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Atacama Yellow 35is build thread

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Post by B21 » Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:06 pm

The journey back begins…re-covered dash goes back in…Bondarised plastic lugs hold up…after forgetting some key cables for the centre speaker necessitating a removal and re-fit the dash is home and secured ..only got to put everything else back now..

Very hard work trying to get the new leather with 3mm foam to fit in and around the various orifices..very glad I used a professional rather than trying my luck..

Put lots of sticky backer felt tape to deaden the rattle of plastics..
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Post by B21 » Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:36 am

The instrument cluster binnacle was re-covered as part of the dash..but the leather /foam made it impossible to refit the oiter cover of the unit to the inner part of the structure..lots of clamps required..
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Post by B21 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:13 pm

The journey continues..I revisited the bond(ar)ing of the c/f fronts to the various switches..I used a hot glue gun and with the clamping force and flex they were starting to separate ..this time it’s epoxy resin..and clamps..the mother f@€kers shouldn’t move this time..

Next in line was the fitment of the ID4Motion cluster to the removed instrument binnacle…the problem (among many) is that the novel construction of the adapter results in about 3-5mm float / jiggle between the body of the cluster and the binnacle…so resorted to a bit of silicone mastic and yet again some trusty clamps..

Dash now fitted..I thought I’d lost the starter cable so took it out again..only to find it lying on the floor..

The A pillars were covered in leather..boy what a bitch to make them fit..I guess not surprising that if you keep adding material then it’s going to cause issues..

So yet more clamps required to hold A pillar covers in place whilst top windscreen trim put into place..now the self tapping holes that hold the sun visors in place are too loose..so have to order some fractionally thicker torx headed self tappers..

As an aside ..have you ever tried to balance a male headed torx bolt on its socket to try and start a difficult to reach bracket…ie the steering column brackets..it’s a bitch....

Despite all this I am enjoying this..I think..
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Post by Nanu » Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:54 pm

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Post by B21 » Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:00 pm

Car starting to come alive..bad news is that the CIC unit that powers the radio/sat nav etc is dying…I tried a fresh disc but no cigar..got a second user one to fit..

DSP/amp with MOST bridge powered up..no sound for sometime (ignoring the CIC unit only works for 15 seconds every 5 minutes)…but a firmware update to the remote controller and it burped into life..

Plenty of set up required but the audio sounded very meaty..
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Post by Jollyjoiner » Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:33 pm

I'm glad someone knows what their doing , look at all those wires :P
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Post by ronk » Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:04 pm

Jollyjoiner wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:33 pm I'm glad someone knows what their doing , look at all those wires :P
I thought there’d been an explosion in a spaghetti factory!
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Post by Hut man » Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:15 pm

Looks like its coming together now, brilliant thread Peter.
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Post by B21 » Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:02 pm

Jollyjoiner wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 10:33 pm I'm glad someone knows what their doing , look at all those wires :P
Yup it’s never easy ..thank god the adapter harness got so far..
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Post by B21 » Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:03 pm

Hut man wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:15 pm Looks like its coming together now, brilliant thread Peter.
Yup the light at the end of the tunnel is the train coming towards you! :thumbsup: :tumbleweed: :rofl:
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Mar 07, 2024 12:21 am

B21 wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:03 pm
Hut man wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:15 pm Looks like its coming together now, brilliant thread Peter.
Yup the light at the end of the tunnel is the train coming towards you! :thumbsup: :tumbleweed: :rofl:
I thought the light at the end of the tunnel was just some bugger with a torch bringing more work
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Post by B21 » Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:28 am

Nictrix wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2024 12:21 am
B21 wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:03 pm
Hut man wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 6:15 pm Looks like its coming together now, brilliant thread Peter.
Yup the light at the end of the tunnel is the train coming towards you! :thumbsup: :tumbleweed: :rofl:
I thought the light at the end of the tunnel was just some bugger with a torch bringing more work
In my case both… :headbang:
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Post by Nanu » Thu Mar 07, 2024 8:37 pm

The lads at Performance Centre were asking after you today when I took mine in for a service.

Told them you were doing something which I didn't understand and from the images, I don't
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Post by B21 » Fri Mar 08, 2024 1:21 pm

B21 IS the Reassembler!

Coming back together …rear cabin cinched up…

New c/f covered roll over hoops with nice leather fronts with themed yellow stitching..

Rear cam now mounted neatly …

Remounted spoiler..my god that 3M tape sticks ..I’ve got the rear slightly mounted off the line on the boot in the middle..looks like a custom diffuser gap…only visible to moles..
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Post by 1536Z4 » Fri Mar 08, 2024 6:35 pm

B21 wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 1:21 pm B21 IS the Reassembler!
Looking like a car again and very nice too. Good job :thumbsup:
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