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by mercedade
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 388
Views: 63945

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Ahhh, gotcha. Perfect, thanks
by mercedade
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 388
Views: 63945

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I think it is mainly the bolt seized in the arm, crack the rear bolt loose too to help the arm sections move. It took a lot of force, one foot in the wheel arch for leverage and a 24" breaker bar, once it had initially broken the grip it still had to be soaked with penetrating fluid for a couple of...
by mercedade
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

All that said, if anyone has an upper centre console, I'm still very interested in having a spare as I've made mine unreversable now.
by mercedade
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

Yeah, I've had the panels apart in the past (in order to accommodate an era-spec boost gauge, I had to trim the plastic for the clock, despite the fact that the actual hole in the wood was the correct diameter). Currently line of thought is a double DIN cage for the actual new stereo, keep the doubl...
by mercedade
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 388
Views: 63945

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

I assume the a lot of difficult comes from the fact that any movement is also part of the adjustment, so I'm not purely trying to free off a rusted bolt - the whole joint will be fused together.
by mercedade
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

Yeah, I'm not expecting it to be easy - I have an idea of making up DIN cages/scrapped stereos to hold the Rover wooden panels, but we'll see if I can get the frame to take them first!
by mercedade
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback
Replies: 388
Views: 63945

Re: Re: 1994 BRG Vitesse Fastback

Rear suspension toe adjuster bolts were seized, could only turn them with a breaker bar so been soaking them with penetrating oil for weeks and finally got round to removing them, I bought new replacements but was able to clean up the originals and reuse them. .... http://rovervitesse.com/IMG9562%2...
by mercedade
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

Fitting a double DIN touch-screen job - but I want it to be reversable, so I'm experimenting with making the existing pieces (ashtray, clock, blank panel etc) modular so I can keep the clock panel.
by mercedade
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

No problem - it's for a lockdown project that I need to have swappable options for, but I may start hacking at the one in the car, depending on my tolerance for being indoors!
by mercedade
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Mk2 centre console

That'd be fantastic, thanks Dave.

Hope you're keeping well and looking after yourself.
by mercedade
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted!
Topic: Mk2 centre console
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Mk2 centre console

Hi all,

I'm after the internal plastic 'frame' of the centre console that houses the radio, ashtray etc if anyone has a spare?

Ta
by mercedade
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Other Rover and ARG/BL/BMC etc.
Topic: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.
Replies: 143
Views: 47446

Re: 1982 Rover 3500 V8 Vanden Plas automatic.

Looks alright that - BMW inspired, but horizontal.
by mercedade
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 19
Views: 4940

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

He should probably cash in on the plate, to be honest!
by mercedade
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Say what you like
Topic: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!
Replies: 19
Views: 4940

Re: Mildly amusing or not? You decide!

Black cab with CAB 881E

Weirdly, showing as taxed, but not MOT-ed since 2018?
by mercedade
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 248
Views: 45518

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Just looks so lovely. Well done