Lowered 70mm 6N Polo Steels with G60 caps Joey modded headlights Badgeless grill GLaderseite ARB blocks and uprated TCA bushings Tidying the interior to original spec Thats about it. Here some pics of progress so far.. This is the double garage that will be turned into a booth in the next week or so.. The boot lid on the Polo was badly rotten, so I picked up what seems to be the only spare van lid in the whole of Ireland, and it had been badly hit at the bottom. I've cut out and welded up the washer jet, rear badge recess / Polo badge location holes and wiper motor hole. I realise the plate welded in behind may not be the best idea for a long term fix, but it will smarten up the rear some and anything is an improvement. Before.. Stripped.. Welding / Smoothing.. Also got the interior heater controls changed back to OEM and found an original Blaupunkt head unit from a mates G40.
  7. 91 Breadvan. Full respray.

    Bought this on here a while back but the dents and dings were doing my nut so I decided to do a relatively pikey spec respray. Pics as follows... Its a 91 CL 1 litre 5 speed with 150k on the clock. It's reasonably well looked after, the engine runs very quietly and is insanely economical and on the plus side Breadvan's really aren't common sights on the road here anymore. Here are a few pics of it before I started. As you can see there have been some pretty dodgy mods added, including what looks like nail varnish on the heater dials (and steering wheel), no headunit and a duct tape gear gaitor...The window winder also snapped a day before the MOT test.
  8. - The breadvan failed the mot as it needed a small patch on the inner nearside rear arch. The guy who did it seems to have thrown weld at it from twenty paces, complete bastard of a job so it needs re-done (not to mention the clown who patched the battery tray). - The sills are solid but they are rather deformed in some places where the car seems to have been jacked up with a kango hammer, so i'd like that straightened and any bare areas ground back and resealed. - Might go a bit mad and get the tatty paint sorted too if the price is right. I'd have a blat myself but i've just landed an important job and I cant spare the time (welding funnily enough) so i need a few ideas of decent places. Please don't suggest a person you heard through a mum of a friend of a twice separated cousin who slept with this guy who's pure handy with a welder, real life knowledge only please. Cheers folks!
  9. My vrs race blue seat leon project.

    Pure class, really good work. Nearly clicked the back button when i saw it sitting on rs6's or whatever those felt spec wheels are called, but it looks mean on those amg's.
  10. another wee mk2 polo

    Look forward to seeing it dude. Loved your saloon!
  11. Drift school

    Where the hell is drift school in Grimavady?
  12. Whats the fascination with a breadie?

    I love em, maybe even more so than the coupes. Bought one recently (jezmonkeys) and despite the weedy motor its a great laugh. Some space in the back too, i tore the rear seats out and went camping with the bird. Plenty of space to stretch out.
  13. Yea it is indeed, only down the road. Ill give em a call anyways, no harm in that.
  14. They're pretty clueless about everything to be honest but I shall give them a bell in the morning. Doubt anyone in there would have a clue, they're insanely expensive too. Worth a try though, cheers. Keep the idears coming folks!