Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:41 pm

So after a week and a half of no car I finally picked it up today from the body shop. Got the rust around the wheel arches cut out and fixed along with re spray and bumpers smoothed out after the previous owner parked it against a wall.

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Plus they did a great job of cleaning it inside and out. Saved me a few hours, well until it rains again tonight's


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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby Beaves85 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Looks much tidier. Hope you're enjoying cleaning it :)
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:13 pm

Beaves85 wrote:Looks much tidier. Hope you're enjoying cleaning it :)


Haha thank you. Yes loving cleaning it although seem to run out of time and unfortunately it is running up a dirty slightly gravel tarmac to work so needs cleaning a lot more often.

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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby C00kie » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 pm

Wow, that's a lot of products! Glad you're enjoying giving it the TLC!
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:20 pm

C00kie wrote:Wow, that's a lot of products! Glad you're enjoying giving it the TLC!


Haha yes I seem to have collected rather a few. All work amazingly but unfortunately don't get the time to use them all. Would have to spare a whole day for that. Would love to see the results though.


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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:33 pm

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So the next thing I decided to do was to add in some puddle lights. What I didn't realise was that my car being a 58 plate was a year out of actually having any wiring in the door panel. Along with help from my other half he took it apart and had to re-wire the lot threading cables through the existing holes in the door card.

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It took a day and a half to complete simply because of how fiddly it was.

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I couldn't believe that there was just a bit of red plastic to act as the reflector in the door.

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However I am pleased with how it turns out. Just something that catches people's attention.


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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 pm

The next thing I wanted to do was to pain the brake callipers. I initially couldn't decide between red or blue behind the black wheels. So took a look at some pictures from online.

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I then decided to go with blue paint as wanted to keep it all blue and black and hadn't seen as many blue callipers around.

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The callipers needed some cleaning up but was also a good time to give the wheels a proper clean both sides.

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I couldn't believe what a difference the paint made to the car. (In my opinion anyway) I love the callipers and glad I decided to give it a go.

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If I wasn't so strapped for cash I'd love to get some bigger brake discs on it as think these would love great behind the wheels.

Anyway that's how the car stands currently but I have a few more plans in the pipeline like a stage 1 remap and possibly new exhaust system but again all Costly, especially when I now have a new motorbike too.

Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby Addymk2 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:57 pm

LLD123 wrote:The next thing I wanted to do was to pain the brake callipers. I initially couldn't decide between red or blue behind the black wheels. So took a look at some pictures from online.

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I then decided to go with blue paint as wanted to keep it all blue and black and hadn't seen as many blue callipers around.

Image

The callipers needed some cleaning up but was also a good time to give the wheels a proper clean both sides.

Image

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I couldn't believe what a difference the paint made to the car. (In my opinion anyway) I love the callipers and glad I decided to give it a go.

Image

If I wasn't so strapped for cash I'd love to get some bigger brake discs on it as think these would love great behind the wheels.

Anyway that's how the car stands currently but I have a few more plans in the pipeline like a stage 1 remap and possibly new exhaust system but again all Costly, especially when I now have a new motorbike too.

Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

Image

Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in that exact spot 2 weeks ago!
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby Addymk2 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:59 pm

LLD123 wrote:Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in the same spot 2 weeks ago!
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:19 pm

Addymk2 wrote:
LLD123 wrote:Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in the same spot 2 weeks ago!


No way!!! What a coincidence is that?! My car is only just going into the body shop this week. Insurance taken an age to get sorted but hopefully this week it will finally happen. New bumper time, (after spending a small fortune getting the old one fixed back up a few months back) hey ho. Lol. Damn tow bars!


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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby Addymk2 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:57 pm

LLD123 wrote:
Addymk2 wrote:
LLD123 wrote:Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in the same spot 2 weeks ago!


No way!!! What a coincidence is that?! My car is only just going into the body shop this week. Insurance taken an age to get sorted but hopefully this week it will finally happen. New bumper time, (after spending a small fortune getting the old one fixed back up a few months back) hey ho. Lol. Damn tow bars!


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I'll take a picture tomorrow, I've been avoiding looking at it

Whoever did mine drove off. Swines.
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby Addymk2 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:58 pm

LLD123 wrote:
Addymk2 wrote:
LLD123 wrote:Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in the same spot 2 weeks ago!


No way!!! What a coincidence is that?! My car is only just going into the body shop this week. Insurance taken an age to get sorted but hopefully this week it will finally happen. New bumper time, (after spending a small fortune getting the old one fixed back up a few months back) hey ho. Lol. Damn tow bars!


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I'll take a picture tomorrow, I've been avoiding looking at it

Whoever did mine drove off. Swines.
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Re: Laura's Rising Blue Rocco

Postby LLD123 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:26 pm

Addymk2 wrote:
LLD123 wrote:
Addymk2 wrote:[quote="LLD123"]
Oh and the fact a colleague at work decided to put her tow bar through my nice newly painted and re-furbed bumper....

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Back to the bodyshop she goes.....

Hey ho better start saving



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I think we may have the same colleague. Some tube put there tow bar through mine in the same spot 2 weeks ago!


No way!!! What a coincidence is that?! My car is only just going into the body shop this week. Insurance taken an age to get sorted but hopefully this week it will finally happen. New bumper time, (after spending a small fortune getting the old one fixed back up a few months back) hey ho. Lol. Damn tow bars!


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I'll take a picture tomorrow, I've been avoiding looking at it

Whoever did mine drove off. Swines.[/quote]

Oh damn that's a pain!!!! How thoughtful of them


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