Putting a RS back on the road

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    Josh29155
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    Thanks bobcat! I’ll probably give them a call sometime later.

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    It seems that Ford is sick of us complaining so they’ve shipped us a new door with a different company. This one should be in a wood crate and should therefore be indestructible. My fingers are crossed but I’m not getting my hopes up as this is door #5.

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    Thanks @josh, soul destroying hope door #5 is perfect 👍

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    Thanks @bobcat!

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    Door #5 is good! We’ve been waiting for a good door for over a month now! I put it on and the body lines match perfectly so we’re good to go there. I test fit the fender and its sitting outside of the door which is odd, but I think it’ll be able to be moved to match the doors. I also decided to get a set of ESR SR08 wheels. My dad got the lugnuts and I’m not sure how I feel about them yet, I have a set of chrome ones as well if I decide I don’t like the blue. I think the rims look good, I just need a set of tires now.

    All that’s left is to do a little bit of body work and then it’s off to paint!

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    @josh, massive improvement, looking good so far not sure about the lugnuts 🤔 Thanks for the update, keep them coming please 👍

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    Will do! I’ll have to see what they lugnuts look like once we get a tire on the wheel.

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    I decided to go with Continental extreme contacts and put them on today! I think the car needs to set about an inch lower so I might go with mountune or eibach lowering springs, I haven’t decided yet. Currently we’re sanding the entire left side of the car and both bumper covers. There’s a small amount of body filling and then it’s off to paint!

     

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    @josh, I think you’re right, it does look as if it sits to high. Hope all goes well when it goes into paint👍

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    Thanks bobcat!

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    @josh, looks like you went for the silver lugnuts👍

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    So she’s all back together! We have to change the title and have her inspected before she’s road legal but boy is it exciting! I actually kinda like the blue lug nuts now, they’ve grown on me. We’re going to wet sand and buff everything that was painted and then I might have a ceramic coat done.

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    @josh, wow congratulations on what looks like a fabulous rebuild, all credit to you 👍 You can at last enjoy the beast. Thanks for sharing your story. Wheels look good and yes blue lugnuts may well catch on 😺

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    Thanks!

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    @josh29155

    Good effort mate!! Well done indeed!! 👍. I’m curious about where you’ve carried out the work. In the photos, are they garage spaces you can rent or pay to use??

    Cheers, Marc.



    MY/17, F/White, Forged Black Wheels, Recaro Shell Seats, Diamas SiRamik Glasscoat, H&R 15mm Spacers, Mountune Air Intake/Recirc Valve/SSC/Blue Turbo Hose Kit and Hard Pipe/Uprated Springs/Short Shifter/Rear Motor Mount/Crank Breather Plate, ETS Intercooler, Milltek 100 Cell Cat, Remus Wolf Inside Exhaust, Litchfield Stage 2 map via Cobb Accessport V3.

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