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 Post subject: HAG976T
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm 
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Four years on from joining the club, I think enough jobs have been ticked off the list for now and it's time to get out and drive the car for more than the 5 miles or so I usually do. I'm a bit concerned about reliability but I guess there's only one way to find out!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Location: The little old village of Lingfield
Model: '83 924 / '80 931
I love the early cars in the bright colours! Is this just a thorough polish and detailing, or have you had any parts repainted i.e. wheels?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:08 pm 
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Cheers Alex, I'm glad you like it. I've tried to bring it back to a reasonable standard and as original - it's OK if you don't look too closely. The lower front valence under the bumper needs tackling sometime and there's a few rust bubbles on the drivers door.

The body had a thorough clean and polish and I put new badges on the bonnet and tailgate (I was really lucky as I was given some with the car that were purchased in 1998 and still in their packaging). The wheels were then primed, top coated and lacquered (they turned out a bit greyer than I was hoping) and then the lower sills got done in black satin as they were yellow following some bodywork repairs done a few years ago. Pleased with the finish, I then started to get a bit carried away and resprayed the door handles, fuel filler cap, door mirror, plastic wheel centres, windscreen wiper arms and clips on the rear window surround all in satin black. All parts were cleaned, sanded (if not plastic), primed and top coated. I also replaced the wheel nut covers and the scraper seals on the door windows to finish off.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Top work! Nothing wrong with getting carried away making it look good. I love prepping and painting little parts. So satisfying.

Was that a radio aerial in the right-rear wing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:40 pm 
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Cheers guys, really appreciate your comments. As you say, painting bits and pieces is very satisfying - I was particularly pleased with the door handles, especially as they were done without removing them.

That's a good question on the aerial. The car has been in the family since 1983 and I think the aerial may have originally been on the passenger side front wing but can't be certain. I'll see if I can find an old photo. I do remember a front wing being replaced due to a parking incident but not sure if that resulted in the aerial not being refitted. It's got me wondering now because I was thinking one of the next jobs may be getting the radio working again...

I think the lower silver circle is a key switch for a burglar alarm - I have the key but have never tried it. I know it was on the car when my Dad bought it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Just looked at the video of the R reg Martini under the 924 section which as the aerial on the front passenger side wing - this is where I remember it being.

Would be interested to know if anyone has drilled through the wing to mount a new aerial and / or could let me know location relative to base of A pillar and bonnet edge and size of hole?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:08 am 
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Might help


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:06 pm 
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I’d be loathed to drill another Ariel hole in the body if there was one in rear quarter panel already. Unless you plan to weld it up?

I wonder if dealers had a wing template to drill the front wing hole in a specific place ....... unlikely I guess. Most were done on the LHS. Just easier to wire in from passenger footwell. But have seen many on RHS too.

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