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bumblebee 1999 inspiration 1.3

So somthing I've been putting off for 2 years now is this bit of rot ,
Anyways recent months it's gotten much worse so chopped it out just leaving the skin and cleaned up
Treated ,and painted up (it's painted yellow aswell now) hopefully should last abit , I got a spare panel somewhere to repair it with
And just some other pics lol
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Forgot about this but I went to download in June
So did a quick clean and sorted the driver's door rattle with some home barigins sound insulator sheet behind the speaker and cracked door handle,
Seen another 1.3 inspiration , last reg was amo which made me smile cause I came down playing amo by bmth ,
But yeah at the end of the muddy field was rather amused that bumblebee and a few other micras were just floating about like nothing lol,
And the car next to me got stuck and covered it lol
390miles on a tank in a week meh but it wasn't full and the fuel gauge then showed after putting some fuel in it could have gone to 400, just the gauge can act weird
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The old wheels Re looking Bit dull aged and some minor curbing so thought to start getting them done
Going to do them in brilliant silver is almost like a candy apple base coat , it does look well I did a Kawasaki ar125 in it with 4 coats of laquer on it
So back on with the original wheels with the contis on to get them used up, those are 185/60/14 on stock rims and original spec trims , looks ok ,
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After been told this wouldn't last it's holding up well , even the normal paint with 4 coats of laquer on the calipers (and they get some stick it's probs why I'm going to need discs by the end of year if they keep wearing as they do haha)
No underseal just rust treat, red oxide, prime ,paint , laquered and waxoil underseal on key points
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Nice, maybe you could check out my car at JAE and let me know what my horrendous knocking noise is at the front end..!

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Yeah tbh my bush I know are worn but cannot get play out of then neither with the ball joints and they arnt all that loose either but 20years of use they are going ,
Only thing after is the top mounts which I'd be surprised at if they are failing
And the ABR droplink bushes fitted early this year or so they are knacked already (cheap crap )

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So new everthing , and its knocking like hell
The ball joint moved cause the c clip allowed it do so end up with the original snap clip back in
I'm going to look as it could be the callipers as it goes off when the brakes are even slightly on
New drop links note how this starline ones as oem spec not the usual short bolt and some spacers that rattle and don't fit as its got on now
Going to go throught the brakes as the slide pins are worn :/
Other. Then that she handles well
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Should get the wheels done this week (hopefully ) then tracking, and balancing ,
Going to pop over to quickco see hm OEM trackrods or Thier own are as best I've seen is euro with starline (not going for eBay ones again) ,
And maybe sort the old backbox out and JAE time

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Wheels finished not happy with them but they will do for now better then before ,
Got to fit the new track rods and get those and the steelies balanced and tracking done tomorrow
Led in the fog fitted and it's decent not the brightest but clear and red ,
Next is the dab Ariel to come
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So the led came the other day as the t10 red bulb was near white for the fog light, the led is pretty red not as bright but good enought for now
And got a eBay dab Ariel and I stuck it above the mirror completely wrong to the instructions but works well other the. Been in a valley full of trees but it's kinda expected
But means I have everything but the second set of RCA to fill in haha (that may yet to come if I find a cheap under seat sub)
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So Tuesday got the steelies rebalanced ,alloys done and tracking, tho forsome reason the steering wheel is still out the but the wheels are straight again , (it was all centered up but it's been a pain :/ )
Underside looks ok few the new bolts last year have gone rusty ,
And today I curbed the rear alloys tying to get past a car :( so touched up

And tomorrow is a 235 miles drive to the JAE
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It's only a eBay hks copy for £18 , but I really need to get a better setup made cause the mid pipe is falling apart after a year the old backbox and pipe (same as what's on cracked and was very battered)


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Still looks dope regardless of the price bro! Shame about the work that needs doing but isn't that the name of the game?

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Hi nissan boy, this is my first post on here - just wanted to say great work! I've got exactly the same Micra (bright yellow Inspiration) that was passed on to me by my grandad, we love the little car but he's well used, my dad and brother are both petrol heads but I have no idea about cars or mechanics so I'm hoping to start learning with the view of keeping Ralph (our Micra) going for as long as possible! Love your pop out windows especially (at this point I'll be ecstatic with myself if I learn how to install a cigarette lighter...)!
 
