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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1320043
27/02/2012 13:24
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awesome, truly is , would love to have a look at this one day..

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1320238
27/02/2012 22:34
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Great work,well done.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1320310
28/02/2012 09:04
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Total dedication, very impressive !!



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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: Ryan20VT] #1320416
28/02/2012 13:46
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Yes, great work indeed!

Corrosion is a problem we don't have much here. Well, obviously not as serious as you guys. Our weather is an obvious and great help. It does rain a bit in autumn/winter, but it's still veeeeeery rare to see snow in Lisbon and the south of the country, for example. So, no salt on the roads... Either way, the vast majority of portuguese coupes are weekend cars.

As for imported coupes from Germany, e.g., yes, I know at least one case of bad corrosion. It seems that the car's underpart had to make a huge "surgery"...

Regards!
CJ

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1320536
28/02/2012 20:57
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Great work Derek. I found all your emails with the photos in stuck in my 'Spam' box!

Good to see the car looking like it has just left the factory. I couldn't even attempt to do the work that you've been doing to it.

This will be one of the best Fiat Coupe's on the road once you've finished it. I hope to see some photos of it at meets soon?!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1320561
28/02/2012 21:42
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Thanks Duncan (and the others!) for the comments!

It might not see a road this summer (Still got the back end to do - the rear suspension's coming completely off) but we'll give it a go.

Once it's done it'll be shown off, don't worry!

smile

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323164
08/03/2012 00:23
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I guess this'll be a strong contender for inclusion in the next calendar old boy laugh

Does this amount of meticulousness [about which I have no problem, just admiration btw] never get you into hot water elsewhere, work or whatever?

Also will it be a closet coupe with the occasional show appearance or will you sell it? laugh


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323190
08/03/2012 08:28
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smile

No it's what keeps me sane, doesn't get me into bother at all. I just chip away at it a bit at a time, it does take me while to get there however. Still don't know if it'll see a road this year (I limit my monthly spend and I've got a few reasonably expensive things to get done still) but it'll get used once its finished!

There'd be little point selling it bearing in mind both what I paid for it and what Coupe's are selling for. I'd have to get circa £7K to break even.

Last edited by Duffy; 08/03/2012 19:56.
Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323197
08/03/2012 09:34
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Errmmm.... Haven't you got the Brembo sticker on the wrong way round? laugh


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323213
08/03/2012 09:57
08/03/2012 09:57

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doom and gloom has entered the building laugh

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323225
08/03/2012 10:23
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laugh

I can see what you're getting at but don't worry!

I decided I wanted the brembo 'squiggle' in the same place on both calipers (at the top) as I considered the factory way as being upside down as far as the writing is concerned

Conscious choice on my part!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323388
08/03/2012 21:51
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Lovely stuff, keep it coming Duffy doing a great job.

Looking at your refurb brembo's are they new bleed nipples,if so where did you get them from? is there a link on the net.

Have'nt done any thing to my Coupe for the past five weeks been working sat/sundays to get some money together to refurb wheeles and buy new tyers.

Johnny

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323394
08/03/2012 22:15
08/03/2012 22:15

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They are stainless ones from fleabay. M10 x 1mm by HEL, they do the business and won't corrode.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1323679
09/03/2012 21:40
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Cheers for the info Duffy,i'll get some off ebay tonight

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1324546
12/03/2012 22:00
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Oh dear!!

Duffy it's a good job you decided to check the rear end this year and not leave it till next year.

look's like a full back end refurb?
£££ i know the feeling, but it should transform the ride for the better.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1324930
14/03/2012 08:51
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Yep it adds up!

£300 for a subframe, circa £90 for a compensator, £60 for discs and pads, £140 for brackets and bits......etc etc, so on and so forth!

Could sell the kids I suppose.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1329421
27/03/2012 22:18
27/03/2012 22:18

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WOW Duffy, you don't hang around do you!! shocked

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1329432
27/03/2012 22:41
27/03/2012 22:41

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As my wife says, I might not be good, but god I'm quick!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1329436
27/03/2012 22:44
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Looking good MrD thumb

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: Countrycruising] #1329866
29/03/2012 11:27
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Originally Posted By: Countrycruising
Looking good MrD thumb

seconded

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1329922
29/03/2012 13:22
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Looking ace!
Is it going to remain a driver (daily or odd day out)?
Will be a great car for sure, well done!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1329990
29/03/2012 16:34
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Thanks for the comments!

I'm intending to keep it as a 'summer use' toy only, no nasty winters to spoil the work!

I'm also keen for the car to last in this condition, hence the effort to get into every nook and cranny and paint, dinitrol and electro-plate everything.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1332489
06/04/2012 12:03
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If you keep this standard of work up you are going to end up with a cleaner and better protected car than when it first rolled off the production line !

When you put it for its MOT there are gonna be a few folk scratching their head's wondering how an old fiat looks brand new !

Bloody hell my car could do with just being driven into a big bath of that electroplating stuff crazy



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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1332512
06/04/2012 14:29
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smile

Thanks!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1340872
07/05/2012 19:17
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You'll end up being so paranoid about it you won't want to let it off your Persian carpet, let alone into the cratered surfaces of the Kingdom laugh

Having said that "you done well son" thumb


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1340878
07/05/2012 19:23
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I hereby invitate you to Spa in 2013.


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: Kayjey] #1340882
07/05/2012 19:44
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Originally Posted By: Kayjey
I hereby invitate you to Spa in 2013.


All expenses paid???????

Okay then!

laugh yes

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1340910
07/05/2012 20:30
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Originally Posted By: Kayjey
I hereby invitate you to Spa in 2013.


All expenses paid???????

Okay then!

laugh yes


No chance. laugh
Keep up the good work.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1341171
08/05/2012 18:04
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Jonny,

You've seen this car when I had it, when I came up to buy that Ford Ka off you back in 2010.

I seem to remember you asking if it had an official paint scheme on it?! I didn't think Moon Greys were that rare!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1342436
12/05/2012 15:14
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Well done!
Coupe looks fantastic love


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