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bumblebee 1999 inspiration 1.3

thanks , shes pretty faded out now and beginning to get laqure peal in paces :( the pics always make it look alot cleaner and better then in person
 
so been a while, nothing much , few car meets, and a show, thermostat failed so got a oem one for 20quid, , fitted a towstap on the front with a engine bolt to the tow hoop mount and fitted some alera sport+ sill covers, (i need a sticked to cover that bit lol)
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Well I got a fury works bottom brace ( it was £30 new ) and well it was cheap , sat way too low and poor finish so I ended up making one that sits 5mmm off the member and better finish made from 3mmm thick tube and plate then dc arc welded with a good solid penetration all round and some redlead
the car is surprisingly tighter, steering seems but more responsive
Not bad for a few hours in the garage with some scrap lol,
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LiamC

I've ruined my car 🙁
Well I got a fury works bottom brace ( it was £30 new ) and well it was cheap , sat way too low and poor finish so I ended up making one that sits 5mmm off the member and better finish made from 3mmm thick tube and plate then dc arc welded with a good solid penetration all round and some redlead
the car is surprisingly tighter, steering seems but more responsive
Not bad for a few hours in the garage with some scrap lol, View attachment 57368View attachment 57369View attachment 57370
That's what it's all about with these cars, diy

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so last week went to the scrapppers and found a pejero , and noticed the rear wind deflector is almost the same size as the micra sunroof so picked it up
looks ok but drums at 30mph :( and a nice few pics
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so went to the post office to drop some stuff off
ended up with 4 1/2 sets of almera brakes and a 1.6 airbox lol, gave the lowered look aswell
so after some going through them i picked a set of calipers and some decent enough discs to prat on with
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now the fun
so began the overhaul and within 20minutes i already had the rear foot well rails bending like they are either weak or rotten.....................
anyways other then that,i started to remove the front/rear end and rear axle
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well got the wire brush out to get rid of the factory underseal
its not gone the smoothest and with some surprises
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tiny bit of surface ontop of the fuel filler
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had to chop the trailing arm bolts as 5 of the 8 had seized in and the bushes are knacked :(
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underseal
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never seen one rust like this before
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rear vent chopped
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thought i was lucky, but its only a small bit , chop and weld ;)
 
Well got little more done , phone was acting up then completely died but decided to come back to life
Anyways found some rust on the o/s sill and little tic tac sized one in the rear
Posts of rust stuff (it's why it's back)
New vents from a d22 chopped and modded , they are deep and has a inside raise of 1 inch with flaps
Car only fought fire a few times haha
Dont but cheap front drop links they seem crap too thin and basically they are just generic, but the originals are worn and heavily corroded
In places there's nearly a inch of underseal, didn't know the car had so many shapes or seem s ,
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From a few days back,
Found the crash bar was full of rust but looks clean??
Do one some more seems and welds
And started on the drivers sill to find this lovely surprise :/ tho it's only this bit
Good news was my braided brake lines came and they were made on my birthday lol
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Got some of the axle done grandmother bits
Now but off topic but last year I got a sport+ and we'll went to it to get some more bits off it and found it's literally dropping to but , kinda scary to thing I drove it
Literally bits off chassis will fall off in your hands
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Last night I dropped the tank , and started on some of the more difficult to get to bits
Brake lines look knacker , wipes them they look like new and there no rust of putting just all surface it's weird but what ever they are getting done aswell
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SuperUno

Buy & Sell Member
I think there should be a car sized drive through dip, which is full of Krust. You could then drive through and coat the whole of the underside and treat and rust in an instant!
 
I think there should be a car sized drive through dip, which is full of Krust. You could then drive through and coat the whole of the underside and treat and rust in an instant!
take it to the dragons den , just think tho how bad some car are, goes in come out as two badges and a steering wheel haha
 
not been up to much as my dads d21 lost its brakes and is living up to its name "the bastard " lol
so did some more on the floor, and well decided to use some jdm nissan d21 red to do the calipers and braces (i know i know , see how it goes)
and did not use a old hover cord, downpipe, drum , jack handle, and some blocks to hang them lol
the panhard looks crap but only cause i just used the excess and it will get replaced at some point
some pics are of the with and without the lacquer on
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Well the trailing arms arrived and as expected they needed modding
The two bottom arms the handbrake mount was in the middle so chopped them off and welded the originals a little further down like the originals were and the top n/a didn't have a brake balance atm so welded the old one onto that
Noticed tho there's quite a few k11 spares that are fairly different to the original ,some to the point were they don't fit like how the should,
anyways going to spray the hubs and wishbones , then strip down. The struts and coils, and anti roll bars ,back plates etc and see if I can get the rear axle shot blasted
Then sort the o/s sill, finish to bits in the front wheel arch and tidy the front end up , and strip the main floor pan, as Well as two bits under the back seat ,then prime i think and paint yellow :)
And get some new bolts as I chopped half of the trailing arm off lol
 
