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PostPost by: RichC » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:12 pm

everything's about ready for mot due by end of week!
roll on summer ..
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PostPost by: alaric » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Hoorah! Hope it passes.

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PostPost by: RichC » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:14 pm

happily it passed first time . the only advisory was coil springs front and back rusty . any suggestions?
is it a case of getting the wire brush out before next year's MOT or is it more it than that?
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:44 pm

Ideally remove, clean and paint with something ? Or powder-coat?

Something required though. I recon' powder coating might be best. ?? Don't know for sure Just my humble..

Good looking car there though..Felt like I was sitting in it. Good luck with it.

Safe and happy motoring.. :wink: :wink:

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:03 pm

only advisory was coil springs front and back rusty


Jesus that guy it one picky tester. Did you tell him they are over 40 years old?

I sprayed mine with black Hammerite.

Congrats on a pass, I keep meaning to sort mine but the house and work are still getting in the way. At least one of those is not going to be a problem in the next few weeks (so I am told by my boss) so I may get the summer to sort the +2. :D

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PostPost by: RichC » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:24 pm

let me know if you need a hand with anything .
good luck with finding the time !
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:38 pm

Good luck with getting the front springs off! Impossible with out a special tool.

I agree with Jason the guy is just too picky. go somewhere else next year.
Enjoy the car on the road.

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PostPost by: RichC » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:45 pm

nah, he passed it after all...only cost me ?25
There's nothing wrong with 'em really, just very old rusty orange coating .
a wire brush and a dab of hammerite has transformed them.
Look forward to seeing what he says next year !
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