Hi nissan boy, this is my first post on here - just wanted to say great work! I've got exactly the same Micra (bright yellow Inspiration) that was passed on to me by my grandad, we love the little car but he's well used, my dad and brother are both petrol heads but I have no idea about cars or mechanics so I'm hoping to start learning with the view of keeping Ralph (our Micra) going for as long as possible! Love your pop out windows especially (at this point I'll be ecstatic with myself if I learn how to install a cigarette lighter...)!
Hi, great to hear another yellow peril is about :D ,
For the cigerette lighter the wiring is pre installed , just a matter of unscrewing the center console (4 screws ,2x above the stereo, 2x on the ash tray ,
Can either get a stock or aftermarket on and plug in and go ,

And thanks I wanted them from day one and it really changes the look and helps with been cool (somewhat haha) in the heat ,

I will say like all k11s rust , sills inner sills, crossmember, boot floor and rear arches , are the worse , and don't underseal cause it will last a year and be rotten/worse ,
Is it a 1 ltr or 1.3 (1.3 versions are pretty rare now)

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Some pics from JAE 2019 with the MSC
Traveled down with Polly and met some well know and active members , had a really good fun time and some nice pics and got to see some me long awaited micras as well

Got 420mile out of a tank , so was 50miles short of home lol, but half way back it was very windy and hills could watch the fuel gauge move ,
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It's been a little while
Sent it for its mot tho it only wanted the rear arches cleaning and the drums adjusting (they are poor but enough to pass a mot ok,) that's to be sorted as they are failing again (maybe getting a scrap Micra to get them off )
Found a new keyfob cover in a stack of keys I had so swapped
Clean mot (and it's legit) and it's history is pretty much the same before me

Bike rally

Got a towbar for free

New JBL 400w amp as the old one was cooking and underpowered , doesn't look as tidy tho :/

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So I decided to fit the new towbar over the old wittle one as the backbox had to be lowered to clear it ,
But ran into some problems, basically the o/s mount is wrong and sits t
2 inches out (maybe for the wrong car ) and explains why it seemed abit odd on the Micra it came off

So plasma cut it , two holes cleaned and drilled abit remounted for a nice fitment , loads of copper slip, waxoil and some pint later + a new plug and a pin/ball towbar I had from last year , it's all fitted
Only gone for the pin as I cannot use a drawbar with a towbar fitted and it has came up once or twice where I needed it
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So the other two micras , doppelganger and celebration ,
Well fitted the eBay induction I had and modded it , works alot better and fitted a new amp that litrally rattles the car to bits haha

Now the celebration , so been stripping the arches and such and found this git , very localized rot in the axle , rest is for be just two places , so I'm waiting on a possible parts Micra to collect so may swap the axle or weld this up due to how local and how the rest is fine, a new brake hose cause I broke one ha, paint the wings and sills and finish odd ends , tho I got a set of 13 steelies with new tyres so those are going on instead of the gti wheels ,before sending it for a mot and selling ,

Hope to get it gone to start on the doppelganger and get my Datsun sorted to get on the road
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Been quiet had some things happen , head been a mess , got a new d21 and a another Micra for parts with 41k, (basically it had been shunted in the read and badly fixed, then sub 30k and genuinely rust free then used as a takeaway car till it was rolled, )
Got a new towbar for free but the mount didn't fit so had a play with a plasma cutter I'm lending to fit it, and checking up on the rear end with is doing decent
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Afew giggles with the trailer lol and look at the tyre fitment lol, tho could do with adjustable trailing arms , just need the money lol
Good thing Doppelganger has this new car as a donor cause it's has a few rot problems :( ,
Good thing micras are small , had to use its size in a carpark
The celebration getting there, done the floor and brake pipes , wings refitted , had a quick coat of black (first attempted got rained on when they were tacky , second the cold made the paint go half satin
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Picked up some.real 90s style OEM mats , fitted the celebrations blacked headlights , some spare covers, and got some rear pockets for Doppelganger ,
And it's been 3years and near 28k miles of owning bumblebee ,
Tho recently has been neglected will get some cleaning and work, got a knock on the n/s front suspension again , dosnt seem to like OEM nissan oil and is burning some , need to check the discs as they are getting pretty worn, had to remove the cat sheild as it was breaking off, and odds and sods
Just been mainly spending time sorting the celebration and the new d21 out,
Also anyone got a cheap o/s trailing arm and battery around Durham??
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So nothing much, getting the celebration finished up, to sell,
Soon as the cold hit my battery started to die (knacked cell it seem), so going to upgrade from a yusa 3000 to. 5000 battery
Swapped the rear coils as the rearnl
Been looking looking it's sagging so off with them for some spare ones, cleaned and rewaxoiled the top and bottom cups out again, ect , all is ok for now rear feels abit stiffer now,
Sold a set of Almera wheels, since they arnt going on anything now , still got one set but see what happens
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Decided.to refit the original 20 year-old backbox back on, partly cause this time least year the Christmas police checks they were getting funny about it and the tow strap , not exactly loud for what it is and well within limits
Welded it up last year cause it cracked back in 2017 and ran a repo one for for a short time before I started making fart cans lol,
Burnt the old studs out and refitted ,
The new mid pipe.(now 1 1/2 year-old is almost rotten and missalined , confirmed with old backbox now, explains why the pipes made for the celebration didn't fit right
Soo quiet ,can hear the butter fly open and shut lol,
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So it's weird been with a stock backbox and 1ltr mid, very quiet inside and has nice little note to it on the outside

