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Project XJX (Pimento Sprint)
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Author:  Mad Mart [ Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:32 am ]
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:thumbsup:

Great to see this car getting another bite of the cherry of life. I remember it having some very nice fabrication and welding being done - in particular I seem to remember the base of the windscreen being repaired nicely - that has to be a big bonus.
Yes indeed Alan and the chassis legs.

Here are links to the rest of Colin's resto...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1535

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1890

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2799

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3683

Author:  xvivalve [ Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:05 pm ]
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Seven years ago?

It used to be other folks' children that made me ask where the years have gone, now it's other folks' restoration projects!!!

Author:  Purplebargeken [ Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:12 pm ]
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The welding that has been done is very neat indeed. I think that the footwells will be the worst bit now.

Author:  Toledo Man [ Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:55 pm ]
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We're already 4 pages in and Mart hasn't even got the car yet!

Author:  Purplebargeken [ Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:47 am ]
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And it isn't even a 1300FWD, pah.

Author:  grifterkid [ Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:47 am ]
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Please do let us know when the car is safely in your hands 'MM' so we can see how it's looking now...

I can't wait to see work start on this one...!

Hard to resist another Sprint was it eh...?!?!?!

Author:  Sprintinbits [ Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:19 pm ]
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Hi Guys,
So yes, the cat is well and truly out of the bag. Well done Dave :D

One marriage, one house move, two kids and a cardiac arrest (I kid you not!) later and I finally have to admit defeat on the red sprint.
There was no way I was going to break it and after the failed joint venture due to logistical and storage issues the only sensible thing to ensure the long term future of the car was to search out the mad one known as Mart!!

It is all packed up in various boxes for Marts attention, just awaiting collection.
The parts are either good, bad or ugly but knowing and trusting Mart, all will turn out well.

As far as I remember the Pimento colour is original and the correct code on the plate.
The spec is early late model if that makes sense.
I.e double lamp rear bumper and round hazard switch on single line brakes and no waxstats.
Short underider rubbers etc.

I've not checked recently if the photos are still hosted but there are masses of pics about.

The green sprint is still on the driveway, insured and is started every few weeks.
It will be going to a local garage for two cills and a rear arch next year.
Then MOT and enjoy.

Guess the real question is which one will be on the road first?!

Red or green?

Author:  Toledo Man [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:37 am ]
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Welcome back Colin. This could be a close run thing. The reason I remembered the plate is because *JX is a Halifax registration (as was *CP on my Dolomite 1300).

Author:  grifterkid [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:29 am ]
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Have you received 'XJX' yet Mart...?!

This seems like a great motor so I cannot wait to see the conclusion of this story...

Author:  Purplebargeken [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:32 am ]
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Ooooh, bit of a sore point there GK. Transport still, errr..... pending (no fault of Marts though it needs to be said).

Author:  grifterkid [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:39 am ]
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Uh-Oh...!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure all will come good very soon...

Author:  Mad Mart [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:57 pm ]
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Well the paint stripper has arrived (I don't mean Mary).

Author:  Purplebargeken [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:08 pm ]
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Hehehe.

Author:  Mad Mart [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:10 pm ]
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Finally we have some movement. XJX should be in sunny Weston tomorrow lunchtime. :D

Author:  tinweevil [ Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:47 pm ]
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Finally!?! FFS Mart, some of us have projects on the go that are into their second decade. A few days does not warrant 'finally'.

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