Silverstone GP progress thread!

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Alex Ford, Mar 30, 2018.

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  1. Alex Ford

    Alex Ford Paid Member

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    So, here is my Silverstone GP (36/50) Fully loaded with a limited paint scheme, she's abit of a minter! Photo below is the day I first got it and gave it a good days detail.
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    Instead of constantly updating my gallery I thought I'd start a progress thread for future reference and for any interested :blush: this could be A long one...

    Picked up the car up last year with most things done, Exhaust Flexi's, Cambelt etc etc. 2017 was made to enjoy it, out handling all my mates Golf's and Polo's!

    Come 2018- Gettin' busy!

    January 2019, New oil filter, oil, gearbox oil, brake fluid... your general new years stuff!

    Few weeks back I decided to repair the Recaro's as they had just started to wear through on the bolsters however I stumbled across some leather and alcantara Recaro for sale and the deal was done- complete with a lower seat base. Anybody would agree that the standard Recaro seat position is too high, to drop it about 4cm makes a massive difference and one I would really recommend. (some will have already seen the photo's but they are just too good not to post again!!)
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    The 'beast from the east' made an appearance, froze all the calipers and just played havoc while trying to daily the Clio but that's in the past and spring is here!! Car in the garage for post winter inspection...

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    Rusted sh@*tted up subframe, one broken track rod and a bent exhaust heat shield. Not bad. Above is the rusted subframe- the undertray had 2 missing bolts thus allowing water to build inside the tray and weigh it down enough to create a pool of water for the subframe to rot in.. thankfully no other damage however catching it at 42,000miles may be the best decision I ever make before it got any worse. wire brush, hammerite rust prevention and a lick of paint and its good as new-ish. IMG_20180330_115815.jpg

    Currently awaiting Mr Postman now with- 2 Track rods, Michelin Pilot Super Sports, Brembo Discs and DS2500 pads all round for a fast road set up and an Umbro jumper too look cool in :tearsofjoy::sunglasses:

    Will keep this updated as the car goes on and I find more stuff to buy and more stuff to take back to factory standards.
     
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  2. LOCKE

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    So not for sale now? They Recaros are gorgeous!
     
  3. Alex Ford

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    Correct sir, jumping in out of turbo charged cars for the last 2/3 weeks, all amazing and all lacking the N/A charm. A good long hard look in the mirror convinced me to keep it :blush:
     
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  4. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Good man.
     
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good news on keeping it..enjoy her :thumb:
     
  6. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    It's a good decision to keep it.

    I was tempted by those recaro's too!
    Great buy.
     
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  7. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    Nice car! Really like those recaro's. How did you lower the seats?
     
  8. Micah

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    Maintenance is key! Great looking car there, well worth holding onto with all of the nice options on it, and the seats are epic!
    Enjoy your fast road setup, I've just done the same with mine - are you doing the fluid whilst you're at it?
     
  9. Alex Ford

    Alex Ford Paid Member

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    It's an aftermarket seat base. It drops the sear around 4/5cm and totally changes the driving position- a well worth investment imo.
     
  10. Alex Ford

    Alex Ford Paid Member

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    ofcourse sir! Fresh bottle of RBF 600 ready to go!
     
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  11. Northloopcup

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    One of the ones available on here mate?
     
  12. Alex Ford

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    Not sure mate, all I know about it is that it was bolted to my seats when I picked them up and now they're in the car! :tearsofjoy:
     
  13. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    Lol!! I reckon it'll be one of the ones the lad on here makes.
     
  14. Alex Ford

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    If i was a betting man I'd probably guess so. Such a simple mod for such large and positive results. Reminds me of my old car too, bonus!
     
  15. Alex Ford

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    The first proper warm sunny day of spring was intended for fitting the big mountain of parts to be fitted. However... A recent trip to A&E left us hobbling about to the house. So I just spent the day prepping and painting the the ends of the cup spoiler. Could never justify the price of carbon end plates so I wanted as similar a finish to them... IMG_20180405_150344.jpg IMG_20180405_154951.jpg IMG_20180405_172903.jpg

    Not a bad job for some spray cans and a few hours. Roll on next week for more interesting stuff happening :blush::blush:
     
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  16. Pav

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  17. Alex Ford

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    Some what of a productive week but more problems earthed than first expected

    First job for the week was new rear discs, pads and abit of caliper touch up. Some decontamination too!

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    Recent winter woes resulted in a sticking caliper so new handbrake cable in, no luck so a new caliper is on order. Same story with the other caliper so a new handbrake cable again...possibly a new caliper there too. Money pit is starting to spring to mind :grimacing:

    New track rod 'n' tie rods fitted and all tracked and alignment done-admittly done at a garage! So much easier as it had to be tracked anyway.

    First summer-ish day today so a big big detail was in order. 8 hours later and it's immaculate!! Proper immaculate!! Snow foam, Iron out, 2 bucket wash, clay, glaze, light amount of polish, seal and wax. Then the finer details-Exhaust tips polished, glass, Rain X, wheels cleaned, and waxe IMG_20180414_184140.jpg
    More to do next week but it's nice owning a car with 40,000+ miles and it feeling factory fresh. Anyway... Roll on next week :relaxed::relaxed:
     
  18. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    forgot the tyre shine! Kidding :wink: Nice work
     
  19. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Good work, I'm now following this thread!
     
  20. Pav

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    came out really well..good effort..:thumb:
     

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