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I've just fitted a Californian to a Stiletto door.
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I like the on-board jacking device, operable from the passenger seat - cool! 8)
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bazzateer wrote:I like the on-board jacking device, operable from the passenger seat - cool! 8)
Silly boy, that's part of Tim's new side impact protection system....
Looking good Tim not far now to overtake a certain red Stiletto and I win the notional sweepstake :lol:
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:o Nearly a year since my last update.
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MOT within the next few weeks ,VIC check and then back on the road at last.
I was so close to giving up several times along the way but I'm just too sentimental .Imp022
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It's great to see the car taking shape again. Well done.
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Great stuff, Tim. Really glad to see the car coming back to life. 8)
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Nice work! :D It's good to see the project progressing again.

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Getting close to MOT time
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Lovely news! :D
You have resurrected Victoria not once but twice. Hats off to you!
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The car looks nice and straight, Tim. :wink:

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Good work Tim, great that you were able to save it.
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MOT test booked for 4th October.
A few bits to sort out before then ,wish me luck.

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Hats off to you Tim, awesome work.
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Superb rebuild :D
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Standing ovations. :D
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Yes well done tim you have saved yet another imp with second hand panels ,and made a nice job of it

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Great car Tim and its a credit to you what you have done. Some would have walked away but you had the determination.
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Nice job. Good luck with the MOT. :D

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Great work Tim!
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Awesome! 8)
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Sept 2011
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Victoria passed her MOT test this morning. :D

The MOT tester was very complimentary about Victoria's repaired bodywork.He had worked in a body shop for four years.

On the way home I think I shed a tear when Rosie said "I'm so proud of you daddy". :cry:

Victoria just needs her VIC check and she will be back on the road. Imp022


Thankyou all for the kind words and encouragement along the way.
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Well done Tim, great work as always.

BTW should we presume Rosie's grown out of her blue jeans, or have your borrowed them Tim! :o
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Fabulous work, Tim! Really pleased for you. :mrgreen:

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Congratulations!
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Nice work on the car tim and be great to see it back on the road,has your daughter been eating miracle grow in 3 years if yes i must get some for my mate little legs he knows who he is :lol:

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tim sears wrote:...The MOT tester was very complimentary about Victoria's repaired bodywork.He had worked in a body shop for four years.
On the way home I think I shed a tear when Rosie said "I'm so proud of you daddy". :cry:
Those words proves you've passed 'parents MOT' with flying colours. :D
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Wonderful news mate.
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You should be proud of yourself too Tim. Nice one.
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i must get some for my mate little legs he knows who he is
I heard that, pardon. :shock:

Nice job, Tim. I'd say we're proud of you too 8) . Just goes to prove that "Mend and Make Do" is alive and kicking. Fabulous use of otherwise scrapped parts.

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First available date for a VIC check 25th November :( :o Imp022 Very frustrating.
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NINE IMPS ? :o

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617sqn wrote:NINE IMPS ? :o

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When Victoria is finally VIC checked we will have 5 Imps and the Clan on the road.
We have no other car and as all our Imps are" Historic" so pay no road tax .Mot tests are £39 and all our cars are on a single policy with Footman James.
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Just read through the whole thread..wonderful stuff. Your stable must be a significant percentage of the clubs numbers. You have my admiration. Peter
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Thanks Peter

I am lucky to have an understanding wife and daughters, the Imps cost me less to run than 2 moderns but they do take up a bit of time. I haven't bought an Imp for over 7 years and only ever sold 2 , both went to club members :D , both were then sold on :( ,both are no longer on the road :x .An Imp is for life not for Christmas. :D

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tim sears wrote:An Imp is for life not for Christmas. :D

Tim
Thats a very good quote, especially if you find an IMP thats a bit of an old dog.

Its good to see all the effort you put into saving the car as I bet 90% of folk would have scrapped it and broken in down for parts :o
Its an inspiration to others to show them just what can be done.
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At last Victoria is officially back on the road.She passed her VIC check Tuesday and was taxed this morning.She has already started to repay me with four trips out to take and collect the girls from dance school.
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Superb news :D
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Good news! :D
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Great news.
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