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Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion #1295687
08/12/2011 18:12
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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295699
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its looking nice phil shame you couldnt find a set of azev c smile


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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295706
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A's or C's, it matters not, probably bought a set of B's as I haven't yet seen these in the 'flesh' so to speak either laugh In fact, I have a room full of parts 'my wife tells me' and I've seen none of these!

Put it this way, this xmas will be utterly fantastic for me thumb laugh

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295710
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Can I have first dibs when you come to sell it in about, oooh, April next year?

It'll be another cracking example then after you sink some serious time and money into it. I think your ex-cars should have "Patched" on the spec list! biglaugh

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295711
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Very true that Dan - still, you never know, this might be the one to keep............but I doubt it laugh Hahahaha

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295718
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Hmmm, that's having all the work done that mine needs. I wonder if Joe will notice if I substitute one red Plus for another of a slightly different shade...

Will be a top Coupe when it's done Phil!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295719
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Thanks James, yours is one of the best colours I have ever seen on a coop actually (IMO you understand smile ), very unusual. We MUST mop that car one day, it would look magnificent!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295763
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Are you planning to keep this one?

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295769
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See a few posts up. I am planning to make it a very solid example and enjoy her for a while, what the future holds, I don't know.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1295801
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It's one of my favourite colours too Phil. Unfortunately the weather and environment has not been kind to mine and I think it requires more than just mopping now frown As Joe pointed out to me a couple of weeks ago it's now in need of a bit of restoration to treat the dreaded 'Plus Rust', which may include re-spraying... I would be delighted to have it mopped after that though smile

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1296448
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Where is the plus rust?


362bhp of warble

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1296457
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Rear wheel well was shot with a huge gaping hole, front wheel arches behind linings and no doubt all around the rear subframe, this has now been replaced. The car has also been completely under-sealed.

Don't know the exact details yet, will know more when I return to the UK

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1296467
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AFAIK, it's been noted by various people that the late model Coupes such as Pluses seem to have poorer rust protection than earlier cars. They seem more prone to rust just about everywhere. Mine is rusty around the front and has bubbling on the bonnet, Patch has some in the rear and I believe Proccy had a lot of rust repaired on his last year possibly? It seems more than I would expect of 10/11 year old cars.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1296534
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I'd agree with this entirely, the earlier cars seem to have been made from either better metal or galvanised properly.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1296551
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Phew, glad it's not just me smile My 2000-W Plus is going rusty, but my 97-R Cinquecento which has been sat for 18 months hasn't got a spot of rust on it. I wish the Coupes had been made in Poland...

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297606
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Just a bit of work done then! laugh And the rust ooo

What benefit does the galvanising doing on the subframes? I know they generally don't rust, so I fail to see the point of it, apart from making it nice and silver hehe


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: Begbie] #1297607
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Originally Posted By: Begbie
Just a bit of work done then! laugh And the rust ooo

What benefit does the galvanising doing on the subframes? I know they generally don't rust, so I fail to see the point of it, apart from making it nice and silver hehe


Generally, does that mean never then? and I fail the to see the point of cleaning something up to allow it to be worked on and refreshed (bushes et al) and not doing it or something like it laugh

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: Begbie] #1297621
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Originally Posted By: Begbie
What benefit does the galvanising doing on the subframes? I know they generally don't rust, so I fail to see the point of it, apart from making it nice and silver hehe


Alexis the rear subframes do rust, in fact most have corrosion on them especially the spring turret areas.

I fail to see the point in spending on new bushes when the rest of the frame is shite.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297634
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Fair enough smile


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297694
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Lordy, what a load of rust and what a huge difference between the before's and after's.

Good stuff!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297752
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Lovely job, keep this one!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297756
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Joe and Dan have done a great job AP1 laugh I've not even seen her yet frown

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1297764
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The pictures on the Red Devil look good; lots more to do though. Good luck Phil - could be some time before you get the mops out!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1300262
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Flocking photo's please!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1300533
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Love the contrast on gloss back and red mate.Very nice. Need to go for a spin in yours and see how it handles..

Joes worked hard on yours it looks..Cant believe how much rot there was.

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Dash looks good.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1300927
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Looking nice Phil, sorry to see all that rust though, bit of a shocker on another wise externally clean car sick

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1300961
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it looks nice now its be derusted and has a proper undersealing job so should be good for another 10 years we hope


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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301101
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Looking good Phil.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: samsite999] #1301180
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Originally Posted By: samsite999
Looking nice Phil, sorry to see all that rust though, bit of a shocker on another wise externally clean car sick


Rust is no longer a problem Sam, just the engine bay components to refresh and she'll be fighting on for many years to come. Actually, it helps me to know that it's all been treated and protected - one less thing to worry about. Bring on the puddles laugh

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