Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Lister79 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:01 pm




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2011 White 1.6TDi with EA888 CJX engine
2014 Toffee Brown 1.6TDi
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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:43 pm

It's alright.....I can give up anytime.....If I want to!

But the exhaust pipe thoughts had entered my mind! :lol:

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 am

Yesterday I fitted my new dynamic smoked side repeaters :lol: I love China!

I also attempted to fit my new smoked high level brake light.....It didn't work. I hate China!

My lense was smashed though, so I pulled the Chinese one apart (It was obviously used and returned, as it had installation scratches on, but I couldn't be bothered to return it) And made the lense fit the original. It took a bit of fettling/bodging, but it works, albeit very dark. I might have to mod the inner clear magnifying lense too, as I reckon more light gets through that....or the led's in the Chinese one are brighter. We'll see.

I also took the rear shackles apart again to try to sort out the rear nearside wheel.....it seemed to be sitting crooked, with a little bit of 'toe-in'.
I have the other type of leaf springs with the 15mm stud that can't be removed. The stance+ kit comes with a bush for locating on the bottom plate. I removed this, which allowed me to move the axle back a fraction, so it made the wheels a bit more central and seemed to straighten the nearside wheel up a bit.
When it stops raining, I'll take it apart again and drill a 15mm hole in the bottom plate, 20mm from the original centre and this should relocate the axle where it needs to be.....There also seems to be a bit of a 'clonk' since fettling yesterday, so that needs sorting.

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Needs a side rail cover desperately!!

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm

I had a bit of a ‘sizing issue’ today!😂

My alloys came with some centre caps that were way too small (I’m not complaining though, as they were a bargain!), so I ordered some 65mm in a cider fury without measuring them..... then ordered some 70mm, in case I was wrong!
Neither time did I go out to the van, in the rain, and measure!!😂

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Anyway, turns out I need 76mm!

I’m going to trim the backs of these flat, and see if I can make them look good enough to stretch to the blank ones the wheels came with.

I’ve also bought some plasti dip for the rear windows.... how badly can it go??😂😂

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:50 am

I’m not a painter, but thought I’d have a go at my side rail cover! Got all my paint from Leonard brooks in harlow... top guys and know their stuff.
It was given two coats of primer, four coats of blackberry then three coats of lacquer. I should have stopped at two lacquer coats, as it was perfect, but I thought ‘one more little tickle’ and I think it was too cool by then and went a bit peely....

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I will wait a couple of days before cutting/polishing, but I think it will come up lovely👍
Trying to figure out a nice way of fitting it to the bit by the door, and having fat fingered shovels for hands, I used a shard of neodymium magnet (available in all good microwaves and hard drives!) on an Allen key, to line the nut up behind, before fixing the threaded bolt. Worked a treat!
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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:54 am

Oh, and I shaved the backs of the wheel centres and bonded them to the plain ones..... they look good I think?

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And this way my spray booth!!

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:55 am

I really wasn’t happy with the finish, so I’ve flatted it back and have given it another couple of coats of blackberry.... I’m just about to do the clear, so hopefully it goes on better!

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:23 pm

That’s come out much better!

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:13 pm

Got lucky down the scrappy’s👍

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I’ll give it a good clean later

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Caddyluv » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:40 pm

Take the rubber back off. Throw it in a hot washing up liquid bath for 10 mins. Give a little scrub. If your IF YOUR..... not painting it bit of back to black. Be good as new.


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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:43 pm

Like it👍 I’ll have to get the missus to scoot up to the tap end later😂

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Caddyluv » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:47 pm

That’s it. I did it with mine. Plus my R32 breaks. Theses A picture on my feed. Gotta be done. My wife understands as long as she dont need to clean it.


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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:53 pm

I pull enough of her, my daughter’s and my son’s hair out of the plughole.... it’s the least I deserve!!

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:18 am

It’s come up a treat! My wife wasn’t happy though, and to be fair, I’d forgotten how bad jizer smells!😂
I used one of those metallic paint pens on the logo and tdi script... smoothed out with a small paint brush. My wife owns a small pre school, so there is always stuff like that knocking around👍

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Re: Got one at last! Blackberry content inside

Post by Stedlocks » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:33 am

Just got to the rest of the bay now!🤨

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