Another little update :D.
So, the front bumper is still off the car - I just haven't gotten around to putting it back on yet. The rest of the AC system is now gone and a shorter aux belt is fitted. I also got rid of the AC gubbins from under the dash, which gave me a perfect grommet for running the battery relocation cable through the bulkhead . Just need to fit a decent battery box in the back and get a sensible sized battery (I've decided against the truck battery that's currently under the bonnet as it takes up half the boot :lol:).
Last weekend I took out the rear trim so I could run the battery cable neatly and decided I'd throw in some insulation that my new arm rest was packaged in (it's from a Sera and doesn't fit perfectly but will do for now). Should keep the road noise etc. down a bit....
Last week I picked up some nice 98 spec rear seats and a parcel shelf from BMX-RIG (VERY helpful guy) and got them fitted today (I'm just waiting to hear back about the middle hinge as I totally forgot I'd need one at the time . Managed to source some new parcel shelf retaining clips from Japan, so I'm just waiting for them to arrive.
So, the interior is pretty much finished, I just need to finish re-trimming the headliner and get it installed. I'm also considering fitting a small sharkfin DAB aerial to the roof - The standard antenna just isn't cutting it anymore and I like listening to Planet Rock while I'm driving :lol:.
I also set about removing the rear calipers today. The drivers side has a habit of sticking on, plus I needed to replace the handbrake cable on that side too, so thought I'd take them off and get them blasted (they're incredibly crusty!) at work then have them refurbed. I've got a rebuild kit to do it myself, so that'll keep me busy for a while :D. It's also going to receive new discs and pads all round at some point, the fronts are very low and the rears were down to metal!
This is how we finished the day:
More as it happens......