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    They look awesome.
    Great work mate.
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    So I finished up the bash plate today, itís a bit hard to see but the paint that I applied has a bit of a texture to it from the ceramic within the paint. Happy with the results though and how it turned out.





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    That looks great. Inspiring.

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    My sound system hasnít been working for a while either. So I had a go at putting in a new head unit and speakers. While I was at it I rewired a lot of the car too, as whoever put in the security system ran wires everywhere. I even found them wrapped around the seat belt retractor! It took me about 3 hrs of recrimping and zipties to fix it all up. But it was worth the effort as itís a lot easier to define which wires are which. While I was doing so I thought I would make up some door cards as the other one were made from chip board and already deteriorating. I found some really useful rubber flanges to attach the Perspex which I cut the door cards from, to the car interior panels. The good thing about the rubber flanges which attracts the panels is they would work as dampeners if anything were to rattle. The hard thing about working with Perspex is how easy it is to crack. What I found best was to drill holes in increments and when screwing into it, to heat up the screw and melt into the surface of the Perspex.












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    Yeah neat fabrication there Nathan, nice work.
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    Nice work Nathan. Very tidy. Something to consider for you maybe is to add a double shear to the steering idler arm. Apparently with age it's becoming an issue for more & more Vits.

    Something like: http://www.zukparts.com/Suzuki-Vitar...ng-Idler-Brace

    Easy enough to make up and can be done to bolt in, you've probably already got what you need in leftovers.

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    Thanks Peter you make a good point with the idler arm, definitely a future project.


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    No worries, figured if you're going to the effort of making a bash plate then it might also be up your alley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Hilton View Post
    No worries, figured if you're going to the effort of making a bash plate then it might also be up your alley.
    Appreciate the input. Am I right in saying itís a fairly easy process to swap over the factory idler arm mount for the reinforced one? My goal is to protect the undercarriage before anything else. As I can see the cross member that holds my transmission and transfer has bent a little already.


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