PES 989J... "The Pest" ....windscreen fitted

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!

Post by bazzateer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 pm

Looks great Col
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!

Post by colimp66 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:01 pm

Thanks Baz, a little bit closer.

Today I managed to get the rhs window fitted with a little help from my son :) who also helped me fit the drivers door to a more satisfying look to it. Best we could do considering it is from a race car originally and fibreglass. At least as good as Lunwoods attempt. :lol:
Engine cover went on as well and so much easier with an extra pair of hands to keep it in place rather than balancing it on your head etc..
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Engine cover on
I've always quite liked the idea of a bib spoiler on an Imp not only for looks but for its practical virtues on handling. When I repaired the front of the car I added brackets so I could fit one later.
First choice was using an abs plastic one from a Golf.
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Golf spoiler rhs
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Golf spoiler lhs
Then I had a wee thought that a more traditional style may be worth a look at using aluminium mimicking the Hartwell style.
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Alloy spoiler lhs
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Alloy spoiler rhs
Little undecided on which way to go even with using the alloy one I'm thinking of painting it in the body colour. :roll:
Decisions..

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!

Post by 617sqn » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Isn't the Dolomite Sprint front spoiler (centrally narrowed) the spoiler of choice ? Well, OK, it used to be :D. I have one ready to fit on Stan. It's been ready to fit for at least 10 years now......possibly longer.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Oooh the rear side windows!!!

Post by colimp66 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:55 pm

Certainly a nice looking spoiler Andy but when I looked for one they were never in stock so went for the cheap and easily available Golf style.
I did get the aluminium from a welder mate who has a stack of it so that has only cost me time.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ... Painting the roll cage.

Post by colimp66 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:19 pm

Not huge progress today, more a reshuffle to allow the painting of the roll cage to be started.
Etch primer and then some primer on the various bits that make up the roll cage.
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A painted after I moved The Pest into the corner and wrapped it all up like a Christmas pressie.
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All wrapped up
Colour on tomorrow hopefully.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Painting the roll cage.

Post by colimp66 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:01 pm

Roll cage was painted last night and tonight I took my son upto the car so he can help me fit it in without scratching anything or tearing the headlining.
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Rear cage painted
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Cage front to rear
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Cage rear to front
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Cage, door bars rhs
It was tight to the headlining and was a good idea to fit that first... :lol:
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Cage to headlining
All loosely fitted at the moment as the front half will have to come out so I can fit the dash but before that I need to fit the windscreen.
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:00 pm

Not updated The Pest for a whilst basically because not much has been done for one reason or another getting in the way.
Today though was a bit different as I did get upto it and after showing a mate round it and him taking loads of photos to send his sister who used own a few I managed to fit the door windows.
These are polycarbonate so they are bolted into the fibreglass doors so careful measurements and some fettling was required. Also measured the drivers door up for rally style sliders but didn't have time to cut out the holes for the ventaltion.
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Rhs door window
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Lhs door window
Before I put the windows in and decided where to put the window sliders firstly I fitted the seats so I got an idea where best to place them.
I also called Scott for his thoughts, always a good idea to ask someone who has fitted them. :D
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Seats fitted temporarily
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by gr88 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:20 pm

I have the mk1 golf one fitted to mine. It didnt need trimming and keeps the front wheels from taking off at 80 mph ish !
Your car looks fantastic, and a lovely colour..... :D
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by bks974c » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:22 pm

Looking very complete and sweet if a little draughty :wink:

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:30 pm

Gr88,
The MK1 splitter is another option of ch oursecand still an option, good to hear it works for you.. At 80??? :o :D cool.
Do you have any photos of it fitted?

The front screen will get fitted soon Scott, hopefully this week if Baillie is free to help me with that. :lol:

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by bks974c » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:49 pm

Soon have loads of time on his hands :oops: maybe.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:01 pm

Yeh,
Unfortunately he may well have. Rather it wasn't that way but looks like it is very possible.
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by chris d » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:10 am

very very nice colin
love the colour
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 pm

Thanks Chris,
Looks like you've been busy too and won't be long until you are finished.

Tonight i finished the drivers door with the slider sliding and the hole in the window for ventilation. :D.
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Outside drivers window slider
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Inside drivers window slider
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Inside drivers door slider
Once I finished the drivers door I started the passenger side but didn't cut the hole in it as it was getting late and you just know when your tired it can go so wrong so came home.
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Passenger door inside slider
Tomorrow's job will be cutting that hole to finish it of then I may fit some mirrors. :wink:
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by bks974c » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:24 pm

Col

If you can find someway to get the slider to standoff with a bit of a gap to the fixed panel, it will help stop them scratching each other.

It happens very rapidly as the polycarbonate is relatively soft.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:47 pm

Scott,
That's a good point and now thinking a thin piece of clear acetate like a gasket under the top and bottom rails so the slider slides over that instead of the window.
Can easily be replaced when that wears out and cheaply I would think.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

Post by colimp66 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:06 pm

Scott,
thinking of something like this for under the bolted on slider top an bottom the full length and depth so the sliding window will slide over this 0.44mm away from the main window itself.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Plasti ... 8f16764648

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Post by bks974c » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:43 pm

Col

Might work well, my thoughts are it's still a bit close as you get bits of dirt and grit between them which does most of the damage.

Go for it, if it needs more you can always double it up.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....Polycarbonate door windows

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Those Recaros are lovely. So similar in shape to mine- but leather! :-) Posh!
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....windscreen fitted

Post by colimp66 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:11 pm

Alex,
The best thing about them is that they were free :D and they are very comfortable.

Today I went to the farm and with the help of my son we fitted the windscreen and finished of the lhs window in the door.
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Windscreen fitted lhs
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Windscreen fitted rhs.
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Lhs door window closed
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Lhs door window open
Happy with how we got the windscreen in without too much grief using string and a bit of thumping from the outside by Baillie.
The chrome insert took a bit more effort but we got there with the use of the Mini windscreen insert tool which I doubt you can do without it.

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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....windscreen fitted

Post by johnh875 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:42 am

Looks good Col - not planning any large orders in the McDonald's drive thru I take it? :D
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Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....windscreen fitted

Post by colimp66 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:20 am

Thanks John,
Think I would have to make an order for individually wrapped chicken nuggets passed one at a time. :lol:

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