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Stjepan
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Ordered yesterday... Coming for month or two...


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Stjepan
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UPADTE:
Doesn't work:
    ¤Button lights behind steering wheel
    ¤Button for rising light lose contact

Coming:
    ¤Spoiler coming for 2 week from today

In plan:
    ¤Time to find new front bumper (probably will do laguna bumper conversion


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duwaine1.8gti/rx
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Stjepan wrote:
UPADTE:
Doesn't work:
    ¤Button lights behind steering wheel
    ¤Button for rising light lose contact

Coming:
    ¤Spoiler coming for 2 week from today

In plan:
    ¤Time to find new front bumper (probably will do laguna bumper conversion


Keep it up Stephan. Is that the rear spoiler with the brake light or standard 8)


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Stjepan
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Standard...
Here in Southeast Europe , and hole Europe is hard to find rear spoiler with brake light... Extremely hard to find double (gt version) with brake light... Maybe in Russia and from some people who are bay spoiler from Japan and other countries from "The Far East"... My wish was spoiler with brake lights , but this is show up for some 20£... And I ordered it... And have some problems with seller because he don't trust me... But I solve that...

Spoiler coming at between 17.02. and 20.02.
And than I go to fix right fender (accident with road sign at November) and painting rear spoiler (white and black) ... :D


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Stjepan
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Just small new's. :(

Spoiler arrived (in the country), but not home. It's located in Osijek (the city where I study).
It's nice blue color. Someone would say sky-blue. To shame to over paint than...


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Stjepan
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Spoiler it not at car, yet... :(
Why?
Some of reasons:
    1. I traveling by train , and it's hard to carry spoiler with me
    2. Can travel by car because I don't have tires for long trip

But maybe for week or two I will able to go with my car.

New tires are ordered today. Yes on Sunday... Dummy idea but today it's only day when I can ordered thing over internet...

Tires are not some famous brad like Pirelli or Michelin or Toyo or similar...
But for 165€ it's useful... And road condition today is disaster and expensive tires are not option...
Tires are this...
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Stjepan
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So... My tires are arrive today...
Tomorrow I'm going to vulcanization station to replace my old tires and put new...
Pictures necessarily be revealed to.

So for now...
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Stjepan
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Before changing tires...

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After...
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Stjepan
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Some small news.
- Spoiler is set.
- Not in color of car. But still look nice.
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- And brand NEW radio. Sony DSX-A400BT. Bluetooth, USB, NFC, remote ready, 4x55W, Xplod, etc.
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That is for now.
To be continue!


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Stjepan
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No time for anything... Exhaust Centre Box is out... I got 1 big hole and 2 or 3 small holes... My car now sounds like old tractor... :doubt:

Tires are good for now... DOT is 0117.. :D
But the road in my village is awful... Full of holes size of 13" rims... :roll:
I think that my tires will not last long... :(


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duwaine1.8gti/rx
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Stjepan wrote:
No time for anything... Exhaust Centre Box is out... I got 1 big hole and 2 or 3 small holes... My car now sounds like old tractor... :doubt:

Tires are good for now... DOT is 0117.. :D
But the road in my village is awful... Full of holes size of 13" rims... :roll:
I think that my tires will not last long... :(


Looking good Stjepan keep up the good work 8) . I just thought it was just Yorkshire that have bad roads Not good for your tyres or suspension or sump.
And for your exhaust can't you get a stainless steel one made up.


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Stjepan
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Thanks. 8)

Road is just awful. And every 4 years our politicians promise a NEW road, but no vote or stature.
Like you wrote. Not good for suspension - almost dead.
On steering wheel , shaft have little free space (because road). :evil:

I have'd plans for "to do" but I don't have time.
I have stainless one on my uncle's car , which is for parts (can't pass MOT anymore). -> No time to do. :cry:

I know just one - in September I'm going to get a paintwork by protecting the chassis. It would be a shame to allow for the spoils, and in very good condition. 8)


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Stjepan
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Shame for me...
VW Golf MK2 was pass me with 140km/h. :cry:
I was driving , when he pass me , 155km/h and I could not leave it anymore. :cry:
I shaming of my self... :oops:
What to do with that?
I'm sure that my SnowWhite can go 160 and maybe little more with fabric setup... Even on LPG... With current 195/55R15 wheels... Maybe general service? Changing pistons etc , etc? :?


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Stjepan
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Hmm
It's a month how I wrote last time.

What did I do?
    Change:
      Brake pads
      Boot set
      Ball joint (both side)
    Added:
      Recaro seat from 323 HB
That is all for now!

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Stjepan
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Hi, guys and girls

So. Almost nothing new on car. Except that is washed and polish at home. All sunny day.
And after polishing... --->
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Before that just after washing and some short trip..--->
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Almost forget.
Right fender still not fixed. And spoiler not painted. I'm waiting just before MOT to do that.
Still looking for Laguna bumper , but there is no one in my country with fog lights.

Feel free to leave any comment. :thumbright:


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Stjepan
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Hmmm well...

Fender is fixer and repainted.

I choose to not paint rear spoiler. Just because my SnowWhite it is (i think) only one white colored BG with blue spoiler and already all people in my village know me by metallic blue spoiler on white car.

