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  1. I have been on with the forming tool today, and cut this piece of laminate (19mm = the gap, where Nissan boot deck is more curved up) to shape of the ABS moulding.....



    Once I get a skim of filler and flatt it out this will blend in nicely


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  2. All Sun...... Here on Sunny Tyneside 😉

    Some gasket manufacturing (to suit the Spoiler/Bootlid profile)

    ..... mebbies a bit 'body colour' aerosol wrist action, too.


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  3. SWMBO seatbelt latch has been loosly flopping about on its retaining bolt.... As if the hole was too big on the bolt 😕



    After stripping out the plastic cover I discovered the spring/welch washer (presumably to allow wobbly movement but not 'rattly') has fretted away and snapped.... I tried to loosen the 14mm bolt but.. even with a tube on my ratchet.. couldn't break it away :(

    Plan B formed as using twopack adhesive to flow into the void and 'gummie up' the hole/make movement stiffer ;)

    The slight shine on the washer base is it, after glooping on with a piece of plastic.


    Working just fine now(rattle-less).... see how it goes!


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  4. A 'crack' *subject to location in screen is NOT an MOT fail.

    The 'swept area' ( the ONLY bit you can see through if 2" of snow drops on you as you drive along, for an example) is MOT checked..... If the crack is 3foot long and entirely below/above the wiper swept area it is not flagged as a fail.

    There is no structural issue/laminated won't explode in your face.

    If it fails the MOT then you're stuck but not A DANGER otherwise 😉


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  5. 33 minutes ago, kiermcc said:

    I only think the front needs doing, we'll see. Is Mick's a specialist for these cars?

    MicksGarage lists a lot of obscure stuff....

    The web front page/search is really good and will say if they are 'on the shelf' = ETA to you.

    Have you put brandnew/different rate springs on there?



  6. Fronts = cartridge/insert. Rears = full leg.

    Got all mine from MicksGarage, Ireland.

    Quick and direct from stock....

    I did do some 'ebay digging', originally, but some odd dampers would be listed in Croatia or Belarus with vague charcoal sketch imagery 😞

    Mick was the way to go 😉

    Springs are original and clean.

    The red is very fetching, m8



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  7. 1 hour ago, Tim Russia said:

    Bootlip spoiler like on Carina II executive?

    If it is a Hatch/Lift back then it is wrong one.

    Mine is a Saloon (like your red GLi) 😉

    Glad you came aboard, my friend.