Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

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Re: Project Boot Resto

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:20 pm

I saw this today and could only think of one person ?

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Re: Project Boot Resto

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:02 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:I saw this today and could only think of one person ?

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Jason, I presume you were thinking of John and his in car entertainment :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Hi all,

Well I managed to get down to B112 today to get a bit more done with my boot resto. Been finding it difficult to spare the time recently but I have been prepping some bits up in the flat. I have been refurbishing my Ford jack and its finally finished...just waiting for the little yellow warning decal to arrive to stick on it then its set to be fitted back into the boot. I refurbished the rear washer bottle and pump and replaced the old filthy tubing for nice new tubing and plumbed it in today. Had painted the boot/spare wheel area a few weeks back so its had lots of time to harden before fitting back the new 15" spare...after giving the whole area a quick polish with Auto glym of course...could not resist !! I cut some cord carpet to loosely lay in the spare wheel well so the wheel sits on this. l also replaced the old landing eye plate for a nice clean one. Still need to fit the new tailgate seal which I will do soon and then decide on the boot floor ;)

So that's where I am at so here's a few pictures...

First up here is the washer pump before resto
Image2018-09-12_07-27-17 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

And after
Image20180912_163252 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Washer bottle restored and fitted with new tubing
Image20180912_163304 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Both together
Image20180912_163247 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180912_171227 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

New landing eye plate
Image20180912_154625 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180912_154615 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Loosely fitted some carpet in the wheel well
Image20180912_162945 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Then the best bit and what I been waiting for....fitting the new 15" Spare.
Image20180912_171621 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

I have ordered a new boot colour code label as mine is incomplete. Might fit the new one alongside the original but not sure yet.
Image20180912_171627 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180912_171639 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180912_171652 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180912_171705 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

I am really happy with how its turning out. Its even better than I imagined in my head :)

Here is the jack I been restoring
Image20180912_144636 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Painted the little yellow insert on handle
Image20180908_100019 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

And the top metal cap with Hammerite Hammered Finished which looks really good
Image20180912_144653 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20180908_100009 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

So...as said this is where I am at. Next up is to fit the new tailgate seal I have and then decide on my plan for a special boot floor ! Watch this space :)

All the best

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby andyd » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm

Nice work Nick :applaud: I wish I was that committed :)
What are the chances of you using that jack now it's been painted :whistle: :lol:

Have you got weak tailgate struts as I see a white pole positioned accordingly :headscratch:

Did you fit the 'Capri Laser' dash mat too :wave:

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:15 pm

Terrific work Nick!
Everything looks as good as new, if not better.

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:52 pm

andyd wrote:Nice work Nick :applaud: I wish I was that committed :)
What are the chances of you using that jack now it's been painted :whistle: :lol:

Have you got weak tailgate struts as I see a white pole positioned accordingly :headscratch:

Did you fit the 'Capri Laser' dash mat too :wave:


Thanks very much Andy. Been taking my time doing this but been worth it for the results. Mate funny you mentioned the jack as am gonna buy a secondhand one to have in the back so i dont have to use this restored one. Jason said just ring the RAC if i get a flat :lol:

Neil very kindly gave me some tailgate struts at The Ace which worked great but my bracket is not holding ! Got Tickover to weld it back a while back as a strut seized causing bracket to bend right off !! Its still not holding. Might have to get a section cut out from another tailgate inc bracket and get it welded on but the pole works grand for now. I being using a support for aged now so used to it. In fact just bought a nice chrome one for shows ;)

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Terrific work Nick!
Everything looks as good as new, if not better.


Thanks very much Andrew. Its turned out much nicer than i could have expected. Worth all the work involved to get this result. Am very happy :)

All the best mate

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:37 pm

As always sir your car looks better everyday we see it also as Andrew said looks better then new . I can’t wait for part 3 now and what wonder Mr John can get done .
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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby pbar » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:13 am

I think that's the first time I have ever seen a brick spray painted black.

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 pm

pbar wrote:I think that's the first time I have ever seen a brick spray painted black.


:applaud: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rather the brick than the photocopier Paul :shock: :lol: :wave:
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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:34 pm

Fair play Nick, that's all looking amazing. Got to be proud of that :applaud:

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:14 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:Fair play Nick, that's all looking amazing. Got to be proud of that :applaud:


Thanks Rob :)

Yep its turned out really nice mate. Even better than I had pictured in my head beforehand. I have some nos rubber straps for the jack so that can go back in too....will fit some carpet to replace tje old insulation stuff that was there before to stop it knocking but the new straps woll hold it very firmly in place !!