So doppelganger ,another 1.3 inspiration I got a while back, well, it's not been too great more rust has been found tho pickier up some new sills for £30 and still have the donor car to chop, but the biggest problems been it's running , fresh fuel and all it would do it prime and act kinds like starvation /weak pump ,would idle ok and slow rev but Bork or miss ect , anyways tonight took 5 battery's (cold and cranking was killing them), and about a hour to started even with everything , spark was ok, but in the end swapped the dizzy ( this is running a mitsubishi made nissan march one ) and found the rotor is corroded and burned , put a spare for mine on and the pump stopped the constant priming and starts and runs perfect making me look like a right tit,
Now it's running right may start on getting the vast around or rust/rot sorted as a past time, and maybe nick the midpipe for mine lol,
My sanity needs checking lol, cause there's inner ,outer, floor, inner rear arches boot floor, bit of the front, crossmember some other bits (which there's a donor car for), clean and sort the axle that decent nick , training arm /mount, service parts ,brakes (upgrade)and some lines, interior bits , ect

As for bumblebee think there maybe a mid/after winter mini overhaul with the back roads and the state + grit, salt ect seems to take abit out of it,
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Hi, thanks ,yeah not bad
Not really done much, had a tyre stabbed ,so been on the steelies , gave it a service , front heatsheild finally gave up the ghost , but what I git to get off,
Got a friend's Micra do get sorted for a mot
Well it's been interesting
So a 2002 tempest with 73k, and ex Halfords manager
So been in a crash , rusty silver wing fitted and painted to match and bodged bumper, replacment wishbone (that bites back later) most the ubderseal is holding rust or water (I cannot get videos I got ) but heavy corrosion through but good in most rot places lol, fuel filled fell apart but pipe is fine??, Cv had been slammed in jamming it and it shattered getting out ,
So been stripping the ubderseal rust, mixute of treatments , paint and waxoil , cutting welding (some welds are crap tbh ), sills (I ripped on off with my fingers lol), services as it had barely a can of pop of oil In it haha , and mot soon
Ohh and the paint to do the sills ect in tonight broke and blew up on me the 3 use so...
Doppelganger (,the second yellow 1.3 that's rotten and have a donor car for ), nothings happend with that had to remove the battery cause I clocked some kids eyeing if up , and amazing for a sorta flat battery and no fuel runs and starts well,

Also got a Datsun pickup on the road
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So got my mates Micra finished and tidy, moted and passed , the waxoil looks decent ,
Did the plugs , No1 wasn't even threaded fully in and missing electrodes reast were kinda looks , still ran fine ,
But those are Bosch and only a year-old, only had one k11 never had a problem with Bosch, regardless.of been loose or not, while NGK , seen them do 30k 3rd hand lol
And left with a box of rust and ubderseal lol
And lastnight found the first bit of bubbling on the front arch, 20 years ain't bad , tho odd since the other has a scratch down to the metal and been fine over 3 years I've had if
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I liked this pic of nissans
So now doppelganger and the pickup be getting started on now things are out the way ,
Doppelganger ganger is going to be a interesting one as the sills inner,outer ,rear floor, imand well the chassis leg , and none existing crossmember ,tho have a donor car that's rust free (was rolled), as a donor, just a long turn play and project and if it fails ,then k got aload of spares and parts to sell , either way,

Bumblebee is suffering pretty bad with laqure peel now :/ bonnet seems to be now going in the center , and really need to get around to fitting new/upgrade topmounts , and some point put the alloys back on after a tyre was stabbed and I wanted a matching tyre and that ,

And my mam is getting a new car 2008 cube³ rider autech, bit weird but it's from a prop car place and was the orignal car to be in a show called Vera , but was turned down and sat since , so yeah , late 18 import and barely used so still fresh ,
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