'86 Laser

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'86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:33 pm

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"Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now."

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby Major_Tom » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:40 pm

Beautiful dude! Makes me want to put my bumper back on. Are those Starmags or Compomotives under the arches? Whatever they are the satin black and silver rimmed effect looks excellent. There's nothing about that car I don't like.
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks! :D :D :D They're compomotives, 7x13 front, 8x13 rear, both on 205/60/13. Doesn't look it in the pics but it's actually a dark metallic grey in the centres. I love them, they really do transform the car imo. I've noticed a lot of people on the street seem to check it out now too, much more than before! Coupled with the new manual transmission and being unable to drive it for near on 4 months I'm loving every second behind the wheel!
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Wed May 05, 2010 8:58 am

Time for an update:

Manual gearbox went in late last year:

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Head uupgrade done a couple of weeks ago:

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Higher compression, unleaded, and with a Piper 285 fast road cam (+ vernier)
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby blitzy » Sun May 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Its not often I say this as I am fussy as f**K but that is one seriously nice ride and its one i would own-not often I say that.

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Wed May 12, 2010 10:02 am

blitzy wrote:Its not often I say this as I am fussy as f**K but that is one seriously nice ride and its one i would own-not often I say that.


Thanks! :D
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:12 pm

Latest addition:

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby NewbieFord » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:53 am

-JC- wrote:Latest addition:

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if it were me i'd put louvres on the window but then thats up to you and if you want to see out the back window XD Lookin better and better :burnout:
Insurance wise for an 18 year old it was the Capri.... or the 1.0 fiesta. I chose the loud, shouty car instead =D

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:46 am

Yeah, I've been tempted (on and off) by a rear louvre several times over the years. Still not sure if it will suit it or not though. Incredibly chuffed with managing to find and nab that spoiler though! It's an RGA Aero 1 btw :)
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:39 pm

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Been spurred in by the Brookland meet to do some jobs on the car.

Had a rusty scrape/dent for a long while now on the rear arch:

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Used some rust remover gel that I picked up on it, worked wonders!

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Now just need to finish off and paint.

Less black, more chrome:

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Replaced the splitting centre console armrest with decaying foam with a fancy leather cover:

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Edit: Wow, those pictures are reall hi-res and unforgiving of blemishes!!! :crying:
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:41 pm

-JC- wrote:Been spurred in by the Brookland meet to do some jobs on the car.


Hi.

Yes mate, I had that feeling too. That's the thing with these shows, you tend to spend most of the journey home making a longer list of jobs to do in your head than you had beforehand. Some truly fantastic cars at Brooklands.

I really enjoyed reading through your thread here fella. And its always a pleasure for me to see another Pinto. Love Em ! Keep up the good work :applaud:

All the best now

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:14 am

Cheers! Might not be a pinto for much longer* though..... watch this space!

*although time is relative, and I do things slowly! :lol:
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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Realised I don't have a picture on here with my sexy new wheels

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:38 pm

Hi,
Very nice wheels, they really suit the car. I like the colour of them too.
In reference to your post above the last one, is the car still pinto powered?
I realise that time is relative and you "do things slowly", but that post was two and a half years ago, so something might have been done by now! :D

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby Caprifan Rob » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:34 pm

My favourite aftermarket wheels, very nice! :cheers:

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Re: '86 Laser

Postby -JC- » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:27 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:My favourite aftermarket wheels, very nice! :cheers:


Thanks!

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Hi,
Very nice wheels, they really suit the car. I like the colour of them too.
In reference to your post above the last one, is the car still pinto powered?
I realise that time is relative and you "do things slowly", but that post was two and a half years ago, so something might have been done by now! :D

Andrew.


Lol, still pinto powered! Engine swap might be in the future but think I'll stick with the pinto for the moment. Two and a half years? Shit that's scary how fast that's gone!
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