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Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Pick up this fto not too long ago from a member on here. It's a 97 gpx manual in passion red and apart from the paint it's a very good example!. Soon as I had it home I got it in the air and checked it over. I was very happy with the underneath, no rust issues! It had some minor problems which were highlighted by previous owner.

Put it in for nct as I got a date right away, it failed on the minor issue that were known
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I replaced both steering gaiters which I got on ebay for €10 delivered

Hid ballast was gone, so bumper off and took it out. Replaced with one from temeeo's crashed fto.
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Both working now and p/s spot refitted
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Abs light was on because of a damaged abs ring on nearside driveshaft, took out the drive and had to heat the ring to remove it. Easy enough job!
Pic of the removed one with teeth missing
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:09 pm

Wheels on the car are very rough and corroded. I got a spare set with the car so I decided to paint them

Originals on car
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One from the spare set
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Taped up and and painted
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Finished wheel
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:15 pm

I also removed the inlet manifold and painted it. Pic of it refitted
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:18 pm

All work done and gave it a quick wash, ready for retest next week!
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Fitted two of the refurbished alloys to the front with good tyres, waiting on two tyres for back wheels.
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby Temeeo » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:57 pm

Really nice, the car looks very tidy! What paint did you used for the alloys if you don't mind me asking - they came out really well! I wouldn't mind seeing her in flesh, we must organise a meet! :)
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:27 pm

Temeeo wrote:Really nice, the car looks very tidy! What paint did you used for the alloys if you don't mind me asking - they came out really well! I wouldn't mind seeing her in flesh, we must organise a meet! :)


I used Rustoleum stove & bbq paint on wheels and inlet. It's really good! You can get it in Woodies or Homebase. The wheels turned out brilliant, couldn't be any better. I sanded them down and only primed some rough spots then couple coats of the stove paint,then lacquer. You can flatten with wet 2000 paper if any imperfections.
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby brccrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:05 pm

Looks class....
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby gazmcg89 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:11 pm

Looks great well ware!
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:24 pm

brccrx wrote:Looks class....

Sound Seb!

gazmcg89 wrote:Looks great well ware!


Thanks lad, sound out for the light aswell!!
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby stevec » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:31 am

I knew you'd do right by her, well wear dude.

If you're ever around my neck of the woods, give me a shout, would love to see what you've done!

P.s. told ya she'd polish up nice! :D
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:55 pm

stevec wrote:I knew you'd do right by her, well wear dude.

If you're ever around my neck of the woods, give me a shout, would love to see what you've done!

P.s. told ya she'd polish up nice! :D


Thanks, I'm very happy with it and have plenty more work with it to keep me busy.

I sure will lad!
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:49 pm

Passed NCT yesterday!... Only got 6 months though, Must be a rule if it's been out so long?

Happy with it anyway :D
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby gazmcg89 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:35 pm

Nct goes by registration date in Ireland stupid system really. If you had of waited 3 months you would have got 15mts nct Congrats on the pass.
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby Temeeo » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:28 pm

Congrats on passing the NCT! I would have never guessed that you used stove and bbq paint in aerosol - I thought it was painted with spray gun! Keep up the good work. :)
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:57 pm

gazmcg89 wrote:Nct goes by registration date in Ireland stupid system really. If you had of waited 3 months you would have got 15mts nct Congrats on the pass.


Sound lad, Yeah I never even checked when registered but can put it back through in 3months.

Temeeo wrote:Congrats on passing the NCT! I would have never guessed that you used stove and bbq paint in aerosol - I thought it was painted with spray gun! Keep up the good work. :)


Thanks!, Haha I guess you cant tell on wheels as it's not like a panel or big flat area. Once no runs or dirt in it then finish is perfect!
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:21 pm

Passenger side wing mirror wasn't folding out when I got the car and now stopped folding in too. So I decided to take it off and have a look
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Many parts for one mirror :)

I found that the contacts inside the rotating board had fallen out of place, their held in by three little tabs that had broken. Put them back in place and a little drop of glue to hold them :smt023

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Then reassemble the mirror, job done!
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby brccrx » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Good job! Simple and free fix, i like :mrgreen:
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby Temeeo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:11 am

Seen your add the other day on adverts, are you breaking the car for parts or is that another car?
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:05 pm

Not breaking, this car is half stripped for respray. Not much time at the minute, hopefully I'll get more done with it soon .
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby Temeeo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:42 pm

Cool, I was getting worried that another one is getting broken up! :wink:
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby brccrx » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Which one you selling/breaking Aidan?
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:36 pm

Another gpx seb and possibly sell this engine and gearbox :smt002 lots of mirage/fto stuff and no room or licence at the minute.


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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby brccrx » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:43 pm

Mark taking the engine and box?

Much for that lsd fto box?
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Re: Passion Red GPX

Postby mivecrx » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:59 pm

brccrx wrote:Mark taking the engine and box?

Much for that lsd fto box?



Can pm me here or adverts. Or on Viber.

This thread going way off haha.
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