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Well ive wanted an S-body since the first time I saw one about 7 years ago, finally got a few years NCD under my belt so I was I finally in the positions to get one and here she is:
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-FGK manifold
-Blitz Air filter
-4pot front brakes
-Lowering springs
-split Advans
-smoked rear lights
-Turbo Timer and Vacuum Gauge


The inside of the boot looked like it had just a little bit of rust so i started picking at it.....before you know i had the dremel out and after i got rid of every bit i was left with this


Several coats of galvanizing spray



Primer





Also the battery tray was a bit rusty



The battery wasnt held down at all when i got it so

 
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The boot floor was cracked,bent and it stank as it got wet at some point





So i got a proper bit of wood that fits properly and doesn't bend




Gave it a much needed service



Picked up a few bits-
Pearl rear bumper



Aero skirts and spats

 
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Decided to fit the rear bumper and whilst it was off thought I would paint behind it



I removed the old paint and gave it a coat of white, the bits you can't see were given a layer of stone chip



The number plate light was caked in paint and you could barely see it at night




Replaced the rear brakes as they were well worn lol

 
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Thought it was time for some proper rust protection



Its only been on the road for just over a year so its still pretty clean underneath

 
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Fair play for getting stuck in! Car looks tidy will be super clean when you are done with it , keep up the good work
 
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then 2 layers of underseal

Had to take pics with my phone but you get the gist of it








 
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Any tangible difference with the stopper? I'm still tossing up whether to get one or not
 
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The pedal definitely feels firmer but not a huge difference
 
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Finally Pulled my finger out and bought some coilovers



Also my car has always been a bit funky going into reverse sometimes so I thought i would change the shifter bush to see if that helped



Which is when i found out it didnt even have one fitted :/



Also gave her a thorough underside clean as have done it for a while



still looking pretty immaculate for a 14 year old car




DET swap is loosely on the cards so watch this space :D
 
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Over the past few months I've been slowly collecting all the spec R bracing














So some of them are off to the powder-coaters.
I'm going to try and put them on one at a time to see what difference it makes.

Another goodie I acquired


 
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Bought some Sound proofing :ghey: :ghey:











I did a spot of rust proofing as I had access with the trim out, The back of the sill is probably the no1 rust area on s-bodys so it would have been stupid not to.
Took what I could back to bare metal then applied several coats of galvanising spray.

There was just a little bit of surface rust there which was dealt with but you can see how it would spread, I highly recommend if you have a car that's been it the country for a while to do a spot of rust prevention in the sills to safeguard your weapon.







Will put some cavity wax in there next
 
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Looking through all the pictures, this is coming along very nicely mate, looks fresh as new underneath :)

Love white S15, can't wait to get one soon!

- Sid
 
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Ah thanks, the past 12 months have been about setting the foundations so hopefully in the next couple of years I can do some proper work and get it looking exactly how I want.
I'll keep an eye out for a build thread from you soon then :)
 
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Do I smell an RB going into this ? :p And yeah I am not very tech savy so my build thread will not be as good as yours but I will do weekly updates :) It will most likely contain a lot of pictures of me washing it. hahah :p
 
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