Then the floor......have a few ideas in my head so watch this space :drama: :lol: :wave:

But you know what this means dont you Rob...yep I will have my tailgate open at shows as well as the bonnet so I bought some great 25mm chrome tubing with rubber ends to use at shows for the bonnet and tailgate :D

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Thanks
But you know what this means dont you Rob...yep I will have my tailgate open at shows as well as the bonnet so I bought some great 25mm chrome tubing with rubber ends to use at shows for the bonnet and tailgate :D

I bought some padlocks for mine as I won’t be opening my bonnet or boot within a mile of yours any time soon :D
Take care mate.

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:20 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:I bought some padlocks for mine as I won’t be opening my bonnet or boot within a mile of yours any time soon :D
Take care mate.


:lol: :lol: :lol: Very funny Rob :wave:
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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi all,

Well now I am back from Corsica :wave: I finally had a chance to get down to the garage to finish a few little jobs on my boot resto. Nothing too exciting but as I started this thread I will see it through even if it makes you all :sleepy: :sleepy: :lol: :lol:

So, I fitted the refurbished jack with nos rubber straps which really holds it in place really firmly. I did however fit some pieces of carpet under the usual places where the jack is metal on metal to stop any rattles !

Image20181003_155143 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Image20181003_134444 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Then I fitted a new colour code replica label that I had made up which looks spot on...
Image20181003_154800 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

Then very reluctantly :lol: I filled up the rear washer bottle with wash :shock: I stuck a couple of bits of carpet underneath to stop any knocking/rattles !
Image20181003_154754 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

So finally a picture with all in place...
Image20181003_151111 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

And now a very big thanks to Jason who gave me a 2.8 boot floor he had spare. I desperately needed this to accommodate my new 15"spare wheel I now have in the boot so this was really appreciated !! I just need to give it a coat of paint but it fits spot on !!
Image20181003_131948 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

And finally the boot carpet back in place...
Image20181003_132248 by nicholas bowler, on Flickr

So now I have finally finished the main resto on the boot I can turn my attention to a special boot floor I want to get made up for shows only !! I will use the floor that Jason kindly gave me as the 'daily use' floor and have this other one for when I display B112 at shows. I will of course keep you updated on what I decide to do but need to wait till I get B112 back from Tickover ( see other thread )before I embark on this little project :)

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:12 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:as I started this thread I will see it through even if it makes you all :sleepy: :sleepy:

:sleepy: :sleepy:
Just joking Nick!
Great work as always. You pay attention to the details and that makes your car one of the greats. Surely it must be in better condition now than when it left the factory. Nice!

Did the boot floor paint sticker come from Ian?

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Well now I am back from Corsica

Have you been to Corsica? I would have thought you'd have mentioned that before.... :)

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:21 am

Looks great Nick :applaud:

My side trim panels are showing there age but I just call it Patina :cheers:

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:28 am

Hi Andrew,

Thanks very much for your very kind words mate. Very much aporeciated indeed :D

Yep, Its taken a while to get the boot done as decided to take my time doing it and trying to get the time recently was fairly hard too...especially as I went to Corsica :wave:

But I am really pleased how it turned out mate... dare I say it nicer than I had hoped :)

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Did the boot floor paint sticker come from Ian?.


Yes Andrew. Ian Evans. Think he went by Mellow Yellow on here before ??? But he is over on facebook and has helped me a few times recently. Terrific chap and really is the person to go for if anyone needs any decals/stickers made up. Jason bought one of these paint code stickers from him too the other day.

Thanks again Andrew

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:35 am

andyd wrote:Looks great Nick :applaud:


Thanks very much Andy. Very kind of you sir :D

andyd wrote:My side trim panels are showing there age but I just call it Patina :cheers:


Hmmm....I know of a great product to use if you ever did want to de-patinise Andy :lol: ....hmmm...what's it called again...hmmm...oh yeah, Halfords Flexible Vinyl Paint - Dark Grey. It works wonders mate. Also known as HFVP :wave:

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Re: Project Boot Resto - UPDATE 12/9/2018

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:29 am

Now Mr Nick has made such a great effort I thought I should give mine some love this winter , so I got one of these on E Bay to start me off .
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