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Danbass' Titanium Grey rebuild - now running!!

Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:49 pm

Ok, so a few of you have known this is coming, and a few others who have read between the lines of some of my recent posts will have guessed :ninja: but I've just bought another 8...

I've been thinking for a while that my exams and my mental job just aren't enough to keep me occupied, and for the moment I'm happy with my car as is, so I've gone and bought a project car... Oops.

I've actually been looking for a few months, knowing pretty much only that I wanted something I could rebuild over a few (or more) weekends. I have no intention of keeping the car once it's finished, I'm only in it for the fun of rebuilding the thing and keeping it on the road.

This thread will serve two purposes, firstly to keep those of you who are interested updated on the progress, but mainly as a record of the work I do for the cars new owner, to serve as proof I've done what I say I will, :)

So here she is, a 54 plate titanium grey 192, 72k

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She's pretty good aside from the engine, and she'll be pretty as hell once I'm finished. Can't wait, :D

I will of course be roping me good mate Phil in on this as well, in fact I doubt I could keep him away!
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Post by couper » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:59 pm

Look forward to keeping my eye on this. Is it low compression or Bearing failure ? Btw its titanium grey

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Post by Cymruplayer » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:02 pm

I wondered when you get around to buying your project car. Good luck Dan, I'll be watching with interest.

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Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:05 pm

Doh, thanks mark! It's undiagnosed at the moment, but I'm relatively sure I know the problem...
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Post by PhilR » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:48 pm

Good luck Dan, I'm glad to see you've bought a decent colour car!!
I have most of the tools you need, bearing removing / refitting tools, 54mm and 19mm sockets (3/4"), flywheel locking tool, engine stand etc, etc if you need to borrow them (helps keep the cost down).
I'll happily give you a hand if you need it, I've really enjoyed doing mine, but it has taken me 3 months now!
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Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:58 pm

Thanks mate, I've already got almost everything, or have ordered it already, this is only the first of a few I'm planning to do but I really appreciate the offer, and I may well take you up on it at some point! :)
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Post by brix79 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:06 pm

Well there it is, number one in a run of...

I bet you can't wait Dan!
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Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:07 pm

I'm WELL excited, lol.
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Post by olyoz » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:25 pm

Cool. Looking forward to seeing this unfold :)
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Post by Phil Bate » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:26 pm

Awesomeness. If it needs new tyres fitting I know a really good place :)
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Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:27 pm

Looking at the photos, it does, lol. A few months down the road yet mate. I'm looking into what I can do for the money I have left as well, a wheel refurb might be a good one for the new owner, but we'll have a look when we trip down to Bristol shall we?
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Post by Phil Bate » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:35 pm

Ok mate. Now I have a spare wheel pool we can always sort that out too mind :)
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Post by DanBass » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:36 pm

Lol true. They don't look too bad but ill reserve judgment. Damn this week and next are gonna be slooooow. I better get on with clearing the garage too. Arse...
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Post by DanBass » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:36 pm

So collection of The Grey is now arranged, a mate with a trailer and a large pick up is available Saturday morning, so a trip to Bristol is on.

The missus happens to be going out Saturday afternoon and evening as well, so some progress will be made with the strip down straight away. Still need to find my engine crane and stand though, i'm not convinced they'll fit in the Rex...
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Post by PhilR » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:51 pm

Way to go Dan, have fun!
You'll have the engine out by the time your missus gets back!!
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Post by Phil Bate » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Dan mate I'm not sure I can make it at all now :( I've got to put the brushcutter blade on the big strimmer and level the forest on the side garden before putting all the fence posts in on Sunday. Boooooo
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Post by DanBass » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:36 pm

Got the garage space sorted today, and dug my engine crane, stand and the compressor out. Also stole my dads windy gun. :ninja:

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Picking the car up around 12 tomorrow. Well excited.

I'd completely forgotten just how heavy that crane is, it's an absolute beast!
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Post by Soul » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:42 pm

Wish I had a crane (and enough garage space to wield one!)
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Post by DanBass » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:45 pm

You can pick up a 1 tonne one for about 200 quid mate, mines 2 tonne as I was going to use it for a GT-6 a few years ago but 1 tonne is easily enough for the renesis.
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Post by Soul » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:46 pm

It's the space thing I struggle with more :D
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Post by benedunn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:16 am

1 tonne won't be long enough to reach over the bumper though ;-)
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Post by Phil Bate » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:24 am

Dan I seem to have a pair of pump pliers I don't recognise, black handled chrome ones. Are they out of your kit from when you were round the other day?

Are you in Newport in the afternoon tomorrow? I don't think I can come and play but might be able to 'pop out to wickes for fencing supplies' if you know what I mean
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Post by DanBass » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:05 am

Lol! Yes, I think they might be mine mate, oops.

I'm in Newport from about half 1 onwards mate, pop in for a cup of tea if you can, there's a b&q etc near by as well. :)
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Post by DanBass » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:29 pm

Running a bit late, but on my way back from Bristol with Rex in tow. Apart from the engine she's absolutely stunning for a 54 plate, the paint looks almost showroom and the interior is very very clean indeed, with the exception of the ns rear seatbelt, which is a bit white in places. That may come off with a damp cloth.

Overall, I'm really chuffed!

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Post by PhilR » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:24 pm

Glad to see you've got a decent colour car at last!!
Give me a shout if you need a hand or want to borrow anything.
Enjoy the rebuild
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