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by Grant » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:52 pm

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Arcnewal wrote:Coming along very nice Andrew and she looks as though she'll be ready for the upcoming warmer months for those lovely summer drives.

I will have owned "Toby" for three years in May and hopefully we will be on the road by the anniversary

Bloody old things go on for-ever Andy don't they!! :lol:
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by Toby » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Grant wrote:
Toby wrote:
Arcnewal wrote:Coming along very nice Andrew and she looks as though she'll be ready for the upcoming warmer months for those lovely summer drives.

I will have owned "Toby" for three years in May and hopefully we will be on the road by the anniversary

Bloody old things go on for-ever Andy don't they!! :lol:

For sure, in my three years of custodianship i have driven "Toby" for less than ten minutes, which is the time it took me to drive from my home to the workshop.
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by Toby » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:24 pm

Tailgate initial fit awaiting shimming of hinges to sort gaps, rubber seals and chrome embellishers. Another challenging job being sorted, apparently required four people to get it it fitted and the spring tension caused significant problems during that process.
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by Toby » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:09 pm

Underlay nearing completion before new carpets and central tunnel build up together with new leather to seat plinths
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by garyc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 pm

Hello Andrew
Its looking good will be interested to see how much quieter all the modern soundproofing makes it.
They certainly doing a first class job
Should be ready soon by the look of it :-)
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by Toby » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:21 pm

garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
Its looking good will be interested to see how much quieter all the modern soundproofing makes it.
They certainly doing a first class job
Should be ready soon by the look of it :-)

Thanks Gary,
Not soon enough but getting there, it will be three years in May. Having only driven "Toby" for ten minutes i will not be in a position to make any comparison but Mark Rivron should be able to give me some idea as he lives in same postcode.
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by cannonball » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Toby wrote:
garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
Its looking good will be interested to see how much quieter all the modern soundproofing makes it.
They certainly doing a first class job
Should be ready soon by the look of it :-)

Thanks Gary,
Not soon enough but getting there, it will be three years in May. Having only driven "Toby" for ten minutes i will not be in a position to make any comparison but Mark Rivron should be able to give me some idea as he lives in same postcode.


might be a good bit slower than Marks SP :wink: He has stripped all the sound deadner out and any excess baggage to get it under 3,000lbs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you have added about 100lbs :wink:
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by Toby » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:34 pm

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Toby wrote:
garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
Its looking good will be interested to see how much quieter all the modern soundproofing makes it.
They certainly doing a first class job
Should be ready soon by the look of it :-)

Thanks Gary,
Not soon enough but getting there, it will be three years in May. Having only driven "Toby" for ten minutes i will not be in a position to make any comparison but Mark Rivron should be able to give me some idea as he lives in same postcode.


might be a good bit slower than Marks SP :wink: He has stripped all the sound deadner out and any excess baggage to get it under 3,000lbs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you have added about 100lbs :wink:

:D
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by cannonball » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:38 pm

Thanks Gary,
Not soon enough but getting there, it will be three years in May. Having only driven "Toby" for ten minutes i will not be in a position to make any comparison but Mark Rivron should be able to give me some idea as he lives in same postcode.


might be a good bit slower than Marks SP :wink: He has stripped all the sound deadner out and any excess baggage to get it under 3,000lbs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you have added about 100lbs :wink:

:D
To be honest matey, it will be better off going slow so that every one can get to admire what a beauty it is, absolutly awesome,,
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by Toby » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks Duncan
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by garyc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:45 pm

Hello Andrew
As Duncan says Marks isn't a quiet car and having been in it I can confirm that especially the exhaust....if yours isn't quieter than his you got problems :-)

You might find you spend most of the time driving with your windows down I know I do :D
Will it be finished for the international Regen normally have an.open day before then but I'm not sure if that is happening this year
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by Toby » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:46 pm

garyc wrote:Hello Andrew
As Duncan says Marks isn't a quiet car and having been in it I can confirm that especially the exhaust....if yours isn't quieter than his you got problems :-)

You might find you spend most of the time driving with your windows down I know I do :D
Will it be finished for the international Regen normally have an.open day before then but I'm not sure if that is happening this year
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I would be disappointed if it is not finished by the International Gary as i am planning to make the Sunday Concours day. We are in Gloucester that weekend for my daughter-in-laws birthday and i have been allowed out to play on the Sunday. If Rejen do sort something out i would also like to make that meet as i enjoyed the last one, hopefully this time driving "Toby" as apposed to my motorhome
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by Toby » Tue May 15, 2018 7:36 pm

It's been a while but the team have been busy doing the stuff that doesn't photograph well. Most of the time has been spent attending to the tailgate and we are now onto the sexy stuff with fitting trim, fettling switches etc. A word of caution if you are thinking of pasivating your tailgate springs, DON'T!!! the Zinc coating process makes them brittle as we found resulting in four replacements courtesy of Rejen and a second retrim to a section of the boot vinyl.
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Retrimmed rear hoop and C pillars in tan leather to match recent interior which we are refitting as it was in excellent condition, new carpets in Jensen shade, new seat belts courtesy of Rejen
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New headlining, retrimmed cant rails and visors with new bevelled vanity mirror(not shown), the visor supports were rechromed. the lead just visible behind the mirror is a discreet power supply for a dashcam, they have also fitted a microphone in the A pillar for the handsfree phone feature of the converted Radiomobile 108SR 8 Track
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a nice finishing touch with the new window sticker from Rejen
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The Devil is in the detail. New vinyl and backing to all boot compartment trim, parcel shelf fettled including knurled nuts, s/s domed nuts for chrome finishers,new wrinkle finishes to support arms, boot catch cover and striker plate, new boot carpet throughout. New tailgate rubber and fixing straps fitted with new boot seal to follow
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by Arcnewal » Wed May 16, 2018 5:39 am

This is definitely going to be one of the best Mk3 Interceptors out there when it’s finished.

You can’t beat an Interceptor interior in tan either, the retrim looks superb.
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by Toby » Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am

Arcnewal wrote:This is definitely going to be one of the best Mk3 Interceptors out there when it’s finished.

You can’t beat an Interceptor interior in tan either, the retrim looks superb.

Thanks Lawrence, i am really pleased with the way the Reef Blue and Tan leather look
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