Last edited by Emma.; 29-04-2011 at 23:53.
looking good emma
car aint bad either lol
Loved the mini popping flames after your little spin
So time for an update as I've done a few more things to the car.
So firstly for an impending track day I changed the gearbox oil and brake fluid and put some braided lines in:
Then I decided to paint the callipers again as the Halfrauds own stuff was rubbish so this time I opted for Hammerite:
Some RS mats were purchased:
Some aero wipers:
Then I was asked if I'd like to borrow a smaller steering wheel for my upcoming track day. Of course the answer was yes please!!! I've now decided to keep it I love it that much.
So after my track day the brakes pads ended up looking like this:
So these were needed:
Also came with some extras. Yum yum:
The car now has awesome stopping power. I had always thought that the standard brakes were good but this set up is so so much better.
I then painted the wing mirrow covers that have been all scuffed since I bought the car:
Made a new camera mount as my last one that I had failed miserably and recorded mostly sky on my last track outing:
It was then birthday time and I got an alloy foot plate:
Then this came:
It was like christmas morning when it was delivered. After an 11 week wait I couldnt wait to get it on the car. Only put it on today so cant really tell if its made a lot off difference yet but from what I've driven already its definetely doing something.
So thats whats happened to the car over the past few months. The only thing im planning on doing to it now is repainting the callipers AGAIN after coming into the pits after a track session with the brakes smoking and paint melting off the callipers:
They are going to be taken off, sanded down and repainted with this:
This should hopefully withstand the heat created unlike Hammerite which was absolutely paints!!!!!
Thanks for reading!!
Just seen this project thread, very nice modifications and lovely looking car
A tasty addition that I forgot I'd ordered and turned up today.
So its been a while since I updated my project thread. Well I haven't done anything to the car so no real need to until this week.
Only two minor additions but gave me an excuse to give the car a much needed wash and take some photos with my DSLR as I hadn't taken any yet.
Oh please excuse the lack of tyre shine . I forgot to take it with me when I went to clean the car.
So the small additions are some new grab handles. Bought these pretty cheap off here with the intention of spraying them, but they were in such good condition i decided to leave them as they are:
IMG_0063 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0043 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
Also reprayed the front diamond as it was all stonechipped:
IMG_0044 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
So that's all I've done to the car recently. Still haven't got round to spraying the calipers again yet, but it will be done at some point.
So some piccies: (and yes, I got a little carried away)
IMG_0068 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0067 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0066 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0065 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0064 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0061 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0058 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0057 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0054 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0053 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0052 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0051 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0049 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
IMG_0070 by Emma_Williams, on Flickr
Thanks for looking and comments always welcome
Last edited by Emma.; 08-02-2012 at 18:16.
Looks great. (other than the exhaust)
I hate my exhaust, although it does sound great. I know it gets some grief so I took a picture of it lol.
I keep meaning to investigate getting a swap but haven't got round to it yet.
Even with it hanging a little better it wouldnt look so bad.
That's about as good as I can get it to sit.
Only just had a new mount as the last one failed within a year. Think it might be too heavy for the standard mount. May have to look into getting an uprated one. And I'm certainly not cutting the bumper
Crying out for an exhaust as said. Those calipers have probably got more paint on them than the rest of the car the amount of times they've been painted lol.
Tidy. How much was the wheel refurb? Mine look in a similar state and i want anthracite! Also, what would you have used for 'refurbing' the interior grab handles? mine are buggered.
looks nice that!
Well, I'm currently refurbishIng my old grab handles to sell on if your interested .
If not I've just sanded down, primer and colour.