Well it seems once again I can't go 6 weeks without a 172 in my life! With a big chunk of savings laying in the bank I had to buy one. The plan is to share with the Missus and she will sell her car, so unfortunately I couldn't get an "ugly" Ph1. Found this in Clacton on eBay with FSH, every MOT and every Tax disc and only on 49k! Went to have a look and its in outstanding condition for a 10 nearly 11 year old car. I later found out that the rear shocks were knackered so luckily I had a couple spare sets of coilovers so got those on with some spacers and sorted the ride height promptly. I kind of like the big gay wheels which most people hate, they look massive now it's been lowered too! Few short term plans are for the rear hub spacers to bring the rears out 10mm. Lower the seat as the seating position is dire after having bucket seats in past cars. Generally tidying it up, satin black most plastics as they're getting a bit grey and faded. I've got plenty of silver powder coated bits too so will get some of those on when I service it etc. I'm also sure that LD02 BPV belonged to someone on here before. It's cost a small plate which is a tell tale sign and the guy I bought it off said previous owner was from Heathrow area and came on here. Would be good to know. Anyway the project that shouldn't really be a project will hopefully help people out with small jobs as will try and get guides written when doing most bits.