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    Project BUNK up

    Ok some of you may have seen in a previous thread the car i was given by terry (panelbasher)
    Well i picked it up yesterday and its now sitting happy on my drive (much to the disgust of the escort )
    I'm hoping this wont be as mamoth project as the escort and first impressions look good

    Anyway here's the story so far..........................




    The collection.................



    Deffinatly in need of a bit of a clean



    Some passing chav




    Anyway yesterday at daves we put a battery on and tried to start the car. It turned over..........It sparked..............And it stank of stale petrol and most of the fuel hoses had perished
    So i thought while it was still on the trailor i would remove the fuel tank and give it a good flush



    You know when you get a good feeling about a car? This car has that feeling. Everything we have tried so far has worked and everything we have took apart has come apart with out a problem And on top of that everywhere i look its minty mint




    Panhard rod as standard




    Pushing it was a knightmare so i little bit of pressure in the tyres didnt go a miss All the brakes work fine which is cool for a car that has been stood up for 6 years.



    My 2 helpers for the weekend.




    The power plant...................



    And a snail nest





    With a battery on everything works.............




    Including the radio i found in the foot well.........




    Before...............




    After







    And now i've got somewhere to keep my bucket seats out of my escort




    mmmmmm comfie





    Chav alert!!!!!!!!




    And now for something that im proberly going to get hung for



    15's on a south london manta






    Sorry terry and daughter i couldnt resist they wont be staying


    Anyway plans for this car are to keep it as standard as possable and get it to a state where its a reliable retro car to hack around in. With room for the kids.
    I need to change the fuel lines and get a couple of tyres and i reckon that will be that. The gearbox may be a bit dodgy but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Its not going to get in the way of the escort but is something to tinker on while i save for the remaining parts i need for the escort.


    And a big thank you to terry and daughter for trusting me with the future of there manta.

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    15's glad to hear they're not staying lol
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Arh come on they look good

    Shines well again dont she

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    My fingers hurtbeen buffing it all dayMatt "helped"aswell
    Have to say that for a car that was given away you cant get much better than this(unless its an escort).it really is quite a minter AND all of the electrics workyouve had a result there dude.

    Nice to meet you Terry and daughter.
    now get back out there Matt and clean the otherside
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    Arh come on they look good

    Shines well again dont she
    glad u like her i just hope she gives you as much fun as we got out of her, it will be nice to see her back to her former glory
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    Fair play...Kind of sums up the good bits about TS that people forget
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    get on with the escort

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Oi you slag, im no chav

    Anyways thats come up spanking, looks like a new car in the first pic

    Have you removed the snail camp yet??

    And the 15's look ok, bearing in mind it came with 14's i dont think its too wild to fit 15's for general use and have good tyre choice (terry dont kill me )

    I want it started by the end of the week

    Also did you get the springs on????

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Chav/pikey same differance
    Snails are still in situ and it might run if i get the chance to get some fuel line.
    Pretty much all of the rubber hose has had it
    And as for the escort springs i need to get my sierra bushes in the front eyes before i fit them so thought i might as well spend the day buffin instead

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    Like it a lot Matt

    I expect to see it at Essex on Sunday

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Nice one

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Good lad And pikey....im not the one with the transit and trailer in sarf london yesterday

    Probably a good thing that the hose is fucked though as it could have been a bit of a hot end had the bit in the bay been ok and somewhere under the car splitting when you get it on the road

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Matt..i've got a big roll of petrol pipe that i bought recently and then discovered aeroquip..i will send you it if you want
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    [quote=dangerousdave;1384343]Good lad And pikey....im not the one with the transit and trailer in sarf london yesterday


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    Re: Project BUNK up

    That would be grand broadmoor

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    That would be grand broadmoor
    Hows that for service
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadmoor View Post
    Hows that for service
    thats quick LOL
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Looks like it was worth every penny. Top Bunk.

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    i think it looks smart with 15s on. r they wheels off a saph cozzy?

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    Top man broadmoor
    And yep there cossie wheels but are destined for my escort

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    Cool, box wont be a problem if it does let go Matt, there are plenty of them about

    As for springs you want Minimum 400lbs front springs, 220lbs rear, can go up to 700lbs fronts for tarmac rally spec

    Escort springs wont be any good at all up front, 190`s might be ok out back, remember these have proper suspension, double wishbones and coils up front, 3 link + panhard out back with a torque tube for loads of Anti-squat

    Look for South Yorkshire springs they will do you 4 coils, any rate, any length for about 100 delivered

    Brake upgrade is easy with 2.0l vectra calipers, and audi discs - gives you 256mm vented discs and much better calipers for less than 100

    Mantas are lovely, very driftable too even in standard form

    You`ll be looking out for a Cheap 2.4L frontera before you know it

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    Looking good Mate.

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    You know drifting had crossed my mind

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    One project at a time Matt - one at a time

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    Top man broadmoor
    And yep there cossie wheels but are destined for my escort
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    Arrived today mate
    Big thanks

    And this isnt a project matt its a weekends work

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    Nice car Matt.
    When your Escort is finished if you want to sell the Manta let me know, there are 3 Mantas that come to our MK meet and the drivers are mad about them. One of the guys owns 8.
    Cheers Paul

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    Arrived today mate
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Cool project

    But come on, you didn't honestly sit and pose for this pic (hand on wheel and all ) without thinking "I must look like a right chav twat and this will make Kieron piss himself"

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Matt, is it true you only got this to be like your idol Carroll, King of Chavs??? Mind you all thats left to do is to write "lotto Lout" on the side now for the complete copycat image

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    Peter thats a monza as far as i can tell

    But i agree he does look a right pikey in his chav hat, especially with the burberry rear seat

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    I know its not the same you but the similarities between Matt Carroll and Michael Little are still uncanny

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    Thats exsactly why i done it mate
    Chav and proud
    Now come on lotto win pray:

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    Right o got home early so i thought i'd have a play with my projects


    Old fuel lines stripped out (and that would be my 3 year old sons hands)like father like son i guess




    The new pip[e broodmore sent me was a bit tight so out with the hot water.
    I used a thermos cup to save keep walking back to the kitchen Should make for an interesting cup of tea in the morning




    And fitted in place
    I just need some more jubilee clips.





    This is the stuff that came out of the tank and it dont evaporate either





    And this sludge came with it so i did right taking the tank out





    Perished pipes replaced on fuel tank.
    I've never known a tank with so many pipes







    Anyway need to replace the cotton reels that holds the fuel pump and get some bigger hose for the pump and the filter and i can re fit it all and hopefully start the old girl up

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    well done Mike ...excellent
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    Re: Project BUNK up

    I think i need some "bling"
    Got any going cheap kieron?

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    haha this looks fun matt. glad the work on it has a humorous side .... keeps inspiration up.
    good job on the cleaning mate.... what a difference!!

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    hoy a v8 in it matt much better than that thing thats in there now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    I think i need some "bling"
    Got any going cheap kieron?
    I dont do cheap bling. just cheap women

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    Re: Project BUNK up

    I love it. i just had a brief glance at the 'resto' and it looks like all you had to do was give it a wash and flush the old fuel out. Great! Good find mate. Was it in a lock up or sommat?
    I'm going to pull your head off because i don't like your head!

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