1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Please post pictures, specifications and worklogs of your cars in here.

Moderators: guru, SJG

Post Reply
User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:19 pm

Very impressive Marc! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

mercedade
Rover Guru
Posts: 1294
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:06 pm
Location: Manchester, UK
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by mercedade » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:02 am

Just looks so lovely. Well done
Adrian
1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (white gold)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 820 Vitesse Hatchback (green)
Gone...1992 Rover Mk1 827 SLi Manual (green)
Gone...1998 Rover Mk2 825 Diesel (green)

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:29 pm

Hey Dave, Cheers! :)

Adrian, thank you very much!
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:02 pm

It's giving me the push i need to do a few similar jobs on mine although at the moment i'm working on something to renew the bushes/bearings in the front upper wishbones.
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Even though the profile of my old tyres was oke, they were getting old. This was a good excuse to tackle a job that i wanted to do for a long time. Restore the rims!! Jacked up the car and put it on stands so the work could begin. :)
Image

To make sure the rims are not bend or anything like that i brought them to a company that can align them if needed. My rims were good but he did see minor faults on two rims.
Image
He told me that it was not really needed but that he could align them if i wanted it. I said he could do the both because i want all the rims to be perfect.

Then, the restoration could begin! I brought them to work. This is how they were. This was the worst to be honest.
Image
Image
Image
Sanding:
Image
All prepared for primer:
Image
First the inside. Degrease everything properly:
Image
Primer:
Image
Image
Image
My colleagues painted them silver to be followed by the clear coat.
Clear coat:
Image
Image
Image
Ofcourse the centre caps had to be done as well:
Preparation:
Image
Mask of the inside so i could start on the front of the rims:
Image
Primer:
Image
Image
Wheel spray silver matched the original colour almost exactly so that is my choice to use.
First the centre caps:
Image
Image
Then, a colleague clear coated everything:
Image
Image
No we did not forgot one centre cap but my manager wanted to experiment on the first one to get the best way to paint the emblem. It ended up with him doing all the centre caps by hand. Very kind!
Everything done and drying properly before the tyres are installed:
Image
Image

During this i was also busy in the garage at home. Now i could inspect the wheel wells. On the fuel filler neck there was a small rust area.
Image
Sanded:
Image
Zinc spray:
Image
Primer:
Image
Black:
Image
Clear coat:
Image
Good for another 100 years!:
Image

Nice new looking aloys are great but tired looking brake callipers behind them do let the side down. So, cleaned all four callipers and painted them with heat resistant silver:
Image

And now i could give way to a fetish in regards to detailing wheel wells haha. All the four wheel wells are sprayed in with a cleaner spray and then used a brush and car shampoo to clean them out. After this, gave the black parts a coat of preservant.
Find the differences ;) :
Front right:
Image
Image
Aft right:
Image
Image
Front left:
Image
Image
Aft left:
Image
Image
I did not find rust anywhere luckely! After all this i used clear tectyl (rust preventive wax) in the seems:
Image
Last wednesday i installed the tyres on my work:
Image
After this i had them balanced by a neighbouring company. Clearly asked them to put the wheel weights on the inside of the rims but not in the way of the front brake callipers. They did great!
Very nice to have another big Rover to serve as a load carier. :) ;)
Image
Ready to be installed on the car:
Image
Image
Job done:
Image
Image
Image

Thanks to the advise and help of my colleagues i can say; job well done! :)
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:27 pm

Excellent work on those wheels and everything else Marc - definitly impressed with the wheels though! They were in good condition to start with so wasn't expecting such a dramatic improvement but it's there! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
820Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 320
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:24 pm
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by 820Vitesse » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:12 am

Top work, wheels and tyres look great.

I love this picture, like father and son

Image

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:14 pm

@ Dave: Thanks. Yes i know what you mean! The wheels were not to bad but when on closer inspection they were. And now with fresh paint it is more obvious. :) ;)

@ 820Vitesse: Thank you! Yes that was a moment that i wanted to capture. Good description indeed! ;)
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:42 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:14 pm
@ Dave: Thanks. Yes i know what you mean! The wheels were not to bad but when on closer inspection they were. And now with fresh paint it is more obvious. :) ;)

Compared to the wheels i refurbed for my Coupe Marc, those were pristine before you started! Can't post a photo at the moment, postimages is under server maintenance for a day so can't access the links there.

Still an excellent job though! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:27 pm

Thank you Dave.

Post image has lots of trouble i hear... I jumped ship and started using Postimage.org.
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:52 pm

Postimages and Postimage.org are one and the same Marc - they've finished their server maintenance though :

Image

That was the first (and probably best) wheel out of the 4, think i did a passable job on it though :

Image

The others all came up as nice too. :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:17 pm

I ment Photobucket sorry. ;)

It looks like you did a cracking job!! :D
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:57 pm

Marc-827-Vitesse wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:17 pm
I ment Photobucket sorry. ;)

It looks like you did a cracking job!! :D
Sorry Marc, i should have guessed - was half asleep when i replied or i probably would have! :roll:

Thanks, i was pleased with them and they set the car off really nicely too :

Image

Somewhere i have got an even better photo of it but that was one that fell foul of PHotobucket so not sure where it is. When (if!) i find it i'll post it somewhere.
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
Marc-827-Vitesse
Regular Visitor
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:42 pm
Location: Netherlands.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:20 pm

I was asked by a magazine to write a few words about my Rover cars. They uploaded it on the digital page:
[www.octanemagazine.nl]
(you can use Google Translate if you want to read it!)

Because i wanted to take some pictures i fired up my 827 Vitesse and drove it around the garage. Nice to see all the work outside the storage box!
[www.youtube.com]
smiling smiley
1989 Rover 827 Vitesse.
1982 Rover 3500 Vanden Plas.

User avatar
scoobyh123
Rover Guru
Posts: 10870
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Location: Next door to Top Gun, Suffolk
Contact:

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:48 pm

Excellent Marc! I don't pretend i understand Dutch but recognise enough German words (or similar words to German) that i could skim-read it and get the general idea.
Some great photos there as well! :wink: :D
Cheers,
Dave


'94 827 Sterling saloon
'88 Volvo 760 V6 Estate
All auto :D
Image
'95 827 Coupé LPG gone but not forgotten!

Post Reply
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests