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mj619

another harlequin!

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mj619

so, I've been on here for a while, think its about time i make a thread on my harlequin project!, bought it about a month before xmas, told it only needed one arch replaced so i thought i got it for a decent price... until it turn't up... pictures can do the talking here...

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was gutted and was in two minds whether to just try and sell it and get back as much as i could or just bite the bullet and repair it.

after about 3 days of just looking at it i finally gave it a quick wash and it didnt look quite as bad as i thought, was sat in a garage for 5 years so was quite dusty to say the least!, once i washed it is when i decided I'm just going to get it all repaired so i got on the phone to mountspace in chichester where i bought the two arches and one sill, then i got on the phone to my brother inlaw who rang a few of his friends, being in the motor trade he knew alot of people that could do what i needed doing!, within a few days one of his friends came out and gave me a decent quote for two rear arches, passenger sill, inner sill repair and inner arch repair, so that was the welding sorted, stripped the interior out the next day ready for the car to go over to my brother inlaws where the work was carried out, whist it was there he got it running nicely too,
after its first wash it looked like this:
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after welding:

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once i got it home i changed the old slam bar out for one in much better condition i had in my shed from a previous polo, the harliquin seats are all up in the loft covered up trying to keep them in good condition, and chucked a pair of 16v seats in for now,

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next thing to do is paint, had a few quotes, thikn I've found the place for the job so will be off for paint in the next week or so, will try and keep the thread up to date when i get bits done,

first build thread so i hope its ok :)

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mj619

Also purchased a pair of abt canards/splitters for it that will be being painted yellow

Ps. Sorry for the upside down photos 😂

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Elijah

That's a serious project you have there but well worth keeping. I know of a very old lady who has had one of these for new near me.

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madnemo

that rear arch looked proper %**%ed, glad you got it sorted and fixing it than selling it, cant wait to see more progress

Nimal

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mj619

Yeah quite a project tho!, so glad I kept it, she's getting there, elijah you should try and buy it!,

Madnemo, yes the arch was well and truly gon, well both were quite bad!, will try and keep on top of the thread!, hopefully the next update all the yellow will be fresh paint :D

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VdoubleU

It wasn't that bad should have seen my sills :lol:

Glad to see another halrequin being saved!

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mj619

ill have to have a look, i think I've read it but it was a while ago!,

Not much of an update but done the coolent yesterday, she's off to paint on Wednesday but it will only be the shell getting painted for now, will post a picture when it's back

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spilz

Loving this mate, I've got serious cravings for a Harley, but I'm not willing to part with the 16v or my Jetta and I don't have room for any more!

Keep the updates coming!

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mj619

I'm sure you could find a way to squeeze one in lol, hopefully the next updates will be next weekend, or when it's back from paint :D

Cheers dude

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mj619

Well..., the car has now gone for paint!! 😁😁

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Jake

Hopefully the body work will be sorted out and then you can crack on with the rest !, looks good :D

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mj619

Hopefully!,

Anyone got any idea where could repair my abt splitters?, ones missing the back plate, want to get it repaired before I get them painted

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mj619

Popped in to see how it's getting on, rear arches have been skimmed over with filler, and rubbed down, cars being primed this afternoon!!

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Dean

LOVE YELLOW!

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Jake

Good to see progress! looks good, any updated photos?

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mj619

unfortunately not really done alot, sort of fitted a fiat top fill rad so i can get rid of the expansion bottle, washer bottle is being moved to the boot aswell as the battery, thinking about taking the engine out to start smoothing the bay, but im unsure whether to do a rebuild on the 1.4 8v thats in the car now or crack on with my afh/avy engine and put in it... hmm cant decide, any opinions?

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madnemo

no point rebuilding that 8v engine,  all that money can go towards your afh hybrid engine. That would be kinda special in a harle.

Nimal

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mj619

thats what i was thinking, but ive got to think about insurance too... :(

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Dean

Chuck a G40 engine in!

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madnemo
1 hour ago, mj619 said:

thats what i was thinking, but ive got to think about insurance too... :(

insurance shouldnt be that much. If your with a standard insurance it might be expensive. But if you go to a specialist insurance for modified cars it wouldnt be a problem. When my polo was a 1.0 i was paying 800 a year with elephant insurance. Now with my engine conversion (afh) im insured 700 with brentacre  insurance and thats with everything, They dont charge extra for cosmetics ie valver front and rear bumpers, 6n2 rear lights  etc,

Nimal

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mj619

oh really? perfect looks like i may be up the shed tmo :D

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madnemo
3 hours ago, mj619 said:

oh really? perfect looks like i may be up the shed tmo :D

ring around for afew quotes on specialist insurance like adrian flux,hic, sky, brentacre which im with.  avoid normal car insurance like elephant, bell when it comes to engine swaps. Reason i was with Brentacre is because there were the only modified car insurance (while searching at the time) that would accept my 10 months no claims bonus. others would only accept 1 year no claims bonus. Now im insured for one year and they said oem upgrade styling (valver bumpers) doesnt cost extra

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mj619

sounds good man!, was planning to go up the shed to day, but its pissing down with rain, and with having a new kitchen fitted all the crap has been put in my shed,dont fancy working in the rain!

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