Sad new it is that I'm not drive my car for hole week and it pass one interested number on clock (323.990km) and I don't have pics from that moment... My dad was driving because he was go to with my car to MOT...

And yes... It PASS!!!! Without any problem!
:wav:


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Hellracer
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Congrads, it good to see a real enthousiast working on a BG 8)
keep up the good work


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Stjepan
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Thx...
I try to keep looking as it looks back in 90's...
Ofc. with few changes... But however it look as Mazda 323F BG (almost GT), witout 1.8 DOHC, all 4 disks, and half of interior .. :lol:
Not lowered, not tuned... Just ordinary 1.6 engine with carburetor fuel injection...

During these few months, by December, I'll fix the bottom of the car (read "Before winter).
At several places, rust is broken sheet metal and must be repaired as soon as they "do not eat" rest of bottom.
when it summed up all the places that were affected, I might have a total of maybe some 30 square centimeters. Not too much, but enough to worry.


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Stjepan
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15.11.2017.
No updates no work on car
Just mud over hole car... Fu**ing truck drivers and mud over road.
Every Friday I was my SnowWhite and over weekend again mud everywhere. :-X :cussing:


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Stjepan
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So
I did that.
Not for permanently , just for photo shooting.
I don't have 3-way swith , but wiring are done.

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Stjepan
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Here are few pics.
Winter happiness... With summer tires. :lol:
Sleepy eyes are fully functional with 3-way switch. :D

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maZZda
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Nice mod.Keep up the good work! :)


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Stjepan
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Sad news.
SnowWhite was again kiss the bridge. :'(
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More info soon.
I WASN'T DRINK ANY ALCOHOL!. :(

Details:
I fell asleep, after 3 days and only 6 to 7 hours of sleep.
I landed in the canal with 70km/h. I crossed over an earthen bridge and hit the concrete bridge with cca. 50km/h.
Damage: min: 300 gbp, max: 700gbp
Total damage summed: 450 gbp
Why? Parts have at home, so mechanic and tinsmith is cca. 300 gbp + some parts that I wanna for long time 150 gbp...


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Good to hear you're in one piece.

However you should seriously think about whether to repair the car. That's two serious front shunts now that we know about... there may be more previously?

Steel doesn't take well to being repeatedly bent and unbent- it weakens. You can get away with it once, usually after the second time the panel beaters will refuse to fix the car.

Besides, have you also inspected and factored in the cost of the other bits that have been substantially loaded:
- The seat belts & mechanism need to be replaced. They've been stressed in a major accident.
- The seat that you were in too has been stressed. Have you checked its frame, mounting bolts and chassis mounts? Don't be surprised if they've been 'modified' by the accident.
- All the suspension, wheel rim, underbody, engine sump, subframes, etc. bits need a good look at if you've been 'cross-country'. Suspension towers and engine mounts too. Don't be surprised if the shocks (or other bits) are bent.
- Have a good look at the panels and the roof and especially where the pillars meet the panels/roof for any crinkles, wrinkling, paint delamination, deformation, etc. Check the doors opening and closing for any sign of misalignment, change in position or difficulty. If they exist, the whole car structure has been compromised and it's give up time.

Unfortunately the statistics are showing in Oz that driving fatigued is at least as bad as drunk driving. And more drivers are dying from fatigue-related crashes that drink-driving ones.
A quote from the NSW RTA website on fatigue:
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Did you know?

Fatigue is one of the big three killers on NSW roads
Fatigue-related crashes are twice as likely to be fatal - drivers who are asleep can't brake
In 2012 more people in NSW died in fatigue-related crashes than drink driving crashes
Being awake for about 17 hours has a similar effect on performance as a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05


And yes, mea culpa but somehow have managed to not hit anything.

Patrick


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Stjepan
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Yeah, I have think about fixing. I gues that it must be something else gone in crash, but I'm not sure.

I looked under the hood, no more damage could be seen. It must be cut again in the same place near the first absorbers.
I'll took pics where it is cut.
It's not as scary as it looks.


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******* hell, Stephan! :shock:

Into a canal at 70kph?! I'm relieved - but bloody amazed - that you're OK.

I hope it isn't as bad as it looks, and that you can repair it. But DO seriously consider Patrick's advice, please! I don't think I'd want to drive a car that had had two serious front-end smashes ...

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Stjepan
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Well after few hour of thinking and looking under the hood, the decision was made --> going to fix it again.
Bearing in mind that these 323F models have a weaker front-end sheet. With the mechanic's advise I have decision what it is best for my wallet. In Cro there is no BG's model in good shape. All of these model's are very rusty and all drive parts must be replaced. Include complete engine renewal.

The total would be even 10 times more expensive.
I already have parts, red one shown here. But the back-end is in a very bad state.
If anything other than parts is damaged. It will be cheaper to fix it than to take the other for a lot more expensive money and invest in it.

I had already mentioned that I would drive it as long as I could. No matter now on the accident.
It can be repaired, which is very important.
Soon there might be more details about the fixing process.


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Glad to hear that, really looking forward to the progress :)


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Good luck with it Stephan!

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