I know mate. I'm just feeling a bit 'hormonal' !!
Quick update. I've not done a huge amount. I've been waiting for a carpet from the States. So, it arrived and I've been cracking on with getting it fitted. Not as simple as it sounds. Needs a fair bit of trimming and glueing. But, we are slowly getting there.
Carpet finished (more or less). Onwards and upwards. Will be OTR for the summer.
That looks a comfy place to be. If you don’t mind me asking, what did the carpet set cost so I can scare the guy that’s hassling me about restoring his ‘74 2002?
It was about £300 inc taxes. I only bought from the States as it was the only place I could get the Salt & Pepper pattern. There are UK suppliers of plain colours, for about £200. Which is pretty reasonable, I think. I could only find ONE place in the UK selling this pattern and they wanted £650 for a set !
But, to be honest Wallace, EVERYTHING else is expensive on these cars. But, I guess that goes for most classics these days.
All the seats are now retrimmed and looking great, but not yet fitted (pics to follow). I am now working on fitting a remote central locking kit. The kit came with 2 modern flip keys, so I have had a local locksmith make up a pair of keys, which are a cool little touch. I am now working on another nice little modern touch, of having the door pins flashing when locked, by using some fibre optic cable. Small things.......
Here's the keys. I love this sort of stuff.
Hope you're not going to create a Halfords drive-through Originality is key to a 2002 imho. But, your car etc...... Keep up the good work.
Haha. Gimme a break. I know exactly what you mean. But no.
When I say flashing door pins......I mean a 0.75mm piece of fibre, that won't even be noticeable to the untrained eye, until the doors are locked and they'll create a minor theft deterrent (flashing red light). Obviously the key, is a bit Halfrauds. But I couldn't resist that
The point of the RCL, is... At some point someone has fitted a different handle to the passenger door, so, I have two different keys that look almost identical, but as you can imagine, you ALWAYS try the wrong one first !! And only one of those works the ignition, so you do it again, when you get in !!! Also, having RCL, means you don't end up scratching hell out of the paint trying to unlock the doors. And, again it's not noticeable and a nice modern addition. You could disregard it and just use the manual keys, if it made you feel more 1970's !!
As for the originality of 2002's, well, originality is the key that's correct, if you're into that. But, if you are ALL about originality, then you wouldn't be buying my car anyway, since it's a restoration and it wasn't wholly original to start with. And, let's face it, we're not talking about a one of a kind Bugatti here.
That's Sod's Law in operation. When you explain the door pins they don't sound too bling [short video would be good when you get them installed/operational], and I actually approve of the RCL.
Love what you’ve done there. I’ve been toying with the idea of welding up the lock hole on a set of doors I’ve got for my resto, and using RCL. Would stop a screwdriver going through the locks too. I’ve just (a) not got round to it and (b) not brought myself to weld up those holes on what is essentially a NOS set of doors.
It would be great to see how you’ve done the red LEDs too.
Ok. Just for you 'slim'
Here are the door pins. As you can see, they're not exactly destroying the car !! They'll obviously be far more noticeable in the dark and easily reversible if someone hates them later on.
They flash to a preset rhythm controlled by the RCL control box.
They are very neatly done.
Quick sneak peak. The car is almost finished now. Some minor tasks to finish, before it goes to a professional for a safety check and tune up, etc.
Looks good, especially on those wheels.
@B1N9S That's a real tribute to all your hard work.
I'd like to have that sitting outside my door.
Disagree slim...I think i'd park it in my living room and sit in it to watch me telly.
That looks simply stunning m8....very well done indeed.
Sorted the timing and some other minor issues... Squealing fan belt, leaking water pipe, leaking clutch MC was sent back to the SS liners, which they sorted out brilliantly (PastParts - can't recommend them enough), rebled the clutch and the brakes.
I just need to fettle the door cards, which are being a pain in the arse to fit, but I think he's ready to go road testing !! Only been 4 years !!!
So......I insured him tonight !!! I might book him in for an MOT and tracking next week....Thanks for all the support over the last couple of years guys. It REALLY does help to motivate you, when there's so much positivity. So, hats off to another great forum.
I believe you can apply for an MOT exemption for cars over 40 YO starting next month. Form V112
such wonderful results! all that care and attention resulted in a very fine automobile!
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