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Lerch
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:34 pm 
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Hi all,

Yep another BA but this time its definitely for keeps! As some of you know we had to get rid of our previous V6 due to a lack of money and doing a lot of miles. But now I have a new job and money is a bit more settled, we decided to sell one of the diesels, pay off a loan and get a fun weekend car :) After looking at a few options we wanted a V6 again so here she is :)

Had to travel a long distance to get it but it was definitely worth it. Shes midnight blue 97 registered, 60,000k on the clock with full service history. Brand new calipers, disc's and pad's on the front covered less than 300 miles :) Along with 2 brand new tyre's on the back. The former owner also gave me un-opened disc's and pad's to fit on the back :) Came with MOT until November and TAX until the end of this month. All this for the sum of £500.......not bad i think :) It's completely standard so need's some work to get it looking good for which we have already started making a list but we know it definitely wont be track ready until japfest next year.

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Anyway there she is :) Hoping to get started on her as soon as possible and ready for stand at Japfest 2 and JAE.

Lerch + Rebecca :D

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Nice one! Looks in good condition !

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Looks good Lee, how is it for the dreaded rust monkey. :)

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Looks tidy mate. What happened to the mx 5


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No rust at all.on the arches or sills from what i can see. Only bit if rust i can find is on the bootlid but not noticeable :) hopefully fitting new rear brakes the weekend and seeing hughie :)

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Nice looking v6! :)


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That looks a nice car at a bargain price. It is great to see someone re-investing in a BA at a time when so many are disappearing. Perhaps 2014 will be the year that they change status from 'old banger' to 'valuable classic'. I hope so!


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Looks tidy matey :) Picking up mine tonight :lol:

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Cheers guys :) hoping to get started on things this weekend but already have a list of bits i need lol

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looks very nice n tidy indeed :D, good find, and especially with no major rust too 8)


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She looks very 8) tidy, Vulcan? did you, or do you know, of a silver BA that had the back end done like the star trek spaceship thing?

I saw it on ebay a few years back, cant fined a pic :roll:


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better get to work on that engine bay :D


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right little bit of an update! :D

Been a mad few weeks but seem to be getting somewhere with the ba :D Got the rattle cans out and had a go at the engine bay.....a colour definately not to everybodys taste but sod it i like it :) I'm not going to try winning any awards with it so lets have some fun lol PINK!!!!!


I've started getting a few parts come through to fit too. Got a nice new deep dish steering wheel and sparco snap off adapter kit to fit :). Also started cleaning up the braces I had on maddy ready for a coat of paint and then on the car when my coilovers eventually get here. I also have the rear brake discs and pads to fit but going to do all this at the same time. Will be looking out for a cheap set of 17's to go on but not essential for the time being....also going to look for a big gay wing.....maybe touring car style :D

On another note ive found a slight bit of rust :'( just a bit on the under side of the tailgate where the cut out for lifting the boot up is :( It's not alot but still enough to notice. Anyway pictures to follow tonight. PEACE!

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right here's the pics :)
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few more pics from todays work :)
standard air box out
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new cone filter in
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badge sprayed and fitted
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canards sprayed
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fitted the canards this morning......god its hurting my eyes so much.....needs slamming :(
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decided on a colour for the wheels and started spraying them yesturday :D this is again the £1 rattle cans from poundland but what you pay its fantastic and goes a long way compared to different ones ive used before.
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Looks absolutely stunning, and loving the pink too.
Canards are something a bit special too 8)


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smurf182 wrote:
Looks absolutely stunning, and loving the pink too.
Canards are something a bit special too 8)


Thanks mate! (Y)

Received some more parts while i was away on holibobs. Got some silicone vaccum hose just to spruce things up a bit, adapater plate for the steering wheel and a new air filter. Need to get some vinyl for a sun-trip and some rear drop links for the whiteline brace fitment :) Made a massive list to have the car where we want it for Japfest 2 so hopefully she will be more or less ready :) pics to follow soon

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right update and picture time :D

finished spraying two of the wheels and couldn't help but fit them the other night. Colour actually looks quite close the colour of the car but i quite like them :)
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Also fitted my steering wheel and boss. Its a long way away from the stalks but i like it :)
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Fitted a new air filter too and ofc its pink! :D
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little updates but every little helps :) hopefully having a big weekend of modding the last weekend in june

oh and i actually gave it a quick wash for the first time since i brought it lol. Still love looking at the gauges and seeing shes only done 61,000
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Not a big fan of dark colored wheels, but I'm loving the pink details in the engine bay!

I also love seeing that 0 as a first number, my current car doesn't have that anymore tho :(


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using the diesel for work all this week so hoping to get some more work done :)

single wiper conversion kit to be offered up and hopefully fitted. Might strip the back seats and boot out too just for fun!

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Why wheels no pink?


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errnee wrote:
Why wheels no pink?


We did think about it but I have loads of this grey paint so if i scuff them or whatever its an easy fix and i kinda like the dark understated outside them open the bonnet and BOOM! pink! :)

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another quick update.

me and rebecca decided to fly eye tint the side lights the other night and fit some mazdaspeed decals tonight :)
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Ive also sanded and sprayed a rear brace bar and whiteline anti roll bar.
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Really starting to look the part now, and the pink accent is a great compliment to the darker colour :),

stickers look good too, in fact, they look rather excellent 8)

( i have the very same ones...ha ha ha )


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Thanks smurf....quite nice stickers ent they lol! appreciate it dude! Forgot to mention we fitted a sunstrip too :)

Should hopefully all come together a bit when I can get it lowered :/ but god knows when that will be

Had a look through andym's intial post about the single wiper conversion and it seems im missing the small dog leg piece grrrr! the search continues!

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Your suspension not arrived yet Lerch? Bring it down for a weekend when it does - we'll get it done here and get it tracked up at the garage down the road :)

Which dog leg piece are you missing? I haven't seen the storm single wiper conversion but in building my own, I know roughly what bits are required :p could you not make the bit that you need from what you've got plus scrap? :dontknow:

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Nah Hughie.....ordered it on may 5th lol :/ And yeah ill deffo come to yours and see what the workshop is like :)

well i looked at andys first post when he fitted to meanie and there's a small piece that comes off where the main arm fits onto the motor shaft. I have everything else ready to go but don't know wether that piece is essential. Might have it all off tonight and see what's occuring :/

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Been a while since we did any work to the BA so today we decided to spray the rear reflector panel and tint the lights.
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Primer on
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Black on
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All back on the car with lights tinted with fly eye tint film and badge sprayed same colour as the wheels
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Quick shot of the pink rear strut brace
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Front side lights also fly eye tinted.
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And how vulcan sits now
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Looking awesome mate, she still sits like a 4x4 for now then :evil4:

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