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As title says i bought a rover 25 gti a few months ago which has been off the road for nearly 3years but only has 55k on it but headgasket has failed which the previous own was going to keep the car as a project but got in touch with me to see if i wanted it and i decided to buy it as price was right :) and i was going to do headgasket and sell it on but since the car didn't cost me much i have decided to keep it for a project and got a few plans for this so watch this space :D and hears pics as it stands today :)









lots more updates to come other the next few months :)

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Does that poor little car know what's in store for it?


I am sure it's quivering in fear in the photo :gfight:.

I await developments with interest :).

Not more Pink? ........................................... surely..
 

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Red calipers, big exhaust, looks like it's already got some mods. What are you planning, apart from the hg of course.
 

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Does that poor little car know what's in store for it?


I am sure it's quivering in fear in the photo :gfight:.

I await developments with interest :).

Not more Pink? ........................................... surely..
haha not yet it doesn't haha and just wait for updates mate :D haha

Red calipers, big exhaust, looks like it's already got some mods. What are you planning, apart from the hg of course.

yeh mate had mg hairpins and lexus rear lights and front auto art indicators but sold all those things and got some mods on the inside to but got some nice plans for this 25 but will be a slow project :)
 

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little update :) engine is all stripd down :) also took suspension out along with wheel archs so i can paint them :) and power wash it all down first tho







also got both wings removed as they are just scrap really and removed the front bumper and both headlamps :)

 

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Bit of rust on those arches so worth doing - my r200 has a bit of corrosion there. Looking at the cyl liners, are they as rusty as they look on the outside? Run without antifreeze perhaps?
 

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Bit of rust on those arches so worth doing - my r200 has a bit of corrosion there. Looking at the cyl liners, are they as rusty as they look on the outside? Run without antifreeze perhaps?

yeh mate well worth changing the wings instead of trying to sort them out but yeh pal pretty rusty but she has been sat nearly 3years without doing much
 

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Going to watch this one with interest as always mate. :broon:
cheers mate much appreciated :D

Best of luck with this buddy :)
cheers mate will be a slow project but will eventually get it done one day :)

I'm watching with interest here too!

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nice mate appreciate the interest:)

Mk2 front will sit nicely on that strip front end :d
it might do mate but aint happening as i don't like the mk2 front end haha
 

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update :)

picked up some more aless brand new pro sport shocks with springs and also came with more lowring springs which are lower than the ones on the shocks but not sure if i will use them yet :) but the suspension hasn't seen a road they was just bolted on to a car which never left the garden so very please with them and the price :D haha



also managed to get the arches primerd and painted up but they need a couple more coats of paint before i fit the suspension and arch liners








i will paint the drive shafts, steering arm and the rest of the rusty bits once i have the suspension and hubs refited so it will all look nice :) haha
 

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nice to see some future proofing going on here, i rekon 1 day the gti's will be worth something. where did you get the uprated shocks i cant find any
 

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Haha the mk2 front not that bad but like myself I can't stop loving the 200 front :d

so what going on with your pink beast these days?
 

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nice to see some future proofing going on here, i rekon 1 day the gti's will be worth something. where did you get the uprated shocks i cant find any
indeed mate what the car to last as long as possible :) and yeh am sure they will but this one wont be standard once i have finished lol but i picked them up on ebay for £75 for the lot:)

Haha the mk2 front not that bad but like myself I can't stop loving the 200 front :d

so what going on with your pink beast these days?
haha get your self a 200 man :D but not much going on with the beast but will re make the progress thread as i have a few plans for the new year :D
 

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Little update as not had alot of time to work on the lil rover :( but managed to get a new water pump fitted



also got the passenger front brake line replaced as i no it will end up failing on brake pipes when it EVENTUALLY goes for a test lol and also fitted the strut in :)





i also decided to replace the anti roll bar link bolt, 2x bolts that hold the lower suspension arm support bar, the bolt that goes threw the bush on the suspension arm and the hub pinch bolt as the ones i removed where all slightly bent and no point risking putting them back and braking and also have the same bolts to replace on the drivers side when i get round to that side :)











will have another small update over the weekend depending on weather :)
 

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weekend update :) started smoothing front bumper got the rub strips fiber glass filled and a skim of filler over it will be finished perfectly when it comes to priming the bumper











and also managed to get the rest the passenger side primerd and a coat of black on it



 
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