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joesouthgate's latest Micra Super S!

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So after it seems the SR is a bit knackered I saw Noddie 's Micra up for sale (Previously owned by Scouse boy aswell) And went and picked it up yesterday with the vRS.


Needs a good clean up.




So far I've refitted the missing driving light and thats about it!
 
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Gave it a clean today, started with a quick degrease and pressure wash:



Then snow foamed it!




First clean in 2 years from what Noddie Said!
Debumpstriped it last night aswell.
 
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Had a productive evening, swapped the SR steering column into the Super S so that I can fit the newer style stalks that don't go all faded, just have to rewire the plugs for the stalks now then it will be all sorted!


Couldn't find my T50 security torx bit so had to switch the column with the steering wheel still attached!

And did the horizontal rear wiper mod, also fitted new number plates the other day :)
 
Great job on giving this Super S some much needed TLC, wish you lived closer I'd take the original steering wheel off you. The horizontal wiper mod looks so much better, is it a fairly straight forward mod ? Keep up the good work.
 
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Great job on giving this Super S some much needed TLC, wish you lived closer I'd take the original steering wheel off you. The horizontal wiper mod looks so much better, is it a fairly straight forward mod ? Keep up the good work.
Yea its not tot bad to do. There is a guide in the K11 Guides section if you become a paid member.
 
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Another productive day, wired in the plugs for the newer style stalks and the later spec dark plastic dash switches. Finished off my flip key and central locking. All thats left to do now is refit the dash and fit new door locks in to match the new ignition. Then just have to do a patch of welding and maybe replace the brake lines before it goes off for MOT.
 
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New Stalks fitted in today, Old vs New.


All of the crap old nissan alarm wiring ripped out the other day.


Key all done:


Dash and all the dark late spec trim refitted and handbrake swapped over to the dark trim one
 
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Replaced the front discs and pads today and while I had the wheels off I thought I would try to clean them up a bit.
This was after washing them, brake dust absolutely baked on:

I then polished the hell into them and they ended up looking like this:


Still don't particularly like them but they have 5-6mm tread on them so I'll keep them on for now.
 
Hi mate,
Great upgrade project and she looks good always liked that colour, please keep us updated with pics!

Thanks for sharing.
Andy :D
 
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Not a very interesting update, just some bits and bobs.

Changed the side repeaters over to clear ones today
Before and after:



Tidied the old repairs on the sills up with some underseal:


And fitted the pocket rear quarters from the SR and swapped the front seatbelts over from the SR aswell:
 
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Treated the car to a nice leather steering wheel today since it passed MOT :)
The old one I had to cut open and squirt super glue into it so that it wasn't flexing around the bar for the MOT.
Before

After


Airbag's not actually connected up obviously.
 
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Just got a Classic Insurance Quote with Footman James for £221 so should be all road legal in the next couple of weeks :)
 
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Nothing particularly exciting, fitted LEDs to my dials as I was sick of barely being able to see them!
 

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Think I have the same ones in the G#. Look awesome :)
Although the ones on the temp gauge don't work so I can't see that at all lol.
 
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