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Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread #969457
19/01/2010 22:08
19/01/2010 22:08

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Please add comments (if any!) here thumb

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969492
19/01/2010 22:49
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First comment then...........I hate you!!!

No well done mate in what you have achieved coupe wise!!!

Look forward to see at what rate this one progresses too!!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969495
19/01/2010 22:51
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LOL - Cheers Dave. My fingers are firmly crossed for you mate. Here's to your 'coupe' future too. thumb

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969505
19/01/2010 23:04
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Great colour choice. thumb

Is it going to be kept standard or have you started a want list yet ? readit

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969519
19/01/2010 23:17
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The 'want' list is posted in the Project thread Simon - There WILL be loads that I will do to this one - definitely a keeper mate!

I quite like the idea of replacing ALL parts (within reason of course) over a long period of time - Maybe a bit of wishful thinking here though wink

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969527
19/01/2010 23:34
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LOL cheers mate!!
well my plan is sell the coupe, plus a whole host of my worldy belongings then my house and start my life over in a new house and then get another coupe, probably next year.
It will no doubt be a plus too and either, yellow and indeed ink black!!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969833
20/01/2010 14:43
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Well done Patch, she's a beauty! love

I saw her while I was up at Joe's on Saturday getting work done to mine including fitment of HIDs cool which I see is on your agenda for the Plus. Mine are 55w 6000K (though they are eBay ones from China) and I'm really pleased with how they look (let's see how long they last...). My 2p's worth is that 8000K would be too blue - if you want to avoid an 'obviously modded' look that is... chinny

Have you swapped the front wheels over yet? That was the only visible blemish when I saw the car!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969836
20/01/2010 14:57
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Yep, two new (well better condition) front wheels were put on by Joe before I picked her up. There are a few paint marks that need sorting, so alls good.

As for the HID's, I went for the 35W 6000K on my steely, they are great, I'm going for a set of Philips 35W 6000K for the Plus though, I've read good things about these.

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969925
20/01/2010 16:59
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Originally Posted By: patch234
definitely a keeper mate!


For how long though?

laugh

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: JKD] #969929
20/01/2010 17:02
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At least two months laugh That's a lifetime for some bugs you know

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #969933
20/01/2010 17:08
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Lol, Patch have you restored quite a lot of cars then?

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: JKD] #970294
21/01/2010 10:01
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Well, I have owned a lot of cars JK! Restored the following ... simply looked after the others I have owned...

Restored properly
MGB GT (1971)
Fiat Multipla
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk1
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk2
and of course the Steely Coupe
Current is, of course, the 'Plus'

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Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #970300
21/01/2010 10:15
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Fiat Multipla!

Love it. Multipla's rock, fact.

Good on yer, Mr Patch.
Cheers, Hedge

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #970895
21/01/2010 23:59
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Good to see another Coupe gets some loving smile

I can see why you changed Coupes looking at the pictures of both. The Plus has a bizaar edge. I'll be watching the progress of the Plus with interest and envy wink

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #973948
27/01/2010 14:08
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Ooooh, not a fan of the Plus wheels then? To be honest it seems a happy coincidence as the plus wheels should make your steely EVEN more desirable to the right buyer! thumb

Best of luck with the sale! smile

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #973958
27/01/2010 14:23
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I agree I don't really like them either, but it they help the car gain more money in re-sale i would of thought remove the tires and store the rims, then buy some tasty replacments

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #976240
31/01/2010 19:19
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Grille looks interesting... I think it will be better to gauge its appearance in daylight at a distance. Up close pic is ok but hard to imagine it with the rest of the car.

Could be onto a winner perhaps with the silver trimmings smile

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #976310
31/01/2010 21:24
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Did you get that coil cover from ebay??
ended the other day.....I was bidding on that also.

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #976318
31/01/2010 21:33
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Originally Posted By: Insy
Grille looks interesting... Could be onto a winner perhaps with the silver trimmings smile


Yes, the jury is out on this for me? I might go a darker shade of silver yet.

Originally Posted By: Trix138
Did you get that coil cover from ebay??
ended the other day.....I was bidding on that also.


It sure is, what a bargain laugh

Just been spraying up a centre dash console (the one with the heater controls on) tonight, loads of primer and sanding. I'll need to find a shade of silver I am happy with first. The plan will then be

Silver 20VT wheels
Silver dash
Silver grill
Silver wing mirrors
Paint bonnet badge black

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #979353
05/02/2010 23:02
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The wheel colour is very nice. Iy really suits the black Plus as well smile

I wanted something like this for my black Coupe actually.

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #979364
05/02/2010 23:17
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I could get some done for you Hani, but I dread to think of the shipping costs!!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #979556
06/02/2010 13:22
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I like the fact you've got a couple of Coupes on your drive, looks cool!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980568
08/02/2010 11:25
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Well, I have owned a lot of cars JK! Restored the following ... simply looked after the others I have owned...

Restored properly
Fiat Multipla
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk1
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk2
and of course the Steely Coupe
Current is, of course, the 'Plus'

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PMSL!! Those cars aren't old enough to warrant a "restoration" as such!! laugh

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980574
08/02/2010 11:30
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Originally Posted By: Mrs_LickyL
Originally Posted By: patch234
Well, I have owned a lot of cars JK! Restored the following ... simply looked after the others I have owned...

Restored properly
Fiat Multipla
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk1
Lexus GS 300 Sport Mk2
and of course the Steely Coupe
Current is, of course, the 'Plus'

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PMSL!! Those cars aren't old enough to warrant a "restoration" as such!! laugh


Really, go and buy a mint example of each then.....

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980589
08/02/2010 11:51
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Loving the wheels Phil thumb

Done the engine bay yet? (sorry if I've missed it)

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980594
08/02/2010 12:01
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Cheers Yella - The engine bay has been initially cleaned, I'll be looking to a nut and bolt job in here, over time of course.

What's happening with yours? Are you getting it back to standard to sell on? I'm intrigued!

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980601
08/02/2010 12:15
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No, defo not selling, just returning to standard engine tune and possibly interior. The bodywork is far more important to me now which probably means a full respray. Your bleedin' valeting threads are to blame by the way laugh

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980609
08/02/2010 12:23
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Originally Posted By: yellafella
The bodywork is far more important to me now which probably means a full respray. Your bleedin' valeting threads are to blame by the way laugh


Good man, got to be a worthwhile investment that mate! We'll need a thread for this, before and after re-spray thumb

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Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980638
08/02/2010 13:16
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Really, go and buy a mint example of each then.....


Well we've already got a mint coop and Mr L used to have one of those Lexus' but he couldn't give it away! laugh
No need to get snippy smile Just our ideas of a proper (as you say) "nut and bolt restoration" differ somewhat.

Re: Patch's Plus Project - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #980705
08/02/2010 14:29
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I'm not getting snippy (if there is such a word), though I fail to see where I mention that these cars were 'nut and bolt' restoration projects?

My lexus (Mk1) sold within 1 day of advertising it to a gentleman from Ireland by-the-way laugh

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