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Smidge's K11 Micra Project

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so it's not as damaged as i thought, chassis isn't bent and A pillar just needs to be filled... sweet
 
Your motor looked fab, M8. Sorry to see it in an accident after so much work. Really loved those Subarau seats in the motor.
 
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Rebuild + Mod Time!

i couldn't help myself, i'm rebuilding the micra (at least gonna give it a go) and mod along the way...

here is the progress, sorry if the pics are massive but the thread looks awesome with them in and with broadband who cares if u gotta DL 4 megs of photos they'll be worth it...

it begins...

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Sorry news about your off road excursion fella, that inner wing damage is the worst bit on the car I would say, if there's any worries about structural strength in a rollover due to the damaged A pillar then a roll cage is an option.
 
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thanks sonic, it certainly is!

will go on the straightening machine to confirm if there's any bending, i doubt it tho, that a pillar damage was more rubbing up against the tree than hitting it straight on so its not bent as far as the eye can tell

started on making new door trims that i got from a series 2 micra (yay!) at the wreckers

they were banged up but the fabric is still good so these should go on nicely

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and tonight started on putting in the new interior into the back, using the forester back seat i scored...

busy getting rust off the rear upper seat panel and then will figure out how to put that one in!

the base of the seat fit in with some foam mods and can be bolted to the bottom of the seat so is pretty safe (as safe as the back seat of a micra can be anyway!)

pics say more than words...

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test fitted only, it no longer bunches up but don't have a pic as yet, will post when its all done
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good to hear you havent let the accident put you off the micra :) hope you get it put back soon to where it was before the "incident"...as i know what its like being micraless :D , albeit for differing reasons.
 
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Rear seats are finished and in! big job but well worth it, updates the car nicely
 
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dunno! depends how much it's gonna cost to repair it

i don't wanna, its the perfect car for what i do... and cheap to run, and i'm a bit of a stingy ####### as you've probably gathered from learning how to do all the DIY stuff! :D
 
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starting to look like a car again! - lots of work still to do...

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joesouthgate

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Cool! Are you going to respray the whole car when you're done or just the seperate panels?
 
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a progress shot.. we're busy fixing the A pillar, structually fine but cosmetically looks a bit dodgy.. been finishing door trims and other things...

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JJ 1.0l

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a progress shot.. we're busy fixing the A pillar, structually fine but cosmetically looks a bit dodgy.. been finishing door trims and other things...

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are they some new wheels i see?:grinning: very nice. nice to see it begin repaired keep it up
 

Robert

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Good to see you sticking with it!

Are you repairing for sale or keeping hold of it?

Oh, and any luck with the K12 micra badge?
 
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no luck with a badge yet, i'll keep my eyes open though!

i've always wanted a bad boy bonnet since i first saw kristians white micra on here, it was actually the reason i started looking at buying and modifying one...

so i'm on my way to my very own bonnet :D

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looks awesome mate :D but does that door actually line up? looks a little bit off.

get a belt sander on that bonnet so speed up the job because its tough stuff :D
 
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yeah that was just test fitted, the door fits fine needed an assistant to lift it while i bolted it all back up... door is off again while i transfer the tinted glass, electrics etc into it

trying to get my hands on a power window setup as well :) only ONE in Aus i can find so far...
 

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yeah that was just test fitted, the door fits fine needed an assistant to lift it while i bolted it all back up... door is off again while i transfer the tinted glass, electrics etc into it

trying to get my hands on a power window setup as well :) only ONE in Aus i can find so far...

lol aus sucks for micra parts lol. i have a set of electric winders if you want :D
 

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cars comein on very well mate

can tell you have put alot of time and effort into it.

keep up the good work
 
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here's an 'artists impression' of what the bonnet should look like when done...

one side done to show the difference:

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Awesome!
You can paint can't you? Going for bodycoloured bumpers? ;)

got the equipment but don't have a booth! so still not 100% weather i'll attempt it myself or bite the bullet and pay someone a stack to do it
 
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some more shots from work we got done today...

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a pillar is repaired now the task is getting it to shape

also shaved the door lock off the new drivers door and sanded the whole thing... and cut my finger BAD! spewin
 
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got supplies today to finish off the A pillar and get a windscreen put back in

the old trim around the windscreen was rooted so need to find out weather the winscreen guys can get their hands on it or if i have to get it from nissan
 
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Back on the road!

after a massive weekend of work today i got a windscreen put back in and all the panels back on... still one or two little things to fix (central locking no power) and a wheel alignment but otherwise the micra is BACK! woohoo!

i also finished the forester interior complete with working arm rests, had to grind off the mount from the forester frame and weld it to the micra one

i love the bad boy bonnet, just awesome!

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Finished the rear seat install, including some factory plastic tree clips to hold the backing on, pic without the headrests in...
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Another pic of the front bad boy
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Passenger forester seat in with armrest welded in
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The new seats match the interior pretty well i reckon..
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Resprayed the guard that was in primer to match the car, clear coat is a little rough but looks okay till i organise a proper paint
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squarepants

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awsome work matey, i love it! have you thought about paint the inside of your head light plastics black? like kristian did on his white micra? would look hard as from the front!
 

el Segundo

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I love your work Smidge, your enthusiasm and humour, and your attitude to this latest stroke of fate. Rock on!:grinning:
 

wgc_daz

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what an ammazing person most would have given up after the crash well done on not giving up paint the bumpers now :)
 
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