so rebuilt the calipers with new seals and pistons,
top brace looks nice!
the trailing arms came and as expected like more aftermarket micra parts they are different
so welded on the original brackets to them and then rust treated and red oxide the new shocks, wishbone, hubs, primed and using chassis enamel did the hubs, drum and wish bones, still got another coat to go on
also got some weldable primer, more yellow lol, and a new spray gun ,
was going to do the o/s floor but the ipod broke, atm i need music and the computer got malware google chromium progam onit so been sorting that
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some pics missing, found the coil pack top mounts after built different to the dizzy, (seem a bit better harder wearing/stiffer design
so finally got the fuel new stripped and painted , 4 coats of chassis enamel
rear axle done the same, rear shock, mounts, and trailing arms done in red, (pics are of the first crappy coat)
still got the tank bands, other back plate, anti roll bars, to do,
tho i ended up ordering a new set of front struts after one of mine blew out when i went to paint it :( , so new gas ones comming
got a new mp3, so that should help with working, as i done like the silence :(
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started to build the rear axle up abit, probs end up been taken apart again but meh
fitted a boot light as it didnt have one but tipical micra had the wiring just wanted the switch (which it had when i fitted the boot release) just wired it up and made a plug from a old boot light i have a few of , tis bright in person
got some more painting to do and strip the tank bands, and waiting for a set of gas struts to come aswell,
today im just stripping the floor again and getting it all prepped up for paint
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So ended up buying this, the shell is sadly well.well beyond repair but its.Your new.apex 35mm coils and other bits and an burst that isn't knacked lol
Got the front struts built up with new coils, and may use what it's got for bumbelbee
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so got the apax coils cleaned up and fitted :D
and a new rear bumper from the silver k11 to replace my broken one,
also the other day got the rear axle all built up so thats pretty much rear to be put back on
at the minute not much has been done, aswell as with the storm its been damp in the air :( so any bare litrally rusts infront of you
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so finally got the floor all stripped down, and treated, repaired, (only the rear floor rail) and red oxide,
still got the o/s outer sill to do
now inner mud flaps made, to replace the rotted and chopped rear vents , it also works as the bumper mount as i dont like how before the bumper jiggled at 70 lol
also tried the heatgun on the new bumper ,works well to get rid of oxidization
once the bit of sill is done , its seal the seams then paint the whole underside yellow :)
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been a little while
stripped the roof and mask the it up
sealed the seams up , notice how bad the arch seams are,
painted afew bits, inner wing and rear in satin black , the roof is going the same but
i did a quick sweep and filled about 4.5 /5 litres of underseal haha just from the main floor and front arches,
sills done, not happy with it tho, :( cause i ballsed up lols, so its alittle off,
atm going to starts on the floor, as im getting sick of this roof , its not smooth enough
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so finally getting there
today primed , painted and lacquered the floor
tomorrow paint the sills, then redo the roof :)
and waxoil some of the underside and assemble
also paint the anti roll bars and tank straps
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Looks unreal mate just got a pre face-lift myself your attention to detail is to be admired, hope I can get mine to that level one day

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Thanks, I got to update this, haven't been able to on the tablet, she's now built up and on the road, just gone through the break in period, still got the anti roll bars, New rear bumper and tow bar to paint and fit, the n after that's the odds,
but anyone could do this really it's just time and effort /lack of a social life haha
When I g st around im going to put up a little thing of places they rot, rust , water traps, ECT , since I kinda studied the micra s I've owned and seen in the scrapyards.
I'm just on to a 51 plate active 1.4 , tho that will be just welding and repairs (partly a other victim of garage bodges and factory+ added underseal)
 

St0rm91

Club Member
When I g st around im going to put up a little thing of places they rot, rust , water traps, ECT , since I kinda studied the micra s I've owned and seen in the scrapyards.
That tip about the sils when I picked up those wheels was great. Finally getting around to doing it this weekend!
 
augest 18th , got a twin sub and amp for helping a mate with his sill, upset the everyone in the village as they didnt enjoy bass boosted pendulum water colour lol



 
so things were put into topgear (this is where some minor mistakes were done, tho some are fixed some will need more attention)
august 20th
 
mot passed like nothing , 100miles bed in and a car meet,
went over all the bolts, later found the brakes to be pretty aggressive and well found it cause the caliper bolts to come loose so had to re locktight ect them
 
im running 185/60/14 tyres and with the 35mm coils compared to a stock 1.4 activ



other then the rear of bumblebee its the same hight haha, its always sat down at the rear, probs the extra weight ,
the activ was a cheap side project, turned out to be a tale of good car bodgy mechanics, so a lot of welding and sorting stupid things, got it sorted and took it to get mot and vosa were there, so it barely came out alive, had to weld some minor bits but it passed and now owned by a mate
 
abit of a throw back , last year i bought a 1.4 sport+ with 68k, turned out to be a turd, mains, rings, water pump, rad were failed/failing, rear axle was rotten, sills, rotten ancher points, under the seat, boot floor, rear crossmember, inner arch, rear foot well were all rotten and later found the rear legs were rotten , wishbone mounts, front chassis rails, it was litrally a bag of worms, eveything was clean but soon as you began work it showed its true colours, but 28th of august, just over a year and regaining my mind, and stipped it out, i scrapped it


 
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