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Old Jun 20th, 2020, 01:48   #31
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Ah I remember this car. Was on Ebay various of times, think the previous owner wanted to replicate the btcc volvo.

Did you get the 850t5r bumper with it aswell?
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Old Jun 22nd, 2020, 22:37   #32
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Small update after the weekend. Firstly, LEDs and burglar alarm cable have been ordered so I can make a fault code reader. Haynes manual also on its was as well as some cheap and cheerful hub caps so I donít have to look at the rusty wheels and nuts. Longer term Iíll go alloys but not before going through and sorting the rest of the car first.

So Iíve spent the time waiting for these things by starting the cleaning process, which will be a long but I think rewarding journey. Just a couple of pics showing the interior switch area where I unfortunately didnít take a before pic but trust me it was filthy, like biohazard filthy, then the front bumper where I applied some plastic treatment and then where I gave the little headlight wipers a good sanding and a cost of satin black from a rattle can. Small things but itís really helped lift the car a bit.





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Ah I remember this car. Was on Ebay various of times, think the previous owner wanted to replicate the btcc volvo.

Did you get the 850t5r bumper with it aswell?
Unfortunately not! Would have been nice this bumper must be the most basic as it doesnít even have fog lights!
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Unfortunately not! Would have been nice this bumper must be the most basic as it doesnít even have fog lights!
Thats a shame as when i went over to see it, he had a 850r Bumper that he was going to sell with the car.

i only went too see the condition of the bumper as i wanted a spare R bumper.
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Old Jun 30th, 2020, 11:18   #35
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Very small £15 update... hub caps baby yeah!





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That's well worth £15
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Have to agree that's £15 well spent, you could easily spend 10 times as much for some scruffy secondhand alloys.
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Looking smart.
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Thanks guys. It is not my long term plan to have it steelies and hub caps but while I concentrate on other parts and issues itís a small price to pay to have it looking more acceptable.

Boot trim repair pack ordered so thatíll be next. However it looks like Iím missing a couple of trim pieces; a cover for what I presume is an ďoh crap Iíve locked myself in the bootĒ lever and a cover for the central brake light so Iíll keep an eye out for those.
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