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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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