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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by Stinkwheel » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:19 pm

Agreed Ian, ive driven down to Kent today in the st Tropez, very much not a motorway car, but loves sitting at 70-80 mph and has plenty in reserve even at those speeds. Gets a little too revvy above 80 though to br honest.
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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by Charlotte » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:47 am

Hello Chaps, I'll be doing the cosmetic side of things. Here is the first picture of the clean-up, but by the end of the day there should be a few more! 8)

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:49 am

Excellent, I find a pan scrubber (fabric type) very useful on those bumpers, or alloy wheel cleaner on the bits you cant reach.
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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by Charlotte » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:59 am

Thanks Tim :)

I hope that when you see her in the metal again she'll be sparkling all over!
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:02 pm

Charlotte wrote:Thanks Tim :)

I hope that when you see her in the metal again she'll be sparkling all over!

Me too, it took some cutting back to get it as shiny so hopefully if its not too far gone a good t cut and polish will have it shining again.

The seats may need the bases out to steam them.
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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Charlotte wrote:Thanks Tim :)

I hope that when you see her in the metal again she'll be sparkling all over!

Me too, it took some cutting back to get it as shiny so hopefully if its not too far gone a good t cut and polish will have it shining again.

The seats may need the bases out to steam them.
Its not 'that' far gone Tim, I may have been lax, but not that lax :)

As for the seat bases, well the seats are getting a bit tired all round im afraid, the cheaper material does not wear well if the car is used as a daily (which it was for two odd years) and they are not as comfy as the properly adjustable BX seats in better models, so the question is, originality or comfort?

Charlotte is doing a very good job on bringing her back to gleaming white, so good in fact i felt it neccessary to fix the heater blower and treat it to a new wiper blade. Next job a pair of new rear tyres to match the new front ones.
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:48 pm

Excellent, glad shes in good hands. It was at deaths door in 2009 so 4 years later shes still going strong is reassuring.

As the "Tropez" has a black dash and grey inserts in the door panels a set of TZD Turbo spec seats would sit nicely in them if you do replace the original (which are bespoke to the model though so a shame to loose them).
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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:16 pm

Assuming the bases aren't handed (like the higher spec seats) you could always swap them around so that the most worn edge is in the centre of the car. That would extend their life a bit.
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Re: The other, not quite so clean, StTropez blog....

Post by Charlotte » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:19 pm

We have a nice dry loft, so if they did get taken out and a TZD interior put in, they could be stored safely, as I'm a bit funny about originality (except in A series!). TZD seats would definitely help my back...
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Charlotte wrote:We have a nice dry loft, so if they did get taken out and a TZD interior put in, they could be stored safely, as I'm a bit funny about originality (except in A series!). TZD seats would definitely help my back...
I expect the best thing to do is ask Remy if he has any decent front seats squirreled away, as i dont facny breaking a whole car just for the seats. Space issue if nothing else.
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Post by Charlotte » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:05 pm

These are minor details, it's taking me to work and back and won't be motorwaying for the foreseeable, so I'm happy :-)

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm

I have a set of TZ grey Zenith seats and door cards in my loft, no headrests though which is available.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Tim Leech wrote:I have a set of TZ grey Zenith seats and door cards in my loft, no headrests though which is available.
Hmmmm, depending what Charlotte thinks to that we may take you up on them Tim (im sure some monies could change hands also) maybe a trip up to Derby to get that towbar may also incorporate buying some seats ?
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:58 pm

No worries, I was asking for £50 (what I paid about 5 years ago from wolsey house motors) for it but as theres no headrests £40 would be fine.

The rear seats is a split fold.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:24 pm

I believe we will be taking you up on that offer Tim. Thank you.
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